Our mission is to provide the best professional training available, so that our students are fully equipped in their technique to successfully gain and sustain longevity in one of the most competitive, yet rewarding of industries.
The Wilkes Academy has very quickly become one of the leading performing arts colleges in the country.
A school is only as good as its teachers. At the Wilkes Academy, the teaching staff consists of the best working professionals possible. Professionals that are still very much at the forefront of their working careers. Adding to the exciting array of permanent staff, we also strive to employ a constant stream of exciting guest teachers that cover all genres.
Each student will have opportunities to attend masterclasses and gain valuable experience working with current Directors/ Choreographers/ Musical Directors/ Casting Directors/ Producers and performers.
The academy is fortunate to have fantastic state of the art studio space. We’re very proud to have created the optimum environment for our students to learn, grow and develop their own creativity. We are always looking for new and innovative disciplines and recently we have added aerial training to our repertoire and have our own aerial apparatus onsite.
Supporting the academy, we are extremely fortunate to have a group of patrons that are very active in their support of the college and the individual growth of our students.
We are so grateful to be working alongside one of the best commercial dance agencies around- Dancers Inc.
Here at the college we pride ourselves on our pastoral care, each student is important to us, not just in the studio but also outside of the academy. Our door is always open for guidance and support, something we have believed in since day one and will continue to do so
We believe that support for our students shouldn’t end when they graduate, therefore we have set up the Wilkes Academy Agency for all of our graduates. This gives all our students the required professional guidance at the start of the career. As we are in partnership with Isles Management, already an established agent in the industry, the students gain both someone who gets to know them as a performer plus a team with a wealth of knowledge and connections. This, along with the numerous casting directors, producers, choreographers and creatives that we have visit us on a regular basis means we believe that we give each student the best opportunity to embark on their professional career.