Nestor Garcia industry professional delivering dance workshop at University Centre Weston

Industry Professionals Deliver Week of Creative Workshops for Performing Arts


Recently our Performing Arts faculty consolidated a full week of creative workshops with external industry professionals to help the students get through the “bluest week of the year”.

Guests of the week included Nestor Garcia (pictured – break dance extraordinaire and performer for ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and the Sadler Well’s Sting production), Lukin Simmonds (ex student and performer in Lion King, Book of Mormon and West Side Story), Akeem Ellis Hyman (UK tour of Hairspray and Motown: The Musical), Alison McDowall (creator of The Positive Planner),  and Josh Elwell (an amazing puppeteer who worked on Dark Crystal, Dr Who and a variety of BBC/CBBC content) among others!

These incredible industry professionals hosted awe-inspiring creative workshops, instructing and critiquing our students to aid with their development.

This was a truly invaluable experience, giving our students a good understanding of professional industry practice.

Thank you so much to our guests for attending! 

This workshop forms part of the Performance and Production Arts and Music Careers Excellence Hub.  

By being part of a Career Excellence Hub, all of our courses are designed to make you “job ready” when you graduate. We work with a diverse range of local and national employers to ensure our courses are upgraded with career-boosting benefits, and curriculum content is relevant to today’s industry. 

University Centre Weston places a strong emphasis on future careers and the strong prospects we can provide to students. Creating a strong network while at university can be very beneficial to gaining employment, so we seek to give students the best opportunity they can to make connections within industry.  

To find out more about our Performing Arts courses, click here.