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: Samuel Creasey

Samuel graduated from ArtsEd’s BA Acting course in 2020. He recently played the role of Malcom Polstead in the theatre adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel, The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, at the Bridge Theatre.

Samuel won the Critics’ Circle 2022 Award, for Most Promising Newcomer, for his performance in the Bridge’s production.

Isabella Pappas

Sixth Form / 2020

Olivier Award nominee. The Villains of Valley View (Disney+), Finding Alice (ITV), Appropriate (Donmar Warehouse), Stranger Things: The First Shadow (Phoenix Theatre, West End), Future Voices (Southwark Playhouse), Instructions For a Teenage Armageddon (Film), The Reckoning (BBC)

Amara Okereke

Musical Theatre / 2018

My Fair Lady (West End), Spring Awakening (Almeida Theatre), Red Rose (BBC / Netflix), In the Lost Lands (Feature Film), The Morning After (Amazon, TV)


Sixth Form

Yungblud is a hugely successful recording artist and has most recently released his album 'Weird!' which topped the UK Album charts at Number 1.

Olly Dobson

Musical Theatre / 2014

Back To The Future (Adelphi Theatre, West End), Just For One Day (The Old Vic Theatre)

Georgina Onuorah

Musical Theatre / 2020

Oklahoma! (Wyndham's Theatre), Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre), Dick Whittington (National Theatre), Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre, West End), Kiss Me, Kate (Barbican Theatre) Wicked (Universal Pictures)

Lashana Lynch

Acting / 2010

BAFTA 2022 winner. Ear4Eye (BBC Films), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Marvel Studios, Feature Film), Matilda (Netflix, Feature Film), The Woman King (Feature Film), The Marvels (Marvel Studios, Feature Film), Bob Marley: One Love (Paramount, Feature Film), The Day of the Jackal (TV)

Poppy Shepherd

Acting / 2020

Our Generation (National Theatre), The Flash (WB), The Larkins (ITV), AIDS: The Unheard Tapes (BBC), The Unfriend (Wyndham's Theatre, West End)

Carly Mercedes Dyer

Musical Theatre

WhatsOnStage Award Winner. Olivier Award Nominee. Anything Goes (Barbican), A Chorus Line (UK Tour), The Color Purple (Curve Theatre)

Leo Woodall

Acting / 2019

One Day (Netflix), The White Lotus (HBO Max), Citadel (Amazon Studios), Cherry (Apple TV+), Nomad (TXl Films)

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