Student Achievement Awards

Award Winners and Dancers Steal the Show at Harlow Playhouse

348_28The nine most recent recipients of the Phoenix Jack Petchey Achievement Awards were invited to Harlow Playhouse last week to receive their medals in the annual Jack Petchey Harlow Community Awards. The students were invited onstage to receive their awards from Guest of Honour Danny Crates. Danny is a Paralympic Gold Medallist and former world record holder and now tours the country as a motivational speaker. The nine deserving students were (bottom row, left to right) Shannon Brearey, Josh Clancy, Jude Leng, Elle Nash, Sophie O’Neill, (top row, left to right) Emily Oliver, Addie Brady, Luke Stockwell and Kai Roberts. Other local performing arts groups were also at the ceremony including Harlow Rock School, Razed Roof, Harlow Ballet and Hip Hop Pop, all of whom presented short performances throughout the evening. 454_20The organisers however saved the best till last and Phoenix KBD brought the proceedings to a dramatic conclusion with a stunningly choreographed piece to Tilted by Christine and the Queens. The rapturous applause at the end of the performance confirmed the fact that Phoenix really are the top local organisation when it comes to training in the performing arts.

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IMG_0296This award goes to a student who recently represented Phoenix in 2 large-scale productions, Peter Pan the Musical and Cinderella. As well as fantastic work on those productions, his commitment to the 2017 showcase saw him work with another student to create a really compelling dance piece about bullying.

Well Done Kai!


IMG_2162This award goes to a student who has been a member of Phoenix for 4 years now. He has always demonstrated a unique style with an eye for comedic timing. The award recognizes his work and commitment over the past years but more specifically the work he put into the recent showcase, where he created believable and engaging yet totally contrasting characters.

Well Done Luke Stockwell!

IMG_2129This award goes to young student who has been with Phoenix for nearly 5 years. In that time she has proven to be a gifted and engaging performer and has always thrown herself into every role and task with enthusiasm and commitment. This award specifically recognizes her work on the recent showcase where, despite being hampered by particularly difficult personal circumstances which made regular attendance difficult she overcame her doubts and helped create an engaging and heartfelt theatrical performance.

Well Done Addie Brady!

IMG_1506This award goes to a student who has been a committed and hardworking student at Phoenix for over 7 years. In that time, not only has she demonstrated her ability in class but has also represented the organization in various productions including as a chorus member in several pantomimes. This award recognizes all this but is particularly given for her superb attitude and effort in the recent showcase presentations.

Well done Emily.


March 1, 2017

The February Jack Petchey Achiever is Sophie O’Neill

This award goes to a committed and hardworking student who has been a member of Phoenix for over 8 years. Sophie has always shown a great aptitude for all aspects of performance whilst retaining a very distinct sense of individuality in everything she does. Her most recent work has been of the very highest level […]

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February 1, 2017

Elle Nash is January’s Achievement Award Winner

This award goes to a student who has excelled in all disciplines at Phoenix. A naturally gifted dancer, she has proven herself to be a great all-rounder and has recently developed her acting skills to show great potential. She has represented the company in numerous productions over the past few years as well as gaining […]

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