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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 Team - Olivia Gilchrist, Modern & Ballet

Modern & Ballet

Olivia Gilchrist

Olivia has been dancing and performing since the age of 3, taking part in many dance shows, competitions and pantomimes. As a performer Olivia danced in the English Youth Ballet’s performance of Coppéia at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham and has competed in festivals throughout the UK including the All England Dance Finals.

Having originally trained at LHTS, Olivia went on to train full time on the vocational sixth form at Arts1 where she gained her BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre, with a triple distinction grade. Since graduating Olivia has been teaching across Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire and is currently completing her DDE in Imperial Classical Ballet, alongside teaching other dance styles.

Olivia Specialises In

Modern Theatre Dance