What are 'The Jerminators'?
Our Jerminator classes vary month to month and are led by a range of West End Performers and Professional tutors. The classes may be themed to a particular Show/Composer/ Choreographer and each student receives regular personal feedback,encouragement, advice and corrections to enable them to improve and build on their passion and skills in Musical Theatre. Outside industry performers and creatives will also teach at the monthly workshops and enable the students to get a much wider perspective of the world of Musical Theatre, make professional contacts for future and gain much more industry experience outside of their regular classes. In previous sessions, we have collaberated with West End performers, professional choreographers, Musical Directors, Casting Directors in order to deliver this highest qulity of training and Musical Theatre tuition here in South Wales.
The Academy also perform throughout the year at special events, concerts and productions and these performances act as a platform for the students to showcase what they’ve been learning in their classes. Our students have appeared in large scale events inlcuding Swansea Pride festival, Maggie's Cancer Care Charity Ball and various Swansea City Council events. All live events contribute to creating a varied and impressive CV and for those wishing to further their training at 16 years and beyond, the monthly classes will act as Drama School audition preparation classes and showcase a range of experience gained through this once a month course.
Why choose The Jerminators?
Our Jerminator sessions have been proven to improvement our student’s ability, confidence and knowledge of the industry they are planning to go into. Their progress has been incredibly clear and visible in the number of students who are securing professional jobs through our agency and gaining prestigious credits for their CVs.
The number of Jerminator students who have secured professional work since the inception of the Academy been outstanding. We have seen Junior Jerminator students be put through their paces at London's 'School of Rock' ;Connie, Eva, Ava reached the final rounds and Danny Hayward is now starring in the hit production as 'Billy' for the hit-musical School of Rock which is currently running on London’s West End.
Junior Jerminator Eva Ossei-Gerning has also had great success after attending our Emma Stafford Acting workshop where she was selected to attend recalls for a CBBC television programme. After reaching the final rounds, Eva secured a role as a regular in a different CBBC series that is due to air later this year.
A student from our Senior class, Seren Medi Davies, has secured a global project with HBO andin addition to these very successful students, Senior Jerminator Lauren Jones recently performed at Radio One’s Big Weekend in front of thousands of people after winning CBBC television contest, ‘Got What It Takes’.
Each month, more and more of our Jerminator students gain access to exclusive casting opportunities, professional television and screen credits as well as stage auditions for some of the West End's biggest shows. Our Jerminators also work locally within South Wales at a range of low scale events where they develop their confidence and event management skills, all of which help prepare them for a future in the creative industry.
In 2018, the Mark Jermin Stage School set up an ELITE Musical Theatre Academy for inspired, passionate and highly skilled
performers in response to a growing demand for professional, intense Musical Theatre training in the Swansea area. The Swansea Jerminator group became so successful that the team decided to also launch a Junior Jerminator group which run at the same time and offered this elite, triple threat training to students as young as 9 years old. The Jerminators sessions run on one Sunday every month and allows students aged 9-21 years old the opportuntiy to work with industry professionals and West End Performers for 6 hours at a time. Every few months, we offer OPEN AUDITIONS for new students who would like to access this higher level of intense training however members of the group are hand selected from these audition sessions.
This year, we are delighted to be launching a CARDIFF JERMINATOR branch in September 2019, and develop the talents of Young Musical Theatre performers from Cardiff and its surrounding areas.For more information on how to become a Jerminator, please feel free to contact our team on 01792 458855.