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Dance & Drama - Est. 1967

The MADD College ‘Class of 2022’

Introducing our brilliant, dedicated and hard-working MADD COLLEGE graduate year, the CLASS OF 2022 (and their Spotlight links), just months before they leave us and pursue their professional careers across the performing arts! All photograph credits with thanks to MAD Photography.

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Be part of the MADD Family

Are you considering your next step towards a career in the Performing Arts? Then come and be part of the MADD family where at MADD COLLEGE we pride ourselves on a long history of small, bespoke classes, tailored to suit your individual needs. The next opportunity to AUDITION for our September 2022 intake is Friday 22 April. For more information

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In-person auditions in 2022

We are very happy to announce that our first in-person audition in almost two years, will take place on Friday 14 January 2022, commencing at 10am.  ** Please note we have also added face-to-face audition opportunities of Friday 28 January, Friday 25 February, Friday 4 March, Friday 25 March and Friday 22 April to our audition calendar! Please complete the forms below.

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We are currently accepting auditions for the September 2022 intake via self-tapes. Please refer to our AUDITIONS page here for an application form and audition fee information. For ALL courses and as part of your self-tape, please can you introduce yourself and let us know why you would love to train with us at MADD College. Other audition requirements for each course are

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The Wiz Alumna

Massive CONGRATULATIONS to MADD College Alumna Samantha Shuma who will be back ‘home’ on stage as part of this incredible cast for a very exciting revival of ‘The Wiz’ at the brilliant Hope Mill Theatre from this November! #maddproud

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Alumni Success

We are thrilled that so many of our alumni are getting back to doing what they love to do on stage, on TV, and at sea! Here’s just a few of the companies and productions that are keeping our alumni busy. We wish ALL our alumni the very best of luck as the sector continues to come back to life

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Katie Bagshaw

Ballet Tutor

Katie started dancing aged 3 years old. She went on to gain a place at The Royal Ballet School age 11 and later completed her training at Elmhurst Ballet School where she graduated and gained a Level 6 Trinity Diploma in Dance age 19.

Throughout her time at vocational school she danced at The Royal Opera House in The Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker, La Sylphide and Swan Lake.

Katie began working at the youth company Midland Theatre Ballet in 2013, and after finding her love for teaching she now works full time at The Lisayne Ballet School where she trains The Royal Academy of Dance syllabi to a variety of different age groups.

She is thrilled to be part of the MADD family over the Spring term!

Ryan Lee Seager

Musical Theatre & Jazz Tutor

Ryan-Lee Seager Actor/Director/Choreographer 

West End/Tour/International musicals include Fame, Blood Brothers, Rent, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me Kate, Seussical, American Idiot, We Will Rock You, The Wedding Singer, Rock Of Ages, Sweeney Todd, Here Come The Boys ( Strictly Come Dancing) and also  27, Streets, Another Way all brand new british musicals. Rock Of Ages (Uk Tour) Resident Director/Resident Choreographer.  Fame (Uk Tour/West End) Associate Choreographer. 

TV credits include The Xfactor, Strictly Come Dancing, The Royal Variety Performance, Bo Selecta.
Tv Commercials Vision Express and We Buy Any Car.

Music Artists- Justin Bieber, Pixie Lott, Beverly knight, Paulo Nutini, Olivia Somerlyn, Kingsland Road, Anastacia.

Stewart Avon Arnold

Dance Tutor

Stewart was one of the foremost black Jazz and Lyrical artists of his generation and the original pioneer of Lyrical Contemporary Jazz in the UK, developing the genre from as early as 1979 to the present day and co founding the first jazz company in the UK called Jazz Theatre London (1980). Trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, his dancing heritage originates with the Martha Graham technique, with the likes of Bob Cohen, William Luther, Jane Dudley and Anthony Van Laast as his teacher/mentors that have been his springboard from which he has developed his unique style and genre, consequently becoming one of our most acclaimed and sought after International Dancer Teacher and Choreographer. For many years Stewart has been constantly involved in a variety of top West End shows, including Wayne Sleep’s ‘Song and Dance’ as a soloist dancer. He was guest choreographer for Wayne Sleep’s dance company ‘Dash’ and danced/guest choreographed for the award winning BBC tv series “The Hot Shoe Show”, joint- choreographer on ‘The Wiz’ at the Hammersmith Lyric Theatre, and featured as a soloist dancer in Johnny Depp’s film ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Choreographing Pop promo’s for artists such as David Grant, Elton John, Kid Creole, and working exclusively with Kate Bush over the last 30 years. He also had his own dance series on Channel 4, along with Claude-Paul Henry, called ‘Streets Ahead’, and toured Europe along with Anthony Van Laast and Claude-Paul with their own Dance Company called ‘Souls in Motion’ and took his own concept musical ‘Dancing and Singing the Blues’ on the same European circuit directing as well as choreographing the show.