Artist Avenue Podcast

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Holly Hylton
Mar 6 2024
Holly Hylton
✨ WINTER SPECIAL ✨ Next up on @artistavenuepodcast we have the wonderful Holly Hylton join us for the mini seasonal special series! ( @holly_hylton )   ✨ Holly Hylton came to Hamburg directly from New York. She studied acting in NYC according to the Standford-Meisner method and has had the opportunity to perform on stages all over the world. 🎭 She has appeared in the German Stage Entertainment productions of Elisabeth, Sister Act, Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies and Kinky Boots. Most recently she played the role of "Kathy Wigman” in the World premier of Ralph Siegel’s musical, Zeppelin.  🇺🇸 She’s been on tour throughout America and Europe, appeared in off- and off-off-Broadway productions in NYC as well as in regional theatre productions around the USA.  🎥 Furthermore, she works in commercials, independent films, as a live moderator and has experience in the field of on-camera industrial teleprompter work and voice overs. 👩‍🏫 In addition to her work as an actress, she taught role work and song interpretation at the Joop van den Ende Academy in Hamburg and currently teaches at the North German Musical Academy.  🎤 Holly also teaches the professional child actors in the German Broadway productions of “Tina”- Das Tina Turner Musical and Disney’s, Frozen - The Musical.  🎶 She is the founder and teacher of her "Meisner with Music,” “Meisner with Monologues” and “Meisnering yourSELF” online and in-person master classes. Holly is also one of the original co-founders of the EDUtainment Production Company, BitArt Productions as well as Managing School Director at the Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools in Hamburg and Berlin. 💟 Holly's best role to date is being the mother of a little girl, who is her radiant Joie.   ✨Holly believes that we are best when we are truly allowed to be who we are. ✨ Connect with Holly on: Instagram : @hollyhylton_official Facebook: @hollyhylton.official Website:https://www.hollyhylton.com/   Please note that this episode was recorded a while back. Holly has kindly allowed me to still publish this one but please make sure to take note of some changes to some information. The updates are: It is now 4 years not 2 years of Meisner with Music online There are now over 250 people who’ve studied meisner with musicHolly is regularly holding online classses so anyone from around the world can take part Holly now also holds in person classes in Hamburg, Berlin and in any other city upon special requestSadly Molly the cat is now a true jellical cat and has crossed over the rainbow bridge to cat heaven  💗Holly’s beautiful daughter Joie is now a mighty 7 years old not 5 years anymore
Matt Powell
May 18 2021
Matt Powell
Matt (they/he) is a director, producer, video designer/editor & queer artist working predominantly in Musical & Queer Theatre. Over the past seven years, Matt has created & produced an array of film & theatrical experiences through digital performances, community projects and youth productions. Their practice combines cinematic, scenographic styles with embodied movement & music to create visual spectacles. They are passionate about reimagining classics and amplifying new musicals.   Matt is a 2020 graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, with a first class honours degree in Theatre Practice: Performance Arts. During their studies, they became the first student to work for MA Music Theatre as Assistant Director supporting the public productions of the 2019 & 2020 cohort. They have also regularly assisted Adam Lenson on various new musicals.   Matt produces a variety of theatrical experiences through MPTheatricals. As Creative Producer, Matt supports and creates innovative new musicals & LGBTQ+ driven work both onstage and online in a variety of media forms.   Alongside directing and producing, Matt is a video designer and editor. Highly skilled in the Adobe suite, they have designed engaging overlays for live performances, edited full length digital performances & bespoke projects & designed projected sets & visuals for various shows. Recent designs include PUBLIC DOMAIN & SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT.   As a queer identifying practitioner, Matt has a passionate interest and commitment to developing LGBTQ work. They have directed and produced a majority queer portfolio of productions and projects & frequently support queer writers and artists. In addition to their work in theatre, they are an emerging queer artist. Performing as Anatomy, they use drag to explore their genderqueer identity in a colourful array of characters.   Matt's artistic mission is to create excellent music driven entertainment, support artists, amplify LGBTQ+ voices and celebrate all aspects of their own & others identities.    Connect with Matt on Instagram @mattpowellicus https://www.instagram.com/mattpowellicus/ Website: http://www.matt-powell.co.uk/
George Ure
May 14 2021
