It’s thirteen years since Florivaldo Mossi left Bury College and his career has gone from strength to strength since he finished his course.

During a fantastic career, Florivaldo made his debut with Thriller Live, where he is playing the leading role. On television, he has appeared in Children In Need and Waterloo Road.

After his graduation from MADD, he also worked in the music industry where he performed alongside Amelia Lily, Blue, Tom Jones, Atomic Kitten and MO Music. His talent also saw him find work in the fashion industry where he worked with leading brands like Dolce and Gabbana, Selfridges and New Look.

His most recent role saw him appear in Barbie, a film that is now officially one of the most successful in Box Office history.

Florivaldo spoke about his experience both in Hollywood and during his training at Bury College: "Being a part of Barbie was an extraordinary experience! My first Hollywood film working with film legends and an amazing cast. It's thirteen years since I left Bury College where I was taught by the best. Here I am now living out my dreams. I am so thankful for the Bury College Performing Arts department; this was the best point in my training that propelled me to where I am today."

Andy Tomlinson, Head of School of Performance, was full of praise for his former student: " Florivaldo continues to be a shining example as a professional who has more than made the most of his talents. From meeting him as a young actor, as his examiner at school, and then through his time with us at Bury College and on through MADD, he has continued to develop and make the most of every opportunity. This is especially true as a dancer, culminating with his role as Michal Jackson in Thriller on the West End. On top of it all, he is an incredibly nice and humble young man, and we are always delighted to see him."

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