Many of our wonderful SRA students have gained full-time places at leading performing arts schools in the country. They worked extremely hard to secure a place out of thousands of young applicants and fought off stiff competition to enable them to follow their passion: a career in the arts - whether that be in fashion or performance, the music industry or classical art world; SRA is extremely proud to have been a part of their journey.
Vocational colleges our students have secured places on include: Stella Mann College, Urdang Academy, Performers College, Laine Theatre Arts, Italia Conti, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Bristol Old Vic, Guildford School of Acting, RADA, The BRIT School, The Royal Central School for Speech and Drama, Bird College, Performance Preparation Academy, Arts Ed, Rose Bruford, and many more.
Further education: University of Westminster
Priya Ahluwalia graduated with a masters in Menswear from the University of Westminster in 2018 and was in the first-ever cohort of the MA Menswear course. Ahluwalia’s SS19 graduate collection was showcased in a London Fashion Week: Men’s show and went on to receive industry-wide recognition, being featured in i-D, Vogue UK, Dazed & Confused, New York Times, More or Less and Niijournal among others. The collection was stocked LN-CC, London.
Through her namesake brand, “Ahluwalia”, Priya takes elements from her dual Indian-Nigerian heritage and London roots and explores the life of vintage and deadstock clothing, using textile techniques to give them new life. Ahluwalia photographs her own research which is an integral part of her design process. Ahluwalia is a brand that focuses on creating unique forward-thinking garments for the modern man, using responsible sourcing and manufacture techniques.
To read more about Priya's incredible work in the fashion industry, click here.
Further Training: Performance Preparation Academy
Screen credits: Daisy in Drifters 4, Bwark for E4; Charlie in Cuckoo 3, Rough Cut for BBC 3; Zoe in Dixi 3, CBBC; Alaska in The Midnight Beast 2, Warp films for E4; Kitty in Eastenders, BBC 1; Darcy in Dates, Channel 4; Jessica in Holby City, BBC 1; Hannah in Silent Witness, BBC 1; Young Saz in Mister Eleven, Tiger Aspect for ITV; Helen in The Real Biz, Century Aspect Films.
Further training: Laine Theatre Arts
Stage credits: Annettte in Saturday Night Fever; Shirlie in The Best of Wham!; Singer in Jen Musical Workshop (The Other Palace).
Other credits: Lead Singer on a cruise line; Flick - The Power of Motion Pictures/ Epic Rock/ Heart of Soul Playlist Productions, Carnival Cruise Lines, Paul Roberts/Marcos Santana.
Further training: Performers College & University of Winchester
Other credits: Tilly went on to train vocationally at Performers College for one year before specialising in theatre and performing arts at the University of Winchester. After graduating, she started her career in the music industry as an Awards Administrator at The Ivor's Academy - an independent and self-funded association for music creators across each and every genre. We look forward to watching Tilly's career in the music industry progress!
Further Training: Solent University
Credits: In July 2018 Megan graduated from Solent University with a First Class honours degree in Film Production. At the beginning of 2020, she was selected for a highly competitive foundations scheme in the film industry and is now represented by “The CallTime Company”, a crewing agency for high-end film and TV, as one of their trainees. Over the past few months, Megan has been working in the art department designing and building sets for a series of commercials for Pro Evolution Sport’s new PlayStation games and last month built an underwater set for a new short film called “Becoming Everything” which is due to be released early next year.
Further training: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Stage credits: May Roberts in Audio Program - Detour; Original West End Cast of 13 The Musical; Jason Robert Brown in Concert - Royal Festival Hall; Teresita - West Side Story - NYMT - Victoria Warehouse; Understudy Patrice and Ensemble in 13 The Musical - NYMT - Apollo Theatre West End.
Screen credits: Maddie in The Con Game, Short Film - Lumino Films; Marie - Featured Dancer - The Halcyon, TV Series - ITV; Ballroom Dancer - Paralympic Commercial - Channel 4; Leticia - Unleashed, TV Pilot - Lumino Films; Young Girl in Wednesday, Short Film.
Further training: Academy of Performance Training
Stage credits: Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire (St Patrick’s Church, Wapping); Electra in Electra (APT School, Guildford); Fran in Wasted (APT School, Guildford); Nora in A Doll’s House (Stoke Pub, Guildford); Proof (APT School, Guildford); Jo in Angels in America (APT School, Guildford); Mother in Amagica (APT School, Guildford); Wife, Moon & Servant in Blood Wedding (APT School, Guildford); Lead role in Girls and Boys - a two-woman show - (Tea House Theatre, Vauxhall). Concerts include A Voice in a Million (Wembley Arena, London).
Screen credits: Domino’s advert filmed in 2017; Short film, The Storm, NFTS graduation film, Victoria in Seahorse.
