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Welcome to Stella Mann College of Performing Arts

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.

ABOUT US

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.

PERFORMANCE

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

CONTACT

If you're interested in attending an audition or would just like to get in touch, you can use our contact form to message us.

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OUR STUDENTS’ RECENT WORK

We’re very proud of what our students are able to achieve.

Here’s a sample of some of their most recent work.

WHAT WE DO

Performance is a diverse field.

We offer training in a range of subjects, see below and for further information visit ‘Our Courses’

JAZZ

COMMERCIAL JAZZ

CLASSICAL BALLET

MUSICAL THEATRE

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

TAP

SINGING

ACTING

CONTACT/PARTNER WORK

PURPOSE BUILT STUDIO COMPLEX
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Developing the future of Dance and Performance

  • Numerous performance opportunities
  • Dedicated to small class sizes
  • Diverse qualifications on offer
  • Varied and current teaching professionals with West End and commercial backgrounds
  • Purpose-built studio block
  • Excellent sound systems and live accompaniment
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Connected Location

  • Low cost of living for students in Bedford
  • Excellent transport links to London, Milton Keynes, Brighton, Gatwick and Luton airports
  • 35 minute train journey to London
  • Close-knit college community
  • Student based University town set on a beautiful river front.
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THEY SAY