For the past 2 years, Phoebe has been studying at Priestley College, where she has taken an Extended Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts, and A level Drama. She is a bright and enthusiastic student, hoping to continue her studies at the Guildford School of Acting in Surrey on a year foundation course in Musical Theatre. Competing against hundreds to earn a place on the course, Phoebe is extremely proud to have earned the chance to train at one of the UK's leading theatre schools.
Phoebe has dedicated every second of her spare time to developing her skills and abilities over the years, attending lessons in singing, and earning a Grade 8 in Musical Theatre in Performance. Alongside this she has also worked hard to develop her training in tap, jazz, contemporary and ballet - in which she has achieved up to Grade 5.
Most notably, she is a part of CODYS productions; an award winning youth theatre group based in Warrington, a company she has been extremely fortunate to have been part of for 3 years. Being a part of this company has given her the opportunity to play roles such as Maria in 'West Side Story', Cosette in 'Les Miserables', Swallow in 'Whistle down the Wind', Demeter in 'Cats', and Christine Daaé in 'Phantom of the Opera', a performance for which she received 'Best Leading Female in a Musical' at the 2016 NODA Awards, a brilliant achievement that she is immensely proud of.
It is from these commitments that Phoebe has developed a profound passion and love for performing, and she hopes that with further training and development of her skill set, she will achieve her ultimate goal of pursuing a career in Musical Theatre and performance. The Guildford Foundation course is perfect for Phoebe as a stepping stone to hopefully taking up a BA(hons) Degree course soon after she has finished.
The Guildford Foundation Course has no dedicated funding for either the tuition fees of £9000 or maintenance living costs of £3750. Her family are funding the tuition fees, but to raise enough money to be able to live on campus for the duration of the course, Phoebe must raise as much as she can and work full time to fund herself. The course is intense, with up to 40 hours a week of practical training, meaning her time available for working is not extensive, so she hopes to raise as much as possible prior to moving down to Guildford in early September.
It is understood that this funding page isn't for a charitable cause, however the industry Phoebe hopes to work in is a tough one. (Though she is under no illusions it will be easy!) If you would like to make a donation of any amount, it would be greatly appreciated by Phoebe and her family.
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