The facilities and the teachers but mainly because Middlesex gave me an opportunity."
I had a chance to go to 'The Place' & 'Laban' to study dance but I wanted to be around a mixture of people to give me a more rounded experience.
Contributing to other students' dance pieces and helping them to get their degrees as well as paving the way not only for male dancers but for dancers in general. An example of someone who I nurtured at Middlesex is Leroy Dias dos Santos who went on to star in 'Britain's Got Talent'.
Be prepared to work hard because you will get out of Middlesex what you put in.
Middlesex gave me a platform and introduced me to teachers like Anne Went, Lesley Main and so many that believed in me. Also coming from a poor background my foundations were shaky but Middlesex helped me solidify these.
Very early on my thoughts were what can I do to show my family, especially my brothers an sisters, that they can achieve anything if they put their mind to it? Then I had an epiphany...I have to prove and show I am GREAT. The main pro of making it is the acknowledgement. The biggest con is that success can attract some people who do not have the best of intentions.
Hard work! That hard work led me to a lovely woman called Sadie Nine from BBC who gave me a lot of love and support. Her direction led me to an acting agent and the rest is history.
I would have said going from a dance course to acting in an episode of 'The Bill' called 'Secret History' because I had no blueprint to work off and therefore became the blueprint, however, I think my defining career highlight has been becoming a Black Belt in Taekwondo.
I want to become a Grand Master in Taekwondo.
Acknowledge, give back and persevere.
Listen, watch and learn...I know that's three but any 17/18 year old needs to do all three.