An aspiring actress from the North East is over the moon after being accepted into her “dream” acting school in New York, attended by Hollywood star Anne Hathaway.
Hannah Robinson from Killingworth was thrilled to be accepted into one of the best acting schools in New York called The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Thousands of people audition every year hoping to attend the prestigious school and only a few make it.
The 19-year-old said just being accepted was an achievement in itself after impressing with two monologues which she had to perform in her living room. She said: “I had to do two different monologues but I had to perform them in my living room. It was quite interesting because I had never done an audition in my living room before, but it was still quite professional.
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“It’s my absolute dream school and the best place to grow. I’m so excited to start, just being accepted is an achievement in itself, it’s crazy that they have us I was told there were about two or three classes and there are only 16 in each class.
“I researched different acting schools in New York but I thought the people coming out of this school were just amazing and that’s where I want to be. Lots of people my age go to London , but for what I want. the best place to train is really New York. I’m really excited to start.
“My plan once I finish the course is to come back and change my visa to a work visa and go back there, but due to my qualifications I can hope to work as a teacher while I look for a job. actor.”
Actors such as Matilda star Danny DeVito and Ant-Man himself Paul Rudd also attended the school who Hannah says are huge inspirations to her. Hannah said her love for acting began when she was just 11 and called it her “passion”.
Hannah trained at Stars Academy Dance and Stage School in Shiremoor and she also studied musical theater and trained at Worx Academy in Sunderland. She also became a fully qualified teacher and achieved Distinction with the IDTA after training for her Musical Theater Diploma at Stars Academy.
She said: “I started acting when I was about 11 at school and it really took off from there. Acting is my main passion, I’ve done a lot of different roles in Blood Brothers and Aladdin so it’s fun to play various roles.
“I really love being on stage, I love how you can become a completely different character. There are people watching this character and it’s all about credibility. I want people to believe that I’m this character I love researching a character too, it’s really fun to fully immerse yourself in a role.”
To help fulfill her dream of going to New York in September, Hannah has set up a Go Fund Me page to help cover some of the costs she will face. If you would like to make a donation, You can do it here.