George Ure
George trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.  He made his debut in the London company of WICKED (Apollo Victoria) in the role of Boq, later reprising his role as part of the Original UK/Ireland Tour, spending a total of four years with the show.  Credits include: Tobias in SWEENEY TODD (Welsh National Opera & UK Tour), HAIR (European Arena Tour), the title role in PETER PAN (Milton Keynes Theatre ) alongside Bradley Walsh, and Zaki in the Original London Cast of BIG FISH (The Other Palace) with Kelsey Grammer.   He was a series finalist in BRITANNIA HIGH (ITV) and performed alongside Rod Stewart and Michael Bublé as part of ROD STEWARTS CHRISTMAS (ITV). In 2017 George took on the lead role of Rusty in the London Redevelopment Workshop of STARLIGHT EXPRESS (The Other Palace) directed by Arlene Phillips, and was invited by Andrew Lloyd Webber to record  "I Am The Starlight" (duetting with Mica Paris) for his latest album, UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION. George is an accomplished Vocal & Performance coach, and has worked with clients including Zoë Wanamaker, Jessica Wright, Jorgie Porter and BGT’s Sarah Ikumu. He has also spent the past 11 years teaching at some of the UK's leading conservatoires including Mountview Academy, Italia Conti and LAMDA. He has been a core member of the Musical Theatre faculty at The Urdang Academy since 2015, and his credits as a Director include SPRING AWAKENING, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, INTO THE WOODS, A NEW BRAIN, BAT BOY and BAD GIRLS.  Most recently George was invited by the BBC to join four other industry experts and sit on the professional jury representing the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Connect with George on Instagram @george_ure https://www.instagram.com/george_ure/?hl=en
Charlie -Jade Jones
Apr 13 2021
Charlie -Jade Jones
Soprano, Actress & Singing Teacher Charlie-Jade Jones graduated with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music and has since been awarded the title Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in Singing Teaching for Musical Theatre, also with Distinction. Charlie-Jade made her professional stage debut as a Soprano & Soloist in the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and has since worked as a crossover artist on stage and in the recording studio. Her performance work has encompassed Musical Theatre, Concert, Opera & Recording.   Charlie-Jade holds singing teaching positions at Italia Conti Academy and Emil Dale Academy where she teaches students on the BA Hons Degree and Diploma in Musical Theatre courses and is also the Founder of Scenaria Studios.   She is a Vocal Health First Aider and as well as specific voice related CPD she has also trained in Mindfulness which she fuses in her work as a singing teacher.    As an artist, she has performed at venues including Cadogan Hall, Prince Edward Theatre and The Other Palace as well as recording for the BBC, Wembley Arena & for albums at Angel Studios. Her theatrical performances have included; Jason Robert Brown’s Parade, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair and her one-woman show The Soprano Behind The Screen which she co-devised with musical director Connor Fogel. This opened in 2020 and will be returning to London Fringe Theatre later this year.    Connect with Charlie on Instagram @charliejadejones + @scenaria.studios Web: www.charlie-jadejones.com
Leeroy Boone
Mar 23 2021
Leeroy Boone
Born in France, Leeroy started his dance education at the regional conservatoire in Toulouse before furthering his education through the VM Danse Studio and later joining the Paris Opera Ballet School from which he graduated in 2013. He went on to finalize his professional training at the Ballettschule des Hamburgballett from which he graduated two years later in 2015.   During his dance training, Leeroy participated in several performances at the Palais Garnier and as a guest dancer with the Bundesjugendballett as well as the Gala Jia Ruskaja at the Bolshoi Academy. Upon graduation he joined the Hamburgballet - John Neumeier in which he remained for five years, gaining high level professional experience through ensemble as well as soloist roles and taking part in the company's acclaimed world tours.   Leeroy has choreographed short ballets for the Ballettschule des Haburgballett's Creativity Workshops and for the Hamburg Ballet's Young Choreographer's programs. He was also joint-artistic supervisor of the Metamorphosen Ensemble for which he choreographed a number of pieces.   In the midst of his professional ballet career, Leeroy furthered his artistic education through summer intensives : at NYU - Steinhardt for Vocal Performance but also at L'ARIA for Acting ; and through singing classes with private teachers, culminating in his joining the MA for Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music in London at the start of this academic year.    Connect with Leeroy on  Instagram: @leeroyboone Twitter: @BooneLeeroy