Who we are
Our students go on to be stars!
Discover our alumni of past students – who have created incredible careers of their own from their start with The Mark Jermin Stage School. These include stars of West End shows, TV Dramas, Blockbuster films all of whom have exciting careers in the world of entertainment.
Alexandra joined the Stage School aged 11 before quickly landing a regular role in long-running television soap Pobol Y Cwm in her early teens, winning “Best Juvenile Actor in a Soap” at the Children in Entertainment Awards.
After leaving the show in 2005, she spent many years at the Mark Jermin Stage School before going on to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating with a B.A. in acting in 2010.
Alex’s credits include Sasha in Being Human, Beth Partridge in Candy Cabs, and The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, where she played notorious child murderer Constance Kent. She starred as the young Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, alongside Meryl Streep.
Alexandra’s work includes Molly in the adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s 2003 novel Private Peaceful, she stars in the feature film Anna Karenina alongside Keira Knightley, Julia Davis’s dark comedy Hunderby and Channel 4 Drama Utopia. In addition, Alexandra also starred in the Paul Potts feature film One Chance alongside James Corden and THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR as Doreen for Universal Pictures
Alexandra is a Screen International Star of Tomorrow (2011)
Ben started performing at the age of 4, training at the Mark Jermin Stage School.
His first professional work was starring in a host of popular commercials, appearing in his first at the age of 8. His first West End appearance was as Gavroche in Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre, London.
He followed this by playing Oliver Twist in Oliver at the London Palladium and was one of very few child actors who also played the Artful Dodger.
Ben is known as Charlie Jenkins in BBC Wales’ comedy series High Hopes. Other TV credits include Casualty, Teachers, Waking the Dead, Skins, Indian Doctor.
West End and Regional Theatre credits include Jersey Boys, Lord of the Rings, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mamma Mia and Monkey Business.
Carli began training at the Mark Jermin Stage School as a young performer before going on to train at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Now as an actress she is represented by Mark Jermin Management.
Carli’s screen credits include Sky One’s Stella, BBC’s Hinterland, ITV’s Emmerdale, Welsh BAFTA-nominated 2 DY A NI, and Vicky in S4C soap Pobol y Cwm. Carli will shortly be on our screens playing Rhiannon Lloyd in CBBC AND BBC’s The Snow Spider.
Christina started at the Mark Jermin Stage School when she was 13 which lead her to train at ArtsEd Theatre School, London. Christina’s first job after graduating in 2010 was cover Killer Queen in the West End production of We Will Rock You in the Dominion Theatre, Christina also played the role of Nina in the UK Premier of In The Heights. Christina played the character of Molly in the BBC TV series Belonging. During her time at the Mark Jermin Stage School Christina filmed feature films Love Actually and Agent Cody Banks 2.
She recently performed in the UK tour of Shrek as Mama Bear/ Mama Ogre/ Cover Dragon and 20th Anniversary production of Rent for the Michael Grandage Co as cover Maureen. She most recently played Jack in the web series Holy Popcorn and Anne Bolelyn in Six that played at the Arts Theatre. Recently Christina has played Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors at the Regents Park Theatre and has been cast in the RSC’s production of the David Walliam’s book The Boy in the Dress.
Craig Gallivan trained at the Mark Jermin Stage School through his younger years before gaining a scholarship to The Royal Academy of Music and Drama.
Straight out of training, Craig landed a lead role in one of the biggest ITV dramas Footballers Wives playing footballer Callum Watson. Other TV credits include: Care and Torchwood. Craig played the lead role of Tony in Billy Elliot, the musical in the Victoria Theatre in London’s West End. Craig then went on to star in Ruth Jones’ Sky One comedy STELLA, where he played Stella’s eldest son Luke.
Most recently Craig has starred in The School of Rock, The Musical, at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, as lead role Dewey Finn. 2021 will see Craig return to the West End as the role of OLAF in the Original West End cast of Frozen The Musical.
Ella began her training at the Mark Jermin Stage School in Carmarthen and landed many leading roles as a young actor.
Ella played Gabby in BBC’s Crash, Zazel in Tracy Beaker Returns and the leading role of Cathy (daughter of Sharon Small) in BBC’s Mistresses. More recently Ella has appeared as Sophie in Parch (S4C), Ffion in Hinterland (BBC), Ordinary Lies (BBC) , Jess Doctors (BBC) and series lead Katie in 35 DIWRNOD.
As well as being an Actress Ella is also an On-Call Fire Fighter.
