WHAT IS ?
LEAP is a mission, it is a movement.
The Leading Edge Arts Project (LEAP) is an initiative that provides affordable arts empowerment workshops for young people and adults around the London, the UK and New York City. Unleashing creativity and inspiring people from all walks of life to align with their full potential as artists. Our mission is to inspire self confidence and WELLBEING.
It is a place for everyone to express their creativity and make theatre/music/film/art. We celebrate everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. ALL ARE WELCOME.
LEAP is now in collaboration with the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and the iconic 54 Below on Broadway. ATG is a global leader in live entertainment. ATG owns and operates close to 50 venues worldwide including Londons West End and Broadway. LEAP is now launching workshops in No1 theatres across the country with ATG's Creative Learning Department.
“LEAP were an absolute privilege and pleasure to work with. The quality of the workshop content and the performance work the participants were able to achieve across the 4 days, demonstrated some of the best work we had ever seen as a venue. Zach and Becky’s professionalism and nurturing approach to every young person involved was a joy to watch"
ALL ABILITIES WELCOME - we seek diversity and creativity - EVERYONE IS AN ARTIST
LEAP uses the industries top artists with extensive theatre credits from the Royal Shakespeare Company to the National Theatre, from the West End to Broadway. But crucially, those artists who have a wealth of experience working and facilitating the work of young people. It is LEAPs mission to create a safe space for the younger generation and adults to be creative, experience acceptance, and authenticity without judgment.
At LEAP is based in New York City, and London. We produce intensive seasonal workshops in and all around the UK and America during the school holidays. We also offer weekly workshops, and private coaching sessions, creative workshops in schools with our LEAP in Schools Project and out new Youtube series :
Our intensive workshops take place during the school breaks. From 3-day to two week workshops we provide an unforgettable and life changing creative experience. These take place seasonally and we are currently preparing for our Autumn Season of Half Term workshops in London and around the UK!
Now its the Adults turn to LEAP! Join our Creative Team for an UNFORGETTABLE. Whether you want to explore or regain your creative flair, develop public speaking skills and confidence for work, or just come and have some well-earned fun, our LEAP adults session is an encouraging and expectation-free zone. The key word is FUN.
LEAP in schools
LEAP can come in to your school and run workshops for an hour, an afternoon, a day, a week - Whatever works best for you. We can also work with you on themes, so if your students are working on Shakespeare or any specific set texts, we can devise an immersive workshop for you based on this.
Get personalized feedback from Broadway and West End artists who will travel to your theater, school or studio and work directly with you.
All classes are taught by our LEAP professionals and are designed to push performers to their fullest potential, no matter their level of experience.
We offer one to one tuition with West End professionals and LAMDA accredited actors and actresses, who can give you the very best learning experience. So, if you're studying for GCSE's, auditioning for drama school, or just want help with an audition piece, get in touch!
LEAP launches on BROADWAY 22nd Feb 2019
Join us for our first LEAP Concert LIVE at the legendary
West End star Zachary Morris (Secret Garden, Spring Awakening, Rocky Horror) and LEAP founder joins international conductor Ben van Tienen (Funny Girl, West Side Story) in making their Feinstein’s/54 Below debut with Instructions for Dancing, a night of singing and storytelling. In a time filled with so much doubt and unrest, let yourself be transported into their world of acceptance and empowerment, reminding you through their heartfelt stories that we are all good enough as we are. Take a haunting journey through words, music, and consciousness as they cover the songs from Alan Menken and Jerry Herman to Fleetwood Mac and the Magnetic Fields. Mesmerizing and magical, Instructions for Dancing invites you to come and rediscover yourself at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Instructions for dancing the album was created by Zach and Ben in 2016 during their time on the Rocky Horror Show and is available for download on all major music retailers.
50% of all profits will be donated to the organization ‘LEAP : the Leading Edge Arts Project’ an initiative that provides affordable arts empowerment workshops for young people and adults around the London, the UK and New York City. Unleashing creativity and inspiring people from all walks of life to align with their full potential as artists. It is a place for everyone to express their creativity, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Zach Hess (Frozen Broadway)
Storm Marrero (Company XIV)
LEAP ADULTS IS HERE!
Now its the Adults turn to LEAP!
Join our Creative Team for an unforgettable experience. We have seen the joy, confidence and courage our young people have developed from participating in our LEAP projects in London, the UK and New York… So we have decided to open up a session for adults!
Whether you want to explore or regain your creative flair, develop public speaking skills and confidence for work, or just come and have some well-earned fun, our LEAP adults session is an encouraging and expectation-free zone. The key word is FUN.
NEW LEAP MERCH AND ONLINE STORE COMING SOON. Our new merchandise arrives just in time for our October/Christmas Season... 🧢Caps🎒Bags💦 Water Bottles📓Journals... Just to name a few! Are you excited?!But for now our limited edition LEAP Summer Season t-shirts are almost out of stock!!!
💡👕✨ Ethical, fair-trade 100% organic cotton!
If you would like a T-shirt they are £15.00 each. We have every size available in black and grey. Don’t miss out on this priceless souvenir! Email us now!
Every week we will announce a new creative on our social media, you will get the chance to submit your questions. These people are all arts industry professionals, from BROADWAY, the WEST END and ALL OVER THE WORLD. They will be talking about their pathway into the arts. So be sure to follow us on...
Addition to our leap creative team,
Gabriel trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre school and has enjoyed a varied and busy career. Gabriel has spent time working with The National Theatre and has just wrapped up a year working on a season of shows at the Royal Shakespeare Company....
Creator and Artistic Director
"Have courage and be kind"
Zach is originally from Leicestershire, England and had his West End debut at the age of 11, starring in the Broadway transfer of the musical ‘The Secret Garden’ with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre, London. Hailed in the New York Times as ‘vibrant and exciting’ Zach went onto train at the world famous Guildford School of Acting where he graduated with a BA HONS in Musical Theatre.
Zach has had the honour of being awarded the title of ‘Artist with Extraordinary Ability’ from the United States of America, allowing him to pursue his career as a performer, artist and entrepreneur in New York City. He has just finished playing his dream role of Riff-Raff in Christopher Luscombe’s iconic 40th Anniversary production of The Rocky Horror Show for the Ambassadors Theatre Group in the West End and on a No1 UK Tour. In this production...
EMAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Brewer, Co-Creative Director
"LEAP and the net will appear"
Becky has been working professionally in both plays and musicals since 2010 at venues such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Royal Court and numerous times in the West End. Alongside acting, Rebecca works with adults and young people on public speaking and communication. She has also worked with women in a high security prison, using theatre writing and poetry to help express themselves in a controlled and safe environment and gain confidence.
Rebecca loves working with young people on unleashing their creativity and building their confidence. She is inspired by each child's individuality and is always driven to make young people feel great about themselves...
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WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT LEAP ?
"Leap has given this talented group of young people the confidence to be themselves and let their own light shine. My 3 have grown so much in confidence and self ability, it has been amazing to watch. Especially for my autistic son who avoided interaction with people, and was to scared to get involved. Working with Zach and Becky has really changed his look on life and has shown him he is not only talented, he is also amazing, worthy, and ok to be himself" Emma Thorp, Leicestershire