Performing Arts Alumni Inspires Students

Bury College School of Performance was delighted to welcome back to the stage former student and musical theatre star Holly Rostron to deliver a masterclass workshop to current students.

28-year-old Holly completed her studies in 2007 and left Bury College with a Performing Arts qualification and a Drama and Theatre A Level. These career-ready qualifications allowed Holly to progress directly onto Bird College of Dance and Theatre Performance located in South East London. Here, Holly secured a Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre.

Immediately after graduating from Bird College of Dance and Theatre Performance Holly experienced her first taste of paid industry work, appearing as a USO dancer in the hit film ‘Captain America: The First Avenger.’

In 2011, Holly’s career spring boarded when she became an original ensemble member of ‘Top Hat’ the musical and in 2012 made her West End debut with the show. Holly continued to tour nationally with Top Hat, an experience she thoroughly enjoyed and in 2015 the former Castlebrook High School pupil travelled with the show to Japan. Recently Holly has enjoyed appearing in ‘All Star Musicals’ for ITV and in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ the musical in Scotland.

Holly, who now lives in Hampshire, said, “The training that I received at Bury College really helped prepare me for my future and set me up for industry.”

Holly was delighted to return to Bury College to hold a masterclass with current Bury College Performing Arts students. This involved a musical theatre workshop, a beginners ballet class and a body conditioning session.

Holly said, “I love coming back to teach at Bury College and see my former tutors.”

Naomi Bynon, a former Bury Church of England High School pupil, was left feeling inspired following the workshop. The current Performing Arts student said, “It was really good to see a former student who is now a professional performer leave Bury College and become so successful.”

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