Reading, England – 6th March 2017 – READ College, the most successful Performing Arts Foundation Course provider in the country, is delighted to announce that their 22 graduating students have currently been offered 36 places at full time Performing Arts Schools for next year. This outstanding result demonstrates the level and quality of professional performing arts training at READ College and is testament to the contribution to the arts that the town of Reading continues to make.
In addition, READ graduate, Charlotte Guest (who graduated in 2014 and went on to a three year degree at Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford) and has just been nominated for the Spotlight Student Prize 2017. Only 20 students have been selected from hundreds at drama schools across the UK, and she will now have to perform two speeches in front of top agents and casting directors on July 11th in London. From that two prizes will be awarded – Best Screen Performance and Best Stage Performance, and we wish her all the best with this competition.
Jamie Read, Co-Director of READ College commented on the fantastic results that they are continuing to achieve with their students: “Reading has a long history of being associated with the arts and we are delighted that, at READ College, we are continuing to help the next generation of performers find their voice and go on to further excellent training programmes. The performing arts is a vital part of a well rounded society and we are determined to continue to be at the forefront of supporting performers become confident and resourceful professionals who can go on to have exciting and rewarding careers in the industry.”
READ College, based in Reading, has been helping young people prepare and train to get into the top performing arts schools in the country for 16 years. The school is run by Jamie and Helen Read, who are dedicated to giving access to professional performing arts training to young people. The school was heavily involved in Reading’s Year of Culture in 2016, with Jamie interviewing Craig Revel Horwood in the town last November.
If you’d like to find out more about READ College or talk to a student, visit us on Stand 531 at MOVE IT, the UK’s biggest dance event this week, at ExCel on 10th-12th March 2017.