Our classes cater for the talents of students who want to pursue a career in the main areas of show business; and at the same time, cater for students who may just want to develop more confidence, better rhythm, coordination, tuning or meet new friends who also have a shared interest in the Performing Arts.

Classes are informative and exciting with “FUN” being the main key element.

Classes in Creative Drama (Mime, Script Reading, Improvisation, Audition Technique), Singing (Pop, Rock, Rap, Country, Classical, Opera), Dancing (Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet Technique, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theatre, Tap), Musical Theatre (Singing, Dancing and Acting as an Ensemble with harmonies), Modelling (cat walk and photoshoot technique) and Speech and Drama are all on offer to students. Private lessons in Singing, Guitar, Keyboard and Piano lessons are all available on request.

Our very successful AGENCY has members in it ranging in age from new born babies right up to Adults who are currently starring in Television Series like RTE’s Fair City, many  TV and Radio Adverts, Photo Shoots, Feature Films and Short Films, Voice Overs, Cartoons, Musicals, Theatre etc. Look up our STUDENT SUCCESSES and AGENCY to find out more…..

Classes are taught by Experienced and Qualified Professionals. Students from age 3 up to Adult will enjoy our classes which are taught in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere, they will meet new friends for life, be encouraged to participate and perform in shows, exams and competitions, but most importantly will develop a strong confidence which is needed to get ahead not only in the world of Showbiz but is also an essential tool for life.


PRESS RELEASE ON NEW ANIMATION "TWO BY TWO"

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CALLUM MALONEY 10, PLAYS THE LEAD ROLE OF "FINNY" AND AVA CONNOLLY  PLAYS "LEAH".
BOTH ATTEND CLASSES AT "TALENTED KIDS PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL & MVW TALENT AGENCY" BASED IN CLONDALKIN & KILCULLEN.

Callum is no stranger to stage and screen, with leading roles in feature films "Stitches" and "The Hideaways" as well as leading voice roles in "Otto the Rhino" and "The Magic Reindeer". Callum's little baby sister LAYLA-GRACE DEEGAN is also following in her big brothers footsteps, as she also had a part as the Baby in the animation.
Ava, 15, is also no stranger to stage and screen, having been recently featured in the TOYOTA TV Commercial and Print Campaign. She is also representing Ireland this July at the World Championships Of Performing Arts(the Talent Olympics held in Hollywood), where she will compete against 40 other countries' best talent in acting, singing, dancing and modelling.

Callum, Ava, Layla- Grace, their agent Maureen V Ward (from Calverstown) and their families, were all invited to the premiere screening at the Savoy Cinema in O Connell Street. The feature length animation made in Ireland has received rave reviews and will open in UK and Ireland on 1st May 2015. Adverts for this absolutely brilliant animation have already been on TV channels including Nickelodeon.


Please see attached photos and links to the animation, plus pics of the recent premiere at the Savoy Cinema:
 
http://entertainment.ie/movie-review/Two-By-Two/362652.htm
http://www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4288258&tpl=archnews&force=1
http://www.iftn.ie/news/?act1=record&only=1&aid=73&rid=4288253&tpl=archnews&force=1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTVQ2VXmc3w

 
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RTE SHOW: SWIPE TV TOP MINI PRESENTERS ARE FROM TALENTED KIDS & MVW TALENT AGENCY

We are thrilled for our Talented Students: Gabrielle Leleu 16 from Sallins, Luke Andrew Feeney 15 from Rathfarnham and Orla Morris Toolen 14 from Raheny who are REGULAR TOP MINI PRESENTERS on RTE SHOW "SWIPE TV". Gabrielle, Luke and Orla enjoyed being mini presenters on RTE's last teen show "Elev8" for the last 5 years on and off.  RTE executives had no hesitation in asking the THREE of them all back to be Regular Mini presenters on the new show "Swipe TV".
From the onset of the show, all 3 have had regular interviewing, presenting and reviewing slots. They have had the pleasure of interviewing big names like Olly Murs, Kodaline, The Vamps, Dance Moms, Twist and Pulse along with many more!
WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOU ALL :-)

 
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Johnny Ward stars in Love/Hate

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http://m.rte.ie/ten/news/2014/1013/651982-watch/#media Johnny RTE interview

Love/Hate: Johnny Ward, who plays Pauley, was terrified taking on the gangster role in the hit show http://bit.ly/1ykbbGp Johnny Irish Daily Mirror

http://www.irishmirror.ie/whats-on/arts-culture-news/lovehate-johnny-ward-who-plays-4417226   Johnny Irish Daily Mirror

http://indo.ie/3szXNP

http://www.goss.ie/2014/10/interview-lovehates-new-star-johnny-ward-cancelled-screening-party-fearing-hed-be-like-poochie-the-dog/ Johnny goss.ie

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/media/interview-with-johnny-ward-of-love-hate-1.1959403  Johnny ward Irish Times

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Team Ireland win at the World Championships!!!

