The Barr Academy of Performing Arts

Emma Barr

Principal

Emma Barr
Currently appearing in 'Les Miserables' Queens Theatre, London

Originally from Cambridge, Emma has been singing, dancing and acting since the age of 3. After completing her A-Levels she went on to train professionally with the ‘National Youth Music Theatre’ and then at ‘Cambridge Performing Arts at Bodywork Company’ gaining a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre with Distinction. She has extensive experience in both performing and teaching and is very excited to be fulfilling her dream of opening ‘The Barr Academy of Performing Arts’ where she hopes to pass on the knowledge and advice she has learnt so far and nurture and encourage budding performers!

Theatre Credits include: Cover Fantine/cover Factory Girl in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre, London), Swing in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre, London), Swing in The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium), Understudy Eva Peron in Evita (UK & International Tour), Gemma in Once Upon A Time At The Adelphi (Union Theatre, London), Featured Vocalist at Thursford Christmas Spectacular (Norfolk), and Ensemble in Milkshake Live! (UK Tour), Scheherazade in Aladdin for Qdos Entertainment Ltd (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon) and Lead Vocalist on P&O's Oriana (Caribbean, Mediterranean and World Cruises).

TV Credits include: Popstar to Operastar (ITV 1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV 1) and Abbamania (ITV 1).

Musical Direction and Choreography Credits include: Choreographer – Strictly Entertainment (M.A.D. About Waddesdon, Aylesbury Stagecoach), Musical Director – Hairspray (Hatch End High School, Sharpe Academy), Choreographer – The Wizard of Oz (Henry Floyd Grammar School, Aylesbury Stagecoach), Choreographer – The Four Seasons Ballet (West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge Theatre School), Musical Director – Little Shop of Horrors (Mumford Theatre, Cambridge) and Musical Director/Choreographer – Return to the Forbidden Planet (Robinson Theatre, Cambridge).

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