Big congratulations to MGA graduate Léo Gabriel (Musical Theatre, class of 2020) who has just concluded his run of WEST SIDE STORY with Opéra national du Rhin as Baby John.

Check out these stunning production and rehearsal shots of him in action.

Well done, Léo!

Well done to graduate Rachel White (Musical Theatre, 2016) on the awesome achievement of being BB Radio Scotland’s Single Of The Week with her brand new release “You Don’t Want Me Anymore”!

You can stream all of Rachel’s music, including her new single, on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, and be sure to follow her @thisisrachelwhite_ for more updates and music!

You can also hear Rachel’s recent interview with Janice Forsyth on BBC Sounds about her music, career and taking part in ITV2’s new reality TV show, The Cabins.

Huge congratulations, Rachel!

The brand new movie adaption of “Cinderella” is ready to hit the big screen next week, featuring our 2017 Dance graduate Nakai Warikandwa (@nakaiwarikandwa)!

Working alongside Camilla Cabello, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter, it’s been a long time coming for Nakai, but we can’t wait to finally watch her shine in Amazon Prime’s newest hit. Smashed it!

Upon graduating from the MGA Academy of Performing Arts in 2017 with an HND in Professional Dance Performance, Nakai joined the cast of Mother Goose at The Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline. In 2018, Nakai successfully gained two contracts with Celebrity Cruises, performing on their Summit and Equinox ships, respectively.

2019 saw Nakai performing in “We Can Dance Festival” in Belgium, “Still Game: Live” at the SSE Hydro, and the UK Tour of Dinah Jane. Additionally, she appeared on The Graham Norton Show, performing with Kesha, as well as in rapper James Indigo’s music video.

Despite the current climate, Nakai has continued to gain huge success throughout this last year, kicking off the year performing with Stormzy at The BRIT Awards. She has since gone on to appear in several music videos with Lake Turner, Mr Eazi Balvin, Amr Diab, Fabio Dandrea and MK.

Huge congratulations to our Musical Theatre class of 2018 graduate Caitlin Tipping!

Caitlin is currently touring the UK as Jane Seymour, part of the new UK Tour cast of SIX The Musical.

The whole MGA team couldn’t be more proud!

A massive congratulations from the whole MGA team to 2019 BA (Hons) Acting graduate Thomas Mugglestone who appeared as Henry Jones in the latest season of OUTLANDER for Amazon Prime Video.

Well done, Thomas!

Meet all our graduates from Acting, Musical Theatre and Dance courses on our Graduates pages.

For information on our BA (Hons) Acting course, visit our Acting degree page and join us next year!

Best of luck to class of 2019 Musical Theatre graduates Cara Mia and Laurie Hill as they go live on the Marella Explorer ship this week for The Entertainment Department.

Bon voyage!

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Be sure to catch 2015 Musical Theatre graduate Thomas Doherty alongside Helen Mirren, Rory Kinnear and Gina McKee in the HBO/Sky miniseries ‘Catherine the Great’ this month!

‘Catherine the Great’ is out now on Sky Atlantic and premiering later in October in the US on HBO and there’s more on Thomas’ role in this article at Bustle.

And it’s a busy week for Thomas as his new movie High Strung Free Dance is also released, with its premiere in Los Angeles last Thursday night!

Head over to Instagram for more news and takeovers by MGA graduates who are building their careers in the Performing Arts industry!

Congratulations to class of 2016 Musical Theatre graduate Kieran Cooper, who is joining the team at Norwegian Creative Studios for their premiere production of Choir Of Man!

Go well, Kieran.

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Some fabulous news from our class of 2018: MGA Musical Theatre graduate Caitlin Tipping is going Divorced, Beheaded, Live on Norwegian Cruise Line!

This brand new production of Six The Musical, fresh from London’s West End, will be setting sail around the world, with Caitlin taking on the role of Jane Seymour.

Congrats, Queen!

Head over to Instagram for more news and takeovers by MGA graduates who are building their careers in the Performing Arts industry!

A massive congratulations to KATIE HINDMARSH who will will be graduating next week as one of MGA’s first generation BA (Hons) Degree students in Musical Theatre – before heading off to Florida start her first professional contract!

Katie will play the role of Marty in Grease the musical for Royal Caribbean.

Well done, Katie!

Published 9/2/24   9:15AM

Contemporary Elite Intensive - The MGA Academy x WHITE AND GIVAN

In celebration of the launch of our BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance Course in September 2024, our Artists in Residence and Programme Leaders ‘WHITE AND GIVAN’ are hosting a Contemporary Elite Intensive on Saturday 2nd March 2024 for the UK’s most promising young talent in Contemporary Dance (age 16+). Attendance is… » Read more

Published 13/1/24   9:10AM

MGA Academy to Host Open Day

The MGA Academy of Performing Arts to welcome prospective students on campus for open day event this February. Following on from the success of our open day in November, We will be opening our doors on Thursday 29th February once again. These events are a fantastic opportunity to engage with… » Read more

Published 11/12/23   9:57AM

Christmas Wish aims to raise vital funds for charity

ONE of Scotland’s leading performing arts schools has announced it will be hosting its annual magical Christmas show to raise vital funds for a prominent mental health charity. Taking place for one night only on December 13th at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, MGA Academy has promised that the extravaganza will have… » Read more

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