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Anton Joseph singing Lion King to be the voice of Simba in Disneyland Paris!

Also congratulations to Elliot Aubrey for being picked for The Bodyguard “Fletcher School”

Thank you to everyone who came along and congratulations to all our winners. Check the news gallery on the left for pictures. Full results are:

Solos 8-10 Years
 
Bronze – Alyssa Clark, Modern
Bronze – Chloe Moore, Modern
Gold – Anna-Louise Knight, Modern
Gold – Aidan Lopeman, Modern
 
Solos 11-13 Years
 
Bronze – Niamh Rush, Tap
Bronze – Hannah Connery, Jazz
Silver – Serena Brugnoli, Tap
Gold – Chante Williams, Jazz
 
Solos 16+ Years
 
Silver – Lucy Chapman, Modern
Silver – Gwainn Van der Bijl, Modern
Gold – Gwainn Van der Bijl, Ballet
 
Duets 8-10 Years
 
Silver – Aurora Bentiuoglio & Naomi Borrelli, Modern
Gold – Aidan Lopeman & Anne Marie Wojna, Modern
 
Duets & Trios 11-13 Years
 
Bronze – Serena Brugnoli & Ria Patel, Modern/Ballet
Silver – Roisin Lopeman & Sophie Wojna, Modern
Gold – Chante Williams & Gaby Morrone, Contemporary
 
Troupe 11–13 Years
 
Gold – Chante, Gaby, Molly, Jade, Ciara – Commercial
 
 
Overall Winner of the Choreography Competition – Gwainn Van der Bijl

Daisy Smalley Nicholson – Corin Miller Jazz Cup winner 2013

Hannah Connery – Cordelia Worsley Ballet Cup Winner 2013

2001 News Archive

September 3, 2012

Here are a selection of news items from 2001. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

Croydon Car Free Day Event

On Saturday 22nd September a number of own BWA students appeared on the streets of Croydon to support this event.

Annie

From the 24th-28th April 2001, 14 of students appeared in the Croydon Stagers production of Annie at the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon.

Summer School                            

Our Summer School in 2001 was Mamma Mia               

Turandot

On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th November 2001 some of our very own BWA students appeared in the Chisinau National Opera production of Turandot at the Royal Albert Hall.

NATHDA

We entered the play Chaos and Order which was written by our Drama Teacher June Stimson. The cast was made up of 42 members of our drama students. The adjudicator awarded us The Dave Gaskin Trophy for Technical Excellence.   

2010 News Archive

September 3, 2012

Here are a selection of news items from 2010. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

The Big Show

The show took place at Stanley Halls Theatre at South Norwood on 19th, 20th, 27th and 28th November,
Review
http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Pupils-shine-brightly/story-11358662-detail/story.html

Cabaret

Friday 23rd July & Saturday 24th July 2010 at 7.30pm

Summer School

This year was Grease working with ex-Betty Wivell student Daniel Ioannou and other members from the West End cast!
Summer School ran from the 26th July – 30th July

The Bartered Bride

The Royal College of Music performed The Bartered Bride, directed by Jo Davis. The following BWA students performed Hannah Giles, Celia Sutcliff, Oliver Mozley, Rhodri Meredith, Grace Cinque-White and Ezmaii Bulsara Crosbie. Please come along and support them.

Norbury Village Dance Festival

Sunday 30th May at 4pm – We have been invited to perform at this event again this year.

Croydon Dance Festival

This took place at the Ashcroft theatre Croydon for one week beginning the 1st-6th June.

The Mayors Show

We performed at the The Mayors Show on Sunday 7th March at 6pm at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon.

2009 News Archive

September 3, 2012

Here are a selection of news items from 2009. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

INTO THE WOODS

produced by BWA on the 10th, 11th and 12th December 2009 at St Philip’s Church in Norbury.

Seussical the Musical – Croydon Stagers

A number of BWA pupils and staff are appearing in this productions at the Adhcroft Theatre 25-28th November.

Summer School 2009 – Dirty Dancing

Cast List
Jonnie – Joe O’Brien
Penny- Grace Cinque- White
Baby- Alanna Kajdi
Lisa- Eve Steere
Billy/Stan MC – Sean Lopeman
Mum- Charlotte Driessler
Dad- Thomas Smith

Singers
Sophie Giles, Daisy Steere, Vicki Taylor, Sadie Shirley, Sarah Harvey, Oliver Mozley, Michael Madigan.

