Internationally renowned London performing arts school ArtsEd has made a senior appointment

ArtsEd has appointed Sharon D Clarke MBE (pictured with ArtsEd alumna Olivia Hibbert in 2018) as a Vice President. Nominated for multiple Olivier Awards, Clarke picked up her most recent Best Actress award in 2020 for her portrayal of Linda Loman in the Young Vic production of Death of a Salesman. This 2020 award made her the first person to be nominated in all four performing categories of the Olivier Awards. In 2017 Sharon D Clarke was awarded an MBE for services to drama. 

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Sharon D Clarke works across TV, theatre and musical theatre and has played key roles in everything from Dr Who to Death of a Salesman. She is pictured here at ArtsED 2018 graduation ceremony with Olivia Hibbert

Chris Hocking, ArtsEd Principal, says: “Sharon’s outstanding and varied career speaks for itself, and I’m thrilled that she is joining the ArtsEd family as Vice President. Her integrity, her passion and her commitment to creating change where it needs to happen in our industry will be an inspiration to us all. I very much look forward to introducing her to our students and to working together.”

Sharon D Clarke joins David Grindrod and Robert Powell in the role of Vice President. ArtsEd’s President is Andrew Lloyd Webber.