‘CATS MASTERCLASS’ 8/2/15 with current West-End Cast Member Joel Morris @ Yorkshire Dance 10:30-18:00
Cats continues its dominance of theatre around the world with its recent revival at the London Palladium and 2 years on from Joel’s first Masterclass with Renaissance Arts we are delighted to announce his return to Leeds for what is certain to be another inspiring day of repertoire and choreography from one of the best in the business.
Training: Joel trained with Gillian Cartwright and later at the Central School of Ballet London.
Credits include: Principal roles in Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Carmen; Carabosse and Blue Bird in The Sleeping Beauty; Swan Lake; Me and You; Markitanka; Somebody to Love; Juke Box Gentlemen; Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet; soloist roles in Cinderella(the Jester); Don Quixote (Gamache and Sancho Panza); works by Ashton (Les Patiners); Ballenchine (Who Cares); Hans van Mannen (Five Tangos). Also Pouncival and Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats (South Africa).
The previous masterclass was a sell-out so get booking your places early. You will also receive masterclasses in ballet, jazz, and vocals by Renaissance Arts highly acclaimed faculty.
To book your place please visit
For queries regarding ages and level required for Masterclass please visit the FAQ page on the website
We look forward to seeing you for a challenging and inspirational day of Dance & Musical Theatre.
Students at Renaissance Arts and The Music Study Artist Development program catch up with Head of Commercial and incredible vocalist Daniel De Bourg. Chatting to the girls about his new album and his succession into the music industry, the podcast features a song from Daniels new album X Play with fun and games from the girls Ruth Warren, Megan Bibby and Mic Operator Niamh Owen. Special Thanks to Yorkshire Dance for the loan of the microphones. Have a listen and enjoy…
Commercial Masterclass with Daniel De Bourg today was as always inspired. Can’t wait for the next visit.
Vocalist Required for EMI single TOBY (feat YOU)
On 8th & 9th December TMS and R/A are holding auditions for a new single produced by EMI producer Toby Farrugia. The track (already designated to EMI) requires a strong vocal. The chosen candidate will receive vocal rights, credits and record their vocals in the studio next week for presentation to Toby and EMI
(The successful singer(s) will be offered a contract/buy out fee).
Applicants are to be aged 17 upwards and must send a vocal demo to email@example.com along with head shot and a short description. The dance track can be sang by either a male/female vocalist or boy/girl band. If selected in email application the artist will receive a copy of the track with and without vocals and a lyric sheet. A full extended remix will also be provided. The producers have stated that the lyrics and guide track are for reference only and the artist auditioning may change melody, arrangement & lyrics to suit them. Further details will be sent too successful candidates by e-mail. To apply please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP as audition slots are limited.
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.
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”
Renaissance Arts Director Stillie Dee is choreographing two pantomimes this year
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 Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott with a fabulous supporting cast in the Edinburgh production.
We will keep you updated with how rehearsals are going.
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. ”
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.