Reading, England – 30th May 2018 – READ College, the most successful Performing Arts Foundation Course provider in the country, is delighted to announce that it has appointed Claire Whitehead as their new Head of Sixth Form. As READ College celebrates its 10th anniversary, and with increasing demand for the Sixth Form courses, READ College wishes to ensure that the college’s leading standards of performance arts training remain market leading.
Claire trained as a dancer, graduating at The Urdang Academy in London. After graduating she went to Italy and performed with Compagnia Italiano D’Operetta. She stayed in Italy to build her career in musical theatre and dance. Some of her credits include Forza Venite Gente, Singin’ in the Rain, Hello Dolly and a Chorus Line. In 2000 she decided to further her dramatic studies at Webber Douglas Academy in London and since graduating has appeared in a number of commercials, shortfilms and been on tour. Throughout her career Claire has enjoyed teaching both dance and drama and it is wonderful to have a Head of Sixth Form with such a thorough grounding in both genres.
Jamie Read, Co-Director of READ College commented: “Over the past 10 years we have been delighted to support students from a variety of backgrounds and achieve industry leading success rates with our students. As the college has grown we remain committed to ensuring the high standards of teacher training required to ensure our students are ready for the next steps in their training. The appointment of Claire as our Head of Sixth Form will reinforce and support our commitment to delivering market leading performance arts training now and into the future.”