Throughout our 100-year history, ArtsEd Alumni have been leaders and innovators across the performing arts world. Today, our graduates continue to build on this legacy, forging exceptional careers that enrich and influence the creative industries in the UK and beyond.

Spotlight: Ella Balinska

Ella attended ArtsEd Sixth Form.  Her most recent film role was as Jane in Charlie’s Angels alongside Kristen Stewart and Patrick Stewart and directed by Elizabeth Banks.

“Show-stopping newcomer Balinska really should be considered on the day when Bond finally is played by a woman.”  Empire Magazine

Ella’s next movie Run Sweetheart Run is due out in the spring.

Thaddea Graham

Acting / 2018

Netflix's A Letter for the King, Sky's Curfew

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Olly Dobson

MT / 2014

Marty, Back to the Future Original Cast

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Samantha Barks

Sixth Form

Elsa (Frozen, Original West End Cast), Performed lead role in Pretty Woman, Broadway, which is transferring to the West End in 2020.

Jac Yarrow

MT / 2019

Joseph, Joseph & His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium)

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Amara Okereke

MT / 2018

The Boyfriend (Menier Chocolate Factory), Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival), Les Miserables (West End)

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Janie Dee

Day School

Follies (National Theatre), Monogamy (Park Theatre)

Dex Lee

MT / 2014

Grease, Five Guys named Moe

Lara Heller

MA / 2010

Stardust (Film), Obscure Life of the Grand King of Corsica (Film)

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