Meet our students

Our performing arts students have gone on to do great things.

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Joel McShane - Performing Arts

Joel McShane

Joel is now studying at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Chloe Clarke sq

Chloe Clarke

Chloe chose to study at New College Durham after hearing about our highly rated Performing Arts course.

Billie Aken-Tyers

Billie Aken-Tyers

Billie is now living and working in the performing arts industry in New York. 

Matthew Allan

Matthew Allan

Matthew won 'Support Staff of the Year' and went on to achieve a BA (Hons) in Education & Training (Top-up) at New College Durham.

Greg CS

Greg Howland-Scott

Greg is now working as a Casting Researcher at Thames TV.  He said the facilities and staff at college were amazing and encouraged him to achieve.

Emma Hughes

Emma Hughes

Emma loved the performing arts course here is now studying to become a Primary Teacher at Leeds Trinity University.

Sophie Cat

Sophie Catleugh

Sophie is now studying at drama school

Abbie Morris CS

Abbie Morris

Abbie is now signed to Downtown Artist, a record label in London, and is currently recording her first two singles.  She has also secured a place at ICMP (Institute of Contemporary Music Performance) for professional vocal training.


Phil Nelson

Phil Nelson, ex-Performing Arts student became a childrens entertainer in Dubai and released his own children's book.

Marc Bartle CS

Marc Bartle

Marc graduated from Leeds College of Music and now works as a freelance music teacher.

Darren Brown CS

Darren Brown

Ex-Student, Darren Brown became an associate producer for ITV after studying Performing Arts at New College Durham.