Past Successes

Current and former Prima students (all taught by Clare Robinson) have been accepted onto full and/or part time courses with the following vocational schools/colleges:

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Royal Ballet School

Elmhurst School for Dance

The Hammond School

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Tring Park School for the Performing Arts

Laine Theatre Arts

Northern Ballet School

Northern Ballet Academy

Cecchetti Society

London Junior Ballet

Bird College

Midlands Independent Dance Associate Scheme

Ballet West

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

SLP Dance College

Preston Professional Dance College

Sage Academy

Newcastle Centre for Advanced Training

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Urdang Academy

Renaissance Arts

Midlands Associates



A breakdown of achievements:


February 2017 - Former northern student offered Year 8 place at the Hammond School

January 2017 - Prima awarded recognition by the Council for Dance Education & Training

January 2017 - All Bury St Edmunds students pass their first Ballet exams

October 2016 - Prima selected as a finalist for Best New Start-Up in the Bury Business Awards!

September 2016 - Former northern student begins Musical Theatre Course at the London College of Music

Summer 2016 - 13 year old student danced with English Youth Ballet after successful audition

February 2016 - 11 year old former northern student offered Year 8 place at the Hammond School

February 2016 - Former student offered a place at Laine Theatre Arts

September 2015 - Former student started training at Bird College

September 2015 - 11 year old student start full time at Elmhurst School for Dance

September 2015 - 11 & two 13 year old students start full time at the Hammond School for Performing Arts

August 2015 - 18 year old student performs in the West End through Guildhall School of Music & Drama

July 2015 - 2 students take Intermediate exam, 1 student take Advanced Foundation with RAD (achieved 1 Merit & 2 Distinctions)

June 2015 - 2 students accepted into Dance City’s Centre for Advanced Training in Newcastle

June 2015 - 5 students perform in 'The Lambton Worm' professional production at Tyne Theatre

May 2015 - 14 year old student offered a Senior Associate place with Northern Ballet Academy

May 2015 - 3 students (aged 10-11) through to the final auditions for Dance City’s Centre for Advanced Training in Newcastle

April 2015 - 3 students to audition for Royal Ballet School Junior Associates

April 2015 - 17 year old student offered a place at Cumbria University for BA Hons in Musical Theatre/Drama

April 2015 - 10 year old student offered a Year 7 place with MDS (scholarship) at Elmhurst School for Dance

April 2015 - 10 year old student offered a Year 7 place with MDS (scholarship) at the Hammond School

March 2015 - 17 year old student offered places at 3 London Universities for BA Hons in Drama & Theatre

March 2015 - 10 year old student offered a place on Royal Ballet School’s Mid Associate Programme

March 2015 - 17 year old student presents on ‘Creative North’ (local TV programme)

March 2015 - 18 year old former student offered a place at Laine Theatre Arts

February 2015 - Following Examiner’s nomination, 15 year old student represents Prima Academy at the International Theatre Dance Awards

February 2015 - Two 12 year old students offered a place at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts for Year 9 entry

January 2015 - A second 10 year old student through to the finals for Year 7 place at Elmhurst

January 2015 - 10 year old student through to the finals for Year 7 place at Royal Ballet School

December 2014 - 10 year old student through to the finals for Year 7 place at Elmhurst

December 2014 - Two 12 year old students offered a place at the Hammond School for Year 9 entry

December 2015 - 7 students perform in pantomimes at the Tyne Theatre & the People’s Theatre

October 2014 - 4 students represent Capital Radio dancing at the Neon Run

September 2014 - 5 students successfully audition to become Elmhurst Junior Associates

September 2014 - 14 year old student earns scholarship with Sunderland University

September 2014 - Former student starts at Ballet West

August 2014 - 4 students win Associate places at the Hammond School

July 2014 - 22 students successful in RAD Vocational exams up to Advanced 1 achieving marks up to Distinction

June 2014 - Two 13 year olds are invited to attend Northern Ballet Academy for a further year’s training

June 2014 - Two 13 year olds are invited to join the Advanced Training Programme at Newcastle’s Centre for Advanced Training (CAT)

June 2014 - 9 year old successfully auditions for year 6 of the Royal Ballet School’s Junior Associate Programme

May 2014 - 10 year old student wins the RAD’s Junior North East Scholarship Auditions. A 9 year old is also awarded a commendation.

