I’m getting really excited for the launch of Stage Academy classes at Highgate Primary School and Lauderdale House in the new year. I decided to have a quick catch up with one of our amazing, industry professional teachers, Helen Wint, to find out more about her performing career and what she will be bringing to the students at Stage Academy.

Tell me more about your career as a performer?

I started my professional career in TV working for the BBC on a series called “I Dream”. From there I moved into Musical theatre starring in productions such as Daddy Cool, Dirty Dancing and Dancing in the Streets in the West End, and internationally. I have also been lucky enough to travel the world as a singer combining two of my favourite things – performing and travel!

What is your most memorable experience working as a performer?

Perhaps my first job where I worked opposite Christopher Lloyd from the “Back to the Future” film franchise. I felt so incredibly lucky to be working for the BBC and we spent three months filming in Barcelona so it was an incredible experience.

What advice would you give to a young person wanting to get into performing arts?

My advice to any young performers wanting to get into the industry would be to believe in yourself and practise practise practise. Faith and determination go a long way!

What will you be teaching at Stage Academy next term?

I will be teaching Singing and Acting for TV and Film, which is this terms special “Success” module.

What excites you most about teaching at Stage Academy?

I am excited to discover and nurture young talent, help the children discover their own unique and individual gifts and to be as inspiring as my teachers were to me when I was young.

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