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Welcome to Central School of Dancing & Performing Arts!
A sound and broad foundation for thousands of young dancers
Central School has provided a sound and broad foundation for thousands of young dancers, singers and actors since 1973. In this caring and nurturing environment, the children are able to be challenged, to flourish and move their careers on to greater things. Many students graduate to further vocational training and are now performing in the West End, Europe and worldwide.
Fern and Adam, Joint-Principals, grew up in Norwich and met as children at Central School. As youngsters they performed here at the Theatre Royal, in pantomimes and in touring shows. Both are enjoying being involved with the Theatre Royal once more. As well as the new Principals, Central has a fantastic team of dedicated teachers in Jenna Woods, Stephanie Townsend, Sophie Carpenter, Natasha Morgan, Clare Durrant and Alice Ross.
Fern graduated from Bird College (BA) Hons Dance and Theatre Performance course in 2009 and has since enjoyed a varied career travelling and performing around the world, not only as a professional dancer but as an accomplished aerialist, fire performer, stilt walker and magician’s assistant. She also directs her own company Sparkle Artists, providing speciality entertainment for corporate events and private functions. Fern is passionate about introducing specialist skills to the students and since taking over has introduced Acro classes, as well as aerial workshops to the curriculum.
Adam trained at and graduated from East 15 Acting School. He has extensive theatre experience from Shakespeare to screen. He has featured in many well-known television commercials as well as radio recordings and audiobook voiceovers. Adam played Dean Heart in the award winning web series, Heads and Tales, and more recently Chris in The Tone which has been nominated for four categories in the UK & Seoul Web Fest. This year Adam was cast in the new ‘Snatch’ series, appearing opposite Marc Warren and Luke Pasqualino.
Some of Our Former Pupils
Achievements by former Central students
Choreographer/Movement Director at the top end of the industry, MTV VMA nomination for Best Choreographer
42nd Street, West End
Funny Girl, UK Tour and Singin’ in the Rain, Paris
Starlight Express, Germany
Snow White, Colchester Pantomime
Book of Mormon, West End
Mamma Mia, West End
Bodyguard, European Tour
Lion King, Hamburg
Arts Council Funding for production of The Abominable Snowman with Moon On A Stick
CATS, World Tour
Thursford Christmas Spectacular
Nancy Wei George, Bryony Moore, Sian Pond