❗️BIG NEWS❗️ The prestigious Mark Jermin Stage School arrives in Aylesbury from January 2021. Led by current West End and TV performers Craig & Gemma Gallivan!
Calling all budding performers and actors who are looking for amazing performing arts training, as well as access to the UK’s Leading Agency : Mark Jermin Management who has pathed the careers of some of Britains most exciting young actors .
Students living in Aylesbury and Buckinghamshire can enrol and joing MJSS from 4 years old!
Classes run every Tuesday evening at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School.
**PLUS** Every student who attends our Aylesbury School will have the opportunity to be represented by Mark Jermin Management, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as “The UK’s leading youth agency”
Meet the team at Mark Jermin Aylesbury!
Craig started performing at the age of 12 when he was coerced into travelling to London to try his luck auditioning for Cameron Macintosh’s musical ‘Oliver’ at the London Palladium. Several recalls later, Craig was offered a part in the Sam Mendes production and in a matter of weeks was performing on the prestigious West End stage in front of 2000 people alongside Barry Humphries and Jim Dale. When the production was finally over Craig was well and truly hooked and decided to pursue a career in acting.
After racking up an impressive list of credits in his teenage years including Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, and a starring role the BAFTA award winning BBC drama ‘Care’, at 18 Craig landed a place at world renowned drama school RADA where he trained for three years.
On graduating from RADA Craig was launched into millions of UK homes playing Callum Watson in ITV’s hit TV show ‘Footballers Wives’. The show has since been shown internationally including throughout America via BBC Worldwide. Craig has gone on to star in numerous theatrical, TV and film productions including leading roles for The Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre in London, BBC’s Dr Who spin-off ‘Torchwood’ and as Tony Elliot in the multi Olivier and Tony award winning ‘Billy Elliot The Musical’, for which he was nominated Best Supporting Actor.
More recently Craig starred as Luke Morris in the hit SKY1 comedy-drama ‘Stella’, created by Ruth Jones. The show ran for 6 series with over 50 episodes and 2 Christmas Specials, and was hailed as SKY1’s most watched show ever being the second-biggest UK comedy launch in multichannel history with its debut in 2012.
In 2017, Craig took to the West End stage once again playing the lead role in another Andrew Lloyd Webber production – School Of Rock. Over a two year period Craig performed to over 300,000 people and holds the record as the longest running Dewey in the shows West End history.
2021 is also set to be another exciting year for Craig as he is set to play the much loved snowman Olaf in Disney’s hit musical ‘Frozen’ when it comes to Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London from April 2021!
Gemma started dancing at the age of 4 at the Wendy Weaver School Of Dance at Swansea Grand Theatre before going on to train professionally at the prestigious musical theatre college Laine Theatre Arts in London.
After three years training at one of the best performing arts schools in the country Gemma quickly earned her West End debut in ‘50 Musical Years of Stage and Screen’ at the Palace Theatre alongside Ruthie Henshall.
Soon after, Gemma travelled the world for Disney Cruise Lines, performing the lead role of Anne-Marie on the Disney Wonder, and has also appeared as a lead vocalist on world cruises for Cruising Musicals Consortium.
Alongside an amazing career performing all over the world, Gemma amassed a string of UK theatre credits including the UK tour of Annie, playing ‘Star To Be’ and Ronnie Boylan with Sue Pollard, plus over a dozen National Pantomimes with leading roles in Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin, and Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.
As a director and choreographer, Gemma was a regular dance assistant for West End choreographer Adrian Allsopp, working on behalf of Production Suite and First Choice/Thompson holiday villages, as well as running her own production company staging sell-out shows in top tier theatres around the country.
Gemma’s love of performing began as a young girl in the dance studios of Swansea and she is thrilled to be passing on her extensive expertise to the next generation.