Fiorentini’s Got Talent

We love hosting our Fiorentini’s Got Talent show, which takes place most years.

We encourage all students to participate in this enjoyable competition. They can perform whatever they like, even if it is not something they have learned during their time with us. So maybe there is a chance to get out of that musical instrument, tell some jokes, or do some magic tricks.

Heats take place at each of our branches, and three or four finalists from each branch are chosen to compete in the final. Industry professionals, including casting directors, film producers, and celebrities, are invited to be on our judging panel.

Fiorentini’s Got Talent allows our students to not only take ownership of their self-expression by directing their own work; it also encourages students to challenge themselves and see they have something valuable to offer. Although fully supported by our teachers, students get a say in what the final piece will look like, which boosts their confidence and helps them trust their creative insights.

Jermain Jackman won Fiorentini’s Got Talent in 2013, and less than a year later, he went on to win The Voice UK. What doors could this open for your child?

Past judges have included:

Joseph Marcell

Classical actor and comedian, best known for his role as Geoffrey Butler in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Photo credit: Eugene Powers Photography

Ali Bastien

Known for her roles as Becca Dean in the soap opera Hollyoaks, Sally Armstrong in The Bill and Becky Clarke in Doctors

Oscar Cariss

Oscar Cariss was the head of creative at ITV. Oscar works closely with a number of ITV shows- Britain’s got talent, Dancing on Ice and the X factor.
In his 20 year career he has directed countless stars from Take That and Kylie to James Corden and Ant and Dec.

Emma Sylvester

Casting director who has cast projects for RSA films, (Ridley Scott Associates) and social enterprise company Signature Pictures. Emma previously assisted Casting Director Carolyn McLeod on a variety of projects for Netflix and feature film “Bruno” directed by Karl Golden. Emma is currently  working in-house at the BBC as a Casting Assistant on Holby City, Father Brown and Shakespeare and Hathaway.

Alice de Sousa

Multi-award winning producer and writer for screen and theatre. Alice has raised 60 million US dollars in film financing and has produced a number of films including Berlin, I Love You and Roger Spottiswoode’s commercially successful A Street Cat Named Bob

Jayden Elijah

A former Fiorentini student and client, best known for his role of Frankie in the hit CBBC series Hank Zipzer.

Kat B

TV presenter for Mtv Base on the Lick parties and Base special as well as former Choice Fm DJ

Susie McKenna

Successful writer, director and actor; former artistic director of the Hackney Empire and now executive creative producer.

Tahj Miles

A former Fiorentini student and client, has performed in numerous West End productions including The Lion King, Matilda the musical, Bugsy Malone. Tahj is also known for his role in CBBC’s Class Dismissed and Flunked.

Alex McNamara

Former lead vocalist for the hugely successful “Australian Pink Floyd Show”. Highly regarded as the world’s biggest selling tribute, having sold in excess of three million tickets in over thirty-five countries worldwide.

Deobia Oparei

A published and produced playwright for the Royal Court Theatre, Deobia has also appeared in a range of TV and Film including Alien 3, Moulin Rouge, DREDD and played Captain of the Dornish guard in Seasons 5 and 6.

Sami Larabi

Managing director and producer of the award winning social enterprise film production company Signature Pictures, dedicated to tackling youth unemployment.

Councillor Jonathan McShane

Cabinet member for Health, Social Care and Culture at Hackney Council.

Sam Crane

Starred in many hit TV shows including Poldark, Call the Midwife

Harveen Mann

Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with a distinction and DipRam for excellence. Harveen has played lead roles in numerous productions including the original West End cast of Bend it like Beckham, Privates on Parade, The Witches, The Cereal Café and most recently School of Rock.

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