Name: Mark Ashcroft
Year of graduation: Diploma in Acting 2009
BA (Hons) Acting (Performing Arts) 2012
Mark Ashcroft graduated from the Foundation programme in 2009 and has recently completed the BA (Hons) Acting programme at LIPA.
“The Foundation programme at LIPA is a superb way to start your training. This intensive year is full of indispensable techniques, as well as creating a safe place to explore and grow as a performer. I went on to be accepted on to the BA programme here. It is the foundation year that I look back on as the crucial turning point in my training – it was then that I made the first leap from an instinctive performer to a conscious and crafted actor.”
Name: Katie Bernstein
Year of graduation: 2011
Katie Bernstein is carving out a career as an actress while deploying her vocal skills in the live music sector as a singer and aspiring recording artist. The versatile performer has appeared in productions of the musicals Run! – cast by National Theatre – and 20th Century Boy, among others. In parallel to this, Katie has been performing in a soul/funk outfit at DJ and producer Mark Ronson’s club nights at The Arts Club in London. Katie has also performed songs penned by Departure Lounge writer Dougal Irvine, at functions in the capital. One of her latest projects is the 20th anniversary UK concert tour of Rent, in which she appears alongside musical theatre star Kerry Ellis.
Katie Bernstein - 20th Century Boy by mikekwasniak.co.uk