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Kay Hilton Honoured with Companionship by LIPA & Lead Patron, Sir Paul McCartney

The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts, one of the United Kingdom’s leading institutions, along with Beatles legend and Lead Patron, Sir Paul McCartney, has welcomed Kay Hilton, renowned Agent and Lecturer, as a ‘Companion’ to this acclaimed Institute.


Hilton was selected to become a Companion because of the many years of work she has done with young performers, guiding and nurturing their careers. Hilton, a former dancer trained at the prestigious Northern Ballet School, began her career as an international dancer. After a highly successful career she moved on to become one of the UK’s leading theatrical Agents securing positions for her performers around the world, including leading West End shows. With a hunger for knowledge, she studied to become a Lecturer and subsequently offered talks and presentations at many leading institutions around the country.


Comments Kay Hilton: “This is incredibly humbling to be chosen as a Companion at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. Being able to pass on my knowledge has to be one of the most rewarding elements of my career. Nurturing and seeing young professionals flourish; armed with the tools needed to succeed in their careers and adult life is very rewarding.”


Rather than issuing Honorary Degrees, like other British universities, LIPA awards ‘Companionships’ to individuals in recognition of their contributions to the world of art and entertainment. Others joining her on stage were industry stalwarts such as Actor, Woody Harrelson, Neil Austin, Jon Burton, John Caird, Chris Difford, Jon Driscoll, Mary Ward and Jo Collins.