It is with great pleasure that I inform you of the wealth of successes that our Talented Irish Team have gained at this years World Championships Of Performing Arts 2014. The Irish team had a full 2 weeks in Hollywood and even though we were one of the smallest teams (14 Irish in total ranging in ages from 10 - 30 years of age),we were a team of absolute quality!!! We won scholarships, Overall awards, Industry awards and for the first time in WCOPA Team Ireland history every single team member came home with a medal/medals. A whopping 97 medals to be exact!!!!
Please see the details below:

The following Team Ireland members made it through to the Grand Finals which was aired LIVE online.
Jeannette Murphy age 15 for Drama;
Susie Ward Shine aged 10 for Drama;
Lucy Watson aged 14 for Modelling;
Luke Andrew Feeney aged 14 for Modelling.

There were also live tweets accepted on the night including one about Susie Power!!!

It is with great pleasure that i announce that JEANNETTE MURPHY was crowned as Overall Drama Champion of the world!!!!

Also on the night of the Grand Finals, LEAH CARRUTH was awarded a $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP for the prestigious New York Conservatory of Drama for their 2 year course. She is over the moon as she has just finished the Leaving Certificate and wants to study Drama in college. She is hoping to start this course in January 2015. Also awarded on the night were the following $1500 scholarships to the New York Conservatory of Drama Summer Course for July 2015:
JEANNETTE MURPHY
KATELYN DOYLE
ROSE BRADY

ROSE BRADY was also awarded a $1500 scholarship to the New York Film Academy Summer Course for July 2015.

Susie Power was too young for the 2 courses being held in New York but was asked to keep in contact with both colleges and has been promised a place when she turns 14.

Please see the prizes below: JEANNETTE MURPHY:
Overall Champion of the World Trophy
Finalist Medal
Scholarship
Industry award
1 Silver
1 Bronze in age 13-15 SUSIE POWER:
Grand Finalist in Drama
Semi Finalist in Modelling and Drama
INDUSTRY AWARD WINNER FROM NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
3 GOLD, 8 SILVER, 3 BRONZE in age 8 - 10 years

SUSAN WARD:
Semi Finalist in Singing and self accompaniment.
2 GOLD AND 7 SILVER in age 25-29

JOHN POWER:
Semi Finalist
1 GOLD AND 4 SILVER in age 30 and over

LUCY WATSON:
Grand Finalist in Modelling
Finalist Medal
Industry award
1 Bronze for Song and Dance 13-15

LUKE ANDREW FEENEY:
Grand Finalist in Modelling
3 Gold 4 Silver, 2 Bronze
2 Overall Awards for Drama 13-15

LEAH CARRUTH:
Scholarship
3 Silver in 16-17

DARRAGH MCARDLE:
Industry award
4 silver, 4 bronze 18-24

SAM O SHEA:
1 Silver, 1 Bronze 18-24

SINEAD O RIORDAN & BUKKY ADEBOWALE:
1 gold
6 silver
6 bronze 13-15

BRID GALLAGHER:
1 Silver
2 Bronze in 25-29

KATELYN DOYLE:
Scholarship
1 Bronze 13-15

ROSE BRADY:
Industry award
2 scholarships
3 silver
5 bronze in 13-15 CONGRATULATIONS!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OUR FANTASTIC STUDENTS!!!!

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Child Film Star Calum with highly acclaimed reviews for The Canal Feature Film

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Calum Heath age 5 from Tallaght in Dublin, is currently being raved about for his phenomenal portrayal of "Billy Williams" in new feature film "The Canal".

 
Calum is a natural talent, and has been attending classes with Talented Kids Performing Arts School & MVW Talent Agency since the age of 4.Through the Talented Kids/MVW Agency, he has already been featured as a model for the Euro 2012 Launch which was featured in the National press with many of the Football commentators; and he also had a role in scenes and stills onTerry Mc Mahon's film "Patrick's Day". Just last week, he was employed to be in the acting scenes of the new Music Video by The Corona's.


Calum was put forward by Talented Kids/MVW Talent Agency to audition for "The Canal" last Spring. Because the role was so demanding, the producers of the film then decided to hold open auditions for the role.
There were 3 rounds of auditions and hundreds of kids applied. 
The director of the Canal, Ivan Kavanagh said he saw a natural talent in Calum and offered him the exciting role of "Billy Williams".

