Lauren Kelly Academy

Lauren Kelly Academy


***competition has now ended***
Thank you to everyone who entered and helped share this, the winner has been announced in a comment, many thanks, Ben

To help promote my model/casting portfolio photoshoots I am delighted to announce I am giving a way a free photoshoot which includes digitals (currently just Β£50 anyway even if you don't win).

To enter please comment on this original post with a photo of the intended subject, (yourself or your child, all ages are welcome), and also SHARE this original post.

The winner will be announced by Sunday evening.

Ideally to be held on Mon 3rd or Wed 5th Aug but might be able to offer availability later in August.

For more details on my usual photoshoots, you can have a look at this link which covers model/casting/dance/gymnastics:

For anyone who is considering looking for a casting agency I can happily recommend the lovely Lauren at Lauren Kelly Casting, she also runs a stage school: Little Stars Stage School, she can be contacted via: [email protected]

Many thanks, Ben πŸ˜πŸ“·
Hi everyone, during this time of uncertainty and probably a lot of stress for some- Myself and Elle Morcom are available for any childcare services or a helping hand in the likely event of school closures. Please feel free to contact Me on 07891446100 or Elle on 07376637111. Stay Safe Xx

Lauren Kelly Academy (formerley Little Stars Stage School) is a stage school in Warrington providing

Operating as usual


RDDC kids! I’ve booked a rehearsal on 30th December 10-5 (times to be confirmed) I’m really sorry I’ve not emailed out details yet but will do asap! Please keep the date free if you can # # #


I think my favourite part of the weekend was seeing how much fun this lot had together ❀️ they are such a lovely class and they work so well as a team ❀️ Merry Christmas you crazy bunch πŸŽ„ big thanks to for capturing this image when fitting this many people in front of a small backdrop shouldn’t have been possible 🀣


A big MERRY CHRISTMAS from our LKA family to yours ❀️
This year has been a welcome return to normality and it’s been a pleasure to welcome so many new faces to our LKA family. Already excited for 2023 plans πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸ #2022

Photos from Lauren Kelly Academy's post 17/12/2022

Massive well done to everyone who performed today πŸŽ„β€οΈ those who couldn’t make it - get well soon! 🀧 big thanks to Ben Unwin Photography for taking some gorgeous photos today ❀️


One of my fav parts of this job ❀️
Tonight, Charlotte and I were invited to watch one of our OG’s as the lead in her 3rd year drama grad show. Her opening 17 minute monologue was FLAWLESS and she moved the audience to tears on more than one occasion 🌟
It’s always sad when our older ones leave us but it’s all the more special when as adults they invite us back into their lives in a different capacity.
Watching her lead a fabulous 3rd year cast I could still see a bit of Gabriella, Bertha the Christmas Witch, Izzy & Lizzy, Warrington’s got talent finalist, a trip to London to see wicked, a trip to Manchester to see rent, cbbc does glee and her solo moment on stage at the opera house ❀️

Eve you are so very talented and I’m so grateful you’ve asked me to be your agent and invited us both to watch tonight. We’re super proud of the actress and adult you’ve grown into.

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒŸ Standing ovation πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ»



Excited that the Lowry CAT have picked us as a centre to host one of their workshops free of charge to our students to expand their knowledge of contemporary dance 🩰 this will be open to our students age 9+ and taking place in the new year! Watch this space for more details πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸ

Photos from Lauren Kelly Academy's post 09/12/2022

Big well done to Willow and Grace who worked as Elves at Grappenhall Heys Christmas fair! They were super helpful at greeting the children, helping Santa with the gifts and remained in character for a full 3 hours! I was super proud of you girls β€οΈπŸŽ„ your professionalism for 2 12 year olds was outstanding πŸ™ŒπŸ»


Evening all!! Just thinking ahead to tomorrow- the sports hall is likely to be very cold in the morning so can you please try and make sure that everyone has lots of layers and shoes that can be kept on feet for dancing (trainers/pumps/anything that won't slip off) as the floor is concrete so will probably be freezing and socks aren't going to provide enough protection πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά


Really do need some parents who are registered chaperones to volunteer to be present at the Xmas show - no one can perform if we don’t have these in place. Please let me know asap if you can be there


