Heat 2 of the Centre Stage Door Performing Arts Competition is open for entries.
This online event is organised by StageScreen founder and principal, Heather Gallagher. She said: “Our first heat in 2020 went so well and we were overwhelmed with the talent we saw coming through!”
It’s only £3 per entry. You can enter as many classes as you want in dance, drama and vocal. There are also six different age categories. Everyone who gets 85 marks or more from our professional adjudicators will qualify for our live, online, World Championship Finals at Easter 2021. If you entered heat one and didn’t qualify, you can try again in heat two.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an information and entry pack. The deadline to enter is February 27, 2021, and there are some 30 different classes to choose from. Every entrant will receive a certificate and an adjudicator’s report. There will be medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all classes.
There are three industry professional adjudicators – one for dance, one for drama and one for vocal.
Christina judges vocal categories
Christina Modestou is our judge for vocal categories. She originated the role of Anne Boleyn in Six in the West End. Christina is originally from Port Talbot, South Wales.
Her theatre credits include: The Boy in the Dress (RSC); BBC 10 Pieces (Tour); The Winter’s Tale (National Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors (Regents Park Theatre); Six (Arts Theatre, Cast Recording); 35MM (The Other Palace Studio); Rent (St James Theatre, UK tour); The Last Mermaid (WMC); Shrek (UK tour); Urinetown (Apollo Theatre); In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse); The London Revue (Park Theatre); Edges (Tabard Theatre); Aladdin (Everyman Theatre); We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre)
Television appearances include: Holy Popcorn (web series); Belonging (BBC Wales); Strictly Come Dancing (BBC).
Christina trained at the Arts Educational Schools, London. In 2020 she became patron of our sister school StageScreen Musical Theatre Associates.
Katherine hopes to inspire future dancers
Katherine Jarowick is judging Heat 2 dance classes.
She trained at Addict Dance Academy after enjoying dance her entire life from a young age.
She has performed around the world on cruise ships, in fashion and on television for brands including Princess Cruises, The X Factor, Adidas & Reebok.
Katherine loves performing in all genres and has just as strong a passion for teaching which has lead to her current position teaching on the east coast of Australia where she is loving helping to inspire the next generation of dancers.
Tom judges drama classes
West End theatre director and StageScreen patron Tom O’Brien will adjudicate the drama classes.
Tom is also a dramaturg and writer. He trained at ArtsEd, Living Pictures and at the National Theatre Studio.
His theatre credits include (as director): Afterglow (Southwark Playhouse); Top Hat (Cunard); Fabric (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury/UK Tour); Underbelly (Scotsman Fringe First Winner 2016); Foiled (Edinburgh Festival); Our Friends, The Enemy (UK Tour/Edinburgh Festival/Theatre Row, New York City); The Dogs of War (Old Red Lion); Remote (Drum – Theatre Royal Plymouth/St Ives Theatre); The Wedding Singer (The Lowry); The Fastest Clock In The Universe (Old Red Lion – Recorded for The V&A National Video Archive of Performance); How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (The Lowry); Coming Up (Soho Theatre); Judy The Righteous (King’s Head); Christmas Is Miles Away (Hen and Chickens Theatre).
As resident/associate/assistant: Miss Saigon (International Tour); Little Shop Of Horrors (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park); Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward); Dangerous Lady (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Watermill); Merrily We Roll Along (Clwyd Theatr); Ruben Guthrie (New Wimbledon Theatre); Little Women (LOST Theatre); A Clockwork Orange and Titus Andronicus (Edinburgh Festival).