April 2014 - 16 year old student selected to attend summer course at the National Youth Film Academy

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March 2014 - 14 year old student nominated for the International Theatre Dance Awards by Examiner

January 2014 - 9 students successfully auditioned to dance with Regional Youth Ballet, 1 receiving a scholarship

January 2014 - 3 students perform for 1 week in panto at Whitley Bay Playhouse

December 2013 - 16 year old student accepted onto a training programme with National Youth Theatre in London

December 2013 - 10 students begin their 4 week run as Junior Dancers in Tyne Theatre pantomime

September 2013 - 16 year old student invited to perform as a solo singer in a performance at the Sunderland Empire Theatre

September 2013 - Former student starts at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

September 2013 - 16 year old student successfully auditions for local theatre company

September 2013 - Recent former student starts at Northern School of Contemporary Dance

September 2013 - 12 year old student invited to audition for Scottish Ballet's production of Hansel & Gretel

September 2013 - 2 students (aged 11) invited to join Associate Programme at Hammond

September 2013 - Former student opens own dance school in Scarborough

September 2013 - 16 year old student joins Urdang Youth Academy

August 2013 - 3 students (aged 12, 13 & 14) pass RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet, all with Distinction

August 2013 - 2 students (aged 15 and adult) pass RAD Intermediate Ballet with Merits

August 2013 - 3 students (2 aged 15 and 1 aged 16) pass RAD Advanced 1 Ballet with Merits

July 2013 - 8 students to take RAD Vocational exams at Intermediate Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced 1 levels

June 2013 - Students to audition for Elmhurst Associates

June 2013 - 2 students (aged 12 and 13) accepted onto Advanced Training Programme at Newcastle's Centre for Advanced Training

June 2013 - 16 year old student accepted onto the Dance Course at Gateshead College

May 2013 - 5 students accepted onto Midlands Independent Dance Associate Scheme and 1 placed on the waiting list

May 2013 - 13 year old through to the final audition for the Advanced Training Programme at Dance City

May 2013 - 12 year old accepted into Elmhurst's Summer School

May 2013 - 8 students successfully auditioned for Footloose at the Sunderland Empire Theatre's Stage Experience

April 2013 - 16 year old accepted onto Musical Theatre course at Newcastle College

April 2013 - 2 students aged 12 accepted on Northern Ballet's Intermediate Associate Classes

April 2013 - 18 year old former student accepted into Northern School of Contemporary Dance and on reserve list for Laban

February - 11 year old student dances with Ballet West as part of their Aspiring Professionals Programme

February 2013 - Two 16 year olds accepted onto Musical Theatre course at Gateshead College 

December 2012/January 2013 - 8 students dance in pantomimes at 2 professional theatres

December 2012 - 3 students successfully pass IDTA Intermediate Modern Jazz (with marks up to Highly Commended)

December 2012 - Sara Lumley (trainee teacher) achieves Highly Commended for IDTA Pre-Associate Part 1 exam

December 2012 - 11 year old student successfully passed RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet exam (with Distinction)

December 2012 - Claire Knowles successful in IDTA Teacher Training Anatomy Diploma

September 2012 - Prima Academy selected as a finalist in the 'Inspire Network Business Awards' for Best Service

September 2012 - 11 year old student won a place at the North East Scholarship auditions

September 2012 - 11 year old student awarded the Joy Beadnell Memorial Award competing against 90 other students (pictured above)

September 2012 - 5 students took part in North East Scholarship Auditions in Darlington

September 2012 - 2 students aged 11 start at Northern Ballet Associates

September 2012 - 2 students start at The Hammond School (prestigious full time ballet school), both aged 11

September 2012 - 5 students selected to take part in pantomime at Tyne Theatre 'Robin Hood & The Babes in The Wood'

August 2012 - 3 students selected to take part in pantomime at the People's Theatre in Newcastle, aged 8, 10 and 11

July 2012 - Sara Lumley and Lisa Clark successful in IDTA Teacher Training Anatomy Diploma

July 2012 - 8 year old successfully auditioned for Midlands Associates in Newark

July 2012 - 8 year old offered a role as a dwarf in pantomime at the Peoples' Theatre

July 2012 - 6 students pass RAD Intermediate Foundation & 5 students pass RAD Advanced Foundation exam (with marks up to Distinction)

June 2012 - 11 year old student successfully auditioned for Ballet West's Aspiring Professionals Programme