One of my fav things is when I spot older ones helping younger ones - unprompted ❀️ well done .salt.x for demonstrating great kindness in our lesson today ❀️


Is she jumping? No! Perfect splits upside down with no hands πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ massive thank you to Sharon for supporting some of students with mega skills this evening πŸ’œ we’re so grateful for your help and time 🌟


Dazzling distinctions all round for our grade 1’s 🌟🌟🌟 well done guys


So proud of our gorgeous girl Abigail who is lighting up that stage 🌟🌟 she’s signed her first autograph this week at the stage door, she’s absolutely loving being on stage and she met the girl who had played the star for the previous 3 years. It’s super hard work but she’s loving every second and it was extra lovely to see her pop into class tonight for a cuddle πŸ₯° keep shining Abigail!!


After joining us at our fairy show, excited that will be coming along to our Christmas show on 17th December and offering Christmas pics in costume on the day πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ€ΆπŸ» I took Erin for a trial run the other day 🌟we’re feeling festive! πŸ™ŒπŸ»


A busy afternoon for Emily and Harriet who also competed today. Big thanks to Willow who also went to cheer them on and helped support Emily backstage ❀️. Super proud of Emily who placed πŸ₯‡ in Acro - first time attempting an acro solo of any kind and she learnt it super fast!
Harriet danced beautifully gaining 2 gold medals today in contemporary πŸ₯‡ and acro πŸ₯‡ - you keep going from strength to strength Harriet!!
I feel like tiny pieces of my heart have been in various places today with us being in class, Amelia this morning, Harriet and Emily this afternoon and Abigail on stage in Birmingham tonight 🌟 it’s so lovely even when we can’t be there physically for every event that you support each other and cheer each other on! Proud of everyone today 🌟✨πŸ₯°


So proud of Amelia who went to comp this morning by herself and competed for ❀️🌟 Amelia danced beautifully with lovely feedback and a high score. The video was beautiful and sorry we couldn’t be there to cheer you on in person but we had classes πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ thank you for representing us so beautifully. We are super proud of you 🌟


It’s CHRISTMAS SHOW time β€οΈπŸŽ„πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸπŸŽ…πŸ» our little stars this week have been naughty snowmen, our rising stars have been postman penguins and our seniors have been mischievous Elves! We’re having lots of fun putting this together and our performances will be on Saturday 17th December! It’s going to be Christmas tastic! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„


Tomorrow night this tiny blonde thing with glasses makes her professional theatre debut and I couldn’t be prouder of her as a teacher πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸβ€οΈ everyone who has taught Abigail has played their part in nurturing her talents and she had gone from strength to strength. She’s worked her socks off in rehearsals and I can’t wait to see her fly (literally!) across that stage! 🌟 break a leg Abigail!! Nativity the musical opens at tomorrow *t


Our little stars yesterday celebrating their dazzling exam results πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»


🌟 15 years
🌟 100% pass rate
🌟 30 distinctions
🌟 10 merits
🌟 0 passes
🌟 musical theatre
🌟 Speech and Drama
🌟 Performance Arts
🌟 smashed it βœ…

Super proud of everyone who took exams this weekend and grateful as always to my team who help everyone pull everything together and smash it on the day.


Good morning!! We're up and excited for the last of the exams this morning.

If your exam is today please be aware there are road closures/restrictions in Grappenhall for the Remembrance Day Parade between 9.30 and 12.30 so allow plenty of time to get here


Well done to everyone who sat exams today 🎭 hard work by all 🎭 got lots of positive feedback today - fingers crossed for day 2 tomorrow 🀞🏼🌟


We’re running about 30 mins ahead at the moment if people want to head over a bit earlier # #


I mentioned to the seniors we could do with a couple of volunteers to help us out with doing music this weekend..... we had quite a few willing volunteers. The blocks we need are:

Saturday 12th 9-10am

Sunday 13th 9-11:45

If you're coming in for an exam anyway and don't mind coming a little earlier/ staying a bit after to do some music, please let me know. You do come out whilst they're doing acting/ questions etc so they won't be sat in a room solidly for the whole time and music will be very clearly labelled and is in drop box folders by name! We'll make sure it's easy :)


