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This is fantastic news for Jess! We're so proud of what she has achieved and wish her every success in her apprenticeship. https://t.co/CZbtidgXnJ2 hours ago 1
Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest5 days ago 0
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Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2

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!