CREATIVE TEAM
Rae Baker    – Director
Stefan Bednarczyk    – Musical Director
Victoria        – Choreographer
Ruthie        – Choreographer
Brad        – Choreographer

Cabaret 24th & 25th of July

Sold out as always

St Andrews School Fete

We were invited to perform at St Andrews School Polworth Road Streatham SW16 2ET on Saturday 11th July

Jason and Rianna to go to GSA

Congratulations to Jason Kajdi and Rianna Dawkins who have been awarded scholarships to attend the two week Musical Theatre Summer School at the Guildford Conservatoire.

Celebrating Norbury

Sunday 3rd May at 2pm & 4pm. At Norbury Park  We were invited to perform at this event to promote all that is good about Norbury. It was a fun day with lots of other groups performing including the Ballroom Professionals.

Croydon Festival 2009

This year was held on Sunday 24th, 26th, 27th & 28th May at the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon

Drama Evening 4th April

Congratulations to Sarah Harvey who won The DRAMA AWARD will was announced on the evening, for the pupil that has show most dedication commitment and progress of talent in acting throughout the year.

Bushfire Benefit

Several children from the BWA Agency perfomed at this Bushfire fundraiser
The children were Hannah & Sophie Giles, Hannah Connery, Emma Rose, Thomas Smith, Sean Lopeman, N’dira Fedinand, Daisy, Molly & Eve Steere, Alex Church, Isabelle Outtaro, Alisha Capon, Amber Staniforth, Daisy Smalley-Nicholson.

Choreography Competition 2009

Congratulations to Alanna Kajdi for winning the Evelyn Barry Award and Javana Forrest for winning the Cordelia Worsley Ballet Cup.

London Children’s Ballet

We are pleased to announce that both Oliver Mozley and Luke Cinque-White successfully auditioned for this company. The boys will perform in Snow White which will go on at the Peacock Theatre in London’s West End, from Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th April 2009.

Luke Cinque-White at the Royal Ballet School

Luke Cinque-White has now gone to the Royal Ballet School White Lodge in Richmond Park. We are very proud of this success and wish him loads of luck for his stay at this prestigious ballet school.

Peter Pan – Croydon Panto

20 pupils successfully auditioned and will be performing in this years panto at the Ashcroft Theatre.

Giselle – Ballet Russe

Pupils performed at The Fairfield Halls in Croydon in Giselle with the Ballet Russe between 3rd-10th January 2009.

2008 News Archive

September 3, 2012

Here are a selection of news items from 2008. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

BWA Trust Fund Junior Committee

For the first time ever we have set up a junior trust committee to help come up with new ideas for raising funds. In this time of credit crunch it is even more important for us to not let our fund slip, and to be able to continue to support as many x-pupils as possible.

Cabaret 2008

Was a huge success as always with plenty numbers from Dance Festivals attended during the year. Thanks to all the choreographers for their hard work through out the year producing new material.

Jason and Sean awarded “Aspire”

We are pleased to announce that Jason Kajdi and Sean Lopeman have been offered a place on the Aspire Dance Mentoring Scheme. This is very exciting for the school and the boys.

The scheme is a joint initiative by London Youth Dance and the Council for Dance Education and Training.

Emily and Charlotte at GSA

Emily Giles and Charlotte Driessler were lucky enough to attend Summer School at the Guildford Conservatoire.

Betty Wivell – a Celebration – September 2008

Our concert on Sunday was a great success . Betty is still reeling from the surprise. Thank you to everyone for your support and for taking part in this momentus occasion.

Read the review from the Croydon Advertiser.

The Cunning Little Vixen

Pupils from BWA appeared in this production at the Royal College of Music.

Summer School 2008

This years Summer School is Monday 28th July – Friday 1st August and our pupils will be working on the musical Hairspray.
Cast List
Tracy Turnblad        – Emily Carewe Jeffries
Link Larkin        – Jason Kajdi
Edna Turnblad         – Chloe Madigan
Wilbur Turnblad        – Luke Cinque-White
Penny Lou Pingleton    – Sophie Giles
Motormouth Mabel     – Rianna Dawkins
Corny Collins        – Sean Lopeman
Amber Von Tussle    – Daisy Steere
Velma Von Tussle    – Victoria Taylor
Female Jail Keeper    – Emily Giles
Little Inez            – Alisha Capon
Spitzer            – Ben Duncan

CREATIVE TEAM
Charlotte Riby    – Director
Edward Goggin    – Musical Director
Phil Catchpole    – Choreographer
Kirsty Mather    – Choreographer
Helen Dixon        – Choreographer

School Fete

We have been invited to perform at St Andrews RC Primary School, Polworth Road, Streatham, SW16 2ET on Saturday 5th July at 3pm

Croydon Festival 2008

This years festival held on 25th- 29th May at the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon.