Last lesson before exams for our Saturday squad 🌟😬🀞🏼 let’s do this guys! πŸ’ͺ🏻


Well done to Willow (seniors) and Alana (rising stars) who have been booked for a professional recording job πŸŽ™οΈπŸ€ΆπŸ» singing Christmas songs to be released on major streaming platforms 🎡


It’s mock exam week! We will be doing our utmost this week to get through mock exams with everyone in class! Everyone should have copies of things they can practise at home and mums and dads can be a big help going over reflection questions! Final push for the next 12 days 🌟πŸ’ͺ🏻


Looking sensational in Silver is our trio - Abbie, Maisie and Tilly 🀍🀍🀍 love the way these sparkle on stage ✨


So excited that our very own student Abigail is performing in Nativity! The musical at Birmingham rep theatre this Christmas ⭐️ we can’t wait to come and watch you! We’re organising a group trip for this - see Facebook post for further details if you would like to come along 🌟


As some of you may have seen over on our casting agency page...... our gorgeous Abigail Salt is performing in Nativity! the musical at birmingham rep theatre over Christmas. They've finally confirmed the schedule and looking at it I think the best options are:

Saturday 7th January 7pm (Abbie's final show - go out with a bang!)

Or Thursday 5th January at 2:30pm although i'm aware that might mean an afternoon off school for some people depending on dates you start back!!

If you're interested in coming along, please let me know and I can give them a call and work out group availability/ transport.

Can't wait to see her sparkle and shine 🌟

Photos from Lauren Kelly Academy's post 23/10/2022

Day 2!

πŸ₯‰ 3rd place song & dance 9 & under - Emily S
πŸ† 1st place MT dance duet 14& under - Emily and Emily (age 8&9!)
πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place MT dance duet 14& under - Harriet and willow
πŸ₯‰ 3rd place MT dance trio - Danielle, Harriet and Amelia
πŸ† 1st place vocal duet - Harriet and Willow
πŸ₯‰ 3rd place vocal trio - Tilly, Maisie & Abbie
πŸ₯‰ 3rd place acting 8&under - Luca
πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place acting 8&under- Lily-May
πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place acting 8&under - Emily M
πŸ† 1sr place MT dance - Harriet
πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place MT dance - Amelia
πŸ† 1st place nursery rhyme - Luca
πŸ† 1st place nursery rhyme - Erin
πŸ† 1st place MT vocal duet - Willow & Grace
πŸ† 1st place nursery rhyme - Jaxon
πŸ₯‰3rd place song & dance 14 under - willow
πŸ† 1st pop vocal 6 under - Erin
πŸ† 1st pop vocal 6 under - Jaxon
πŸ₯ˆ 2nd pop vocal 8 under - Emily M
πŸ₯ˆ Nativity
πŸ₯ˆ Hamilton
πŸ₯ˆ Bare necessities
πŸ₯‰ she’s in love

Photos from Lauren Kelly Academy's post 22/10/2022

I started off quite well taking pics and then failed as the day went on!! Well done to everyone who performed today. I was proud of each and every one of you ❀️🌟 there was some wonderful work on that stage!

πŸ† 1st place disney vocal 14&under - Eve M
πŸ† 1st place MT Vocal 9&10 years - Tilly
πŸ₯ˆ2nd place MT Vocal 9&10 years - Maisie
πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place pop vocal 9&under - Maisie
πŸ₯‰ 3rd place pop vocal 9&under - Izie
πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place pop vocal 11&under - Tilly
πŸ† 1st place song&dance duet 9&under - Emily and Emily
πŸ₯‰ 3rd place song&dance duet 12&under - Willow and Harriet
πŸ₯‰ 3rd place acting 10&under - Tilly
πŸ† 1st place acting 10&under - Tilly
πŸ₯‰ 3rd place acting 12&under - Willow
πŸ† 1st place acting 12&under - Grace
πŸ₯‰ 3rd place acting 14&under - Annie
πŸ† 1st place acting - set piece - Ella S

In addition to the places above there were lots of personal bests today and the level of talent across the sections was sensational 🌟 I’m exhausted! See you in the morning to do it all again!! Massive thanks to Ferne and the whole Strictly MT team for a wonderful well run and positive day ❀️



Just a quick reminder for any parents wishing to purchase spectator wrist bands for the weekend - they're on sale until Thursday 20th! So you need to be quick. There will be refreshments available at the weekend and all facillities there will be operating on a cash only basis, so please make sure you have some.