May 2012 - 4 students accepted as Elmhurst Junior Associates, 2 girls and 2 boys

May 2012 - 11 year old student accepted onto the Midlands Independent Dance Associate Scheme

April 2012 - 11 year old student listed as a 'reserve' for the Northern Ballet Academy

April 2012 - 3 girls and 2 boys to audition for Elmhurst Associates 

April 2012 - 12 students to dance with English Youth Ballet following successful auditions last year

April 2012 - 10 year old student receives full scholarship for Hammond, 11 year old receives generous bursary

March 2012 - 2 girls aged 10 dance in final round of auditions for the full time Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham

March 2012 - 10 year old student auditions for Northern Ballet Academy and reaches finals

February 2012 - 2 girls aged 10 accepted into The Hammond School in Cheshire (full time ballet school)

February 2012 - 7 year old auditions for Annie with Newcastle Musical Theatre Company

January 2012 - 11 year old reaches the final 11 for Billy Elliott the Musical (London production)

January 2012 - 2 girls aged 10 audition for Elmhurst Ballet School

December 2011 - 5 students (all aged 13 & 14) successfully passed their RAD Intermediate Ballet exams with excellent marks

November 2011 - Former student Charlotte Atkins offered first professional dance contract at Disneyland Paris

November 2011 - 8 students offered places with the English Youth Ballet, 1 of whom was awarded the only full junior scholarship

August 2011 - 10 year old student accepted onto the Northern Ballet Theatre's associate programme (Northern Ballet Academy)

August 2011 - 3 students accepted onto the Midlands Independent Dance Associate Scheme

June 2011 - 13 year old student accepted into the SLP Associate Programme

June 2011 - 13 year old accepted into Dance City's Advanced Training Programme

June 2011 - 2 students accepted onto the Cecchetti Society's Associate Programme

May 2011 - Several students accepted into 'Bugsy' to be performed at the Sunderland Empire in the summer, some students have major roles

May 2011 - Two 9 year old students accepted into the Elmhurst Associate Programme and will audition for the full time school next year

May 2011 - A 7 year old boy accepted into Dance City's Foundation Training Programme for young promising dancers

May 2011 - Former student Elisha Hodder offered first professional contract with 'Illusionesque'

April 2011 - 4 Senior Students perform in a short tour with a local Theatre Company

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April 2011 - 2 students successfully pass RAD Intermediate Foundation & Intermediate Vocational Ballet exams

April 2011 - 15 year old student accepted onto the full time dance course at Gateshead College

March 2011 - 15 year old student accepted into Northern Ballet Theatre's Associate Programme (she attends Tap, Modern & Street with Prima)

March 2011 - 7 students perform with the English Youth Ballet in Coppelia

March 2011 - 10 year old student makes it into the national newspapers and the local TV news following her story about performing the English Youth Ballet

November 2010 - 8 students accepted into English Youth Ballet (4 juniors, 4 seniors), a 9 year old student was awarded the only full scholarship for the juniors and another reached the final 6 for this talent-based award!

November 2010 - 9 year old student attending the RAD's North Eastern Scholarship Auditions

September 2010 - 9 year old student accepted into London Junior Ballet

September 2010 - 13 year old student accepted onto SLP's Junior Associates Programme

August 2010 - 2 students to attend the RAD's Summer School in Devon

July 2010 - 3 students took the RAD Intermediate Foundation exam, 1 student took the Intermediate exam - all passed with excellent marks

July 2010 - Former student Rebecca offered her first professional dance contract touring with a company

July 2010 - Becky Scott (former Prima student) graduates from Preston Dance College with ISTD teaching qualifications in Ballet, Modern and National, Advanced 2 in Ballet, Tap, Modern and National. She was also awarded the College's Commitment Award.

June 2010 - Kelsey has been accepted (following 2 rounds of auditions) onto the Advanced Training Programme at Dance City's Centre for Advanced Training in Newcastle. It's run in partnership with the DfE to provide a high level of training for extremely talented young dancers

June 2010 - 9 year old student attending the Royal Ballet School's training weekend in Scotland

June 2010 - 8 year old student successfully auditioned for Cecchetti Associate Programme

May 2010 - 5 students successfully auditioned for the Sunderland Empire's production of Oliver

April 2010 - 3 students auditioned for the Royal Ballet School's Junior Associate Programme

March 2010 - 8 year old student performed with the English Youth Ballet

January 2010 - Three students performed with Ballet West

November 2009 - Prima achieved Affiliation with London Theatre School

November 2009 - 8 year old student accepted into the English Youth Ballet

November 2009 - a third 8 year old student accepted onto the Aspiring Professional's course at Ballet West.

