by Scott Goodacre

Frantic Assembly, who were founded by Huddersfield-born choreographer Steven Hoggett, held auditions in Leeds in October which were attended by over 160 hopeful participants.

Only 12 were eventually picked to join the group’s illustrious ranks – and Lawrence credits Huddersfield New College with giving him the confidence to go for it.

Lawrence said: “I’m so glad I came to HNC – if I wasn’t here then I wouldn’t have felt confident enough to go for the audition.”

The workshops with Frantic Assembly have also helped to benefit Lawrence’s studies on the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts.

Despite having only joined the college in September 2012 he now finds himself helping his classmates and passing on the advice he has been given with the Assembly.