Our Patrons & Scholarship Providers

At Wilkes Academy, we have forged relationships with some of the leading lights in the performing arts industry. Among our patrons are the renowned Ant & Dec, Arlene Phillips, and Louise Dearman.

Our deep gratitude goes to P&O Cruises for their unwavering support of our students through their scholarship programme. As a result, many of our graduates have had the incredible opportunity to showcase their talents on their ships.

Dancer Inc. & I.N.C Artists World have been pivotal partners for Wilkes Academy, offering steadfast support to our students. We extend our sincere appreciation to Christopher Manoe, whose continuous guidance and creative expertise have been instrumental in nurturing and shaping the talents of our students.

Our Patrons

Ant & Dec
Arlene Phillips
Louise Dearman
Stephen Mulhern
P&O Cruises
I.N.C Artists

Ant & Dec

British Television Presenters (Patrons)

“We are really pleased to be Patrons of Wilkes Academy and know how much hard work and effort has gone in to setting the academy up. We are thrilled to be involved and in such a fantastic place.

Congratulations on your first ten years and here’s to many, many more”

Arlene Phillips

World-renowned Choreographer & Theatre Director (Patron)

“I remember Jonathan Wilkes when he was on a tour of Grease playing Danny saying “I want to open a school, I want to open a place to teach people about the business of Musical Theatre”, and boy has he and everyone that works there achieved something great. I work with so many of the students from Wilkes Academy and let me say they are MINDBLOWING…”

Dean Lee

Global Choreographer

“My creative partnership with Wilkes Academy is truly something special, I’ve just completed one of THE most precious weeks of Dance. It’s actually quite hard to put into words what happened in that room, but I will say that these dancers are some of the most exceptional I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to work with. I love you guys…..”

I.N.C Artists

Scholarship Providers

“The Wilkes Academy/I.N.C collaboration been an incredible journey to be a part of…the professional training is unrivalled in the U.K, and the graduates we now represent are World class. The future is shining”