We are a full-time college providing tuition and training in the performing arts industries. We are housed in a purpose-built facility in the heart of Bedford, where we have continued to develop into a training institution that meets the demands of this most competitive but rewarding market place – the performing arts. We celebrate individuality and versatility in our students and this can be seen from Our Graduates, who go onto successful and diverse careers.
Stella Mann founded the College in Hampstead in 1946. Mary Breen has been the owner since 1985 and sole Principal since 1989. Our website has been designed to give you an insight into the College and the training we offer.
At Stella Mann College we believe that it is vital to get the right balance between technical training and performance opportunities, through which students are able to demonstrate their skills and grow as performers.
All courses at Stella Mann College are designed to create versatile professional performers. We offer a Level 4 and Level 5 BTEC in Performing Arts. We also offer a Level 6 Diploma in both Professional Dance and Professional Musical Theatre. All of these qualifications are underpinned by the Stella Mann College Performer’s Diploma, which will be gained by anyone who completes three years of study at the college.
Being at Stella is like taking a masterclass in that subject, every single lesson and every single day.
Stella Mann is like one big dance family. As soon as you walk in the doors you feel right at home.
Stella Mann College has really helped me grow and develop as a performer and I can not thank all the staff enough for helping me to achieve my childhood dreams of becoming a professional dancer.
Stella Mann changed my life completely. It gave me the chance to study and develop my skills as a dancer and performer but I've also grown as a person. For a street dancer like me, with no training, a college like Stella can really make the difference on every aspect for your future career. I'm so happy and proud about my past three years in college because I've worked next to amazing teachers in a place which I considered as a second home. I had a fantastic experience that I won't ever forget. I now feel ready for the industry.
Stella Mann has provided me the opportunity to expand my training, breaking boundaries and exceeding my limits. With a strong faculty and fantastic performance opportunities, my confidence and development as an individual has increased massively. I can't thank the teachers enough with the support they have given me to prepare for the professional world. I am excited to see what's in store!
When I auditioned for Stella Mann I knew it was the one for me. The welcoming atmosphere made me feel very comfortable. Now, having finished my first year, I feel like I have improved a huge amount thanks to the training and support from all the teachers and I'm looking forward to the next 2 years!
I am very passionate about developing and preparing my students for working in the performing arts industry and it is a massive privilege to teach at this outstanding college. In my classes I challenge the students physically and mentally by exposing them to a wide range of styles to develop well rounded multi facetted commercial dancers. The work we do in class is very demanding and I expect them to rise to it by challenging their limits to bettering themselves to become the best performing artists that they can be.