Alumni

Whether you’ve just graduated or have been away from us for a while, Edge Hill’s Alumni network aims to keep you updated with all the latest University and alumni news, enabling you to stay connected to the institution long after you leave.

We are keen to maintain our relationship with students after they graduate and to hear about how their careers progress. We regularly invite our past students to careers talks, which enables them to share their career experiences with our current students. Graduates give a lot of inspiration to our current students, and practical advice to help them in their job search and career planning.

Our alumni team is also readily available to help you with any enquiries you may have so please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

Alumni profiles

Hope Bleakman

Graduated BA (Hons) Dance – 2017
Current Profession – Dance Teacher

Hope Bleakman landed an exciting job teaching dance in Australia just two months after graduating – and it’s all thanks to the industry relevant skills she learned during her time at Edge Hill University.

Jaime Monfort Miralles

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BA (Hons) Visual Theatre

Clowning around is a serious business for Edge Hill University graduate Jaime Monfort Miralles, whose impressive circus skills and acrobatic style of physical theatre have won him an apprenticeship at the prestigious L’Académie Fratellini in Paris.

Emma Poole

Graduated BA (Hons) Dance – 2015
Current Profession – Aerial Dancer

“I gained a huge amount of skills, not just in dance but in the skills you need to get a job in the real world like how to write a good CV and cover letter and networking with people in the dance/aerial world”.

Isobel Davis

Graduated BA (Hons) Dance – 2015
Current Profession – Dance Development and Learning Co-ordinator

Dance graduate Isobel Davis never dreamed she would end up teaching at the dance school where she first enjoyed lessons as a 12-year-old. Once part of the youth dance programme, Isobel now works at Déda in Derby as a Dance Development and Learning Co-ordinator, teaching and supporting a range of classes, including aerial, and encouraging other young people to get involved in dance and the arts.

Victoria Harrocks

Graduated MA Making Performance – 2015
Current Profession – Dance and Performing Arts Teacher

“I would recommend any practitioner of the Arts to come to Edge Hill and experience this course which is both challenging and inspiring.”

Malachi Simmons

Malachi Simmons

Graduated BA (Hons) Dance – 2014

Gifted Dance student Malachi Simmons, who graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Dance has several reasons to celebrate. At his graduation ceremony, Malachi was awarded with the University’s Adam Bell Scholarship having already been made a Chancellor’s Scholar last year.

Theo Fapohunda

The Faphunda

Graduated BA (Hons) Dance with Aerial Performance – 2014
Current Profession – Company Dancer, Company Chameleon

Taking part in a dance workshop while studying at Edge Hill has led graduate and Chancellors Scholar Theo Fapohunda to his dream job as a professional dancer.

Christine Hatton

Christine Hatton

Graduated BA (Hons) Design for Performance – 2013
Current Profession – Set Designer

Studying at Edge Hill has led Excellence Scholar Christine Hatton to a successful career in Set and Costume Design. Christine graduated in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Design for Performance after discovering her passion for set design while working on the set of Hollyoaks and Grange Hill.

Samantha Ackerley

sam-akerley

Graduated BA (Hons) Design for Performance – 2013
Current Profession – Costume Designer

“I would definitely recommend Edge Hill as I enjoyed my course and my time there. All the staff I came across were friendly and helpful and the campus is stunning.”

Josefine Larsen

josephine-larsen

Graduated BA (Hons) Design for Performance – 2012
Current Profession – Junior Producer

“It was just what I was looking for in a course,” she said. “It combined theatre design, and costume and visual theatre, using traditional skills and practical experience. You’re also part of a big drama department, working on actual shows, and working very closely with directors.”

Kerry Lloyd

Graduated BA (Hons) Dance – 2012
Current Profession – Teacher of Dance, Drama and Performing Arts

A passion for teaching and a willingness to grab every opportunity that came her way, ensured Kerry Lloyd enjoyed a fulfilling student experience at Edge Hill and prepared her for a successful career in education.

Polly Williams

Graduated BA (Hons) Dance – 2012
Current Profession – Fundraising Manager, Cancer Research UK

After training to be a dancer and a teacher, Polly Williams is now working for Cancer Research UK in a job that combines all of her skills – and helps to improve people’s lives.

Rosie Redvers-Jones

Graduated BA (Hons) Drama, MA Making Performance – 2012
Current Profession – Events and Entertainments Co-ordinator

“I loved my time at Edge Hill and I loved the course too. I liked that I could choose what I studied, the tutors were incredibly helpful and I knew I could talk to them and get help at any point”.

Rebecca Cunningham

rebecca-cunningham

Graduated BA (Hons) Dance – 2008
Current Profession Head of Dance

“I’m now Head of Dance and encourage any promising students to look at Edge Hill if they want to study Dance. It’s not just the facilities, like a working theatre to practice in – the course opens your eyes to different ways of thinking about Dance and can even introduce you to exciting career paths you hadn’t even considered.”

Kerry Howard

Kerry Howard

Graduated BA (Hons) Drama – 2003
Current Profession – Actress

She’s known to millions as Laura, Becky’s highly strung younger sister in hit BBC Three comedy Him & Her, starred alongside Rafe Spall in her first feature film and has just finished recording the pilot of her very own sketch show.

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