Swarovski Foundation Audition Day at Wac Arts

PanelOn Thursday 29th October 2015, nine students auditioned for two Swarovski Foundation Scholarship Award. The award panel who were a selection of industry professionals were looking for three quality pieces in Dance, Theatre and Song performed by the potential award winners.

The Panel Members

Danny Sapani
Actor – Royal National Theatre, Films include: Trance, Penny Dreadful, The Oxford Murders.

Kevin Leo
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Artist Development for: BBC, Sony, BMG, EMI, Virgin, Warner, Ministry Of Sound, Atlantic, Island.

David Blake
Dancer / Choreographer – Ruby, Jesus 2000, Lion King.

Jonny Amobi
Singer/ Dancer/Actor – Miss Saigon, Joseph and his Technicolor Dream coat, Five Guys Named Mo.

The panel were looking for specific qualities in each performance which included: clarity, power & pitch of voice, interpretation of lyric and music, confident delivery across all 3 disciplines


The Award Winners

Adebimpe Adeyemo & Elzbieta Kalicka

Congratulations to both Swarovski Foundation award winners!

What the panel said

‘I had such a great time. The students were fantastic. I’m very excited for them & look forward to seeing them develop. I’m so happy for Bimpe & Ella. I believe they will make full use of the opportunity. It was also a very unique & pleasurable experience to be on the panel with such esteemed talented men of colour (only at the incredible Wac Arts)’

‘Thanks for inviting me. It was my pleasure. I enjoyed every minute of it! All the candidates have great potential and I wish them the very best!’

‘What a pleasure it was, please do not hesitate to contact me again if need be. I wish them the very best.’

‘I look forward to seeing them grow, I’m sure this will give them the opportunity to flourish!’

We thank Swarovski Foundation for funding these talented young performers and setting them on the path of having a career in the arts.