Urdang Academy

Training Institution

  • Name
    Urdang Academy
  • About
    Urdang Academy started as a dream of one woman and has continued to fulfil the dreams of students who have passed through our doors since 1973. Urdang Academy has since built itself up to be one of the finest performing arts colleges in the UK and is known in the dance world internationally.

    Passion is what defines our approach to students and their education. It was a passion for The Russian Ballet that drove Leonie Urdang to start the Academy. The focus has since expanded to cover dance and musical theatre. It was a passionate contempt for what apartheid represented that shaped her policy to support minorities and to break down barriers to development.

    This founding ethos continues today in our commitment to the development of 'talent'. We look at potential and have a knack of spotting it and releasing its quality. We bring out the skill if the hunger is there.

    That's what gives us our motivation, watching young people from all over the country and abroad, representing a mix of backgrounds, discover their own creativity, refine it, and then express it on the stage in shows that thrill audiences.

    This does not mean we are indulgent. Quite the reverse. Students are expected to work hard, to drill, to train, to sweat, and be passionate too.

Contact Details

Trained mandy members

Liyah Dilara
Liyah Dilara
Model
Course: Performing Arts
Charlotte Birch-James
Course: 3 yr Musical Theatre , 2021
Harvey Ebbage
Harvey Ebbage
Lighting Designer
Course: Professional Dance and Musical Theatre
Hannah Kear
Hannah Kear
Dancer
Course: National Diploma in Musical Theatre , 2021
Charlie Watson
Course: 3 yr Musical Theatre
Clara Roxanne
Course: BA (Hons) Dance and Theatre Performance , 2020
Giovana Braia
Course: 3 yr Musical Theatre
Molly Ellingham
Course: 3 Year Diploma in Musical Theatre , 2019
Caline Hampartzoumian
Course: BA (Hons) professional dance and musical theatre , 2019
Ellen Munro
Ellen Munro
Dancer
Course: Diploma in Musical Theatre , 2019
Kate Padley
Kate Padley
Actor
Course: 3 yr Musical Theatre
Anna Parrish
Anna Parrish
Actor
Course: 3 yr Musical Theatre , 2019
India Parton
India Parton
Actor
Course: 3 yr Musical Theatre
Jazmin Print
Jazmin Print
Dancer
Course: Level 6 Higher National Diploma in Dance , 2019
Elizabeth Rose
Course: 3 yr. Musical Theatre , 2019
Ashley Shackell
Course: National diploma in musical theatre , 2019
Hannah Shackell
Course: BA (Hons) Dance and Theatre Performance , 2019
Sally Woodwright
Course: BA (Hons) Dance and Theatre Performance , 2019
Ella May Barden
Course: 3 yr. National Diploma in Professional Dance (Musical Theatre) , 2018
Laura Blair
Laura Blair
Actor
Course: BA (Hons) Dance and Theatre Performance , 2018