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An in-house talent agency, focused solely on future student success.

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Urdang Academy

We recognise that most of our students have their sights set on careers as professional performers and our in-house Link Talent Agency was created to help these desires become reality.

Having spent three years at Urdang, we know our students strengths, weaknesses and desires inside and out. This helps us match our to-be grads to roles, performances, agents, casting directors and other opportunities that are a genuine fit for our students’ skills.

All interested third year students are represented by our in-house agency, Link Talent.

Link Talent is the bespoke agency linking Urdang’s final year students to the industry. Current students have agency representation with the main objective to help maximise support and advice to students, and to place them into high quality productions.

Link Talent has successfully placed current Urdang students in prime TV dance and talent shows and has organised auditions for acclaimed West End productions, UK Tours, Commercial Dance, Films, TV Programmes, Commercials, Pantomimes, Cruises and productions. Every student is provided with the chance to audition for various exciting projects.

Students can be represented by Link Talent for up to six months after graduation, allowing students the best opportunity in their transition from student to professional.

Link Talent creates unique opportunities for casting directors, agents and other leading professionals, giving them a sneak preview into Urdang’s emerging talent. Providing the industry with a valuable first introduction to the students, Link Talent matches Urdang’s fresh, raw talent with elite contracts.

Head Agent at Link Talent is industry professional Alex Gottschall. After a varied career as a performer, performing arts teacher and agent, Alex has brought her wealth of experience to lead the in-house agency at the Urdang Academy.

Alex Gottschall

Head Agent

Alex Gottschall, Head Agent at Link TalentHead agent Alex Gottschall started her career off as a performer in the industry working on various shows such as Starlight Express and Oklahoma! After moving into representation at one of London’s top Artist management agencies she now brings her wealth of experience to lead the in-house agency at the Urdang Academy.

Reinforcing Urdang’s ideology of ‘Everyone Individual’ Alex not only works as an agent to the students, but also performs as a mentor, ensuring a highly professional approach from the start. Alex, who has had a varied career as a performer, agent and performing arts teacher, provides personalised management tailored for each individual’s strengths and development areas, as well as advice on ways in which students can further enhance their careers.

Through my experiences I will be an understanding and knowledgeable agent, to mentor the incredible talent grown from the Urdang Academy into successful careers.

Contact

Please contact Alex on +44(0) 20 7713 7377 or email urdang@linktalent.co.uk for further information.

Key Dates

Summer Courses

Pre Audition Course
Monday 23rd July - Friday 27th July 2018

Connect Summer School (London)
Monday 30th July 2018 - Friday 3rd August 2018
Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 10th August 2018

Connect UK Summer School
Belfast
Monday 30th July 2018 - Friday 3rd August 2018

Bristol
Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 10th August 2018

Newcastle
Monday 13th August 2018 - Friday 17th August 2018

Performances

Graduate Revue
Thursday 21st June & Friday 22nd June 2018

Summer Show
Friday 29th, Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018

Degree Course Term Dates 2017/2018

Degree First Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Monday 4th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018 (Optional)
Performance Term
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Summer Show Rehearsals | Tech/Dress
Monday 14th May 2018 to Thursday 28th June 2018

Performance Term
Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Degree Second Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Thursday 7th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Tuesday 9th January 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to
Friday 23rd February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018 (Optional)
Performance Term
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Degree Third Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Thursday 7th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Monday 8th January 2018 to Saturday 21st April 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Summer 2018 (Optional)
Performance Term
Tuesday 8th May 2018 to Friday 22nd June 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Diploma Course Term Dates 2017/2018

Diploma First Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Monday 4th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018
Semester Three
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Diploma Second Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018
Semester Three
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Diploma Third Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Thursday 7th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Foundation Course Term Dates 2017/2018

Foundation

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Wednesday 6th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Term One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Term Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Monday 23rd April 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Tuesday 3rd April 2018

AVT Course Term Dates 2017/2018

AVT

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Wednesday 6th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Term One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Term Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Monday 23rd April 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Summer 2018
Term Three
Tuesday 14th May 2018 to Thursday 14th June 2018

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OCR EXAMINATION WINDOW LASTS UNTIL THE END OF JUNE. ALL AVT STUDENTS MUST BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF JUNE)

Applications

Welcome to Urdang Academys online application system. Here you can apply and manage your:

  • Open day
  • Application for full-time course and
  • Auditions

At each stage we will e-mail you to notify you where you are in the application process and what steps you need to take next.

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