“My time at LIPA has been the best of my life. With such a high standard of training and the professionalism of both students and lecturers, I developed a wide range of dance skills along with a well-rounded understanding of today’s performing arts industry and my place in it.”
Jason Guest (Dance 2011) joined the European tour of Hair the Musical before being cast in the in-house production of Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany, which has attracted over 14 million theatre-goers since 1988 and earned itself a Guinness World Record
“Training at LIPA was such a privilege. The high quality of tuition and small classes means that you have the opportunity to progress well and have the support you need to do so. The course mentally and physically prepares an individual for the challenges that wait within the dance profession”
Nicolette Whitley (Dance 2010) is one half of 'Alleviate' a lyrical contemporary duo who got to the final 3 of Sky 1′s Got To Dance 2011, Since the show, Alleviate have performed for The Queen and 450 VIP guests in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace to celebrate Youth In the Arts, The duo have also been performing in various venues across the UK and will be appearing at this year’s Latitude Festival and the UDO Live Michael Jackson tribute concert.
“When I first came to LIPA, for my audition, I instantly realised that its unique quality was the diverse training it offers students. As a dancer, I wanted to be as versatile as possible and build a strong CV. My tutors were highly skilled in all aspects of performance and set me on my mission to achieve my goal.”
Adam marc Kelly (Dance 2007) is currently preparing for a new television dance series after a busy start to the year during which he performed at the Glastonbury Festival with alternative dance act Inko Dancers and appeared in the video to the World Cup song Shout for England. Prior to that Adam-marc was in the Sky1 documentary Pineapple Dance Studios, starring as one of the in-house Pineapple Dance Company performers that the cameras followed throughout the series. He has worked with choreographer Lea Anderson’s celebrated Cholmondeleys and Featherstonehaughs dance companies, twice toured the US with David King and Merrill Osmond’s seasonal production Spirit of Christmas, danced with Janet Jackson in the semi-final of The X Factor and performed and modelled for corporate and private clients including Kate Moss, Google and Harvey Nichols. He has also appeared in a Bollywood film.