All of our Teachers have Enhanced DBS Checks and First Aid Training.
At LAR, we are all about building confidence. Our class sizes are kept small, so that all children/teenagers receive individual tuition and feedback from our teachers.
LAR Performing Arts was founded in January 2018 by Louisa Alice-Rose.
Louisa Alice-Rose - Principal of LAR Performing Arts
I am Louisa Alice-Rose and I decided to form LAR Performing Arts because I am passionate about encouraging young people to explore the arts. Our focus is always on having fun, developing confidence, building friendships and learning key skills.
LAR Performing Arts is a safe environment, where children are encouraged to express themselves, push boundaries and step out of their comfort zones.
Louisa is a Chart-Topping classical soprano from Hertfordshire. In November and December 2020, Louisa collaborated with composer Lyndon Samuel to release two original compositions. The first, ‘You Are Not Alone,’ was Number 1 in the iTunes Classical Charts – topping Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli! The second song, a new version of ‘Ave Maria,’ made it to Number 3 in the charts. Following the success of ‘You Are Not Alone,’ Louisa was interviewed by BBC 3 Counties Radio and is featured in Hertfordshire Life Magazine (January 2021) and Opera Wire.
Other recordings include Louisa’s debut album ‘Summer Rose’ (released April 2020), ‘Soul Of A Child’ (released December 2019) and ‘Little Prayers Of Love’ (recorded when Louisa was just 9 years old). Most recently Louisa was seen on BBC Songs of Praise performing alongside Jamie Lonsdale and Mary-Jess.
Louisa is 26 years old and is a highly versatile singer and actress. Louisa trained at Sylvia Young Theatre School and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts as a child and made her West End debut at age 8 in Les Miserables at The Palace Theatre in 2002. At the age of 9, Louisa played the role of Tilly in the World Première Concert Performance of Howard Blake's 'The Bear' as part of the 25th Anniversary Celebrations for 'The Snowman' at Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Barbican Centre.
As a child and teenager, Louisa performed in a number of Raymond Gubbay opera's at The Royal Albert Hall - Carmen, Tosca and La Boheme. Louisa was part of the children's chorus in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London Theatre from 2003-2005, performing alongside Darren Day and Stephen Gately. Louisa was also a soloist for Paul Potts' 'The Glory Of Christmas' concert at The Royal Albert Hall in 2010 and was in the children's chorus for Les Miserables In Concert: 25 Years at The 02 Arena.
Louisa was a member of Capital Arts Children's Choir (Kathleen Shanks) from the age of 9 to 16. With the choir, Louisa performed recitals at Chequers for Cherie Blair and on tour in France at Chartres Cathedral and Disneyland Paris. Louisa also performed at The 02 Arena with 'SPIRIT' for the Voice In A Million Concert and as a backing vocalist for Matthew Crane singing 'You Raise Me Up.'
When Louisa was 18, she attended the Royal Northern College Of Music, graduating in 2016 with a First Class BMus (Hons) in Vocal Studies and Opera. Whilst at the RNCM, Louisa was awarded the Freckleton Prize & Doherty Cup for Singing.
Louisa's other Awards include a nomination for "The Sound Of Classical Poll" at the Classic BRIT Awards in 2018. In July 2019 Louisa was a semi-finalist and in the top 6 singers (the only singer representing England) at the Llangollen Eisteddfod Pendine International Voice Of The Future. Louisa was the runner-up and top Classical Vocalist in the U.K. final of 'The Next BRIT Thing' at the 02 Indigo in London (sponsored by Classic FM). Louisa was also runner-up in the Rotary Club Young Musician Of The Year in 2012.
Louisa has performed solo recitals at Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Bournemouth International Centre, Cardiff Millennium Centre and the Royal Albert Hall. Louisa has also performed as a soloist with London Cantamusica at 10 Downing Street, The Actors' Church Covent Garden, The Dorchester Hotel, The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Operatic roles include: Yum Yum (The Mikado, G & S, Opera South East), Cover Zerlina (Don Giovanni, Surrey Opera), Berta (The Barber of Seville, Surrey Opera), Cover Paquette / Ensemble (Candide, Bernstein - Surrey Opera), Emma Jones (Street Scene, Kurt Weill - RNCM), Jou Jou (The Merry Widow, Lehar - RNCM), Sara (Tobias and the Angel, Jonathan Dove).
Solo Soprano Oratorio roles include: Bach St Matthew Passion (Hertford Choral Society), Mass in D, Dvorak (RNCM), Come Ye Sons Of Arts (Purcell), Haydn's Creation, Bach Magnificat, Faure Requiem (Tring Choral Society) and chorus for Symphony No. 7 (Penderecki) - The Bridgewater Hall.
Musical Theatre roles include: Soloist in Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Margarita in West Side Story - Vivo D'Arte, Wife/Ensemble in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - London Cantamusica at The Actors' Church, Chorus in Les Miserables in Concert: 25 Years -The 02 Arena, Cosette in Les Miserables - Rare Productions, Chorus in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - New London Theatre, Bill Kenwright, Brigitta in The Sound Of Music - Green Room Productions, Young Eponine in Les Miserables - The Palace Theatre, Cameron Mackintosh
Television & Radio: Songs Of Praise 2020 (BBC), Murder In Suburbia (ITV), BBC 3 Counties Radio (Interview), BBC Radio 4 Sunday Worship