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*FINAL CHANCE TO SIGN UP* Are you aged 12-16? Do you have an interest in dance? Do you want to have fun whilst gaining new skills? Our outreach programme CHARGE BOYS is FREE for any boy who wants first-class dance workshops! Sign up to the taster day at: https://t.co/02IZBZqxFr https://t.co/iv9US1GNbY1 hour ago 0
Super proud of CAPA College alumni @johnwilliam_w who has just been announced as one of the new Young Associates at @Sadlers_Wells. Amazing news! If that wasn't wonderful enough John is also cast in @E_N_O's 'Luisa Miller' taking place at the @LondonColiseum next month! https://t.co/kSLBLrwy9H22 hours ago 1
*ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY* Throwback to 'Collections'! Jam-packed with amazing choreography to wow sell-out audiences, this dance show was not one to forget! Apply to CAPA College if you want to join us on stage next year. Apply at: https://t.co/UtkSOuoxzL https://t.co/tCjtmGqx9M2 days ago 6
Did you know...? @CAPACOLLEGE graduates have gone on to perform in the West End & Hollywood. Our Drama pathway covers everything from acting & devising to directing, improv & scriptwriting. Apply today: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/n3bnrkCBcR3 days ago 7
Today the year 1 Drama and Production Arts pathways had an amazing @pilot_theatre workshop with @PaulCree. They now have an impressive new skill... beatboxing! Thank you Paul for a super fun workshop! 🎶 https://t.co/XoqiFxhvWz4 days ago 8
"Why walk when you can dance?" - If dance is your passion then CAPA College has the pathway for you. From choreography & improv to theory, get the skills to thrive in your future career of dance. 💃 Applications close on 24th Jan. Apply here: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/MUUMQF0bdV4 days ago 6
RT @PaulCree: On my way up to @CAPACOLLEGE Wakefield, for a @pilot_theatre workshop, #CrongtonKnights #workshop #beatbox @BeatsElements let…4 days ago 4
On our Production Arts pathway students study everything from set, costume, lighting & sound design to animation, photography & camera skills. Fancy joining us in September 2020? Don't forget - applications close Fri 24th January. Apply at: https://t.co/q2urmm6s5O https://t.co/kBmLHD9d2x5 days ago 3
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Our Performing Arts Pathway offers all-round training including singing, dancing, acting and much more! Perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in everything to do with musical theatre.🎭 Apply online by Friday 24th January: https://t.co/UtkSOuG8Yl https://t.co/cgIXaoE6J46 days ago 4

CAPA College graduate Alex Bowen takes starring role in world premier of Dusty

Based in the heart of Wakefield, CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) provides specialist Arts tuition to students aged 16 to 19 from across Yorkshire and beyond. It was established to provide support to the region’s talented and creative young people by giving them access to professional training, excellent teaching and industry-standard facilities. 

Since its inception in 2006, the college has helped many budding actors, singers and dancers achieve their dream of performing in the country’s best theatres. CAPA College graduates have gone on to take leading roles in Miss Saigon at The Alhambra Theatre in Bradford, The Producers at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and Wicked at The Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. 

This summer one CAPA College graduate’s days of Wishin’ and Hopin’ were over when she was cast in the world premier of Dusty; a musical about the life of Sixties superstar Dusty Springfield. 

In her days at CAPA College singer, dancer and actor Alex Bowen turned her hand to many musical legends – her interpretation of Killer Queen in the 2011 production of We Will Rock You remains a highlight in the college’s history – but her performance as Kiki Dee alongside Katherine Kingsley and Rufus Hound in Dusty is definitely one to beat. 

Written by BAFTA and Olivier Award nominated Jonathan Harvey and renowned director Maria Friedman, Dusty was based on first-hand accounts of Dusty Springfield’s life and career from her manager, personal assistant and record company executive. It made its world premier at Theatre Royal Bath before playing to packed theatres in Sheffield, Newcastle and Salford. 

The sell-out show received rave reviews with the audience leaping to their feet for a standing ovation almost every night of the tour. For us – Alex stole the show. 

‘I absolutely loved playing the role of Kiki Dee and being part of the Ensemble,’ Alex says. ‘I had the best time working with a cast full of extremely talented people and being part of a brand new show. It is a very special moment in my career that I will remember forever!’ 

Current students at CAPA College are now able to benefit from Alex’s recent experience as she joins the list of teaching staff for 2018/2019. Having also trained at Bird College and Arts Educational Schools, Alex will be teaching jazz and choreography to the Class of 2020. 

Congratulations Alex. We are very proud!