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Graeme Pickering

Graeme began his training at LIPA – The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Paul McCartney’s Fame School. He furthered his training in Musical Theatre at Liverpool Theatre School where he graduated with a Distinction.

Graeme began working for Celebrity Cruise Lines new production company as their London Casting Associate in 2015. Within his role, he has been lucky enough to work with the casting team not only in London, but within Europe, Australia and New York also. Other casting work includes collaborating with Variety Worldwide and Casting Director for the UK Tour of ‘Rip it Up: The 70s’.

Graeme works in various distinguished full-time dance and theatre schools across the UK, training aspiring students to succeed in show business. Most recently, Graeme has taught regularly at Elmhurst Ballet School, Studio 79 (Leicester), Jelli Studios (Liverpool), SLP College, Chantry School of Contemporary and Balletic Arts and Funky Studios. He has delivered workshops at LIPA, Laine Theatre Arts, The Urdang Academy, London Studio Centre, Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, Leicester College of Performing Arts, Tiffany Theatre College, Expressions Academy of Performing Arts, Centre Pointe Studios, Rare Studios, Creative Academy and Liverpool Theatre School to name a few! Internationally, he has visited Lucia Mathas Institute of Performing Arts (Amsterdam), IAB (Barcelona), APAN (Perth, Australia) and Brent Street (Sydney).

As well as choreographing for various agent showcases across the UK, other choreography credits include ‘Standing in Stardust’ (Bourne Leisure), Sleeping Beauty (Palace Theatre, Newark), Chicago (LIPA, Liverpool), Aladdin (Palace Theatre, Newark), Party A Paris (Tatton Park, Cheshire) ‘Oklahoma’ (SLP College, Garforth), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Palace Theatre, Newark), ‘Paris Party’ and ‘The Masked Ball’ (Tatton Park, Cheshire), ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ (Palace Theatre, Newark), ‘The Great Gatsby’ (Branston), ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl), ‘The Wind in the Willows’ (Epstein Theatre, Liverpool), ‘Loserville’ and ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ (Capstone Theatre, Liverpool).

During his time as a performer, Graeme was fortunate to travel the world on luxury cruise lines performing in first class production shows. He worked for Costa Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and the prestigious, world famous company – Cunard Line. Graeme was also fortunate to be a part of the celebrations for the Olympics London 2012.

Graeme is the founder and creator of Nottingham Musical Theatre Associates – a monthly musical theatre programme for students aged 8-18 years, designed to enhance the excellent work of their regular lessons. He is also the author of ’50 TIPS: AUDITION SUCCESS’ which is available for purchase on Amazon now.