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Wigan & Leigh College recently welcomed renowned West End star and a dancing sensation to the College’s highly experienced Performing Arts Team.
Former West End star, Graham Tudor and dance company director, Jade Sergeant, are embarking on a career in education as the duo begin their new roles as Artistic Directors at the College.
The pair, who possesses extensive industry and educational links, will be teaming up to provide the next generation of talented performers with access to first class learning and employability opportunities.
Graham, who has previously starred alongside Pirates of the Caribbean favourite Orlando Bloom, began his career at the National Youth Theatre before playing Joseph, in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the UK Tour and West End production.
Graham says, “The College has a high calibre of Performing Arts students in both drama and dance which we hope to build on in the coming years. We aim to soon become the leading provider in the North West for Performing Arts, providing talented performers with access to top drama schools, Higher Education provision and employment opportunities, from stage to television. My role at the College has already enabled me to establish excellent links with local secondary schools, providing the next generation of stars with access to first class training delivered by the College.”
Dance graduate and director, Jade, who has performed in front of millions on national television is set to inspire budding dancers with her extensive industry experience and academic background.
Jade added, “It is an exciting time for the College’s Performing Arts department as Graham and I begin our partnership to further develop and create innovative opportunities for talented young people and adults within the region. Together, with the outstanding and talented tutors teaching within the department, we are excited to combine our extensive careers and academic backgrounds to provide budding performers with the opportunities to embrace and enrich their talents whilst fully developing their technical ability. The Performing Arts Department will provide excellent and industry standard subject specific training coupled with the academic rigour providing as a platform for their next steps within the industry,”