Further training: Italia Conti
Puck/Duchess in A Midsummer Night's Dream/ Alice in Wonderland, Chapterhouse Theatre Company; Constance/Milady in The Three Musketeers, Baroque Theatre Company; Rizzo in Grease, Avondale; Sybil Vane in The Picture of Dorian Gray, (White Horse Theatre); Alice, Little Red Riding Hood, Pinocchio in Starlight Storytellers, Stage and Production House; Rosalind in As You Like It, Complete Works; Puck in A Midsummer's Night's Dream, Avondale; Samantha in The Devil Within, Avondale; Lea in DNA (Brighton Dome).
Screen credits: Chef in The Polar Express, Warner Brothers; Claire, The Folly, Portsmouth University; Jinx in The Circus, Greenwich Film School; Emily Lawlor, Feel Good, Big Blue Bear Productions; Daughter in Curry's/ PC World Summer BBQ, Dixons; Steph/Laura in Chelsea's Choice, Alter Ego Creative Solutions; Gina in Virtual Control, Charlotte Taylor Productions; Misty in Outnumbered, BBC; Cook Cadet in Planet Cook, CBBC.
Other credits: Music Video, Hitchhiker Kate in Young Kato Runaway, R&A; Infomercial, Voiceover, Magic Minerals, JML; Video Game, Charlotte in The Protector, Sony; Internet, School Girl in Pearson Media, Pearson Education.
Further training: Laine Theatre Arts
Stage credits: Young Leonardo in Masterpieces of Motion, choreographed by Edwin Ray (Windsor Castle); Dare to Dream (Epsom Playhouse).
Further training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Stage credits: Lisa/1st Cover and Sophie in Mamma Mia! (Littlestar Services Ltd); Sister Sophia in Sound of Music (Louder Than Words); Barbara Winters (Lead) in Summer Holiday (Spirit Productions); Workshop, Featured Role in NEW (UNNAMED) MUSICAL, Howard Goodall & Jon Canter, Lotte Wakeham2017; Musical, Sarah (Lead) in Our House, UK Tour (Immersion Theatre & Damien Tracey Productions); Concert singer in Magic Of The Musicals (Royal Albert Hall); Amelia Earhart in First Lady Suite (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts); Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts); Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts); Ruth Sherwood & Dance Captain in WONDERFUL TOWN, (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts); Carmen in Fast Film Noir (THESPACE@VENUE45, Edinburgh Fringe, Braindead Theatre); Sarah, English In Mind, Lightning Pictures & Cambridge University Press, Caroline JeffriesTelevision.
Screen credits: Ginny in ITV's Humans (SERIES II).
Further training: Italia Conti
Stage credits: Young Cosette in Les Miserables (West End).
Other credits: Lauren rose to fame in 2016 as a member of the group, Four of Diamonds. The band became well known competing on the thirteenth series of The X Factor and shortly after were signed to Virgin EMI Records; the first girl band signed by Virgin EMI Records since the Spice Girls! Lauren and her band have made hit songs with American rapper, Saweetie and Burna Boy. Many of their songs have been played on BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM, and other international radio stations.
Four of Diamonds were recently Rita Ora's support act on the UK leg of her Phoenix Tour, performing in the 02 arena. They also have been supporting acts to Burna Boy and Hrvy at various venues and festivals, including the Hammersmith Apollo.
Further training: Italia Conti
Stage credits: Kevin in Follies (National Theatre); 1st cover Curtis in Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre); Mack and Mabel (UK tour); 1st Moonface Martin in Anything Goes (UK tour); Featured Dancer (Spice Girls) in Olympics Closing Ceremony (Olympic Stadium); Featured Dancer in Paralympics Closing Ceremony (Olympic Stadium); Dancer in Cliff Richard's Soulicsious Tour (UK tour); Prince Richard in Snow White (Broadway Theatre, Barking); Dancer in Pacific Jewel - Inaugural Cast (P&O Australia); Dancer in Royal Windsor Tattoo (Windsor Castle); cover Abanazar & Emperor in Aladdin (First Family Entertainment).
Screen credits: Senior Student in Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (WarnerBrothers); Peter in The Hub (Century Aspects Films).
Further training: RADA
Stage credits: Stage, Sam/The Agent, GIG, RADA, Richard Wilson OBE; 2019, Stage, Baker's Wife, INTO THE WOODS, RADA, James Bonas; 2018, Stage, Titania/Hippolyta, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, RADA, Rachel Bagshaw2018, Stage, Cathy, CATHY, RADA, Rosie Jones; 2018, Stage, Clytemnestra, IPHIGENIA IN AULIS, RADA, Delyth Jones, Shona Morris; 2018, Stage, Louisa Courtney, THE DRAMATIST, RADA, Annie Tyson; 2017, Stage, Kate Keller, ALL MY SONS, RADA, Melanie Jessop; 2017, Stage, Cissie Kahn, CHICKEN SOUP WITH BARLEY, RADA, John Beschizza; 2017, Stage, Mercutio/Lady Capulet, ROMEO AND JULIET, RADA, Michael Attenborough
Screen credits: 2020, Feature Film, Berel Genevese, DEATH ON THE NILE, 20th Century Fox, Kenneth Branagh; 2019, Short Film, Leah, EXPOSED, MetFilm School, Rebecca Cornford; 2019 Short Film, Charlotte, SQUIRREL, MetFilm School, Emily Bowell, Thomas Attwood.
