DPA offers all aspects of Performing Arts training to a professional standard.
A word from your DPA Principal, Miss Lisa
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 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 a 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, Performers, Mountview, Italia Conti’s, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird and Urdang, where many of our DPA Students have gone on to continue their training, in preparation for a career in our incredible industry.
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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.
As well as our Academy classes at DBS-JP, our Ballet Academy runs at Dubai British School, Emirates Hills on Sunday’s for children ages 3 – 8 years old.
September 2023 DPA will be expanding to Jebel Ali School.
We offer Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) classes at:
- Dubai British Foundation School.
- Dubai British School, Emirates Hills.
- Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park.
- Jebel Ali School.
Please see our full and varied timetable for the exciting classes we have on offer, or contact our office directly on +971 56 173 7545 or firstname.lastname@example.org