Our people

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Urdang Academy

Our people have helped to create our legacy as a top-tier casting Academy.

They are all responsible for turning our diverse talent into well-rounded, high-calibre performers. They are all individually connected to our vision in different ways, each with unique perspectives and approaches to implementing it… Kinda like a family.

Our people are industry professional with a passion for teaching and facilitating greater access for all; experienced performers with a deeper understanding of training and careers in the performing arts; knowledgeable partners that provide support and guidance that ensure Urdang continues to meet great success; highly-trained academic professionals with a talent for marrying the applied with the academic; fearless leaders who seek every opportunity to break barriers so that our students can grow.

We can’t do them all justice in a single introduction, so follow through to the profiles of our Directors, Staff and Patrons to find out how they make a difference at Urdang.

"The warm and friendly staff and family atmosphere along with training that is tailored to me as an individual make urdang a fantastic place to study"

Ethan-James Luke

Graduate 2017, Diploma Track C

We understand the value and balance of experience and teaching skills, with many tutors still pursuing performance careers as dancers, actors, singers, directors and choreographers in the industry. Students continue to have significant and positive exposure to industry leaders. A large number of guest professionals, West End casting directors and choreographers are invited to the Academy to work with and talk to the students as part of the musical theatre programme, for performance assessments and mock auditions. Select a faculty member to view their bio.

"Urdang is special because it is full out: it is intense and it requires drive. It shapes you into a whole new diamond… and London is a ride"

Key Dates

Summer Courses

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

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

Connect UK Summer School
Monday 13th August 2018 - Friday 17th August 2018

Term Dates


Term starts: Monday 10th September 2018

Half term: week commencing Monday 22nd October 2018

End of Term: Wednesday 19th December 2018


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.

Confused about the application process?…

Find out how it works