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: Tarinn Callender

Tarinn Callender graduated from our Musical Theatre course in 2017, and went straight on to originate the role of Hercules Mulligan/James Madison in the Broadway transfer of Hamilton the Victoria Palace theatre in the West End.

Tarinn most recently played the role of Dick in ‘Dick Whittington & His Cat’ at the Hackney Empire, for which he was nominated for ‘Best Newcomer’ in the Great British Panto Awards.

Finally, Tarinn has just opened in the West End cast of Come From Away.

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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