The Patrons Lunch June 12th 2016 – The Mall, London
Amanda Warwick Dance Arts, honoured to dance for Her Majesty the Queen
on the occasion of her 90th birthday celebrations
Nine talented members from AWDA were chosen from schools across the UK to represent the Royal Academy of Dance, by taking part in this unforgettable event. Live BBC 1 television coverage was led by Clare Balding as the parade members joined the President of the RAD, ballerina Darcey Bussell, in this exciting event.
Clare Balding tweeted us ‘YOU WERE GREAT!’
Representing the 1980’s, the AWDA dancers performed on the 2½ mile long course in front of the Royal family, an invited audience of 10,000, and the public viewers who watched on screens in the near-by parks to celebrate at the Patron’s Lunch Picnic. Well done team!
Amanda, Amy, Ella, Euan, J, Jenny, Maddy, Natasha, Niamh and Venus who were ‘Dancing in The Street’
Ella Machtynger appeared in stage play ‘The Den’, for The Roundhouse Theatre Company and also featured on CBBC TV as a solo singer. Ella returns to pantomime this year in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ at The Leatherhead Theatre
This follows her performance in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with fellow AWDA singer/dancers Mya Sweeny and Grace Lambert. Mya will also be returning to the company.
Eleanor Tomlinson, a vivacious former pupil who has won world-wide acclaim as ‘Demelza’ in the BBC 1 series ‘Poldark.’
Jessica Croll, a former student of AWDA, gained a First-Class Honours degree from Guildford School of Acting (GSA) in June 2016. She played the lead role of Sarah in ‘Our House’ at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud theatre earlier this year, and is currently appearing in ‘Europop’ with RulaLenska in Edinburgh (Aug 2016). During her final months of training with us she passed both her LCM (Music Theatre) grade 8 singing exam and RAD grade 8 ballet with Distinction. She assists us with vocal and dance coaching when her busy schedule allows.
Jess has been touring in the No. 1 professional show wonder.land, where she has recently taken over the part of the leading lady.
AWDA member Zara Rush went on to take the role of Assistant Art Director of Saddlers Wells Theatre, responsible for the youth programme there until her recent marriage.
Dorking Halls Theatre
Back to the 80’s Musical – Arts Alive – The Saturday Suitcase Show – The Chrysalids
70 Years of Dorking Theatre – The Jollies
Think Floyd – repeat performance on May 10th 2007
(Previously shown at both Epsom Playhouse and The Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon.)
The Leatherhead Theatre
Something For Everyone – Cinderella – Dick Whittington
Bookham/Horsley/Guildford Electric Theatre/Epsom Playhouse
Gala Blanca-Summer revue show
The Community Entertains – (Summer and Xmas, several years)
The Name Game
Music and Make Believe
Beaujolais enFrancais – cabaret team
A Christmas Carol (West End and local),
‘Emily Needs Attention’ (play for Sir Peter Hall)
Robin of Sherwood (2 productions) for Bill Kenwright
Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Aladdin, Jungle Book, Pinocchio.
Our former pupils have furthered their careers at the following colleges:
Guildford, Woking, Kingston and Godalming Colleges &Hurtwood House.
The girls have also graduated from Bird College, Arts Educational, Urdang, and Legat Ballet School, Guildford School of Acting, Performers College and Mountview Theatre School.
The school is registered with the following examination boards
Principal – Amanda Warwick RAD registered teacher (T.Cert) AISTD dips
Registered address 104 Middlemead Road Bookham Surrey KT23 3DD
Telephone (01372) 457274