Bromley youngster wins a place at Italia Conto Academy

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 March 2018

Milo Claes. Picture: All the Arts Theatre School

Milo Claes. Picture: All the Arts Theatre School


A talented 10-year-old from Bromley has achieved a place to train at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy after being selected from hundreds of hopefuls in a tough audition process.

Milo's dream is to attend Italia Conti. Picture: All the Arts Theatre SchoolMilo's dream is to attend Italia Conti. Picture: All the Arts Theatre School

Milo Claes performed a dance, song and an acting piece in his audition, performing a song from School of Rock, which he sang as he played the guitar.

Just 15 spaces were available to attend the school, based at the Barbican, Goswell Road, and Milo’s audition earnt him a place.

His family now have the difficult task off trying to find financial help for him to accept his place.

Milo said: “My mum keeps telling me that I wanted to become a performer since I was three.

Milo Claes. Picture: All the Arts Theatre SchoolMilo Claes. Picture: All the Arts Theatre School

“Attending Italia Conti would mean the world to me, it would be a dream come true.

“I have never thought of anything but performing since I was little.”

Milo currently attends All the Arts Theatre School in both Bromley and Bexley four times a week.

School principal and former soap actress Lucy Morgans said: “Milo has been hugely successful in recent years winning role in The Railway Children in the West end, professional pantomimes as well as dancing with Diversity in a recent BBC TV series.

“It would be a travesty for this dedicated young man not to accept his place. He is truly one of the hardest working pupils we have ever met.”

Milo added: “A lot of people I admire were former pupils from the Academy, so I know that I will learn a lot from the lessons and will perfect my skills.

“I met a lot of other potential students during the open day and audition day and I think we will learn a lot from each other as well.”

By attending Italia Conti, Milo would be following in Lucy’s footsteps and attending the oldest stage school in the world on their full time junior course, which has turned out stars including Sir Noel Coward, Sharon Osbourne, Leona Lewis and Pixie Lott.

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