If you think about just some of the big names that have come from the north east in any field related to performance either being acting, singing, presenting such as:
- Ant and Dec
- Charlie Hunman from Sons of Anarchy
- Cheryl Cole
- Jamie Bell
- Rowan Atkinson
- Hilly Elliot/King Kong
- Ben Price – Coronation Street
- Peri and Jade from Little Mix
- Brian Johnson – AC/DC
- Dave Stewart – one half of Eurythmic
- Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer from Shooting Stars
- Karen Harding
The list cab quite literally go on.
And if there is any form of correlation with these great stars, it’s that they all had to, at some point, leave the north east to aspire and achieve their dreams. I myself was the exactly same and can completely relate. When I think back to my pop idol days and watching my parents travel week in week out to London and the costs that must have incurred to them just so they can keep supporting me and allow me to follow what I believe. Overall it can get costly and very expensive. And if some people can’t make those journeys due to income and costs etc why should they be restricted on their dreams.
So what I intend to do is bring all of that talent that you are expected to chase and travel for, to your door step, Dancers who have worked with some of the world’s biggest stars, actors that have worked on some of the world’s biggest shows, dancers that have performed and choreographed on some of the world’s biggest TV shows and stages. Get these people who have the training, experience and understanding of showbusiness and affectively pass that knowledge on to the aspiring stars of the north east, ignite that spark for them so they can for that one weekend know what it’s like, and what they need to do as their next steps to go on achieve as much of their dreams as they desire.
It’s all about enhancing their passion, letting their imagination run wild with ideas. I want to help push that confidence for those people, help them get an understanding of what they need to do so they can get to where they want to be. I want to bring a taste of what London and in deed some of the biggest cities in the world have to offer to the North east
So what I would say to all parents who see their child or children singing in front of the mirror, that teenager that aspires to be in a west end show or dance on stage, that actor that wants to be in a British soap come down and get a feel for what the Zoe birkett Academy can offer. Im passionate about this new venture, im convinced that there are so many of you out there that can be huge stars but settle with average. This workshop, is a snippet of what I intend to do with aspiring stars. So come and enjoy something where you literally have nothing to lose but everything to gain