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Arts1 was founded in 2006 by Principal Rebecca Carrington and Creative Director James Grimsey. Our award winning school is proud to be founded in Milton Keynes and our wonderful team of specialist teachers and coaches nurture the talents of over 500 young people and adults each week.


We have an incredible range of part-time classes for children, young people and adults that take place on weekdays after school and at the weekend.

Evening & Weekends

Take a look at our range of Performing Arts classes in Milton Keynes for young people and adults. Lessons for children and young performers aged 3 – 21.


Individual Coaching

Arts1 School of Performance: Clair Haydon

Pre-Vocational Administrator

Clair Haydon

Clair joins us after a long and varied career in many fields of work. You may recognise Clair as she had worked on our shows as one of our runners for the past few years whilst working as a preschool leader in Milton Keynes.

Prior to having children Clair worked as a sales and business development manager. Clair is a qualified scuba diving instructor and enjoys running and ice skating when not working in the office.

Clair herself tap dances and sings and has two children at Arts1 so has a fantastic knowledge on all genres we offer at the school.