The film was shot in Wicklow in the summer of 2013,  and Calum spent a full 5 weeks on set.  Although it was an exceptionally heavy schedule with a large volume of script to learn, especially for a 5yr old,  none of it seemed like work to Calum. He just loved every minute of the whole experience both on and off set.
He was in Junior infants at the time so he wasn't able to read the script himself.  His Talented Kids drama teachers and his Mum Jane would read the script to him, describing the scenes and he would literally deliver it back word for word..
He knew exactly what was expected of him & was very professional at all times.

Because of the intense nature of the storylines, some of the scenes were extremely demanding both physically and emotionally.
The highly professional crew were very aware from the outset of protecting Calum from anything that wasn't age appropriate & he was never pushed to do anything he wasn't comfortable with.
There are some very scary scenes in the film which were filmed separately and then edited in afterwards set so that Calum never witnessed any of these scary type scenes when he was filming.
Calum was also required to do 3 stunts during the course of filming: One jump onto crash mats, one in a moving vehicle and one underwater.  There were stunt co-ordinaters on set to ensure his safety and to make sure the correct equipment was being used to protect him.

There were certain parts of the film that a child could not possibly have done so they had a body double made of Calum especially for these scenes. He had a day in Bowsie Workshop, Dublin having a cast made of his head face and hands. Calum thought it was hilarious having a twin on set!

Calum loved every second of making the film. He and the director Ivan Kavanagh seemed to click right from the first meeting so it made for a very productive working relationship.
His favourite things about making the film would be working with Ivan and  also the talented British actor Rupert Evans. He also loved hanging out between scenes with all the cast & crew!

While he's not acting, Calum  loves playing football and is a huge Stoke City fan. 
He also loves playing Lego & Xbox with his little brother Dylan (4) who is also a member of Talented Kids/MVW Talent Agency. Dylan is also  a very talented little boy who was featured in a Swiss TV commercial recently, was the model for a Toy Production company where he is featured on all of the packaging for the company in Toy Stores worldwide, and who also landed himself a part in the film The Canal as a "School Boy".

The Canal recently had its world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in NYC and has received rave reviews.
It has also been sold to The Orchard Distribution who will be releasing it in cinemas, on Dvd, tv and Online across the U.S & Canada.
It will hopefully be released in Ireland later this year!!

irishfilmboard.ie

Below are a couple of links about the film where Calum got mentions, so far........

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Progessivepulse.com

"Calum Heath, plays Billy, the oldest son of David and Alice,  who quite frankly is brilliant as a son witnessing his father lose his marbles, but does what he’s told with a tingle of fear always present in his eyes".

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From Twitch film.com
twitchfilm.com

"As far as the acting, everyone comports themselves admirably. Inexperienced (read: bad) actors can relegate a genre film to the status of B-movie, a problem which The Canal does not suffer from. Of special note are British character actor Steve Oram as Detective McNamara, who adds a bit of oddity and welcome humor, and young Calum Heath, who turns in what could have easily been a grating child performance. Way to not ruin the movie, kid!"

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From Wikipedia

Twitch Film praised the acting of Steve Oram and child actor Calum Heath, as they considered them to be some of the highlights of the movie.

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Interview with Rupert Evans for Anthem Magazine
On working with Calum:
 "It was great having him there. When you’re dealing with him, you’re just brought into the moment anyway" "hes a real intelligent little kid and took direction well"



2014 World Championships Of Performing Arts

Talented Kids Performing Arts School and MVW Talent Agency are delighted to announce that they have students attending the 2014 World Championships Of Performing Arts. 

The World Championships Of Performing Arts is a prestigious event that will be taking place in Hollywood, Los Angeles, for just under 2 weeks between the 11thand 21st July 2014. The Talented Performers will be part of the Irish Team which has 15 Irish members in total from Dublin, Wexford, Kildare and Meath (aged between 10 and 29 years). It is a splendid opportunity to be picked for the team and an absolutely tremendous achievement and honour to represent Ireland with their tremendous singing, acting, dancing and modelling skills in this Olympics style competition and showcase. Over 50 countries will be taking part.
The Representatives are as follows:

Susan Mary Ward(29) -Walkinstown
Susie Power (10) -Calverstown
Luke Andrew Feeney(14)- Rathfarnham
John Power(29)-Clondalkin
Katelyn Doyle(13)- Lucan
Lucy Watson (13)-  Clane
Rose Brady (13)- Sallins

Leah Carruth (17) -Naas
Sam O Shea (18) - Wexford
Brid Gallagher (26) Meath
Olubukola Adebowale (Bukky) (15) -Athy
Sinead O Riordan - Sallins
Jeannette Murphy (15) -Naas

