Cymoedd learner Corey Edwards is celebrating after receiving confirmation that he has secured a place at one of the countryâ€™s leading Performing Arts Foundation Colleges.
Twenty year old Corey from Llwynypia, Rhondda will be heading off to READ College in September to study a Foundation Course in Acting. He will join a small cohort of learners to gain confidence and experience, studying a range of topics including Acting, Vocal and Physical.
This news is the start of an exciting career path for Corey as with over 10 years experience, the â€˜Actingâ€™ Foundation course at READ College has an industry leading success rate for graduates gaining places at top Drama schools across the UK.
Coreyâ€™s journey in Performing Arts began when he attended an Open Day at the Rhondda campus to see what Performing Arts courses were on offer and also the facilities. He was impressed by the facilities and also the passion of Course Leader Jaye Lawrence; he knew this was for him and enrolled on the Level 2 Performing Arts RSL, progressing to the Level 3 Performing Arts RSL.
Speaking about his time at the college Corey saidâ€ I have thoroughly enjoyed studying at Coleg y Cymoedd, I cannot emphasise how supportive the staff are. The course has made me a stronger performer, improving my skills as an actor, dancer and singer. The tutors have helped build my confidence levels, pushing me to new heights and achieving the dreams I never thought I could. Iâ€™m now a more confident person, able to deal with whatever challenges come my way. Iâ€™m looking forward to the next chapter of my learning journey and would recommend Coleg y Cymoedd and the course to everyone. This has been the best 3 years of my lifeâ€œ
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