1 January 2005
LAMDA & Genesis Foundation - Supporting exceptional drama students through their training
LAMDA (The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) is an internationally-renowned drama school, recently named one of the world’s top 25 drama schools by the Hollywood Reporter. The Academy is dedicated to the vocational training of actors, stage managers and technicians, directors and designers in the skills and levels of creativity necessary to meet the highest demands and best opportunities in theatre, film, radio and TV.
In recognition of many years of generous support from the Genesis Foundation, LAMDA names a number of Genesis scholars. In 2012/13, the Academy will train five Genesis scholars on the Three Year Acting Course.
John Studzinski, Founder and Chairman of the Genesis Foundation, says: "LAMDA is, in my opinion, currently the leading drama school in the UK; it offers the best all-round training for actors and associated theatre professionals.”
LAMDA Principal Joanna Read says: “The vast majority of working actors have received professional vocational training and LAMDA’s world-class reputation triggered over 4000 applications for 75 places in 2011 alone. For over a decade Genesis has supported LAMDA, showing their awareness of the importance of exceptional vocational drama training. We are immensely grateful to the Foundation for its continued, and unparalleled, generosity towards LAMDA and its commitment to supporting the next generation of actors.”
Genesis scholars have their tuition fees paid in their entirety over the three years of LAMDA’s BA (Hons) in Professional Acting and also receive a substantial contribution towards their living expenses.
Genesis LAMDA alumni have gone on to have diverse and critically-acclaimed careers on the stage and screen. For the full list of current and past scholars, please see below.
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LAMDA Genesis Scholars
Below is a list of past and present scholars. Click on the name for a biography.