C.A.P.A ACADEMY TEAM

CAPA faculty includes some of Australia’s leading performing arts specialists and educators. Classes are offered daily for children from 3 years to Adults – beginners to professional levels with classes held at Warriewood and Collaroy Plateau Studios.

Alexandra  Harrington
(Director, RAD Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary,  Drama, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics Arts, C.A.P.A Creative, C.A.P.A Dance)

Alexandra has been in the Entertainment and Education Industry for more than 25 years. She is an experienced, qualified and certified instructor in the Internationally recognised organisations: Acrobatic Arts (Acro dancer) , Tap attack Oz (Tap) , Royal Academy of Dance  (Ballet) and O Grady Drama Academy.

Alexandra  a professional dancer since the age of 17 years  has travelled the world as a performer working in live theatre, film and television. She worked as resident Show Director / Choreographer for Walt Disney Special Events Australasia directing and choreographing major live events through out Australasia and the USA.  Some highlights: Hercules premiere  Hollywood Bowl and 5oth celebrations Tokyo Dome, Principle Dancer Lola in Baz Luhrmann Film Moulin Rouge. Principal Dancer Viva Las Vegas Shows, Japan and World Expo Hongkong.

She was Head of Performance, at the Australian International Performing Arts High School, Head of Dance at the McDonald College of Performing Arts, Teacher at the Sydney Dance Company and was Concept and Creator of the first VETAB accredited Certificate IV in Performing Arts.

Alexandra  is currently the Director and Creator of Wild Aussies Pty Ltd, a children’s educational program and entertainment business that offers a wonderful start for 3-5yrs. The live shows travels the world educating children about endangered species and has created world first live animal shows for Zoo’s Victoria.

Past students have and are currently working in Theatre, Television, film around the world:

Broadway, West End and Las Vegas shows such as  The Book of Morman, Matilda, Les Miserables and Westside Story, Brittney Spears, Celine Dion and Cirque de Soliel companies.

Classical and Contemporary companies  such as The Royal Ballet London, The Australian Ballet and the Sydney Dance Company.

Hollywood and Bollywood Films and Television series such as The Black Balloon, Sanctum, Edge of Darkness, Home and away, Neighbours and A Place called Home.

 

Kristie Deaves  (Jazz. Tap, Musical Theatre, RAD Classical Ballet and Adult Dance classes)

Kristie trained at the McDonald College School of Performing Arts and London Studio Centre, graduating with Distinction and twice winning the Tom Merrifield Scholarship for the Best All-Rounder.

She has peformed in many professioinal Theatre productions such as; Crazy for You, Grease, My Fair Lady and Long Way to the Top Tour to name a few.

Kristie’s professional career also includes dance contracts on cruise ships in internationally as a dancer/dance captain and choreographer.
My professional career also includes dance contracts on cruise ships in Australia and abroad as a dancer/dance captain and choreographer.

I have been a professional dance teacher now for 15 years and have guest taught at the Sydney Dance Company. Since having young kids of my own i know love being able to teach young dancers and share my passion for the industry.

Ella Yendle (R.A.D Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Acrobatics Arts)

Ella trained in RAD Classical Ballet where she received Distinction in all Grades – Advanced 1. She went on to complete her full time dance studies at Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy.  To compliment her classical training she studied other genres such as Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Lyrical. Ella is passionate about dance and strives to get the most out of every child while fostering the love of dance with her students.

Stacie Lee Richardson (Vocal Coach/Singer Songwriter)

Stacie is an experienced vocalist and professional performer who has toured nationally working with many leading performing artists. She is the lead vocalist and corporate band manager for After Party Band who  perform at major live events. She is an experienced teach and songwriter who loves to nuture young voices. In her spare time she volunteers for various charitable organisations.