Here at Stage Plus we are incredibly proud of every student’s success, in both the Performing Arts and elsewhere.
The faculty are also overwhelmed by the gratitude shown by these students, and their thanks to the school.
Past alumni remain deeply involved with the school, and give our younger students even more to aspire to!
We have listed just some of the outstanding achievements made by past and present students.
WEST END THEATRE
Emma Smith – Billy Elliott – Dancer – 2010/11
Laura Owen – Sound of Music – Louisa – 2008/09
PROFESSIONAL DANCE/DRAMA COLLEGES
Alfie Smith – Sept 2011 Tring Arts Educational DADA Scholarship Awarded
Aisling Longshaw – Sept 2011 Tring Arts Educational DADA Scholarship Awarded
Sam Hopkins – Sept 2010 CPA – full scholarship
MA Advanced Theatre Practice at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Georgie Oates – Sept 2010 Urdang Academy – Part Scholarship Awarded
Eloise Markham – Sept 2009 Urdang Academy – 2nd/3rd year part scholarship
Emma Smith – London Senior Ballet – Sept 2011/12/13/14
Elena Buxton –Laban Centre for Advanced Training – Sept 2010/11/12
Georgie Oates & Aisling Longshaw – Central School of Ballet – Pre-Seniors 09/10
UNIVERSITIES TO STUDY PA
Emily Nix – 2015-2018 – BA HONS Dance Studies at Roehampton Uni – Graduated with a 1:1
Becca Hoodless – 2012-2015 – BA HONS Performing Arts at Cumbria Uni – Graduated with a 1:1
Lucy Newton – 2009 – 2012 – Dance and Choreography at Winchester Uni – Graduated with a 1:1
Anthony Marulanda-Carter – BA HONS Performing Arts at Bath Spa
UNIVERSITIES – CONT DANCE PRACTISE
Zoe Ashton– 2015-2018 – Leeds University
Harriet Watson – 2015-2018 – Bristol University
Rachel Baker – 2015-2018 – Teacher of Beginners Contemporary and Jazz for The Dance Society at Newcastle University. Choreography for UK Competitions.
Hannah Austin – 2009-2012 – Captain of the Dance Squad at Aberystwyth Uni
Emily Nix – Disneyland Paris Parade Dancer and Princess (Sept 2014 to Jan 2015)
Lucy Webster – Vocalist with The Treehouse of Funk
Becca Hoodless – releasing singles on Spotify
Alfie Smith – Director of his own company Taylor-Gaunt Productions
Samuel Hopkins – Director at NewsRevue
Anthony Marulanda-Carter – Frankies Guys – A Celebration of Franki Valli & the Four Seasons
The Scribbling Ape Sketch Show
Becca Hoodless won the Best of Bucks Talent Competition at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 18th March 2012.
7 students performed Edgar Allen Poe and got down to the final 9 in a talent contest at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 24th November 2011.
LONDON CHILDREN’S BALLET (LCB)
Aisling Longshaw – Ballet Shoes 2010
Laurence Elliott & Georgie Oates – Snow White 2009
(Georgie Oates was Awarded Best Dancer/Performer)
Georgie Oates – The Secret Garden 2007
Alfie Smith was awarded the Paul Watson Bursary Award in 2009 and 2010 from the Paul Watson Fund for dance training at Tring Park School of Performing Arts (formerly Tring Arts Ed). It is an award that you audition for and is only available to boys. He has been awarded with £1000 each year of; free lessons, workshops, days of dance/musical theatre etc over the two years.
ENGLISH YOUTH BALLET (EYB)
Emma Smith – The Nutcracker – Oxford New Theatre 2014
Emily Nix, Emma Smith, Roseanne Madon – Sleeping Beauty – Waterside Theatre Aylesbury 2012
Alfie Smith. Emily Nix, Laurence Elliott, Rachel Baker, Roseanne Madon, Jemima Smith – Nutcracker – Waterside Theatre Aylesbury 2010
Alfie Smith, Helena Klein – Coppelia – Wycombe Swan Theatre 2007
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK – AYLESBURY CIVIC CENTRE 2009
Zoe Ashton, Eleanor Buxton (Dance Captain), Emily Nix (Dance Captain)
CINDERELLA – AYLESBURY CIVIC CENTRE 2008
Zoe Ashton, Eleanor Buxton, Emily Nix
PETER PAN – AYLESBURY CIVIC CENTRE 2007
Zoe Ashton, Eleanor Buxton, Eloise Markham, Emily Nix,
Georgie Oates, Alfie Smith
ALADDIN – AYLESBURY CIVIC CENTRE 2006
Charity Show for Iain Rennie Hospice – Shelley Theatre, Marlow – 1st March 2014
Becky Nix, Emily Nix, Kirsty Peacock, Rachel Baker, Emma Smith, Jenni Hunt, Harriet Nix, Bethany Wright, Holly Wright, Imogen Wyatt and Martha Bixley
1st Birthday Party at the Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury – 24th November 2011
After auditioning and getting down from 45 acts to the last 9 we performed in the final……
Becky Nix, Emily Nix, Kirsty Peacock, Charlie Young, Becca Hoodless, Zoe Stratford,
Charity Show for Iain Rennie Hospice – Shelley Theatre, Marlow – 19th November 2011
Becky Nix, Emily Nix, Kirsty Peacock, Rachel Baker, Lucy Smith and Jenni Hunt
Mayors Fundraiser for the Winter Shelter – Town Hall, High Wycombe
21st November 2010
Alfie Smith, Jemima Smith, Emily Nix, Becky Nix, Harriet Nix, Elena Buxton, Holly Farquhar, Harriet Watson, Zoe Ashton, Roseanne Madon, Charlotte De Val, Andrew Smith, Lucy Smith, Kirsty Peacock, Lucy Webster, Bethany Wright, Holly Wright, Dorothy Gardner, Chelsey Richardson
Just Dance – Waterside Theatre – 28th September 2010
Alfie Smith, Jemima Smith, Emily Nix, Becky Nix, Harriet Nix, Elena Buxton, Becca Hoodless, Holly Farquhar, Harriet Watson, Zoe Ashton, Lottie Waston, Roseanne Madon, Charlotte De Val, Andrew Smith, Lucy Smith, Isabella Campbell Harry, Emily Campbell Harry, Amy Crowe-Lamont, Kirsty Peacock, Lucy Webster.
Cirque De Musique – Mayors Appeal – Swan – 2nd May 2010
Alfie Smith, Becca Hoodless, Elena Buxton, Emily Nix, Holly Farquhar,
Lucy Webster, Rachel Baker, Sam Hopkins, Zoe Ashton