Starcast Graduates

  • Aaron Campbell

    Aaron attended Starcast classes for five years and was the Starcast Dance Company Captain.

    Here’s what Aaron had to say about his time with us:

    “Starcast has made me into the person I am today! When I joined at aged 11, I never thought I would be where I am today, training at such a prestigious dance school to make a career out of performing and I have Starcast to thank for that.

    The commitment, love and support from every single teacher is unbelievable, it’s such an amazing place. Not only have I learned performing skills I’ve learnt many life skills and has made me happier and more confident in myself as a person which is so crucial for life, whatever career you choose!

    It’s over a year since I’ve left and I still miss the Starcast family so much and feel so grateful that I can come back to teach and see everyone.

    I will be forever grateful for what Starcast has given me throughout the years, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

    Aaron Campbell, 2018

  • Emma Dearden

    Emma Dearden attended dance classes, singing lessons and drama at Starcast Salisbury for 5 years. 

    Emma was chosen to perform in a professional pantomime last year and this year she successfully auditioned for the P & O Cruise Ship “Azura”. We wish her so much love and luck on her first job as a featured aerialist and dancer on this fabulous Cruise Ship.

    Here is what Emma has to say about her time at Starcast:

    “Starcast has a special place in my heart and is the main reason I am where I am today! It was a place I loved to be. Not just because it was where I learnt to dance but because it was where I learnt to love it.

    It’s where my childhood dreams began to come to life and was where I learnt that you can get to anywhere in life if you have the right mindset and work hard enough for it!

    Starcast teachers are the most amazing teachers you could ever wish to have. They would do anything for anyone and always goes above and beyond.

    It was their belief in me which lead me to take the leap and go to a full time further education dance school.

    I now have the job of my dreams on board the incredible P&O Azura as a dancer and an Aerialist, and have already at 19 done jobs that I wouldn’t have even believed before Starcast.

    In conclusion, it’s not just the dancing, the steps or the notes that make the classes at Starcast priceless, it’s the energy the teachers put in, the life lessons it teaches and confidence it gives everyone to succeed.

    It was my inspiration and I would recommend it to anyone”.

    I can’t thank them enough!”

    Emma Dearden, 2018

  • Senan Richmond

    Senan was part of the Starcast Singing Company and Dance Company and a very valued student and Junior Assistant for five years.

    “Ever since I joined Starcast nearly 7 years ago, I’ve never felt so comfortable and safe in an educational environment, from playing drama games to wearing a wizards cloak on stage, I have loved every single second of it.

    Not only do I feel as though I’ve learned so many skills and techniques that I use in my practices today at university but I also feel as though Starcast has helped me to become a better person.

    The staff there are actually incredible, they were always there for me. They weren’t just my teachers but they were my friends.

    I just want to thank Starcast for everything that it’s offered me to help me get to this stage – every show we’ve put on has been a blast. I was extremely sad to leave but it was time for me to spread my wings and move on into the big city to pursue what I love. So thank you Starcast, for everything.”

    Senan Richmond, 2018

  • Megan Porter

    Megan was part of the specialist dance classes Starcast offer through our Dance Company and also attended Starcast Salisbury.

    I trained with Starcast in Salisbury in dance classes, drama lessons  and singing lessons for over for two years. I was also part of the Starcast Dance Company.

    They helped me hugely with so much, from gaining confidence both on and off of stage, learning tips for doing my own choreography and also being introduced to a massive variety of dance and performance styles along with all the endless opportunities I was given.

    I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have been able to follow my dream and get into one of the top performing arts colleges in the country without the help of all the support teachers at Starcast who were so supportive to me while I was at Starcast, during my audition process and even since I’ve left Starcast.

    Everyone is so caring supportive and I still know that I could always pop in whenever if I ever needed advice or help with anything- dance related or not.

    Starcast is a family that I was welcomed into the minute I stepped foot into the building and a place that I can honestly I will always feel at home.

    I am forever grateful for everything that I have learnt with them!

    Megan Porter, 2019


  • Harriet who has been obsessed with musicals and watching talented acting from a young age absolutely loves coming to Starcast . You are all so loving and kind and Harriet is so lucky to have this on her doorstep. As a parent it's lovely for your child to belong to something and keep them on the straight and narrow. Harriet was quite anxious up to the age of three, seeing her perform on Saturday made me burst with pride in her confidence.

    - Lindsey - Starcast Parent
  • I have been training at starcast for 8 years now. My favourite thing about starcast is the atmosphere and how enjoyable it is and how it can fix your mood after a boring day at school. If you’re thinking about joining starcast but are too shy/ scared of making friends, you shouldn’t be. Starcast is such a loving place to be and eveyone is a group and is a part of a family and will take you onboard. Starcast has boosted my confidence more than I ever could of imagined, I made new friends from different schools. I am 14 years old. Starcast is by far the best group I have ever been too and I’m so lucky to have such a loving family like the one at starcast. I am so thankful for everything they have done for me and can’t wait for many more years of shows and exams x

    - Millie, Age 14 - Starcast Student
  • Starcast is amazing!

    - Eti, Aged 8 - Starcast Student