Drama Success Stories

At Trinity College London, we believe a talented performer’s background should never be a barrier to their success.

Find out about how Trinity’s Professional Performing Arts Diplomas helped these professional performers build their careers in one of the most competitive industries in the world...

Meet our performers

Denise Gough: double Olivier Award winning actress

From troubled teenager to renowned star of the stage: Gough’s life changed when an improvisation teacher recognised her talent and she won a scholarship at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ARLA).

Nikki Bentley: reaching stardom in West End musical

From Elphaba in Wicked to performing in the companies of Shrek the Musical, and Ghost the Musical: Bentley’s career has had some sparkling highlights so far – but not before she overcame some hurdles to get there.

Louis Gaunt: musical theatre star of stage and screen

Having won The Stage Debut Award for Best Actor in a Musical in 2018 for his performance as Will Parker in Oklahoma! and more recently, playing Lord Lumley in season two of Bridgerton, Gaunt’s career has already seen incredible highs.

Adele Heather Taylor: from dancer to television actor and writer

At just 16, Taylor received a talent scholarship to study at Leicester College of Performing Arts (LCPA). With television roles in Blacklist, Hail Caesar! and Hawaii Five-O, she’s now carving a career as a screenwriter.

Matt Henry: an Olivier Award winning triple threat

Growing up in a single-parent family, Henry speaks about how his mum was his inspiration, constantly encouraging him to follow his dreams – which led him to Urdang Academy.

Harrison Dowzell: Billy Elliot dancer from the age of 11

Fresh from playing the role of Billy Elliot at the Palace Theatre in the renowned West End musical, Dowzell completed his school education before continuing his training on a scholarship at Performers College.

Chloe McNiven: from council estate to the global stage

Chloe's glittering career as a professional dancer has seen her perform all over the world in stage shows, on tv and in movies – but life has been far from easy.

Danielle Steers: A journey in performing arts

Yorkshire's rising star, Danielle Steers, shares her scholarship-driven tale of theatrical triumph, encompassing roles in ‘Legally Blonde’ and ‘The Bodyguard’.

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