Good news for the Creative Arts

Wednesday 18 May 2016

From Latvia to London 

Model and dancer Anastasija Kanina is off to the top London Studio Centre after training at Bedford College for two years.

Having completed Dance at Level 3, including working with Laban-trained choreographer Matthew-Jay Pratt, founder of the Yorkshire Academy of Creative Arts & Dance, Ana, aged 23, will now be taking up her place on a professional dance course in London.

Ana, who lives in Luton, hopes to complete her technical training and eventually become a dance teacher.

Rosie blossoms at Birmingham

Rosie Swain, aged 21, of Brickhill, is off to the exciting Birmingham School of Acting.

Fresh from her success in the musical Spring Awakening together with fellow students on the Level 3 Musical Theatre course at Bedford College, Rosie is looking forward to the new challenge. 

“I have enjoyed all the performances at Bedford College,” said Rosie, “I hope to audition for West End shows in the future.”

Bruford bound 

Off to the famous Rose Bruford College in Kent to study costume production is 18-year-old Alice Burgess of Ampthill.

Alice who studied the Level 3 Production Arts course Bedford College (which includes units in Stage Management, Lighting, Sound, Design and Construction) dreams of working with spectacular costume productions by Matthew Bourne or Cirque de Soleil. 

Pictured with Alice is Shannon Walker, from the Level 3 Acting course. She is aged 19, and lives in Dunstable and is pictured here in a Titania costume designed by Alice. Shannon is off to Middlesex University to take Theatre Arts (Directing). 

Also moving on from the Level 3 Production Arts course, to Rose Bruford, to study a BA (Hons) in Stage Management is Chloe Ingram, aged18.

Said Chloe: “Bedford College caters for your independent needs for skills development.”

Chloe, who lives in Kettering, hopes to go into theatre stage management.

Special FX master

Ashton McCarthy-Gould, (pictured above) of Milton Keynes, came to Bedford College to study the Level 3 Production Arts course (including Stage Management, Lighting, Sound, Design and Construction).

He put his skills and interests in engineering through the design and construction of the ears on the donkey’s head in this picture. The donkey’s ears move using animatronics. It was worn by the actor playing Bottom in the modern spin on A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bedford College. He now plans to develop his technical skills by studying Special Effects for Film and TV at Hertfordshire University. 

Ashton, aged 20, hopes to break into the film industry and has made a start by winning a place in the Top 20 of the Best Animatronic YouTube videos.