Nationally Recognised Team of Performance Experts Head up Arts1 at The Box Studios in Milton Keynes

A premier UK performing arts school is leading the way in student education with its highly skilled team of theatrical gurus. Blending educational qualifications with first-hand industry experience, staff at Arts1 School of Performance teachers are dedicated to helping each and every student reach their potential and achieve unsurpassed performance training excellence. Offering classes in dance, acting, musical theatre, singing, playwriting and more, the school’s new studios at The Box in Linford Wood, Milton Keynes is an all-encompassing hub for children and adults wanting to learn from the very best performing arts professionals in a creative environment.

Rebecca Carrington, Principal and co-founder of Arts1 School of Performance at The Box Studios, said “We founded The Box Studios as a home for Arts1 School of Performance to house a creative educational environment that would really help our students fulfil their performance potential. We believe that a solid educational basis is the foundation to success in the arts and we support our students by nurturing their passion as well as developing their skills.  Thanks to our dedicated expert teaching team of industry professionals, students can learn their craft in a way that is supportive as well as up to date and relevant.  Many of our graduates and even some current students are now performing nationally and internationally in theatre, TV and film, or using the valuable skills they have learned to support their chosen career away from the arts.”

The school is led by Principal Rebecca Carrington, who alongside professional performance credits boasts a handful of nationally recognised qualifications including a Masters degree in Musical Theatre, a First Class BA Honours degree in Modern Drama Studies and English and P.G.C.E. in Post-16 education. Backing up the qualifications are years of professional hands-on experience in the classroom and in running the school, focusing on the development of the individual and leading the staff team.  Rebecca brings a unique approach to the developmental and educational needs of each child, focussing on what makes each student different, she combines her knowledge and industry experience to ensure that each student receives a personalised learning experience designed to help them harness their talents and fulfil their goals.

Supporting Rebecca is Creative Director and co-founder, James Grimsey. Bringing 15 years of experience to the table, James boasts an impressive professional portfolio. Having worked as a vocal coach on ITV’s X-Factor and one of Britain’s few qualified Certified Master Teachers in Estill Voice Training, his clients have included X-Factor finalist and now number 1 chart artist Ella Henderson and Sam Barks of the latest Les Miserables musical blockbuster. Performing credits include vocals on the Mamma Mia film soundtrack as well as theatrical and commercial credits.  Alongside work with Arts1 at The Box Studios in Linford Wood, Mr Grimsey also holds the prestigious post of Head of Singing at one of the UK’s leading drama schools, Birmingham School of Acting.   Thanks to his extensive first-hand experience in coaching young and developing voices in the professional arena, James is able to bring an unparalleled level of expertise and a constant source of inspiration to the students at Arts1 School of Performance.

Students at Arts1 also enjoy tutoring from a team of specialist tutors who have worked with the industry elite, with their music team including Dom Rampello of RGS studios and manager to Britain’s Got Talent finalist Bailey McConnell.  The dance team includes Sam Jenkins, one of the original members of nationally renowned Nemesis Crew and Steph Howe who has danced with superstars such as The Sugababes and Mel B.  Contemporary and choreography teacher Chris Bradley runs youth dance company Initiate and has appeared in the music video for Lily Allen’s The Fear and Acting coach Shelly Atton runs Arts Council funded theatre company “Moon on a Stick”.

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About The Box Studios: Based in Milton Keynes, The Box Studios is home to Arts1 School of Performance a leading British performing arts school offering classes in everything from singing and acting to musical theatre and play reading. Drawing on the knowledge, expertise and industry experience of its expert team of teachers, The Box Studios offers its students an unparalleled educational experience.