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Terms are approx 12 weeks  


Tues 12th Sept-

Sat 9th Dec 2017

(Half term: 23rd-29th Oct)


Tues 2nd January-

Thurs 29th March 2018

(Half term: 12th-18th Feb)


Sat 14th April-

Sat 14th July 2018

Half term:

(28th May-3rd June)


N.B: Half a terms notice or half a terms fees are required on leaving the school

Term Dates






The Old Post Office, 6a The Green, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex. CM1 3DU

T: 01245-422595     E:

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TRAINING- The Arts Educational. Nina is married to Michael R Jones, author of “The Infinite River” and Mother to son, Casey.  

WEST-END:  THE DROWSY CHAPERONE understudied Elaine Paige (Dance Captain) - MISS SAIGON (understudy Ellen)  - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - FAME (Lamb-chops, Understudy Serena, Carmen, Miss Bell& Miss Sherman)  - SATURDAY NIGHT  FEVER (Annette) The Palladium- GREASE  (Rizzo) The Dominion and ALADDIN with Sir Ian McKellen- (Ensemble/swing)  TOURS & OTHER WORK: GIGI starring Topol & Millicent Martin (Ensemble) Regents Park Open Air Theatre, GUYS & DOLLS (Dance Captain, Agatha/ understudy Adelaide),  A CHORUS LINE (Maggie)  and SWEET CHARITY (Helene) all at the Crucible Theatre.  ALADDIN (Genie of the Ring)  Sheffield playing opposite Phil Daniels,  GREASE (Rizzo) UK Tour & Disneyland Paris- BRIGHTON ROCK Almeida Theatre, Islington- JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT with Philip Schofield (Swing) UK Tour- FAME (Lambchops) UK Tour & Oslo Spektrum Arena- CHICAGO (Roxie) Zimbabwe- CHESS (Svetlana) Denmark and PAL JOEY (Val & Dance Captain), HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Miss Krumholtz), CAROUSEL (Mrs Mullins) & THE GOVERNMENT  INSPECTOR (Sergeants’ Widow) with Alistair McGowen all at the Chichester Festival Theatre. 'Young Bet' in the Coronation Street Spectacular 'STREET OF DREAMS' at the MEN Arena, starring PAUL O'GRADY , Katie Kavanagh,  Julie Goodyear,  Kevin Kennedy, Kym Marsh, Jodie Prenger & Russell Watson.






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Steven has been Musical Director for a number of shows including Annie, Seussical The Musical, All Shook Up, Rent, The Wedding Singer, Chess, Guys And Dolls, The Likes of Us, Little Shop of Horrors, Bugsy Malone, & The Wiz. He has played woodwind and keys for other shows such as Les Miserables, Parade, The Light In The Piazza, Chess, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph And His Technicolour Dreamcoat and We Will Rock You. He has musically directed professional pantomime and has also ventured to the states to MD shows at Stagedoor Manor, New York. He has also written a brand new musical 'Cock Lane' which will debut at the Edinburgh fringe in 2017. Steven has been with Academy Arts for over 6 years now and has loved every minute of it!

Kate began performing at the age of 9 at Stage One Theatre School, a predominantly dance based school. At age 14 she joined Academy Arts to play the role of Ms. Darbus in their production of ‘High School Musical’. From here she stayed with Academy Arts to perform in a number of shows, moving from predominantly dancing to all three disciplines. Kate has recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a BA (hons) in Musical Theatre and owes her successful admission into Mountview to her training at Academy Arts. Theatre whilst training includes Sally in 'Girlfriends', Ensemble in 'Reefer Madness' and Erma in 'Anything Goes'. Kate also travelled the world on Carnivale Cruise ships for 6 months. Kate made her off West End Debut in LOSERVILLE as Leia and has toured the UK as a lead singer in ONE NIGHT OF ROCK. Kate is about to leave Academy Arts to tour the UK in the Kenright production of EVITA before jetsetting around the world in the International World Tour of JERSEY BOYS. We will miss her terribly!

Esme is a former Academy Arts Graduate who has recently finished her training at ‘The Brit School’ on it’s Musical Theatre Course. Whilst at Academy Arts Esme took lead roles in many productions including: ‘Miss Saigon’ as Gigi, ‘The Wiz’ as Dorothy, ‘Fame’ as Mabel. Esme is currently furthering her training at Arts Educational School on its BA Hons Musical Theatre Course on a full DADA.