Youth Music Theatre Place for Jessica
Friday, 26 April 2013
Year 12 pupil Jessica Ryan has been selected for the UK’s leading national music theatre company for young people, the Youth Music Theatre.
Out of 4000 original applicants, 2000 young people were auditioned and Jess was one of around 300 chosen for a place on one of their projects around the UK. She will have a part in ‘The Dark Tower’ project taking place from 12th - 26th August, an original production in celebration of the 2013 Britten centenary.
In the audition Jess had to learn and perform two dance routines, learn and sing a song and also do some improvised acting. She is one of 40 young people who will work on the project which involves staying in London for two weeks with gruelling 9am – 9pm rehearsals every day before the live shows on 24 - 26 August.
Founded in 2003, YMT quickly established itself as a leading national youth arts organisation, with a presence across the UK and a reputation for innovative work, offering high quality training and development for up to a thousand 11-21 year olds each year. Its principal purpose is to offer talented young people a bridge between school or local music theatre and formal training at drama school – many successful auditionees go on into the acting, music or stage technical professions or into the creative industries more generally. Jess’s ambition for the future is to be in musical theatre in the West End.