OUR ALUMNI

Delilah Bennet-Cardy

“Phoenix has been extremely helpful in building my confidence and my technique. Having fun whilst you learn is what Phoenix is all about!”

Bishop’s Stortford student Delilah Bennet-Cardy is currently playing Summer in School of Rock in London’s west end. She has appeared in Macbeth for the RSC, A Little Princess at the Royal Festival Hall and The Nutcracker for Birmingham Royal Ballet. She has also appeared in both Snow White and Cinderella for Phoenix.

Harrison Houghton

“Phoenix has helped my confidence and taught me so much that I’m now in an agency and have appeared in tv shows, adverts and now a London show!”

Harlow student Harrison has just finished playing Peter in the critically acclaimed play The Hunt at the Almeida Theatre in London. He has also appeared in the TV show Someone You Thought You Knew as well as well as Bugsy Malone, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast for Phoenix.

Theo Ancient

“Phoenix provided me with all the opportunities I needed. I wouldn’t have my career today without the highly professional standard of the classes.”

Former Phoenix student Theo went on to gain a place at the world-renowned RADA. He recently starred as Callum in the UK Tour of The Shy Manifesto by Michael Ross. Other credits include Kay Harker in Box Of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall & Albus Potter in the smash hit West End show Harry Potter & the Cursed Child.

Michael Fentiman

“Working with Phoenix was a great grounding for my future career and I’m indebted to the organisation for giving me my first professional directing job”

Michael first worked with Phoenix founder Phil Dale when a student at Harlow College. After training professionally, he has directed work for the RSC (Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus), was associate director on the west end production of Made in Dagenham and most recently directed the national tour of Amelie.

Grace Johnstone

“I realise now how much I owe to Phoenix and all the tutors – it was the happy place where I realised my love for theatre.”

Former Phoenix student Grace appeared in our productions of West Side Story and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Whilst still a student she gained a place at the prestigious National Youth Theatre before going on to study drama at the University of Manchester where she is currently President of the Drama Society.

Dave Hearn

“Phoenix gave me the experience and confidence to pursue my dream of working professionally within the theatre world.”

Former Phoenix student Dave went on to train in drama at both LAMDA and the Rose Buford College. He is a founder member of Mischief Theatre Company, creators of the Olivier Award Winning The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, The Comedy about a Bank Robbery and Groan Ups.

Georgia Tyler-Collins

“Phoenix continues to give me opportunities to work professionally, teach at the school and be creative in the work I do!”

Georgia was in primary school when she started at Phoenix and appeared in numerous pantos, going on to take leading roles, including playing Cinderella in 2016. She is currently touring the UK as one of the lead performers in the phoenix production of Pop Divas Live! as well as working as a tutor.

Drew Gregg

“I owe so much to my time at Phoenix. Finding fun in everything I do, no matter how large or small the role, was a massive part of my learning.”

Former student Drew made the most of his time, attending weekly classes, being a Phoenix clown at numerous events and appearing in various productions including A Midsummer Nights Dream, Bouncers, The History Boys, Cinderella and Snow White. He is currently studying the BA Acting course at the prestigious Drama Centre London.

Sam Lockwood

“Phoenix gave me the industry skills then actively allowed me to practice them. I am grateful to have been able to explore my passion”

Sam was a student at Phoenix since his primary school days and went on to play Bernardo in the 2014 Phoenix production of West Side Story. Shortly afterwards, Sam gained a place at the prestigious Arts Ed academy in London to study Musical Theatre and has since graduated and is embarking upon a professional career.

Boo Miller

“I like to think that Phoenix has made me a versatile, ambitious and fearless performer. Now, my hobby is my job!”

Boo attended Phoenix from the age of 5 and went on to appear in many of our productions, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Snow White. She has appeared in TV commercials and music videos and is currently touring the UK as a lead performer in the Phoenix production of Pop Divas Live!

David Ballard

“Phoenix helped instil in me a professional and respectful work ethic, while nurturing my individuality and confidence as an artist.”

Former student David appeared in the west end production of Oliver! Whilst a student at the school. He has since gone on to gain a first class honours degree in Drama from Exeter University and is currently studying for an MA in Musical Theatre performance at the renowned Mount View Academy in London.