Further training: Bristol Old Vic
Stage credits: Dracula (New Vic Stoke, 2015); Saul in Hetty Feather (Rose Theatre, Kingston, Vaudeville Theatre, UK Tour, 2014); Macbeth (UK Tour, 2014); Rapunzel (Lawrence Batley Theatre, 2013); Rosalind in As You Like It (Lord Chamberlain’s Men UK Tour, 2013); Peter Pan (Bristol Old Vic, 2012); Does My Society Look Big In This? (Bristol Old Vic, 2012); Wild Oats (Bristol Old Vic, 2012); Knives In Hens (Greenwich Theatre, 2012); White Boy (National Youth Theatre, Soho Theatre, 2008).
Screen credits: Stanmore made his screen debut in the 2014 BBC 1 Christmas Eve special The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm in which he portrayed a young Ben Miller.
Further training: Bird College
Stage credits: Young Phyllis in Follies (National Theatre); Young DeeDee & Showgirl in Follies (Royal National Theatre); Ensemble/US & played Mary in Mary Poppins (UK/International Tour); Polly Baker in Crazy For You (Bird College); Julie Jordan in Carousel (Bird College); Sandra in All Shook Up (Bird College); Martha Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Rose Theatre Production); Louisa Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Really Useful Theatre Group); Jemima Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium).
Screen credits: Rhonda in Hut 13 - DISNEY, Helion Pictures & Cyber Group Studios; Feature Film, School Kid in The Inbetweeners Movie (Film4).
Further education: University of Warwick
Stage credits: Rose in Shattered (St. Andrews School) 2015.
Other credits: In 2019, Hanna worked in France as a bilingual radio presenter at Euradio for six months. She then went on to work as a trainee journalist at BBC Brussels for four months where she discovered her passion for broadcasting. Whilst working for the BBC, part of her work included doing voice-overs for TV and radio packages. We look forward to seeing where Hanna's broadcasting and journalism career takes her.
Further training: Manchester Metropolitan University
Stage credits: Agnetha in Frozen (Vulture Theatre); Viola in Twelfth Night Oliver Wellington; Cherry Buck in Thark (Manchester School of Theatre); Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Manchester School of Theatre); Richard in Richard II (Manchester School of Theatre), Joyce in The Ruffian on the Stair (Manchester School of Theatre); Madge in Time and the Conways (Manchester School of Theatre); Natasha in The Three Sisters (Manchester School of Theatre); Pert in The Man of Mode; Mme La Marquise du Villeparisis in A Waste of Time (Manchester School of Theatre); Countess Skriczevinsky (Doris) in Flare Path (Manchester School of Theatre); Mata Hari, Eye of Day: The Mata Hari Story, Spontaneous Productions; Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest, European Arts Company.
Screen credits: Emily in Night Running; Music Video, Photography Shoot Cast, Wiley Music Videa 'BOASTY', Road Casting London.
Further training: Performers College
Stage credits: Performer in Christmas Wonderland Holiday Spectacular (USA tour).
Screen credits: Domino's advert 2017, re-screened for three years running.
Further training: Royal Ballet School
Other credits: At just nine-years-old, Dylan secured a place at the Royal Ballet School on scholarship due to his outstanding technique and potential. He spent three years training on the Junior Associate programme and during that time performed with the Royal Ballet Company in Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. In 2017, Dylan was also chosen to take part in the lecture-demonstration programme where children who train with the royal ballet travel to schools around the UK to showcase training with the Royal Ballet.
Later, Dylan Auditioned for Fir White Lodge -- the Royal Ballet School's full-time classical ballet and academic boarding house for 11-16-year-olds. Dylan auditioned with 800 other boys and was 1 out of 44 boys selected for a recall; after a tough second audition, he was offered a place! He started in Year Seven at White Lodge and has, through a yearly assessment process, been given a place for both Year Eight and Year Nine.
We look forward to seeing where Dylan's future in the performing arts industry takes him.
Further training: The BRIT School / Urdang Academy
Stage credits: Dancer at Brit Awards; Cinderella 2017; Jack and the Beanstalk 2016; Performer on two P&O cruise ships; Ensemble in Tophat the Musical (Cunard Queen Victoria); Backing singer on The XFactor.
Further training: Performance Preparation Academy
Credits: Cast member for Disneyland Paris