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And that’s a wrap! @CanYouDance_uk Super Convention - such a wonderful weekend of Dance! So lovely to meet so many young people so passionate about Dance. Fabulous times & performances with the best team of students & staff! Happy times & great memories! https://t.co/7Nbmm0Rcfp8 hours ago 0
Good morning! It’s day 2 @CanYouDance_uk and we’re excited for another jam-packed day ahead! CAPA College’s fabulous students & staff are raring to go with classes, exhibiting & our Main Stage performance at 12.30pm! Come along to Stand E51 to say hello! https://t.co/ONxM92DpUU17 hours ago 2
A wonderful day with fabulous people! Stunning performance on the Main Stage @CanYouDance_uk @MandSBankArena Super proud of our incredible cast & creatives! https://t.co/FlGroaX0Xp1 day ago 2
Super excited to spend the weekend dancing, performing & exhibiting @CanYouDance_uk Such an amazing buzz already at this amazing event, venue & city! Catch us on the Main Stage at 12.30pm & say hello to our staff & students in stand E51 https://t.co/jTyJoF4NX12 days ago 2
Thank you for welcoming us, and to @onedanceuk for inviting us to create and perform this piece. We had a fantastic time and learnt so much! https://t.co/GLc4X5jFiK2 days ago 2
Thank you! We were so proud of our students today, not only for their fantastic performance, but also the passion and eloquence of their answers. https://t.co/N3reY1Z7A6 https://t.co/UWDmnPrYvo2 days ago 7
RT @C4Subject_Assoc: Fantastic emotionally powerful dance display about climate change from young people at @CAPACOLLEGE @britishcouncil2 days ago 6
RT @EnglishAssoc: At the #GlobalCurriculumUK event we just watched a barnstorming, scary, inspirational, joyful performance from @CAPACOLLE2 days ago 8
Popped to see the Queen before arriving @BritishCouncil to perform our water inspired piece 'Rise' exploring the effects of climate change. #GlobalLearningConference https://t.co/VgX4OVI0fY3 days ago 6
It's been a fabulous Mock Audition week for our Year 2 students! Such superb progress, sophisticated choices, thorough preparation and sheer determination on display. Here they are ready for their last Commercial audition this morning. What a way to end the half term! https://t.co/NS1cNzUGeE4 days ago 11

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!