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.
Since my time at Stella Mann I feel I have gained so much more experience in a much wider range of dance that I haven’t done before. I can’t wait to see what challenges I have to face in these years to come.
I had a lot of nerves when I first started at Stella Mann this September, and true, the first half of the first term has been challenging, but at the same time, thoroughly enjoyable. It has been very intense but everyone is so friendly and the whole college has such a positive atmosphere. I am definitely looking forward to my future at Stella Mann!" #bringiton #stellamann #mannup
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.
The teachers really are so supportive of all our work at college and it really boosts your energy. My favourite part of college is how all 3 years support each other, there is no divide, and it really is like a big family.
I joined the team at Stella Mann in 2001 and have watched the college expand and update with the ever changing industry. The facilities available at the college are outstanding, faculty second to none. Why go anywhere else. #MannUp
The college has helped me grow as a person and a performer, through the great teacher student interaction and strong learning environment I feel that I'm getting the most out of my training.
Stella has helped me grow as a person as well as a performer and has made me feel confident about going into the industry, and ready for any style of audition!