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Our student Vicky Knight (centre) is crowned Student of the Year 2013 by the Association of Colleges

Shaun Escoffery

Shaun Escoffery
  • Performing Arts (Drama
  • Dance
  • Music and Technical Theatre)

"My training in Performing Arts at Barking & Dagenham College really put me in good stead for the realities of the entertainment industry.

"The lessons I learnt were invaluable. It's a great place to start for anybody wanting to begin their journey in the Performing Arts."

Shaun trained at our School for the Performing Arts and Technical Theatre, which is based in a real working theatre The Broadway, in Barking Town Centre.

His career the acting and music industry has gone from strength to strength and he is currently playing the role of Mufasa in The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre.

Take a look at Shaun's biog and see what can be achieved with hard work, dedication and great deal of talent:

Theatre: Newt Lee and Jim Conley in Parade (Donmar Warehouse) directed by Rob Ashford - 2008 Oliver Award Nomination - Best Performance In A Supporting Role In A Musical

- Enjolras in Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre)

- Mama I Want To Sing with Chaka Kahn (Cambridge Theatre)

- The Who’s Tommy, (Shaftesbury Theatre) and

- Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Prince of Wales Theatre).

Recordings: Shaun signed a major recording contract with Sony music and produced three critically acclaimed albums entitled Shaun Escoffery, Soulonica and Back to Soul, which had worldwide releases.

Concerts: Shaun has performed all over the world and supported major artists such as Beverley Knight, Angie Stone, Mica Paris and Erykah Badu.

He has also had the pleasure of singing the National Anthem for Lennox Lewis who was defending his heavyweight title against Mike Tyson.

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