Outstanding graduate success

Bird College is a centre of excellence with a first class international reputation, earned across sixty years of training in dance, music and theatre performance skills. Our graduates can be seen performing in musicals, theatre, television and dance companies around the world.

 

Cats

Helen Anker, Oliver Bitmead, Laura Brydon, Joanna Bingham (also in video), Cavin Cornwall Mirko Battuelo, Nick Crossley, Nikki Dyer, Nikki Dyer, Gail Easdale, Geoff Garrett (also in video), Robert Hamilton, Tom Hodgson, Chris Huston, Katy Jo Howman, Karl Morgan (also in video), Barnaby Ingram, Helen King, Rachel Marshall, Jon Partridge (also in video), Rebecca Parker (also in video), Carl Parris, Bonnie Parker, Tom Paton, Ben Tribe, Todd Talbot, Andrew Prosser, Kate Tydman, Tristan Temple, Stuart Winter, Rachel Wooding, Carl Morgan, Alec Mann, Rachel Ensor (Victoria), Emily Goodenough (Rumpet Teaser)

Sherlock

Lara Pulver

The Book of Mormon

Ashley Day , Tosh Wonogho- Maud

Loserville

Sophie Ayers, Jade Albersten, Andrew Carthy, Nathan Graham, Lauren Hall

Kiss me Kate

David Brewis, Tanya Robb, Kate Tydman, Stuart Winter

Jackie the Musical

Oliver Tester, Paddy Start, Ellie-Claire Urwin, Connie Jackson, Sophie Leigh-Griffin, Lacy Jordinson, Amanda Lane, Rachel Kingsley, Sean Kingsley

Tarzan

Justin-Lee Jones

Thriller Live

Chris Arias, Jade Albertson, Nathan Graham

The Lion King

Tajana Bunton-Williams, Charlie Simmons, Bianca Cordice

Da Vinci’s Demons

Lara Pulver

Heartbeat of Home

Kieran Donovan

Top Hat

Gavin Lee, Jenny Legg, Grace McKee, Holly Rostron, Aron Wild, Ian Goss, Lauren Jade

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Andrew Allen (Wilson) (Soloist), Tom Paton

Aida

Darmesh Patel

EastEnders

John Partiridge, Sam Price

Hello Dolly

Ben Cox, Sam Price, Theano Makariou, Melissa Nettleford (Narrator), Helen Rymer (Dance Captain)

Dirty Dancing

Simon Grieff (Neil Kellerman), Helen Harper, Stephanie Powell , Callum Powell, Lyndsey Stokes, Toussaint Meghie

Fun of the Fair

Tanya Robb

Edward Scissorhands

Sam Archer (Edward)

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

Aaron Sillis, Daisy May-Kemp, Ryan Jenkins

Spirit of the Dance

Oliver Barrow, Ricardo Canadinhas, Jay McManus, Richard Murphy, Jodie Renouf, Laura Dickons, Karina Harrison, Lucy Sherpherd, Kate McAvinue, Gareth Hwthorne, Sarah Bradley, Michelle Cardno, Katherina Constanti, Jenna Woods, Simon Dobson, Joelle Kerry, Amy Wright, Alex Hartfield, Elliott Collins, Matthew Gregory, Joelle Kerry, Lewis Tribbeck, Luke Zammit, Jobe Potter, Daniella Grispino, Daisy May Kemp, Lewis Tribbeck

The Royal Variety Performance

Glenn Robb, Jared Hageman, Nathan Brewer, Kyle Davies, Michael Gilburt, Jack Greaves, Jacob Holme, Anrivan Lall Sigh, Fergal McGoff, Adam Pendrich, Aaron Smith, Michael Anderson, Momar Diagne, Karol Janik, Justin Jones, Kieran Taylor, Joseph Wills, Ryan Andrews, Joseph Atkinson, Jack Everson, Matthew Hawksley, Iasonas Mandilas, Adam Painting, Luke Robson

The X Factor

Jared Hageman, Glenn Robb, Sam Taylor, Nathan Graham, Jade Albertsen, Lauren Gore, Kieran Daley-Ward, Chris Arais, Jack Evans,

Tonight’s the Night

Tanya Robb

Show Boat

Sheryl Lafferty, Toussaint Meghie

Lazy Town

Kimberley Pena (Lead)

