KING’S Ely Sixth Form leaver, Stella Bluck, is off to Backstage Academy after achieving the A Level results she needed.
Stella, 18, achieved an A* in Drama and Theatre, an A in Music and an A in Spanish. Her chosen degree is Stage and Production Management.
Stella, who joined King’s Ely Junior in Year 7, said: “I hope to begin my career working at arenas, music festivals, concerts and large events, being part of the stage management team. My dream job is to be a tour or artist manager, touring the world with an artist or band!”
Stella has been a member of The Choristers of Ely Cathedral Choir since Year 9 and a dedicated member of our Drama Department, hence she was appointed Drama Prefect in Year 13. She said: “I have worked on almost every production across Acremont, Junior and Senior, helping with stage management, reviews and tech. I was part of the Tech Group and went in during weekends and holidays near the shows to paint and assemble sets, as well as get the technical aspects of the show ready. As a Stage Manager, I attended all show rehearsals, noting down all the blocking and set moves in preparation for the show. The Drama Department has been extremely supportive in helping me get into Backstage Academy, giving me countless opportunities to stage manage and help out at shows.”
Talking about her time as a Chorister, Stella said: “I have been a boarder in Etheldreda House and a Girl Chorister since Year 9. I became Head of House in Year 13, helping to look after the younger girls in House. Etheldreda and the Choir have probably been the biggest part of my time at King’s, and the sisterly relationships I have had with all the girls from Years 7-13 is something I am going to miss hugely. All of the staff in Etheldreda have been amazing over the past five years, creating a friendly, family-like environment that I will miss a lot.”
Stella, who has also been a member of our Chapel Choir and a Year 13 Prefect, said: “I have felt so supported by all of my teachers, as they have all helped me to get to where I am today. They have all been so helpful in their own ways. I think that the small class sizes in Sixth Form really help too as they enable students to get more attention and support, which definitely helped me get the grades that I did.”
Congratulations Stella, good luck at Backstage Academy and keep in touch!