Hannah Mairi

YEAR OF AWARD: 2005
AGE AT AWARD: 13
ARTFORMS: Musical Theatre
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Biography

Despite her young age, Hannah is already an experienced stage performer. In her first year at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, she successfully auditioned for a part in the critically-acclaimed musical ‘Billy Elliot, The Musical’, London.  She performed in the first three runs, starting as one of the ballet girls and progressing to a solo part.  As a member of the cast, Hannah made regular appearances on stage and TV.

In 2005, Hannah sang with Il Divo at the Royal Variety Show and was a soloist at both a charity gala and at a Christmas Show in London.  In 2006 she performed the role of Peter Pan in a charity concert in front of Princess Anne.

When Hannah started at Sylvia Young's she was a strong dancer, but as yet untrained in singing and drama.  In her third year she won awards for achievement in both singing and expressive arts and drama.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award is funding Hannah for four years at the Sylvia Young Theatre school.

Since the Award

In her final year at Sylvia Young's, Hannah managed to cope with a number of professional engagements as well as gaining 9 A Grade GCSE's. Hannah successfully auditioned for the Laine Theatre Arts where she continues her studies in musical theatre.



I [would like to thank] the trustees for the wonderful opportunity they gave me in funding my training at The Sylvia Young Theatre School.