Renaissance Arts Students Dirty Dance (Feat:Claire Rogers)

 Claire Rogers

 Claire Rogers (head shot)On Tuesday 2nd November Claire Rogers (Penny) DIRTY DANCING will be teaching a masterclass to Renaissance Arts Students.  Claire’s credits also include Chicago, Moulin Rouge & La Varieté.   We are delighted and welcome the Royal Ballet trained professional to our esteemed list of guest faculty two weeks after the college visited Leeds Grand Theatre to watch the show.



Podcast interview 2 (Artist Development)



Check out the second TMS interview featuring Nathan King with our very own Josh Packham as host.   Josh talks to Nathan about his music and the team join in for another fun interview.

” This is the first time I have been interviewed in a radio environment.  The experience was humbling and nerve wrecking but I am pleased I have done my first interview, that’s what development is about”

Nathan King



1: Stillie Dee • Panto Blog 2014 – 2015

Renaissance Arts Director Stillie Dee is choreographing two pantomimes this year

The Kings Theatre Edinburgh.

Bradford Alhambra

With sensational special effects, this year’s King’s Panto is produced by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, if you ask your genie for just one thing this year, make it a trip to see Aladdin at the King’s!

Stillie is currently in rehearsals in Edinburgh with  Allan StewartAndy Gray and Grant Stott with a fabulous supporting cast in the Edinburgh production.

We will keep you updated with how rehearsals are going.




Renaissance Arts @ Dirty Dancing 18•11•14

Dirty Dancing

Theatre Visit (Dirty Dancing)

Students before attending the performance of Dirty Dancing @ Leeds Grand Theatre.  Another theatre visit under the artistic belt.

“The Audience loved the show and it’s popularity suggests it’s going to be around for along time. ”

Martin Howland

View the dirty dancing website here


Podcast Interview 1 (Artist Development)

The Music Study have just created their first podcast.  The first episode features Gracie T talking to Ben Lancaster about his ambitions to be involved in the music industry and a live recording of Bens latest creativity.




Diary Update 17/11/14

It’s another busy week at college with visits from Mr Adam Booth and Miss Lindsey Tierney who have taken time out from their busy performance schedules to teach the full-time students. But it’s not all hard work as we are taking the students to watch ‘Dirty Dancing’ @ The Leeds Grand Theatre. Inspiring times indeed!




Open Day – Sunday 18th Janurary

Come and join Renaissance Arts for our open day on the 18th Janurary 2015.

Students and dance teachers are welcome to attend free of charge to participate/observe classes held by our expert faculty.  Pop in to Northern Ballet, Leeds, say Hi, meet some of our teachers. Places are by reservation only.  If you would like to book a place on the open day please fill in the application form below.  Please note places are limited, please book early to avoid dissapointment.

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