DPA offers all aspects of Performing Arts training to a professional standard.
A word from your DPA Principal
My dream has always been to be a performer and to have a career doing what I love most in life.
I started performing at the tender age of 3 years and attended weekly dance, drama and singing classes at in North Wales, where I took all my Dance exams, up to and including Advanced level. This prepared and enabled me to continue my dance training at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, where I gained my A.I.S.T.D Teaching Qualifications.
After completing my vocational training in London, I would eagerly read The Stage, a British weekly newspaper covering the entertainment industry, and whilst searching for auditions and professional jobs, I came across an advert looking for a new pop group STEPS. I successfully auditioned and became
the first member of the group.
Since meeting back in 1999 when working together on the very first Steps tour, and with us both being professional singers and dancers, Johnny and I have always dreamed of owning our very own Performing Arts school, providing a professional standard of technical classes, combined with regular opportunities to perform in Theatre and professional events and shows.
Johnny and I are very passionate about the training we offer at DPA and nurturing our students’ talents and skills. We feel proud on a daily basis when we enter our DPA studios or watch their performances, and we see the same hunger and passion in the eyes of our students. We love being able to pass on our experience and knowledge of the industry we actively work in and love. We are thrilled to be able to offer our students multiple genres and classes covering all aspects of training, in a positive and supportive atmosphere, whilst preparing them for top vocational colleges such as ArtsEd, Italia Conti’s, Laine Theatre Arts and Urdang, where our DPA Students can continue their training, in preparation for a career in our incredible industry.
The latest addition to our array of courses is our incredible BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts, one of the first in the Middle East, where our First Year Students are thriving! Applications for September 2021 are now OPEN!
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Our DPA Locations
We are proud to call Dubai British School Jumeirah Park our DPA home. DBSJP houses our DPA Office and facilities including a brand new state of the art Dance Studios, a stunning 500 seater Theatre and a purpose built 6th Form and BTEC hub.
Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park
We also offer classes at:
Please see our full and varied timetable for the exciting classes we have on offer.