Cheryl Cole video

Aaron Bernard, Jared Hageman, Callum Powell, Aaron Sillis

Avenue Q

Nick Duncan

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Rupert Tookey, Tom Hodgson, Blair Tookey

Stopgap Dance Company

Lucy Bennett

Extras

Michael Wildman

Casualty

Becky Gibbs, Bryanie Parsons

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

Sam Archer, Ross Carpenter

White Christmas

Emily Goodenough, Nick Collier, Helen Rymer, Rachel Stanley, Daniel Farrow

Nederlands Dance Theatre

Rupert Tookey

Michael Clark Company

Harry Alexander

Ballet Boyz

Benjamin Taylor

Cullberg Ballet

Victoria Roberts

Love Never Dies

Helen Dixon, Paul Farrell, Chris Gage, Simon Harvey

Shoes

Jared Hageman, Ebony Molina, Aaron Sillis

Robin Hood

Lara Pulver (Isabella)

Ben Hur Live

Richard Leggett

Smack the Pony

Michael Wildman

Sweet Charity

Charlotte Humphrey, Alana Simons, Ebony Molina, Hannah Whiteley, Phillipa Harrison

‘Allo ‘Allo

Sue Hodge

High School Musical

Nyroy Dixon, Ashley Day, Elliot Powell

Jersey Boys

Simmon Adkins (Bob Crewe), Kieran Jae, Jade Westabys

Spamalot

Emma Green, Simon Grieff, Amy Field

Beauty and the Beast

Helen Patching (International tours), Adam Gullidge, Lauren Godbold, David Buckely (UK tours)

Scottish Ballet

Brady Wheadon, Paul Farrell, Ian McLeod

Blue Man Group

Dan Cooper

Hairspray

Helen Dixon, Nicky Griffiths, Mike Jaycock, Rachael Wooding, Mike Jacob, Jamie Keen, James Revel

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Pip Hersee, Luke Robson, Jack Evans, Lindsay McAllister, James Revell, Tanya Robb, Leon Webster, Sheryl Lafferty, Oliver Barrow, Jamie Lee Mason, Ian Gostling, Jack Greaves

Random Dance

Tom Hodgson, Neil Brown

Brittania High

Callum Powell

Zorro

Madalena Alberto (Luisa)

Carousel

Sheila Grant (Louise)

The Spirit of Diaghilev Production by Javier de Frutos

Aaron Sillis

Sweeney Todd

Matt Baker

West Side Story

Kevin Hudson (Baby John & Assistant Choreographer), Jayde Westaby (Anita), Kharis George, Howard Jones (Riff)

Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray

Aaron Sillis (Basil Hallward), Jared Hageman (Dorian Gray), Ebony Molina

Flashdance

Simon Harvey (Dr kool), Juliet Gough, Adrienne Smith, Louise Lawson (Associate Choreographer), Louise King (Associate Choreographer)

The Wizard of Oz

Verity Bentham, Daniel Farrow, Carly Hainsby, Emily Goodenough

My Fair Lady

Natalie Williams, Rachel Stanley

True Blood

Lara Pulver

Assassins

April Small

Jasmin Vardimon Company

Tim Casson

Mama Mia

Kieran Jae, Andrew Prosser, Phil Thomas, Becky Lee (movie), Kage Douglas (Movie), Kim Richards, Nick Duncan, Naomi slights, Nancy Wei George, Joanna Lee Martin, Louise Lawson, Nicky Griffiths, Tanya Robb, Helen Siviter, Dale Collington, Jethro Marles

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Nancy George, Jayde Westaby, Rachel Izen

Les Miserables

Laura Brydon, Sarah Jane Hassall (Cossette), Dan Carter, Phil Snowden, Madalena Alberto (Éponine)

Top of the Pops

Mel C ( Spice Girls and Sollo) Aaron Sillis (Kylie Minogue Tour) Alec Mann (Kylie Minogue Tour), Aaron Bernard (Madonna Tour)

Koblenz Ballet

Robert Mitchell (Soloist), Ross McDermot (Soloist), Ben Tribe

Wicked

Simon Adkins, Jade Westaby, Nicky Griffiths, Ryan Jenkins, Jared Hageman, Ben Cox, Antonia Marr, Theanou Makariou, Andrew Morgan, Sam Taylor, Nick Collier

