The Stage/Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama Scholarship winners 2016
Megan Thompson-O’Connor, 17, from Rutland in Leicestershire, and Joseph Malana, 18, from Manchester, have won two of The Stage Scholarships at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, and will be attending the school’s three-year professional musical theatre diploma course.
Megan said: “Thank you so much. I am honoured to be selected from so many talented performers that attended The Stage Scholarship day. It is such a privilege to be able to take part in the three-year musical theatre course at MADD, and I am so excited to begin in September.”
Joseph said: “I am truly grateful for the opportunity that MADD College and The Stage have given me. I have wanted to perform ever since I was very young and I am now one step closer to my goal. Thank you so very much.”
For the first time this year, MADD has also offered a full scholarship for the college’s foundation musical theatre course. The lucky winner is Olivia Haslam, 16, from Worksop in Nottinghamshire.
Olivia said: “I can’t express how honoured and astonished I am that from all the talented young people who have applied for the scholarship, I have been granted this amazing opportunity. I am so very thankful.
“I can’t wait to start training in September and see how much I improve over the year and what achievements I can accomplish by studying at MADD.”
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