ARE YOU READY TO SHINE?OUR OPEN DAYS FOR ENTRY 2024-25 ARE 10TH NOVEMBER AND 24TH NOVEMBER 2023! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT PLACES ARE LIMITED.
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Millennium Performing Arts is offering in collaboration with the University of Worcester and a truly unique BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre, a course supported by direct links with Musical Theatre and its foremost protagonists. Click here to find out more.
Do you want a career in performance?
Coming to Millennium is an exciting opportunity to learn about performance a stone’s throw from the West End. Here we do things differently – you’ll find out what it’s like as if inside a professional company. As soon as you step through our doors, you’re no longer a student. You’re taught by professionals who are active performers, choreographers and directors. You start building your professional reputation from day 1.
What we got up to during the pandemic…
Isolation In Isolation
Following such an extremely difficult year for our industry, we’re so pleased and grateful that a return to some normality seems possible. Thank you to our students and staff who have worked tirelessly to carry on regardless. We are so very proud of you all!
Our small class sizes and spacious facilities mean we have been able to continue to teach our full student cohort while maintaining social distancing rules, when allowed. This means our students have not missed out on any of their physical training and we realise what a special gift that has been to college.
Millennium Performing Arts is a small college in the heart of London. Small means you get far more direct contact with your tutors and more opportunity to learn with your peers; we take care of each other, just like a family.
At Millennium, you get the very best technical training. But you learn more than technique. You develop the confidence to step into any audition and shine.
Our Artistic Director
Zak trained at Millennium Performing Arts, London Studio Centre and The BRIT School. He is Artistic Director at Millennium Performing Arts and also for TheJazzCore Company, a spicy professional collective of dance artists devoted to the lineage and evolutions of Jazz Dance in all its forms. Zak further heads MPA College’s dance department and is Course Leader for their degree course, as validated by University of Worcester. He was also a panellist for the Artist Of Choice Awards 2016.
As a performer he has starred in West End and International productions of Wizard of Oz; Strictly Ballroom; High Society; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; Viva Forever!; Sweet Charity; Carousel; Aladdin; Mary Poppins; Chicago; We Will Rock You; West Side Story; Legally Blonde; She Loves Me; Cats; Saturday Night Fever; We Will Rock You; Absolutely Fabulous and Maybe by Emma Bunton.
Zak had the Original Concept and is Co-Creator / Additional Choreographer for UPROOTED: The Journey of Jazz Dance.
As a Choreographer he further created: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT and DORIAN GRAY (Incognito Theatre – Off Broadway, London and Edinburgh); STORY OF OUR YOUTH (National Youth Theatre); HERE, LONDON ROAD and STANDING BY all for the Stanwix Theatre; POSH (Warwick Arts Centre).
Zak recently was Associate Choreographer for the Royal Danish Ballet School and now has this role at Oure Performing Arts in Denmark.
He received an Offie Awards finalist nomination for Best Choreographer for GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES at the Union Theatre, which actually won Best Musical 2020. He has also choreographed for TV’s MIDSOMER MURDERS and AGATHA RAISIN.
This year’s credits are a devised immersive Musical Theatre experience called BEHIND THE CURTAIN, performed by MPA’s ToTheCore and TheJazzCore Company at The Victoria & Albert Museum as part of the V&A Performance Festival 2023 and he is Ron Howell’s Associate Choreographer for REBECCA The Musical at The Charing Cross Theatre, London.
Zak is a sought-after teacher in and around Europe and he prides himself on counting so many of the young talented performers of today having been his students; he loves bringing the best out in people and can’t wait to get going every new academic year with a fresh cohort of students and pushing along the returners for their further training and education.
We are extremely proud of our alumni, who go on to enjoy exceptionally high employment rates in the profession – on average, over 90% are professionally employed each year.
Learn how our students feel about their experience of studying with us and see a list of recent credits here.
Sir Derek Jacobi CBE
Patron of Millennium Performing Arts
“Though I am known primarily for my acting, I have always loved song and dance. Millennium Performing Arts is a launching pad for the young triple threat artist of tomorrow. The college ethos requires commitment and hard work and in return students experience the best in development from a wonderful teaching staff. I am very pleased to be Patron of this excellent college.