Darragh McArdle(18)-Sandyford


Please check out the Irish team members profiles on:
http://www.wcopa.com/ireland.html

Please also feel free to check out the full website: www.wcopa.com
Auditions were held before Christmas to select the very best singers, dancers, actors and models to represent Ireland in this year’s WCOPA. There will be over 50 countries taking part in the Olympics style competition.  There will be an Opening Ceremony just like the Olympics, where each country will parade their team on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Competitions will then be held throughout the rest of the week. The Closing Ceremony will be aired live on the internet and at a later date on  FOX TV/NBC and other TV stations with the Overall Champions of the various Performing Arts Categories performing live.

The competitions will be adjudicated by Worldwide Agents & Casting Directors, Record labels, Top Choreographers and other Showbiz industry reps. Not only will our talented bunch have the opportunity to compete, but they could also end up being snapped up for a Hollywood film or signing a record label.

Team Ireland has not been at the WCOPA event since 2010. Previously our very own IFTA 2013 Nominee SEANA KERSLAKE from Tallaght was the recipient of a scholarship to New York Conservatory of Drama, AISLING DOYLE from Naas won a Summer Scholarship for 2 years at Millenium School of Dance, and many of the Irish Team won medals, trophies and also participated in various agency jobs whilst there. Kerry’s DARRAGH KELLIHER won Overall Drama Champion in 2009 and moved over to Los Angeles after he was recruited by Infinity Talent Management. SUSAN WARD and PHILIP EMMETT won Overall Singing Duo in 2010. Many of the Team Ireland members from 2009 and 2010 have gone on to become well known faces in the Irish Showbiz industry (FAIR CITY, RTE JUNIOR PROGRAMMES, TV ADVERTS, FEATURE FILMS, SHORT FILMS,  ANIMATIONS, PANTOMIMES, MUSICAL THEATRE, THEATRE, PRINT and more)



Talented 3 cast alongside Judi Dench and Steve Coogan

Talented Kids Performing Arts School and MVW Talent Agency are absolutely delighted to announce that young siblings Tadhg 4 and Saoirse Bowen 2,  have been cast in the main children's roles of "Anthony" and "Mary" in the feature film "Philomena".  19 year old DJ McGrath has also secured the part of "John" in the film, who is actually "Anthony's" estranged father.

The feature film based on actual events stars Oscar winning actress Judi Dench as "Philomena" and comedien Steve Coogan as "Martin Sixsmith". 

Philomena searches for her long lost son Anthony during the film- the role played by Tadhg. There are some really beautiful scenes throughout the film from start to finish of Tadhg and Saoirse, who plays his friend. DJ is heavily featured in the opening scenes of the film and is also seen in flasback sequences throughout.

The film is directed by Stephen Frears. Please see some pics attached of Tadhg and Saoirse on set, and also pictured with their parents Sharon and Kevin alongside Steve Coogan and director Stephen Frears. Both Tadhg and Saoirse, even at such a young age were hailed for being extremely professional for the entire film shoot. They were very popular with all cast and crew.

Funnily enough, they are actually too young to  watch the film! However this did not stop them attending the premiere of PHILOMENA recently as VIP Guests at the IFI. DJ, Tadhg and Saoirse were photographed by the National Press and filmed for RTE News walking the Red Carpet. Tadhg was also interviewed on the 9pm news :)

 


Contact

Talented Kids
Performing Arts School & Agency,
23 Burrow Manor,
Calverstown,
Kilcullen,
Co. Kildare

Phone/Fax: 045- 485464
Mobile: 087-2480348
Email: talentedkids@hotmail.com
Website: www.talentedkidsireland.com

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New Term Details

New Enrolment forms for 2014-15 are now available 

2016-2017 Enrolment & Agency Form
New Term Details
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UNIFORM DETAILS

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T-SHIRTS, HOODIES, DANCE BAGS + BASEBALL CAPS are all available to purchase at Classes

All students need to wear PLAIN BLACK Tracksuit Bottoms


Newsflash...

CONGRATULATIONS:
To all of our students who did their Exams recently. All received DISTINCTIONS and HONOURS!!! We were absolutely delighted with the results across the board!
Big Congrats also to all of our Medal and Trophy Winners!

Overall Perpetual TK & MVW AGENCY AWARD WINNERS at THE DANCE DAY 2014 were as follows: ZAC POWER, TAYLOR GRAHAM & ROSE BRADY

OVERALL WINNERS DRAMA/SINGING DAY-2014
Erin Doran
Jessica Potter
Katie Weir
Lauren Griffen


 
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