Bethany Stanley – studying performing arts at the University of Chichester Conservatory
Bethan Stanley left Walton after studying musical theatre at the academy. She took some time out and then came back to Walton as she knew that the post 16 team are more than willing to help our alumni students apply for university, even if they come back after gap years. She was the first in her family to go to university and is now studying at the University of Chichester Conservatory. Bethan is a true success story and we are so proud of her accomplishments so far.
Bethan said: “I’m getting on great down here, everyone is lovely and I’ve finally found my people. We are all crazy musical people and I can’t wait to see what this semester’s musicals are! I’m loving how talented everyone is, it makes it even more exciting and challenging to get parts and gives me a little taste into the industry before I even graduate.
I’ve already performed in two shows since starting Chichester University, one being the ‘Fresher’s Showcase’, where I had a featured solo. The other was the UK premier of A Christmas Carol the Concert. I was very lucky to have obtained a place in the cast. Excitingly, we perform this concert again next Christmas on a five day tour down the south coast.
The contact hours we get are quite a lot and it was a struggle at the start, especially when I was doing two shows on top of all that. Most days I’d be in university from 9-10pm but this all helped me get fitter and healthier and I’ve found that I have a natural talent in tap dancing. I hope everyone at Walton is well, and I can’t wait to kick start semester two!”