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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

Mount Street
Liverpool, England

Email[email protected]
Audition Information: click here
Social MediaIG: @lipaliverpool @lipadance Twitter: @LIPALiverpool @lipa_dance
Department ContactRyan Duncan

Campus Setting: Urban
Dept Founded: 1996

Cost of Room & Board/Info on Financial Aid and Scholarships: Contact the Department for more info

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Description of Program: Our course trains you not only to be a technically strong, versatile dancer, but also a dance artist - a performer, who retains what’s unique to you. You work in a supportive community where your creativity is encouraged and developed. During your learning, the discipline and etiquette expected of a professional becomes second nature to you, making you work ready. In your first year, you focus on building a solid technical framework through classes in ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap. You compliment this by studying choreography and commercial street dance and working with industry professionals in specialist masterclasses. You also take acting, singing and voice classes. As you progress, your technical classes increase in difficulty, while you expand your versatility with classes in commercial styles and aerial work. During second year you perform in a major public performance, collaborating with a visiting director and choreographer, as you replicate the full professional production process. Your third year is all about presenting yourself as a professional dancer. Your technique classes ensure you are working at a professional standard. You perform in two large-scale public productions, one a musical and the other a devised dance show. We invite in a wide range of leading dance companies, choreographers and agents so that you can showcase your abilities. Our graduates work as performers and choreographers in dance shows, musicals, West End productions, touring productions and on cruise liners and appear in music videos, TV shows, award ceremonies and Bollywood films.

Alumni Connections and Careers

Our graduates work as performers and choreographers in dance shows, musicals, West End productions, touring productions and on cruise liners and appear in music videos, TV shows, award ceremonies and Bollywood films. Their career achievements have included:

Deavion Brown (2019)
Dancer with Thriller Live, West End, Message in a bottle UK tour. Also played Cy in the film adaptation of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Thomas Carsley (2019)
Winner of the 2019 Street Dance Final on BBC Young Dancer. He also won the Theatre Forever Solo competition at Summer Dance Forever in 2020.

Mathilde Caeyers (2018)
Received Norwegian Arts Council funding to create her contemporary dance show Eksogen with Intakt Dance. Awarded artistic grant by Arctic Arts Festival to premiere New Religion. Commissioned to produce new work for Extreme Chill Festival and Insomnia.

Olivia Jones (2018)
Performed in The Lion King UK tour.

Renae Hughes (2017)
Formerly one of Rita Ora’s core dancers, recently toured with Little Mix and performed with the band on their BBC show The Search.

Aishwarya Raut (2017)
Member of leading dance company Rambert. Credits also include the film Rocketman and Brit Awards. BA (Hons) Dance

Ella Redhead (2017)
Recently danced in Heartbeat of Home, West End, previously Thriller Live (also West End).

Charlie Knight (2016)
Spent a year performing in Bat Out of Hell in Germany.

Kristine Berget (2015)
Member of hip-hop company Boy Blue, she also danced on Florence + the Machine’s Big God video.

Jonny Grundy (2015)
International aerial artist performing with silks, hoops and flying pole.

Fortune Jordan (2015)
Has danced with Rita Ora, Cher Lloyd and Rick Astley. TV credits include the Royal Variety Performance, Peaky Blinders and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

Zahra Jones (2014)
Dance captain on Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, West End.

Stevie Mahoney (2013)
Theatre credits include Thriller Live and Exposure. Performed with Dua Lipa, Mabel and Little Mix at the BRIT Awards and on Take That’s 2019 Greatest Hits tour.

Siobhan Hayes (2009)
Artist with dance development agency, Dance4, former assistant artistic director for Stopgap Dance Company.

Bence Vagi (2003)
Founder and artistic director, Recirquel

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