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11th July 2017

Outstanding efforts and achievements of students within the Performing Arts Academy were celebrated last week at the inaugural Academy Awards evening which was held at Bristol Zoo.

Students enjoy the awards

Students enjoy the awards

The event was hosted by the Academy Teachers and supported by Academy VIPs such as 3rd Stage Dance, Bristol School of Performing Arts, Bristol Old Vic Young Company, Characters Stage School and the Director of the college’s recent National Theatre Connections production. 

The glamorous and fun filled occasion celebrated the achievements of the college’s outstanding department and their students, with awards across a number of categories including the highly sought after award for Outstanding Contribution to Academy Life.

Joshua Fudge, the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Academy Life Award said “It has been an amazing experience just being at college for this year. I have been given the chance to expand and refine my performance skills not only in my lessons but also in extracurricular activities like the ITV TV and Film acting class and through the National Theatre Connections project at the Old Vic. It has also allowed me to have more confidence in my abilities outside of college in other productions such as when I had to learn to roller-skate for a production of Starlight Express in which I played Electra. The Academy offers all of us the chance to refine skills and techniques relative to each of our performance styles and I cannot wait for next year where I start my work in the community whilst continuing my studies.”

Award Winners:

2Y1 Student of the Year: Lucy Ridge

3Y1 Drama Performer of the Year: Eve Pitt

3Y2 Drama Performer of the Year: Gemma Bidgood

3Y1 Dance Performer of the Year: Ashley Lei

3Y2 Dance Performer of the Year: Megan Ah-Tow

3Y1 Music Student of the Year: Alice Barnard

3Y2 Music Student of the Year: Chris Chikwanah

3Y1 Triple Threat Performer of the Year: Danielle Cox

3Y2 Triple Threat Performer of the Year: Emma Stephens

Outstanding Contribution to Academy Life: Joshua Fudge