Bird College – Conservatoire for Dance and Musical Theatre today announces the appointment of Cavin Cornwall as a new patron, working alongside the President Stephen Mear and joining patrons Gary Avis, Christopher Biggins, Baroness Tessa Blackstone, Gavin Lee, Lara Pulver, John Reid, Liz Robertson and Dougie Squires OBE MVO, adding to the breadth of ambassadors within the arts.
Cavin Cornwall said today “2019 has turned out to be one of the most exciting, challenging and honourable years of my career, and my proudest moment came when Luis De Abreu, Joint Principal of The Bird College invited me to be a patron. It was an honour and a privilege to accept. I honestly believe I would not have reached my true potential without the disciplined and technical training I received throughout my years at Bird College.
The Founder and Principal, Doreen Bird was an inspiration to all students who passed through the college and her legacy continues to this day. By accepting this post, it is my privilege to help inspire the wealth of young talent that the joint Principals Shirley Coen & Luis De Abreu and their team of staff continue to nurture at this outstanding international conservatoire.”
Joint Principals Shirley Coen (CEO) and Luis De Abreu (Artistic Director) commented, “We are delighted that Cavin Cornwall has joined the College as a Patron. Cavin is an outstanding and award-winning stage and screen artist and is an inspirational role model for our students and graduates. He has worked continually since graduating from Bird College during the 80’s.
We are very privileged that he is lending his support to the college – we know how proud Doreen Bird would be of both his exceptional professional achievements and his appointment as a Patron. Cavin supports our commitment to ensuring that we recruit the most talented and diverse students and staff, continue to provide outstanding training, and that we do so with state-of-the-art facilities and we both look forward to working with him”.