From the age of 6 Emily attended and trained at the Mark Jermin Stage School in Swansea leading to her landing one of her first roles in the feature film ‘LOVE ACTUALLY’ with Hugh Grant. Emily earned the leading role of Rhian in BBC TV series Belonging in series 8. Soon after she followed this success with another leading role in TV series High Hopes playing Lee-ann.
Emily’s career soared when she was offered the role of Sioned in the long running Welsh soap Pobol Y Cwm. Emily has been playing the controversial character in the soap for 4 years. Other TV credits include BBC Belonging, Y Pris, and High Hopes.
After joining the Stage School as a young child, Gabrielle attended the Pontlliw Stage School and took part in many productions. At 18, Gabrielle was accepted onto the Acting course at Arts Educational Schools London and graduated in 2018 with an Honours Degree.
Gabrielle’s TV Credits include Megan Adams in Gwaith Cartref, Bethany Jones in Casualty. Shona in Casualty, Katie in 15 Days and she has had various appearances on The Stand Up Sketch Show.
Most recently, Gabrielle played the protagonist Bethany in BBC Three Drama ‘In My Skin’. In My Skin is a coming-of-age story of 16-year-old Bethan, who we follow as she deals with the comical but painfully real anxieties and insecurities of teenage life, along with the stark reality of a home life that is far removed from what she projects to her friends. In October 2019 Gabrielle took home the Welsh BAFTA Best Actress Award for the role.
Georgia started at the Mark Jermin Stage School at the age of 8. She is best known for her role as a member of “The Ace Gang”, Rosie in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, and as JJ’s love interest, Lara, in Skins.
She has also appeared as Cassie Claypole in the BBC Three show Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps. Georgina has also starred in BBC drama Waterloo Road as Madeline ‘Madi’ Diamond. Other credits include Casualty, The Bill, Blind Eye, Shelfstakers, Being Human, Eastenders and Tina in Call The Midwife.
Hayley started her training at the Mark Jermin Stage School before accepting a scholarship to London to study musical theatre at Arts Educational.
Hayley has starred most recently as standby Elphaba in the West End cast of Wicked at the London Apollo Victoria.
Other theatre credits include Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ragtime (Regent’s Park); Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Donmar); Jan in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre); Martha in the original cast of Spring Awakening(Lyric Hammersmith and Novello); Fruma Sarah in Fiddler On The Roof (national tour); Deb in Ordinary Days (Finborough); Nancy in The Boyfriend and Lady Be Good (Regent’s Park); Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington (Swansea Grand) and Follies in Concert (Palladium).
Jade began her training at the Mark Jermin Stage School at the age of 11 where she attended the Cardiff Stage School branch. Jade quickly started gaining professional TV credits including, BBC Doctor Who, Gavin & Stacey and BBC Casualty as well as commercial credits for brands such as Aldi and Morrisons. Jade led her first feature film in 2012 The Machine with Dennis Lawson playing the role of Mary.In 2016 Jade landed a role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Doctor Faustus performing in London and Stratford.
Jade has aired recently on our screens as Leona Bevan in ITV’s Drama The Accident and in the critically acclaimed Netflix Series The Witcher as Princess Adda.
Joe started at the Mark Jermin Stage School at the age of 12 at one of our Swansea branches. Joe attended the school up until the age of 18 where he then left to start his undergraduate course at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting. Joe’s first professional role out of college was in Miracle on 34th Street as part of the Ensemble AND Dance Captain. Joe has gone on to play Mungojerrie in the UK and European and most recently the International Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webbers Cats.
Joshua started at the stage school at the age of 8. Joshua continued his training at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Joshua has worked for many years with the Royal Shakespeare Company in various touring productions.
TV roles include The Fabulous Baker Boys, Doctors, Garrows Law, Heartbeat, Stopping Distance, Holby City and Belonging.
Joshua is currently on tour in the award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in the lead role of Christopher.
Lauren began performing in Swansea at the age of 11, training weekly at the Mark Jermin Stage School.
At the age of 18, Lauren joined the West End cast of Les Miserables where she understudied and played the lead roles of Eponine and Cosette at the Palace and Queens Theatre. Further theatre credits include her understudying the lead role of Nellie Forbush in the UK No1 Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical South Pacific and played Princess Jasmine in Aladdin at The Theatre Royal, Bath. In 2009 and 2010, Milton Morrisey Productions debuted Les Miserables in Concert in Jersey and Guernsey where Lauren played the lead role of Cosette. Lauren has also starred in Stephen Schwartz’s hit musical Wicked in London’s West End, as Nessarose and understudy Glinda.
