All our Open Days are now fully booked.
We now recommend making an online application. We audition everyone who applies. Click on APPLY NOW for more details.
On the audition day candidates will spend all day at the Urdang and get the chance to speak to staff and current students. Parents/guardians will also be given an introductory talk by staff at the beginning of the day.
If you have any further enquiries please email: email@example.com
Friday 22nd November 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Friday 17th January 2020 FULLY BOOKED
Monday 20th January 2020 FULLY BOOKED
Growing up outside Walsall, Director and choreographer Drew McOnie showed immense passion and promise in the performing arts from a very early age. Drew is one of the most successful emerging creatives working in the theatre industry today
As a Professional dancer, Drew is most commonly known as a contestant on the first UK season of So You Think You Can Dance.
Drew is now the Artistic Director of The McOnie Company and a proud Associate Artist at The Old Vic Theatre, London and the Nuffield Southampton Theatres. Drew won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for In the Heights in 2016. He was later nominated for the same award in 2017 for the ground-breaking production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Dance credits include: Cats (Mr Mistophelees), Shoes (Original West End Cast), On the Town (Paris), Chicago (International), Shall We Dance? (Original west End Cast), A Chorus line (Mike), Slow Float (CBE-New York). For Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Drew has performed extensively around the UK, Asia and America in Spitfire, Town and Country, The Infernal Gallop, Dorian Grey (Original Cast), Nutcracker!, The Car Man and Edward Scissorhands (Original Cast). Drew was also the original boy in The Snowman (West End cast and video).
Theatre credits include: KING KONG (The Broadway theatre, Broadway) Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre, London’s West End/Toronto/West Yorkshire Playhouse); On the Town (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical Revival 2018 – Regent’s Park); The Wild Party (The Other Palace); Jesus Christ Superstar (Olivier Award Nomination for Best Theatre Choreography 2017 – Regents Park), In the Heights (Olivier Award Winner for Best Theatre Choreography, Winner of the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Choreography-Southwark Playhouse and Kings Cross Theatre), The Lorax (Old Vic), Hairspray (BroadwayWorld Award Winner for Best Choreography-UK Tour), Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith), Oklahoma! (National Tour), Kinky Boots (Malmo Opera), The Sound of Music (Curve Theatre Leicester), Chicago (Curve Theatre Leicester), West Side Story (NYMT), British Style (Collaboration with Matthew Bourne at Buckingham Palace- BBC), Laurel and Hardy (The Watermill), James and the Giant Peach (National Tour), 13 (Directed by Jason Robert Brown- West End), Tommy (European Tour), Spring Awakening (German Premier- Frankfurt), The Full Monty (German Premier,Frankfurt), Kes (Liverpool Playhouse & UK Tour).