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Time to Shine October 2018 - THAT'S A WRAP !

hundreds of Performing Arts students, joined us from the 23rd to the 26th October 2018 at Disneyland® Paris for their time to shine

The event was a unique opportunity for students to not only perform on stage at Disneyland® Paris but hear from industry experts about how to maximise their potential career in the performance industry.

School’s heard from Louis Copland one of the Casting directors for Disneyland® Paris, Kelly Hart from McKenna management and Darren Carnell who has performed on the West End performer.   They then performed in front of the panel of these experts and other groups from all over the UK and Ireland!

As if that wasn't enough of an amazing experience the groups then took part in a Disney's Performing Arts Workshop in a working Disney performing venue, before then heading into the parks for some fun with all their families and friends who had come to share in their moment of fame !



The 2018 Time to Shine Speakers

We where joined by the following industry experts*:

Darren Carnall
Laine Theatre Arts

Laine Theatre Arts is a world-class performing arts college based in Surrey. They have been training top musical theatre performers under the watchful eye of their principal Betty Laine OBE for over 40 years, with a continuous stream of graduates appearing on the worldwide stage and in all the West End shows. Darren trained and graduated from Laine Theatre Arts and is currently the UK Associate Choreographer on Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre..

Kelly Hart Mckenna
McKenna Management

Mckenna Management has clients appearing in London's West End playing to name but a few Charlie and Verruca in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as well as the Title role of Matilda. Kelly Hart has over 11 years’ experience working within the performing arts industry. Kelly is a first port of contact within the agency and as the Senior Talent Agent at Mckenna Management, she is the first point of contact within the agency. Kelly will be scouting for new talent during Time to Shine, with the chance to join Mckenna Managements’ books. .

Lucy Newton
COGO Travel Performing Arts Specialist

The COGO Travel resident Performing Arts expert, Lucy has tread the boards of London’s West End, with credits including Diva in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Glinda in Wicked the Musical and Eponine in Les Miserables. I also made it to the final live shows of the X Factor with my band, The Unconventionals! .

Louis Copland
Disney Talent Casting Specialist

The Walt Disney Company, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media company. Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family .