Leilah joined the stage school as a young girl and in 2015 took on the role of Pilar in Legally Blonde the Musical’s South Wales Premier at the Grand Theatre Swansea.
As a child, Leilah trod the boards in Talent Shows all across South Wales, renowned for her operatic voice beyond her years.
In 2016, Leilah went on to star in Gwaith Cartref as Dalia Hassan and in BBC’s Torchwood. Following this, Leilah took on the role of Poppy in BBC3 drama In My Skin, alongside fellow Stage School Alumni, Gabrielle Creevy.
Leona joined the Stage School when she was offered a scholarship following an audition with the South Wales Echo. Leona joined our Penarth stage school where she trained for 5 years.
Leona made her small screen debut when she landed the role of Jana in CBBC series Wolfblood before taking on the featured role of Carys in Sky 1 series STELLA with Ruth Jones.
Marc most well known amongst Theatre fans for his run in the musical The Little Shop of Horrors where he played Seymour at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London and was nominated for 2019 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Marc’s other theatre credits include the Original Olivier award winning cast of West End musical Matilda playing the role of Rudolpho/ Escapologist and From Here to Eternity in London’s West End. He trained at the Mark Jermin Stage School before gaining a place at Arts Educational School London.
Other theatre credits include: Woodsman/Ensemble/understudy Jack/Rapunzel’s Prince/Steward in Into the Woods and Hello, Dolly! (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park), Frank in Once Upon a Time at The Adelphi and Paul Arnold in Bells Are Ringing (Union Theatre), Cecco in Peter Pan – A New Musical(Leicester Curve), Skimbleshanks in Cats (Arena tour), Billy Liar (UK tour), Jacob in Imagine This (New London Theatre), Barbara Cook and Friends 80th Birthday Gala (London Coliseum).
Workshops include Bridget Jones – The Musical and Jamie in Practice Makes Perfect.
During his time at the Mark Jermin Stage School he featured in many Television programs and Films including Starstruck (BBC), Can I Gymru, Caerdydd, More Than Love and Love Actually.
Nia began performing at the young age of 5, becoming the founder member of the Mark Jermin Stage School before moving to London to train at Arts Educational, graduating in 2007. Nia has just finished a run of Curtains the Musical (Wyndham’s Theatre West End and UK Tour)
Other Theatre Credits include Les Miserables (Palace Theatre) Children Will Listen (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) Follies In Concert, (London Palladium) South Pacific (UK Tour,) Singin In The Rain (West End + UK Tour,) Chicago, The Goodbye Girl (UK Tour) and Frank Vickery’s Loose Ends (UK Tour) and Legally Blonde, the Musical (UK Tour). Nia has played the title roles in pantomimes Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty (both Grand Theatre Swansea) and Wendy in Peter Pan, Rhyl Pavillion Theatre and The Producers (UK Tour), Singing in the Rain (UK Tour and Toyko), Top Hat, (Kilworth House Theatre) Scrooge, White Christmas (Leicester Curve) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour) and Signin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre)
Film: The Life and Death of Phillip Knight (Yorkshire Television) About a Boy, Love Actually (both Working Title) and A Week In the Life… (Pukka Films)
Television: Laura in Doc Martin (ITV) Daisy Whittcomb in Casualty (BBC), a lead cast member in the 12-episode CBBC sketch show Stupid, Helen in HTV’s Nuts and Bolts, Vicky in Teachers (Channel 4.)
Nia has appeared in over 50 television commercials during her years at the Mark Jermin Stage School.
Owain joined the Mark Jermin Stage School as a young teenager, as Owain progressed through the school he took on challenging roles in shows such as Songs For A New World and Les Miserables.
Owain made up 1/4 of Welsh pop/rock band, Bromas, as the Lead Vocalist and Guitarist. Bromas received many accolades in the Welsh Music scene, making it onto the front cover of Y Seler magazine. Bromas’s third album, Cysgu’n Brysur, was picked up by Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch a Chanolfan Mileniwm Cymru and adapted into a Musical about coming of age, and decision making.
Owain is currently starring as Guto Parri in welsh soap opera Pobol Y Cwm
Patrick’s training began at the Mark Jermin Stage School before gaining a place at 18 years of age at Laine Theatre Arts. Patrick is currently starring in The Book of Mormon in London’s West End.
