Southwark College Performing Arts students Janaya Jackson-Williams and Mohamed Kamara have successfully auditioned for Young Creatives 2021. This renowned programme offers young people the unique opportunity to learn from industry professionals and showcase their talent to the public.
Jon Fell, Head of Creative Arts at Southwark College, commented: “We are incredibly proud of Mohamed and Janaya, and all of our other students who auditioned for this fantastic opportunity. We are so excited to see the work they will display at this national event.”
Young Creatives is a national programme managed by One Dance UK which is designed to nurture choreographic talent. The programme only accepts a select few young choreographers across the nation, and it helps them develop their skills through workshops and virtual sessions with industry professionals.
These workshops will allow our students to learn about the creative process with professional choreographers and understand the use of costume and lighting with technical teams from iconic British companies.
Mohamed Kamara, Performing Arts student,said: “I am excited, humbled and grateful for the opportunity to take part in Young Creatives. I’d like to say thank you to my teacher for encouraging me to put myself forward for this opportunity, this has inspired me to challenge myself even more to seek out new experiences.”
Janaya Jackson-Williams, Performing Arts student, added:“I was really happy when I learned I was chosen to be part of Young Creatives. I am excited to gain a better insight into dance, develop as a choreographer and take these skills into my future career.”
With the guidance of professional choreographer, Sarah Dowling, the Young Creatives performance will be filmed, edited, and screened as part of One Dance UK’s popular youth dance festival ‘U.Dance’ in August 2021.
Southwark College prides itself on delivering high quality and engaging Creative Arts courses. Our courses are designed to equip students with the diverse skill set needed to thrive in the creative world.
Find out more at southwark.ac.uk/creativearts.