• Carney Academy
    17th January 2018 - 28th February 2018
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Building on the success of the Carney Academy in Sheffield and Cheshire, professional Theatre and TV Director Ruth Carney brings Carney Academy to Terra Nova for a six week trial in January 2018.  Carney Academy will provide six weekly classes in Musical Theatre. Classes will start on Wednesday 17th January 2018 from 5.00 – 7.00. The classes will focus on singing and dancing and be led by experienced professionals in the field. Each 2 hour session will cost £15.00 (the cost is reduced for boarders to £7.50). 

Ruth Carney is originally from Stoke-On-Trent. Her extensive career has seen her direct all over the UK and Worldwide, including the West End and New York.  She was Associate Director at Sheffield Theatres and Associate Director to Matthew Warchus on ‘Lord of the Rings’, ‘Our House’ and ‘Ghost’.  Ruth is currently working for the BBC as a freelance drama director after being accepted onto the prestigious and highly sought after ‘BBC Directors Scheme’ last year.  

Carney Academy opened in Sheffield in 2010 and has been going from strength to strength. The academy ethos believes in using the skills learnt through performing arts to build confidence; social and vocal skills as well as developing performance and professional theatre skills. These are morals and ethics that have driven Ruth’s own incredibly successful career.

I want the students of Cheshire to benefit in the way that those in Sheffield have.  I am extremely excited to be working with Terra Nova

Ruth Carney, Director of Carney Academy

Carney Academy students have a lot of success getting into the major drama schools and working in professional theatre, television and film world.  Current alumni are studying at Guildhall, Bristol Old Vic, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, LAMDA and East 15, with many being accepted into the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

Current students are presenting and performing for Cbeebies and CITV. On the ‘big screen’, Carney Academy student, Ruby Martinwood starred alongside Tom Hardy in the recent hit BBC drama Taboo. Reiss Ward has just finished the UK tour of ‘The Full Monty’ and several Carney Academy students just filmed for new Channel Four Drama, ABC.

Please find out more by checking out the website www.carneyacademy.co.uk


Additional Information

Information about Ruth Carney can be found at www.ruthcarney.co.uk