The Jill Clewes Academy for Theatre Arts is a family run business in the heart of Newcastle under Lyme. We provide classes in all aspects of dance, drama, singing and musical theatre for children and adults across Newcastle, Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire.

Established over 40 years ago, the Jill Clewes Academy for Performing Arts is well known for its exceptional teaching, fabulous theatrical productions and the ability to provide everyone, both young and old, with the love of performing.

We encourage and support all of our students to reach their personal goals and all of our classes help increase confidence and self-esteem. The Jill Clewes Academy for Performing Arts is for those who enjoy performing as a hobby and those who wish to have a career in the industry. Either way, it’s fun for everyone and your first class is free!

We enter our dance students for examinations with the London based British Ballet Organisation (BBO) which is fully accredited with the National Council for Dance Education and Training. All of our pupils achieve 100% pass rate in their exams. Pupils are also encouraged to audition for places with other professional schools and companies. We have many scholarship students at the BBO, The Royal Ballet Association, The Elmhurst Associaiton and the Northern Ballet Assocation.

Every two years we perform at the Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent. It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase their work and a great experience for them to be a part of a theatrical production. The students of the Jill Clewes Academy for Theatre Arts will be performing in GOLD in June 2017 to celebrate 50 years of teaching for Jill.