Q&A with Performance Academy Student Theo Griffiths
Performance Academy student Theo Griffiths talks about the return to live activity and what he’s hoping to get out of Mind the Gap’s new three year course, in partnership with York St John University.
The Academy students are back in the building and this year sees the start of our new and improved three year Performance Academy course in partnership with York St John University.
We caught up with student Theo Griffiths to find out about the return to live activity and what he’s hoping to get out of the course.
How does it feel to be back?
It was nice to have a summer break, but it feels brilliant to be back! Its great to see everyone’s smiles!
How do you feel about the new course in partnership with York St John University?
I am really excited about it! I think it’s going to push me to develop my skills. It’s great that as a group we are going to be spending three years together on the course, so we will get to know each other very well. I’m also thrilled to be working so closely with York St John University and that we will get to see their performances and vice versa.
How does it feel to be back in the building, working at full capacity and normal days?
I am so happy to be working back full time and in the building. It just wasn’t the same over Zoom. Even though the tutors made it enjoyable online, there is only so much you can do in your own living room! It’s lovely to be with everyone again and support each other while being mindful of social distancing. I was anxious about coming back due to COVID, but the staff at Mind the Gap really put me at ease and things are done safely. It’s been exhausting this week, being back full time, but it’s a good kind of exhausting and it feels amazing to be together again.
What are you hoping to get out of the course?
I’m hoping to gain more experience and a better understanding of the industry along the way. This will all help toward my future endeavours. I’m also hoping to make life long friends.