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Career Paths

Example career paths

What can my child do after?

Previous students have gone onto the following careers:

  • West End Performer
  • Touring Performer
  • Backing Dancer
  • TV/Film Actor
  • Stage Actor
  • Director
  • Choreographer
  • Musical Director
  • Dance Teacher
  • Singing Teacher
  • Drama Teacher
  • College Lecturer
  • Counsellor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Massage Therapist
  • Primary School Teacher


  • Events Management
  • Make-up Artist
  • Stage Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Agent
  • Casting Director
  • Costume Designer
  • Set Designer


Successful Graduates

Success stories

“Jackie Palmer Academy is a truly incredible place to find yourself, nurture your abilities and push yourself to places you’ve never been before – consequently improving yourself as both a person and a performer. The remarkable teachers really go above and beyond to help you achieve the best things.”

Jordan Bennett

2017 Graduate, now working as a Freelance Actress

“In class, we were taught theatre etiquette and how to cope with being in a professional environment, which has definitely benefited me towards my approach in my further training. However, my fondest memories at Jackie Palmer are full of fun and unforgettable moments.”

Courtnie Fenn

2016 Graduate, Masters Performing Arts College Graduate, now working as a Freelance Performer

“My time at Jackie Palmer was an unforgettable experience. The tutors are dedicated to seeing students do their best in all disciplines: Drama, Singing, and Dance. Choosing to accept their individual guidance was the best choice.”

Jon Bowen Rees

2015 Graduate, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Graduate

“I had always looked at making a career in dance, so this was the perfect opportunity to put me on the right path, working towards my goals. I absolutely loved my two years at Jackie Palmer, being taught by an amazing calibre of talented teachers and being pushed to my limits and beyond on a daily basis.”

Georgia Ellis

2015 Graduate, now a qualified ISTD Dance Teacher and Personal Trainer

“The way Jackie Palmer prepared me was by giving me my confidence back. Without that I would never be where I am now.”

Shannon Pepper

2016 Graduate, Bath Spa University Graduate

Absolutely loved my time there, and gained invaluable performance experience whilst training at the school!”

Josh Lewis

2017 Graduate, now working as a Freelance Actor

Jackie Palmer Academy

Graduates have gone on to attend:

Bird College

Performers College

Masters Performing Arts College

Central School of Speech and Drama

Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Bodywork Company Cambridge

Millennium Performing Arts

The Bridge Theatre Training Company


Rare Studio Liverpool


Bath Spa University

Oxford School of Drama

Urdang Academy

London Studio Centre

De Montfort University

Pinewood Studios Internship

University of Chichester

The Academy of Contemporary Music

Arts Educational School

Read College


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