West End and Broadway performer Dom Simpson joined Lower Sixth BTEC Actors to share his experiences from the bright lights of London and New York.
The former student who starred in The Book of Mormon musical comedy, from the creators of ‘South Park’, provided insights into what life is like as an actor, how he prepare for auditions, tips for remembering lines and what it feels like to perform in front of thousands of people. Dom, who left Aquinas in 2013, also spent time answering questions from students as well as providing guidance on university choices, acting schools and agencies for future budding actors.
Dom said “It was a real privilege to speak to students at my old College and pass on what I have learnt from my time studying at Arts Educational Schools London and then establishing myself as an actor. I hope the students found it useful to make any futures plans and support their course work. It was also great to catch-up with my old senior tutor Andy Bailey and my performance studies teacher Carly Horan”.
He also spent time reminiscing about the life-long friends he had made at College and the fun he had starring in the Little Shop of Horrors and Miss Saigon stage shows, during his time at Aquinas, which helped set him on his way to the professional theatre stage.
Carly Horan, Teacher of Performing Arts, said “We are super proud of Dom’s success in the West End and Broadway and the fact he was willing to join us virtually from London was fantastic. It is always great for our current students to see and speak to former students who have achieved their dream upon leaving the college. These connections help to boost their aspirations and show them that if they work hard they can achieve their dreams”.
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