Previous theatre credits include: swing/cover Pinnochio in Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre), all-male Iolanthe (Wilton’s Music Hall), swing/cover Galileo in We Will Rock You (original UK tour), Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk (KMT, Ilford), Dandini in Cinderella (Broxbourne Civic Hall) and Snow White and Cinderella (QDOS Productions). Patrick has most recently worked on The Book of Mormon at The Prince of Wales Theatre and also on the 2019 UK Tour.
Other work includes: lead singer on P&O Oceana and Arcadia, and lead vocalist with The 12 Irish Tenors (European tour).
Rebecca began her training at the Mark Jermin Stage School before continuing her performing arts training at Trinity College London. Rebecca has taken lead roles in many stage school productions including the role of Martha in High School Musical and Tracy in Hairspray. Rebecca’s TV and film credits include, Pobol Y Cwm, Hunky Dory (Feature Film) Y Pris, Caerdydd, Casualty, Submarine (Feature Film).
Rebecca is known for playing the lead regular character Rhiannon Salt in series 8 of BBC drama Waterloo Road.
Rebecca’s stage credits include revisiting her role as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray for the the Leicester Curve production, a leading role in Dick Whittington in the Hammersmith Lyric and Only The Brave at the WMC.
Sara started performing at a young age, joining the Mark Jermin Stage School at 13 years of age. Her professional debut came in 2003 in Stopping Distance.
Other TV and film credits include Little White Lies and A Way of Life, Casualty, Belonging, Torchwood, Being Human, Doctors and Y Pris. She starred as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, in the New Theatre, Cardiff alongside Jack Ryder.
Sara won a BAFTA in 2013 for Best Actress for her leading role in S4C drama Alys.
Sara most recently was seen in the bilingual BBC drama HINTERLAND in addition to Casualty and Doctors.
Shaheen joined the Mark Jermin Stage School at age 5. Where he played the character Troy in the children’s television series Grandpa in My Pocket. He has also appeared in the Torchwood episode “Greeks Bearing Gifts” playing lead role Danny.
Credits whilst training at the Mark Jermin Stage School include UK touring productions of Macbeth, The King and I and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (choir). He appeared in Mine All Mine, A Way of Life and a short film called Day at the Beach. TV appearances include The Frank Skinner Show, Nickelodeon UK. Shaheen has also taken part in advertisements for Delta Air Lines, Debenhams and DFS.
Aged 9, Shaheen landed the role of the Young Michael Jackson in the UK and European Tour of Thriller Live. Shaheen travelled for 2 years on tour with this hit musical production.
In 2009, Shaheen entered the ITV show Britain’s Got Talent, where he stunned judges and the world watching with his flawless rendition of ‘Who’s Loving You’. Following his performance, Shaheen was invited to perform at the Memorial service of Michael Jackson. Shaheen has performed at many prestigious worldwide events and TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, 2010 Mobo Awards, BBC Switch, 2010 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony, BBC Children in Need Gala, Big Welsh Talent Show, URDD Opening Ceremony 2011.
In 2014 Jafargholi performed as ‘The Genie’ in The New Victoria Theatre’s pantomime, Aladdin.
In May 2016, Jafargholi joined the cast of the BBC soap opera, EastEnders, portraying Shakil Kazemi. His character was killed off two years later in May 2018 in a controversial knife-crime storyline where Shakil was stabbed and killed by a gang.
Since 2018 Jafargholi has joined the cast of Casualty as series regular Nurse Marty Kirkby.
Tom began performing at the age of 12, when he was cast as the role of Oliver in his School Production. From then on Tom became an inspired singer and performer and went on to win the Charlotte Church Cup in 2009 in the Welsh Music Festival and best song from the show’s award in 2010.
He has supported artists such as Iris Williams and the Welsh Soprano Rebecca Evans. In 2010, Tom made it all the way to Sydney, Australia to the Judges Houses in the ITV talent competition The X Factor. Tom has been a supporting artist for the leading boy band ‘The Wanted’. Tom has performed as part of the National Youth Opera and attended the Mark Jermin Stage School where he performed as the role of Marius in a sell-out production of Les Miserables and played a lead guest role in BBC Casualty. Tom went on to train at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he studied Musical Theatre and was awarded the Andrew Lloyd Webber Training Scholarship. Tom has played Jean Prouvaire and ensemble on the Asian Tour of Les Miserables and most recently the role of Cliff in the Sunset Boulevard UK Tour.