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Millie has been a part of the Alexanders family since the age of 5, taking exams and performing with her class and as a solo dancer as Maleficent (Once Upon a Fairy Tale - 2022) and Christine from Phantom of the Opera (Alexanders Awards - 2023). 

After auditioning in 2023, Millie was offered:

BA Hons Degree in Dance
(3 years) 

  • Addict Dance Academy

BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre ​(3 years) 

  • London Studio Centre

  • Performers College

  • Wilkes Academy

Foundation Year in Musical Theatre

  • Bird College


Millie has now accepted her place on the Musical Theatre course at Wilkes Academy starting in September 2023.

Well done Millie!

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Penelope Wood

Penelope started dancing at Alexanders at 8 years old. She performed in the Bi-Annual productions appearing in the ensemble and later as characters such as:
The Evil Queen (Once Upon a Fairy Tale) and Elsa from Frozen (The Alexanders Awards).
She decided she would like to pursue a career as a performer and auditioned to gain a place on a degree Musical Theatre course in 2023.

Penelope was offered places on the BA Hons Musical Theatre course at Bird College, Performers College and Wilkes Academy and has since accepted her place at Wilkes Academy of Performing Arts starting in September 2023.

Congratulations Penelope!

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Lola Hinwood-Young

Lola joined Alexanders at the age of 2. She has performed in bi-annual productions, appearing recently as Snow White (Once Upon a Fairy Tale - 2022) and Anna from Frozen (Alexanders Awards - 2023).
Lola decided she would like to take up performing as a full time career and 
auditioned in 2023 to attain a place at a performing arts college.

Lola received a scholarship for a Musical Theatre Foundation year at Urdang - City, University of London. Performers College have also offered her a Trinity Professional Performing Arts Diploma in Musical Theatre/Dance.

Lola is currently studying Musical Theatre Foundation year at Urdang and teaching at Alexanders.

Fantastic work Lola!

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Sophie joined Alexanders at the age of 3 in our Petites class.From young she enjoyed performing playing the White Rabbit in our production of 'Alice'. Her passion continued up to becoming one of our Senior students when she decided to pursue performing as a career. Sophie applied and received an amazing 5 offers from Urdang, Performers, Addict, Shock Out Arts and Wilkes.In September 2022 she started her BA in Musical Theatre at the Wilkes Academy.

College Success

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Annabel started at Alexanders in Year 6, at 10 years old. She immediately found her love for dance and performed in our Bi-Annual productions alongside her class. 
Annabel decided she would like to pursue her dream and take on performing arts as a career. She enrolled on the BA(Hons) course in Musical Theatre, at Performers College, Essex campus in September 2021. 



"Thank you most of all for giving me friends for life, which is as you say, what Alexanders is all about!!!"

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Grace joined Alexanders at the age of 8 years.
Through her time at the school she developed a passion for Musical Theatre.
After auditioning in Summer 2020 she gained a place at Urdang Academy which is an independent Performing Arts Academy based in London. Grace is thoroughly enjoying her 3 year degree course in Musical Theatre and hopes to pursue a career in Performing Arts.

Grace will be graduating in 2023. 




Emily joined Alexanders at the age of 7 years.Through her time at the school she developed a passion for Musical Theatre and Acting.After auditioning she gained places at ArtsEd and LAMDA. Emily completed her Foundation year in Acting at LAMDA in 2019, after which she decided to take the route of teaching alongside becoming part of a theatre company performing in London.



Francesca joined Alexanders at the age of 2 years.Through her time at the school she developed a passion for Dance.

After auditioning she gained places at Masters Performing Arts with a Full Dance Scholarship, Performers College and a place at London Studio Centre.

Francesca chose London Studio Centre to study a 3 year BA Honours Degree in Musical Theatre. She graduated in Summer 2020 and is now living her dream performing on cruise ships around the world. 

College Success




Hamish joined Alexanders at the age of 8 after he found his love of musical theatre at a local Drama school. In 2022, at 16 years old, he gained a place on the Junior Academy for Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music.




Gained a place in September 2022 at Junior Guildhall of Music and Drama. A specialist Saturday school offering advanced Music and Drama Training for students aged 4-18 years.


Lola, Millie 
& Penelope

Our very talented seniors LOLA HINWOOD-YOUNG, MILLIE DONOVAN & PENELOPE WOOD, all gained a place on the selective Dang Associates dance course in September 2022. 
Formerly a part of The Urdang, the Dang is a collective for pre-vocational and professional dance and musical theatre training. 


Well done to all three of the girls!


Farran, Holly,
Maddie & Megan

FARRAN DEAL, HOLLY DUKE,MADDIE COLLIER & MEGAN JOHNSON were all nominated individually by IDTA Examiners for International Theatre Dance Awards in 2016 for Tap, Ballet and Modern Jazz.

Nominations are based on outstanding examination achievements nationwide.

Performing Achievements

Performing Achievements


Holly Duke

Holly joined Alexanders at the age of 2 years.
Holly's first ever audition was for Billy Elliot and subsequently became a member of the cast.


Billy Elliot - Nov 2012 – Mar 2014
Billy Elliot - Olivier Award Winners - April 2013
Billy Elliot - Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
West End Live - June 2015
Billy Elliot 10th anniversary with Elton - May 2015


Boots turning leaf advert
Quorn summer BBQ


My Mad Fat Diary - Series 1 (Channel 4) - Jan 2013
My Mad Fat Diary - Series 2 (Channel 4) - Feb 2014

Holly made the decision to stop performing to focus on her school work and push on with her dance training.


Grace Duffy & Charlotte Bayman

Charlotte & Grace gained a place on the Laines' Musical Theatre course and studied and performed the following Musicals;42nd Street, My Fair Lady & Fiddler on the Roof.

“Charlotte & I were lucky enough to attend a musical theatre course at Laine Theatre Arts.

The course consists of 5 Sunday’s, one Sunday of every month, and full day sessions with the teachers from the school itself.

We begin with a warm up, usually drama exercises to get to know the people around us and to warm up our bodies. Followed by a vocal warm up and straight into the singing session. This consists of learning two different songs from the same musical and putting together three part harmonies.

We are usually put into different groups according to vocal range, and due to different acting parts that we are given. Once we have the learnt the songs we combine them with dance and acting, and spend the day working on how to develop our performance through song and dance.

The course is aimed to teach us musical theatre further and understand how diverse it can be, as each different musical we participate in each month is completely different.”




2016 was the first time Alexanders has taken a student to take part in the IDTA South East Classical Performance Awards. 32 Ballet students were entered from the South East area for this event.Holly was our first entrant and gained 1st place. Judges for this award were from the Royal Ballet School and ArtsEd.




Connie appeared in the Pantomime - Peter Pan at Thameside Theatre in Grays at the end of 2016 alongside her sister Ella Gibson.




Ella successfully auditioned for the Pantomime Peter Pan in 2016 and appeared alongside her sister Connie.


English National Youth Ballet

A group of 6 girls auditioned and performed with the English National Youth Ballet in 2007, appearing in The Nutcracker.

Performing Achievements

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