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Anna Fiorentini launches Stage in the City

PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 March 2015

Performers at the launch of Anna Fiorentini's Stage and the City initiative. Photo Peter Gettins

Performers at the launch of Anna Fiorentini's Stage and the City initiative. Photo Peter Gettins

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Award-winning children’s drama pioneer Anna Fiorentini invited stressed City workers to unleash their inner performer at the launch of a new venture to support inner city youngsters.

Anna Fiorentini at the launch of her Stage and the City initiative. Photo Peter GettinsAnna Fiorentini at the launch of her Stage and the City initiative. Photo Peter Gettins

The Hackney-born actress, whose award-winning charity stage school helped polish the talents of rising star Jermain Jackman, winner of “The Voice”, has set up Stage in the City to raise money for talented youngsters from poor homes to receive training to boost their confidence and possibly open the doors to a stage career.

The initiative sees short 8-11 week drama, dance and music courses including ‘Acting for Beginners’, “Flashmob Dance” sessions of popular dance styles and Contemporary Choir, at centres around the City, taught by sought-after industry professionals like Jake Murray and Mark Short.

Anna said: “Most of us wanted to be a singer, actor or dancer when we were kids, but most of us ended up doing workaday jobs - and this is a chance for anyone to fulfil their childhood fantasies and explore a totally new area of performance and creativity.”

For more information see www.annafiorentini.com/adults.


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