Third year students are represented by our in-house agency, Link Talent.
Link Talent is the bespoke agency linking Urdang’s final year students to the industry. Current students have agency representation with the main objective to help maximise support and advice to students, and to place them into high quality productions.
Link Talent has already successfully placed current Urdang students in prime TV dance and talent shows and has organised auditions for acclaimed West End productions, UK Tours, Commercial Dance, Films, TV Programmes, Commercials, Pantomimes, Cruises and productions. Every student is provided with the chance to audition for various exciting projects.
Students can be represented by Link Talent for up to six months after graduation, allowing students the best opportunity in their transition from student to professional.
Link Talent was massively helpful in my final year of training. They helped guide and support me, leading me to opportunities which I thought weren’t possible.
– Antoine Murray-Straughan, Graduate 2014, New Lead Hip Hop Cat, Cats
Link Talent creates unique opportunities for casting directors, agents and other leading professionals, giving them a sneak preview into Urdang’s emerging talent. Providing the industry with a valuable first introduction to the students, Link Talent matches Urdang’s fresh, raw talent with elite contracts.
Head Agent at Link Talent is industry professional Alex Gottschall. After a varied career as a performer, performing arts teacher and agent, Alex has brought her wealth of experience to lead the in-house agency at the Urdang Academy.
West End debut within 4 months of graduating from Urdang!
We are very proud to announce that Antoine Murray-Straughan is making his West End debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking ‘Cats‘ playing a revitalisation of the lead Rum Tum Tugger Cat, only four months after graduating from Urdang.
He joins 2013 Urdang graduates Cassie Clare playing Cassandra, Alice Jane, swing and 2005 graduate Dane Quixall as swing.
Read more about Alex Gottschall, Head Agent, here
Head agent Alex Gottschall started her career off as a performer in the industry working on various shows such as Starlight Express and Oklahoma! After moving into representation at one of London’s top Artist management agencies she now brings her wealth of experience to lead the in-house agency at the Urdang Academy.
Reinforcing Urdang’s ideology of ‘Everyone Individual’ Alex not only works as an agent to the students, but also performs as a mentor, ensuring a highly professional approach from the start. Alex, who has had a varied career as a performer, agent and performing arts teacher, provides personalised management tailored for each individual’s strengths and development areas, as well as advice on ways in which students can further enhance their careers.
Through my experiences I will be an understanding and knowledgeable agent, to mentor the incredible talent grown from the Urdang Academy into successful careers.
Contact Link Talent
Please contact Alex on 020 7713 7377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.