... Joining the cast on stage for the musical numbers are some of the kids from Pearl Shaw School of Performing Arts, now these lot are very talented and they certainly bought something even more special to the evening's performance. ...
... A big shout out to Pearl Shaw School of Performing Arts, a performing arts school I remember well from my own young drama days performing in and around Colwyn Bay. I was entertained and delighted by the young performers - The Red Team were up for the opening night with the Blue Team that presumably performs on alternative days/nights. Not a step wrong and a natural feel to their dancing, well done girls! ...
I wouldn’t be who I am today without Pearl Shaw
I trained at Pearl Shaw from age three to sixteen, before leaving with a full scholarship to Laine Theatre Arts in London. After this, I went on to perform in West End shows such as Mamma Mia and Hairspray.
Caroline was so much more than a teacher, she was like a second mum!
My time at Pearl Shaw gave me invaluable opportunities and allowed me to share my love of performance by helping younger students too. I think it was there I got my bug for teaching! I’m now instructing on a BA course at Performance Preparation Academy in London.
Prepared me for my Performing Arts career
Pearl Shaw School of Performing Arts has grown since I was a pupil - and even then there was a good 200 of us! I started at the the age of 3 (1993).
I currently work on a Japanese cruise ship for CBG. It's safe to say the school got me to where I am today, and it's so good to see so many pupils stepping in the same direction and entering into a career in Performing Arts.
A significant milestone in my journey to my current profession
I trained at Pearl Shaw from 1976 to 1991 and was privileged to be taught by both Pearl and Caroline. Caroline has continued to be a lifelong friend and I cannot praise her and the teachers highly enough.
Pearl Shaw is a family, and there is no place like it for high-quality teaching and a nurturing and supportive environment.
Helped me to become who I am today
Caroline and the team have taken me from a 3-year-old ballet dancer to a passionate 18-year-old who is now thriving in the next steps of life.
Pearl Shaw not only teaches you to perform, but it gives you a sense of being part of an extended family.
I now teach musical theatre plus choreograph and direct shows in North London.