Testimonials from some of our most talented students over the last few years.
CIARA LYONS Graduated 2013 International Model & Actress
“EPA is a place where all your dreams can come true. You wake up doing what you love every day for three years! A chance to train at a highly professional, inspirational and well-structured and organized Academy. I learnt how to strive for excellence, to work as an individual and also a team player. I loved being an ambassador for EPA and took pride in doing so. You need support, solid physical training and Industry training. Not only do you learn about the performing industry, you go on a journey or discovery. You find out who you want to be, what you like and how to nail that audition. I wouldn’t be where I am now in the Industry if it wasn’t for the amazing gift, time and community at EPA. The staff are there to ensure they can get the best out of you. Push you to the best of your ability and see you happy and successful. The best choice I have ever made! I am thankful always to EPA the memories stay with me always. I am still very good friends with most of the talented bunch I trained with and we support each other on the way up. Thank you to Maxine and staff for always believing in me."
JAMES WILSON-SMITH Warner Leisure. Graduated 2013
“EPA and their fantastic staff of leading Industry professionals taught me all aspects of Musical Theatre and helped me to grown into a more confident person. EPA isn’t just a place where a person can train to sing dance and act, it is a place where people can make friends, mature and grow as people and go out into the Industry as strong people. I owe everything to EPA for making me the performer I am today and for the training received I have been able to continue working professionally for the past 5 years”
THOMAS DALE Graduate 2012 Grease. Royal Caribbean.
“When deciding to pursue my career in the performing industry I was inundated with choices of where to train and what course would be best suited to me. From the moment I walked into my initial audition, I was greeted with a friendly, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere which put me at ease immediately. I felt comfortable event though I was incredibly nervous. I was lucky enough to gain a scholarship to train at EPA, but even if I hadn’t have received that I knew I would have accepted a place anyway. I began training in 2009 studying Musical Theatre, with classes provided with Industry professionals who have worked in all areas from TV to Theatre, Cruise ships to events, looking at all areas within the arts. The training was tough, and they worked us hard, but after working successfully in the Industry for approximately 6 years now I can say, the blood, sweat and tears were totally worth it. EPA provides the training you need for every aspect, but they also provide the support and help too. They train you as a performer as well as training you in the business side so that you learn to promote yourself correctly to enhance your capability of gaining professional work. I would definitely recommend EP, not only for the training but for the opportunities that have led from there since graduating."
JACK BOOTH Graduated 2011 Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour
“I knew that I wanted to be on stage, I just didn’t know how to get there, Expressions opened their arms at this time when I needed them the most and I decided to study the 3-year Musical Theatre course and never looked back. I adjusted myself to the high range of dance, acting and singing styles as well as the tough standards required by the teachers, I soon found myself progressing at an unprecedented rate in all areas. The tutors became my friends as I realized they were pushing me towards success. I went to EPA as a street dancer and actor with no singing or classical dance experience. I graduated for my first job in Andrew Lloyd Webbers arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. I would never have achieved this if it wasn’t for the continued support that EPA still give me today, 7 years after graduation. EPA is the only place in the Midlands to give you such great tuition, experiences and opportunities”