Year of graduation: 2011
Jason Guest 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.
“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.”
Year of graduation: 2010
Nicolette Whitley 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.
“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”
Name: Adam-marc Kelly
Year of graduation: 2007
Adam-marc Kelly is a versatile dancer who works globally across the entertainment industry spectrum. He has been involved in myriad projects from music videos and films to television programmes, theatrical productions, commercials and corporate events. Among his CV highlights are the London 2012 Closing Ceremony, in which he performed in the professional cast with Jessie J, One Direction, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, and Annie Lennox, among others; videos for Olly Murs and The XX; several Bollywood movies; the BAFTA-nominated Pineapple Dance Studios documentary; the Brit Awards and The Royal Variety Show (with Take That); The X-Factor (with Janet Jackson); and commercials for chocolate brand Milky Bar and Cooper Bikes.
“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.”