Performing Arts School | Performing Arts Milton Keynes
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Our Spectacular Performing Arts School

Arts1 School of Performance is an independent theatre school based in Milton Keynes, providing full-time post-16 training alongside a wide range of professional part-time performing arts classes and workshops for young people and adults. Founded in 2006 our aim is to inspire young people and adults to achieve their potential in performance through learning from our excellent teachers and industry mentors.

Arts1 has led the way in performing arts training in Milton Keynes for 10 years and is proud to have the regions leading full-time provision in vocational dance and musical theatre. Led by Principal and co-founder Rebecca Carrington and internationally recognised Estill voice coach James Grimsey, the team combine their experience in leading institutions and drama schools with their vision for excellence. The school is set apart by its caring approach to training the regions top talent.

You can join the school by enrolling in one of our open evenings or getting in touch with one of the team.

Why Choose Arts1?

At Arts1 we share your passion for performance and want to develop your skills and help you to fulfil your potential. Whether you enjoy performing as a hobby or have professional aspirations, it is exciting to take on new challenges and find out what you can achieve. You can enjoy being in an environment where skills are learned one step, note or line at a time and achievements are celebrated by both pupils and teachers.

The Arts1 teaching team bring their professional experience and training to the classroom. As accomplished performers, teachers and coaches we aim to inspire, challenge and share our skills with our pupils.

Take a look at our team of fantastic teachers and support staff.

Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre team is led by Arts1 Creative Director, James Grimsey. James has recently worked with the finalists on Series 8 of the X-Factor and is one of the UK’s leading vocal coaches in the Estill voice training system. James is also Head of Singing at Birmingham School of Acting, one of the country’s most prestigious actor training institutions.

Acting

Acting classes are taught by professional actor and theatre maker -Shelly Atton. Since graduating from ALRA in 2012 Shelly has enjoyed roles with Theatre Collection, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Kats Whiskers Theatre. She has also worked on television/internet campaigns with Save the Children, Special K and Graeme & Browne. Prior to training as an actor, Shelly trained as a theatre designer in Liverpool and worked for a number of years as a freelance artist. Shelly, as co-founder of Moon On A Stick is also designer/ puppet maker for The Mermaid of Zennor.

Dance

Arts1 provides a wide range of dance classes for young people and adults in the Milton Keynes area led by inspirational and professional teachers. Led by a diverse and professional team our dance classes include:

Arts1 students travel from across the area to attend one or more classes per week, with like-minded people who can work together, learn together and build friendships. Many aspects of performing arts require teamwork and this is an important part of our approach. We also aim to support the individual in developing the confidence and self-belief to achieve their goals, on the stage and off.

Arts1 teaches the leading approaches to dance, acting and singing through vocationally recognised examinations and training systems. We believe that talent is something which is developed through experience and training. Our programme of classes provide the opportunity for young people and adults to develop their talents in a friendly and supportive environment. Book a free taster session or speak to one of the team to find out why you should choose Arts1.

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Train your talent

At Arts1 we share your passion for performance and want to develop your skills and help you to fulfil your potential.

inspiring teachers

The Arts1 teaching team bring their professional experience and training to the classroom.

Skills for life

Arts1 students travel from across the area to attend one or more classes per week, with like-minded people who can work together.

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Part-time classes

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6th Form Courses

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Vocal Coaching

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Management

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