At Wilkes Academy we have forged relationships with some of the leading lights in the performing arts industry, many of who have witnessed first-hand the quality of work we produce and the level of training available to young performers. These individuals and companies know the importance of a strong foundation and want to contribute in some way.
This is why we are able to offer some incredibly generous scholarships.
Firstly P&O Cruises, one of the largest cruise companies in the world offer a fantastic scholarship scheme; we now have three students (one in each year) on our P&O scholarships, each of whom are given great opportunities and valuable advice from the cruise company’s professional team. Not only this but they are also offered a professional contract with the company when their training is finished.
Secondly the James Grant Media Group, the leading management company in the entertainment industry, who have clients such as Philip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Fearne Cotton and Louis Tomlinson offer a scholarship, this is prime example of the ambition we have to become one of the leading colleges in the country.
We are privileged to be able to offer The Ant and Dec scholarship. Both Ant and Dec have visited the academy and been audience members at our end of year show, they were amazed with the high standard of performance and knew they wanted to be involved. Knowing such established industry professionals are putting their faith in our training, knowing that we will provide the best results for our students.
Along with all the professional opportunities that Chris Manoe and Dancers Inc. provide they also offer a student scholarship. He regularly visits the academy where he runs masterclasses and workshops, with twenty years’ experience in the casting sector, Chris and his team have vast and targeted connections, throughout the worldwide entertainment industry. Chris will give personal and invaluable guidance to the student in all aspects of their training.