How did you find your time on the course?
Being on the course has been an eye opener for me as it exposed me to industry and helped me understand the necessary tools to work and create a career in the industry.
Also going there allowed me to work on all my disciplines equally and allowed me to really stretch my craft. The course was very intense from the go and it was a rollercoaster from the beginning. The teachers were very helpful and supportive and would always push us to better ourselves which for me was new and took some time but it really helped me.
What difference did the scholarship make to you?
Being on the ALW Foundation Scholarship allowed me to first of all be able to attend the school as in no way I would have been able to afford the school fees and living costs. So having the support of the Foundation made everything possible.
Going to the school was only an idea until the Foundation gave me the opportunity and made it a reality and also it gave me belief that someone else believed in me to give me a chance. Which in turn made me want to repay back the trust and time with hard work and making sure I make something from that and don't fail.
What was the most valuable thing about the course for you?
There were many things during my course that were valuable but I think the teachers were the most valuable thing about the course.
They put their time and effort into the students and if they are working for you they wont give up on you. Throughout my time there were many rocky moments but the teachers were always there to pick up the pieces and build me back up and make me better. They taught me a lot and allowed me to experience a wide variety of the industry I was about to embark on.
Being at the school really developed my love for all three disciplines as Arts Ed is a real triple threat school but my love for Acting and Singing really were my favourite. Being able to become and embody a character always was an interesting concept for me. And singing was always close to my heart.
I have been able to take away a lot from my journey but the teachers were the most valuable from my experience.
What have you been doing since?
Well whilst I was still at school I was given the opportunity to perform in Kander and Ebbs Scottsboro Boys which was transferring to the West End from the Young Vic which I felt I was very lucky and blessed to be given the opportunity and chance. It has been a whirlwind of a journey from meeting Susan Stroman to meeting the legend that is John Kander and David Thompson the writer working with Nigel West and working with a phenomenal cast who are incredibly talented and inspiring for me to be able to work with these guys.
It has certainly been an experience and I think anyone who has seen the show will have left touched and I feel being part of this show allowed me to be part of something special and the show will definitely leave its mark on the West End.
Also we did a cast recording which meant that I would be part of the West End Cast recording of the Scottsboro Boys which for my first job I could not have asked for anything better.
But none of this would have been possible without the ALW Foundation Scholarship and the support so I just want to thank the Foundation and Stephen Crockett, David Grindrod and the Lord Lloyd Webber himself for the help and the chance to make my dreams a reality.