Former Smithills School pupil studies at Liverpool Theatre School

Imogen Anderson, 16, a gifted student is one step closer to achieving her dream of becoming a musical theatre star after receiving a place at Liverpool Theatre School, which has helped shape the careers of thousands of professional performers.

The former Smithills School student, who also attended Taylor’s Theatre Academy, secured a coveted place on an elite professional musical theatre training programme at Liverpool Theatre School following her performance during the auditions.

The young performer has her sights set on a career in the West End and is aiming to join the long list of successful Liverpool Theatre School graduates who can be seen in hit shows such as SIX, Blood Brothers, Wicked, The Book of Mormon and the West End adaptation of Frozen.

Imogen, who has been dancing since she was two years old, said: “I was so happy when I found out I’d been accepted onto the Level 6 musical theatre course at Liverpool Theatre School.

“The first person I told was my mum, who has always been so supportive, she was over the moon to hear the news.

“I’d love to perform on the West End or Broadway, so having the opportunity to train professionally is like a dream come true.

“I feel very lucky and excited about my new adventure.”

Speaking on Imogen’s audition for Liverpool Theatre School, Principal, Maxine Ellis, said: “We were blown away by Imogen’s performance during the auditions.

“She clearly has a real passion for musical theatre and plenty of natural talent.

“As an extremely gifted young performer, Imogen is well deserving of a place on the professional musical theatre training programme at Liverpool Theatre School and we’re looking forward to helping her prepare for an exciting career in the industry.”

The Ofsted ‘outstanding’ Liverpool Theatre School accepts only the most talented students on its elite training programmes.

Providing Trinity and BTEC qualifications in dance, musical theatre and acting, all courses at Liverpool Theatre School are designed to prepare young people for careers in the performing arts industry.

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