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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: Ross Jardine Wight

Head of Pre-Vocational Training

Ross Jardine Wight

Ross trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Production Technology and Management. Specialising in Stage Management, Ross has worked in London's West End on shows such as Dreamgirls, Wicked, Sunny Afternoon and Cinderella at The Palladium.

Ross ran a Theatre School in Scotland before moving down to London, and has since worked at Arts1 since 2016 stage managing and designing their productions. In January 2019 he took on the role of Head of Pre-Vocational Training. In this brand new role at Arts1 Ross looks after the part-time evening and weekend classes, as well as developing exciting projects for our students.



Ross Specialises In

Sixth Form Dance Course
Sixth Form Musical Theatre Course