If your child has been entered for an exam you should have been emailed an entry fee for it…. If you’ve not got one and you think you should have - please let me know urgently! 🌟


Proud of our girls - Abigail and Emily (and their agency friend Hattie!) who went today to a recall for a major musical 🎭 whatever the outcome they worked really hard, worked as a team, encouraged others and had lots of fun! Proud of you girls! If your child attends our classes and is interested in our agency please speak to Lauren in class for further details!


Last night we had our little stars class from 3-7. We were working on a monologue for our exams and can now call and repeat 5 lines. We also worked on our β€˜I just can’t wait to be king’ song and dance 🦁 (feel free to practise singing this one at home!) and we did a group dance focusing on some tricky steps and working on technique. 🌟. We then had our seniors in for dance who worked on strength, technique and a bit of a recap of some comp routines. We also had a bit of junior/ senior over lap πŸ€£πŸ’•


Well done to our rising stars Abbie and Emily who have been recalled for a lead in a major musical 🀞🏼🌟 they have a live audition on Sunday at the theatre - what a brilliant experience for them πŸ’• 🌟

Lauren Kelly Academy on Instagram: "When you get your aerial the day before comp πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ well done to Emily! Shout out to @urban_usg and @adc_acro who helped her achieve this πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ #aerial #freecartwheel #nailedit #goemil 19/09/2022

Lauren Kelly Academy on Instagram: "When you get your aerial the day before comp πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ well done to Emily! Shout out to @urban_usg and @adc_acro who helped her achieve this πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ #aerial #freecartwheel #nailedit #goemil

Funny thing happened today…. Emily’s aerial post went viral πŸ€£πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ she’s had 1500 likes today…. Go Emily πŸ’•

Lauren Kelly Academy on Instagram: "When you get your aerial the day before comp πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ well done to Emily! Shout out to @urban_usg and @adc_acro who helped her achieve this πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ #aerial #freecartwheel #nailedit #goemil Lauren Kelly Academy shared a post on Instagram: "When you get your aerial the day before comp πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ well done to Emily! Shout out to and who helped her achieve this πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŒŸπŸŒŸ ...


Our tiny toes were back in the room this morning working towards the start of our exam term 🌟 our younger lessons have done some call and response monologue work, learned a group dance working on some of the technical steps at a slower pace and been introduced to some new songs. We also discussed the meaning of mime and played some games using this skill. Our rising stars and seniors have looked at the exam syllabus for their grade and set goals to achieve by next week βœ… we have students workin from grades 1-6 this time πŸ™ŒπŸ» we have started working on setting pieces, devising monologues and looking at alternative exams such as speech and drama if musical theatre isn’t right for us this time! 🎭 a busy week but extremely productive! Lots of people have also contacted me to say they want to do .events in October so we will be sending off those entries this weekend! Happy Saturday everyone!


One of the pros of having our own casting agency…. I took a call this week about an MT opportunity and this meant in class this week, anyone who fit the bill (agency or not) was able to be put forward 🌟 Anna-Rose had never done a self tape before but she smashed this one 🎭 if you’re looking for some professional opportunities for your child and a stage school with an in house (very busy!) agency…. We might be the school for you!

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Videos (show all)

Lovely rehearsal with our littlest ones this morning! See yoh this afternoon!
3 year old Erin is practising for the Goblin next door πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈ have your little pixies and sprites been singing you songs ...
The Easter bunny has made an early drop!!This packed hamper (complete with a treat or two for the grown ups) is on offer...
Bridge relays πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™€οΈ
Our rising stars class today working hard learning new words, new scenes, working on difficult rhythms and getting thing...
Rudolph lovers ❀️ who is flying the sleigh towards us! πŸ₯•πŸ¦ŒπŸ›·
Festive fun πŸŽ„β€οΈ
Singing and signing πŸŽ…πŸ»β€οΈ we wish you a merry christmas 🎁
It’s our last week this week before our Xmas break πŸŽπŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ€ΆπŸ» so grateful for people sticking with us through an extremely b...
The anxiety this girl has struggled with in the lead up to this comp…. Last night she wasn’t doing it.  We’ve had tears,...
A little snippet of our β€˜little stars’ class this evening! We are working on our young performers grade for our exam pie...



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