October 2009 - 8 year old student shortlisted for English National Ballet competition

August 2009 - 3 students attending the RAD's Summer School in Devon

July 2009 - 5 year old student attended the RAD's Summer Classes in London

July 2009 - Former student accepted onto the Professional Dance Training Course at Imperiya Eighty Four

July 2009 - Three 16 year old students accepted onto the full time dance programme at Newcastle College

July 2009 - 8 year old student accepted onto the SLP College Associate's Programme

July 2009 - Another 8 year old student accepted onto the Aspiring Professionals course at Ballet West!

July 2009 - 16 year old student accepted on the Professional Dancers Course at Preston College

June 2009 - 8 year old student accepted onto the Aspiring Professionals course at Ballet West

June 2009 - 16 year old student successfully auditioned for the 2009 Panto at Tyne Theatre

June 2009 - 8 year old student auditioned for Elmhurst's Pre-Vocational Programme

May 2009 - 10 year old student accepted into the Royal Ballet School's Junior Associate Programme

Summer 2009 - 2 students audition for Preston Professional Dance College

May 2009 - 16 year old student auditioned and accepted into Sage Academy

May 2009 - 7 year old student recalled to 2nd round of auditions for National Youth Ballet

April 2009 - Two 7 year olds and a 10 year old audition for Royal Ballet School Junior Associates Programme

April 2009 - 8 year old student took part in Peter Pan at Journal Tyne Theatre

March 2009 - 7 year old student auditions for National Youth Ballet

September 2008 - 16 year old student started at Northern Ballet School

September 2008 - 16 year old student started at SLP College

July 2008 - 4 students took RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet exam

July 2008: 16 year old student taking RAD Intermediate Ballet exam

April 2008: 2 students performing with the English Youth Ballet

April 2008 - 2 students auditioned for the Junior Associate Programme of the Royal Ballet School

April 2008 - Recognised status awarded to Prima by the Council for Dance Education & Training

February 2008 - 15 year old student accepted at Northern Ballet School & Ballet West to train to become a professional ballet dancer.

January 2008 - 15 year old student through to 2nd round of Dance Catalogue Model audition

November 2007: 2 students successfully auditioned to join the English Youth Ballet

July 2007: 15 year old student awarded financial scholarship for the Professional Dancers course at Preston College

July 2007: 15 year old student passed IDTA Intermediate Modern Jazz exam with Highly Commended

July 2007: 15 year old student passed RAD Advanced 1 Ballet exam with Merit

May 2007: 15 year old student accepted onto the Professional Dancers course at Preston College

May 2007: 9 year old student successfully auditioned for 'We Will Rock You', she will be performing in the show at the Sunderland Empire in August

April 2007: 3 students were all accepted into Sage Academy, Newcastle

April 2007: Student auditioned and accepted onto dance course at Newcastle College

March 2007: 15 year old student accepted onto dance and musical theatre course at SLP Dance College, Leeds WITH SCHOLARSHIP

January 2007: 16 year old student accepted onto dance and musical theatre course at SLP Dance College, Leeds

October 2006: 11 year old student successful in RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet exam

July 2006: 14 year old student successful in RAD Intermediate Ballet exam

July 2006: Two 14 year old students successful in RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet exam

January 2006: Jade Harrison graduated from RAD CBTS Programme (Teacher Training) through Prima

August 2005: 3 students performed with the English Youth Ballet

July 2005: 13 year old student successful in RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet exam

July 2005: 17 year old student successful in IDTA Intermediate Modern Jazz exam

January 2005: 3 students successfully auditioned to join the English Youth Ballet

September 2004: Jade Harrison accepted onto RAD CBTS Programme (Teacher Training)

May 2004: 9 year old student became a reserve for the Royal Ballet School's Junior Associate Programme

July 2003: 13 year old student successful in RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet exam

July 2003: 14 year old student successful in RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet exam

February 2003: 15 year old student accepted onto full time dance and musical theatre course at SLP Dance College, Leeds WITH SCHOLARSHIP

July 2002: 15 year old student successful in RAD Intermediate Ballet exam

July 2002: Jade Harrison successful in RAD Intermediate Ballet Ballet exam

July 2000: 13 year old student successful in RAD Intermediate Foundation Ballet exam

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