Midlands AcAdemy of 
Dance & Drama - Est. 1967

Part-time classes return on 4 September

Our part-time classes for 3-16 years olds return on Saturday 4 September 2021. For full details of the range of classes on offer please refer to the image below. Please contact office@maddcollege.co.uk for more information.

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FREE IN PERSON ‘OPEN DAYS’ RETURN THIS AUTUMN

We are thrilled to announce our first ‘in person’ FREE #MADDcollege OPEN DAY during the 21-22 academic year will take place this autumn on Wednesday 6 October. The OPEN DAY at our Nottingham base will run from 10am – 2pm and will include a tour of the facilities, the opportunity to watch classes in action, plus dancing, acting and singing

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FREE BOYS OPEN DAY 2021

We are thrilled to announce details of MADD’s FREE ‘BOYS OPEN DAY 2021’. The day of workshops and opportunities to find out more about training at MADD College will take place on Sunday 9 May from 11am – 5.30pm. The BOYS OPEN DAY will take place in person, in the face-to-face setting of our Nottingham based college and studios. The

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Children’s classes re-open

As of this evening Monday 12 April, we are thrilled to see our chidren’s classes return to face-to-face tuition in our Nottingham home and studios. We can’t wait to welcome each and every one of our young students back through the MADD doors! For more information about our Junior School, including classes in ballet, tap, musical theatre, modern jazz and

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MADD SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

We are thrilled to announce our popular SUMMER SCHOOL returns this year from Monday 2 – Friday 6 August! The week full of musical theatre, dance, singing and acting classes will take place in our Nottingham studios and will be delivered by some of the top tutors working in today’s industry. Our SUMMER SCHOOL 2021 is an opportunity to learn

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The MADD ‘Class of 2021’

It’s the time of year when we introduce you to our Graduate students of the Three Year Musical Theatre Diploma course. In light of the current situation and students working through yet another lockdown , meaning more virtual timetables, we want to take this opportunity, we hope the first of many over the coming months, to celebrate and shine a

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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.