Sinatra

Ebony Harding, Helen Harper, Amy Field, Tristan Temple,Todd Talbot

The Bill

Chris Jarvis

DV8

Tom Hodgson

Fosse

Mirko Bertello, Cavin Cornwall, Adrian Goodfellow

City of Angels

Sarah Jane Hassell (Lead), Grace Warner

The Witches of Eastwick

Kieran Jae, Geoff Garrett, Alison Forbes

Saigon

Cavin Cornwall, Juliet Gough, Chris Houston, Helen King, Rebecca Mitchell, Jon Partridge (John), Lara Pulver (Ellen), Sarah Jane Hasell (Ellen), Emma Peploe Williams

Me and My Girl

Tracy Collier, Rachel Stanley, Laura Whittard, Maria Holley, Stuart Sweeting, Erica Lawrence, Scott Ritchie, Nathan Pavey, Tim Flamagan, Tanya Robb

Joseph

Alison Forbes, Sarah Macduff, Juliet Gough, Jeanette Humphris, Lucy Thould, Susan Todd, Kieran Jae, Melissa Nettleford, Theano Makariou, Kimmi Richards, Melissa Nettleford (Narrator)

Grease

Emily Green, Nicky Griffiths, Ryan Jenkins, Jo Bingham, Stuart Winter, Amanda Sim, Nicola Filshie, John Partridge, Lee Mariner, Lara Pulver, Mark Ward, Jayde Westaby, Tom Paton (Teen Angel), Stephanie Powell

Footloose

Chris Jarvis (Ren), Rachel Wooding (Ariel), Verity Bentham (Ethel), Alison Leverman, Lee Mariner, Craig McDermot

Fame

Helen Anker, Matthew Clark, Nancy George, Rebekah Gibbs, Sophie Reynolds, Helen Siveter, Phil Thomas, Kieran Jae, Tanya Robb, Madalena Alberto, Nyroy Dixon, Matthew Barrow, Nick Collier

Top Hat

Gavin Lee, Ian Goss, Jenny Legg, Grace McKee, Tom Partridge, Holly Rostron, Charles Ruhrmund, Aaron Wild

Marguerite

Amanda Sim Dwight (Dance Captain)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Nancy George, Helen Harper, Becky Trelease, Matt Clark, Jayde Westaby , Simon Green

Parade

Lara Pulver (Lead), Helen Anker (Lead)

Cabaret

Sheila Grant, Ryan Jenkins, Jessica Knight

The Royal Ballet

Gary Avis (Principal Character Artist), Douglas Howes (Soloist),

Scottish Dance Theatre

Victoria Roberts, Toby Fitzwarren

The Car Man

Ross Carpenter, Sam Archer, Aaron Sillis, Ebony Molina

Swan Lake

Sam Archer, Tim Blowfield, Ryan Jenkins, Daisy May Kemp, Rupert Tookey, Ross Carpenter

Sunset Boulevard

Russell Wilcox, Nicola Filshy Aaron Sillis, Ebony Molina

Billy Elliot

Karl Morgan, Phil Snowden, David Massey, Russell Wilcox, Kieran Jae

Evita

Sarah Jane Hassell (Mistress), Rachel Wooding (Eva Peron), Grace McKee (understudy Eva Peron), Ashley Day

Singing in the Rain

Kevin Brewis, Gavin Lee, Greg Pichery, Rachel Stanley, Helen Dixon, Ian Gostling

Starlight Express

Stuart Sweeting (Resident director), Glenn Connor, Nick Crossley, Gail Easdale (Pearl), Amy Field, Rebekah Gibbs (wrench), Rachel Marshall, Lee Ives, Craig McDermot, Todd Talbot, Tanya Robb (Dinah), Rachel Wooding, CJ Ranger, Pollyana Buckingham, Glenn Robb, Michael Byrne, Andrew Simeon (Rusty, Electca)

The Producers

Simon Adkins, Luzahn Taylor, Annette Simmonds (Grundy)

Seven Brides for post

Latest:

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – the classic American musical has hit the road for a toe-tapping UK tour until March 2014 with Bird graduates Jack Evans, Jack Greaves, Lindsay McAllister, Pip Hersee, James Revell and Luke Robson all featuring in the cast.

This breathtaking new production is packed with colourful costumes, fabulous sets, 
special effects and high energy performances, as well as sixteen classic show stoppers.

We wish them every success in their roles.

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