Tresham College student Jordan Skeels has won a coveted place with the National Youth Theatre (NYT), a world leader in youth arts.

Jordan,18, from Kettering beat thousands of other young actors, at two-day auditions held around the country, to be selected to join the NYT this summer in London.

Many famous faces began their careers at the NYT including Oscar winner Helen Mirren and their courses are highly regarded in the industry.

“I was shocked when I found out I’d won a place.  The audition was over two days, taking part in various workshops and it was difficult to tell if you were doing well, so I just threw myself into it!  This will be a fantastic opportunity for me to develop my performance skills and work with professionals from the West End,” said Jordan. 

Jordan chose to study Performing Arts at Tresham College with a Level 3 Acting course so he could focus full-time on his passion for theatre.

The theatre and television facilities at Tresham College combined with the industry insight of the staff have all been credited by Jordan and other past students who have gone on to University and won places at acclaimed Drama Schools since studying there. 

Tresham College Performing Arts Course Leader Emma Boulton Roe praised Jordan’s success:

“This is a fantastic achievement, thousands apply for the few places available at NYT.  Jordan is a great actor and a hard working student, he thoroughly deserves his place.”

Tresham College offers a wide range of courses in Music and Performing Arts, based at its Kettering Campus. Students work with a 165-seater theatre, dance studio, plus a music and TV Suite with state-of-the-art equipment. 

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