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Laurie Scarth

My name is Laurie Scarth and I am the Founder and Principal of Laurie Scarth Theatre Arts.

I wanted to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for young people to strive, create and grow through Performance and Theatre.

About Me

Originally from North Yorkshire Laurie began dancing at the age of 3 at The Kirkham Henry Performing Arts School, Malton.

Laurie trained at Arts Educational Chiswick graduating in 2007  with a 1st class BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre.


Performing Credits:

Jan, Grease, London Piccadilly, David Ian Productions.
Martha, High School Musical, Hammersmith Apollo, Stage Entertainment / Disney.

Martha / 1st cover Ms Darbus, High School Musical, UK Tour.  
Tracy Turnblad, 1st UK Tour, Hairspray, Stage Entertainment.
Sister Mary Patrick, Sister Act, UK Tour, Stage Entertainment.
Alice Fitzwarren, Dick Whittington, Oxford Playhouse.

Hannah, The Wind Road Boys, Durham Gala Theatre.

Laurie is immensely proud to have worked with Dame Gillian Lyne, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Trevor Nunn and Bill Deamer creating the new version of the Gumbie Cat "Jenny Any-Dots” in the London revival of Cats, London Palladium - alongside Nicole Scherzinger and Kerry Ellis.


Teaching Experience: 

Laurie began teaching Dance at a young age assisting at her local Dance School. 

During her own training she continued to immerse herself in teaching and passing on the knowledge she was learning to others. This then turned into a huge passion of hers when not performing herself the next best thing is to inspire the next generation. Laurie has been lucky enough to teach up and down the UK, Ireland and as far as Austria delivering guest teaching and masterclasses. 

Laurie is has spent the last 7 years as head of dance and foundation Gap course leader at Emil Dale Academy Hitchin Hertfordshire.

Since 2016, when she joined the college in its very early years, she has been an integral member of senior management helping build, shape and establish 3 incredibly successful courses. Including helping alongside the amazing team to write the BA Hons degree in Musical Theatre course which is now in its 5th year. Seeing an extremely high number of our students go onto further training at top Colleges, Dance Schools and training facilities over the UK (and in some cases New York) has been a huge privilege. 

With the degree course now in its 5th year I am proud to say we have graduates in West End shows / Top Musicals on board top cruise ships as well as actors in various different commercials and Netflix dramas.

It has been one of my greatest achievements to have played a small part in the journey of some of these wonderful new artists who are beginning to make sustainable careers from the training provided. 

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