Nazerene Williams, a 2nd year Musical Theatre student, wowed audiences with her rendition of Diamonds are forever at Blackheath Halls recently, as part of the Sinfonia TV and Film evening.
Nazarene trained as an actor at Bird College before coming to Trinity Laban in September 2012. She spoke to Trinity Laban this week:
How are you finding the course?
"I'm really enjoying it, particularly the fact that it's a very well rounded course and there is equal emphasis on acting, singing and dancing. It would be great to have more hours in all classes but there are only so many hours in a day! We also get plenty of performance opportunities doing three shows a year, one each term which is how you learn best I think."
Do auditions terrify or stimulate you?
"I don't find auditions scary or nerve wracking. I just make sure I prepare thoroughly - and I like to find a quiet place by myself before I go in so I'm really focused. I do find them exciting because when you audition for something you meet new people, make connections and there's so much opportunity that can lead on from it.
"When I go to an audition I always think, right, I'm here to show them what I can do. If I don't fit what they're looking for at least they've seen me and might think I'm better suited to something else they're working on."
And are the bright lights of Broadway calling you?
"The aim is to work in stage acting - including musicals, plays and physical theatre along with TV dramas and films."