Congratulations to Luke

We are proud to announce that Luke Cinque-White has just been accepted onto the Royal Ballet School Senior Associate programme from September 2008 for one year!

Cordelia Worsley Ballet Cup

Was awarded to Grace Cinque-White for most consistent work and improvement in major ballet lessons this year.

Drama Award to Emily Carewe-Jeffries

This was presented at the Drama Evening which took place on Saturday 5th April at St. Phillips Church Hall Norbury.

Seussical the Musical

Seussical featured in the Press – take a look.

2007 News Archive

September 3, 2012

Here are a selection of news items from 2007. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

Seussical at Tudor Lodge

We have been invited to perform a short concert to entertain the residence of Tudor Lodge Residential Home Croydon on Saturday 1st December at 3pm

Summer School 2007

Summer School ran this year from 30th July – 4th August 2007.

The production was a condensed version of the musical Mary Poppins and the children were taught by working professionals from the musical theatre industry.

Thank you to all those who came to support us on Friday 3rd August when we put on a workshop production of the show at St Philips church hall.

Cast List

Jane    – Molly Steere
Michael   – Sean Lopeman
Robertson Aye  – Ben Giles
Mrs Brill  – Martha Alexander
Mary    – Jemma Catford
Burt   – Jason Kajdi
Mr Banks  – Luke Cinque-White
Mrs Banks  – Sophie Giles
Mrs Corry  – Sadie Shirley
Mrs Andrew  – Emily Giles
Bird Woman  – Victoria Taylor
Valentine  – Alanna Kajdi
William   – Joshua Payne
Glamour’s Doll  – Lucy O’Brien

CREATIVE TEAM
Nathan – Director
Michael – Musical Director
Tanya – Choreographer
Stuart – Choreographer
Matthew – Choreographer

BWA pupils on TV

The Betty Wivell Agency had a casting for a BBC period drama to be shown over Christmas, based on the classic book The Ballet Shoes. The following children from the agency have been cast Grace Cinque-White, Harriet Harvey, Daisy & Molly Steere, and Victoria Taylor. We are very proud they have been chosen and look forward to seeing them on our screens soon!

Croydon Festival

Several pupils were entered into this dance festival at The Ashcroft Theatre on 12th & 13th May and 2nd & 3rd June.

Tonbridge Festival 2007

Any numbers entered in Croydon Festival that won last year were entered into Tonbridge Festival which ran from Saturday 7th – 15th April.

Drama Evening 2007

Was held on Saturday 31st March. Congratulations to Chloe Madigan who won the June Stimpson drama award for most acting potential and progress through out the year.

Choreography Competition 2007

Was held on Saturday 17th March at St Philips Church Hall Norbury.

2006 News Archive

September 3, 2012

Here are a selection of news items from 2006. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

BWA on West End Stage – 17th December 2006.

Pupils from BWA performed two numbers from the Croydon Festival – Switch and Forget about the Boy at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 17th December. This was a really great opportunity to gain experience in one of London’s West End Theatres.

BWA Trust Sponsored Walk – October 2006

Thank you and well done to everyone who took part and all the sponsors. We have raised so far an amazing £1,200.00.

Choreography Competition 2006 – Saturday 25th March.

The evening raised £166.16 for the BWA Trust.

A big congratulations goes to Alanna Kajdi who won the Evelyn Barry Award for the Most Choreographic Potential and Charlotte Driessler who won the Ballet Award.

Drama Evening 2006 – Saturday 1st April

Congratulations to our winner Sarah Harvey. The evening raised £303.09 for the BWA Trust.

Croydon Festival – 29th/30th May/1st Jun.

At the Ashcroft Theatre Croydon. Congratulations to all our winners.

Cabaret – 21st and 22nd July.

This year, Cabaret took place on the Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July.

Summer School – 24th – 28th July.

This year’ s summer school was Footloose The Musical and we were delighted to welcome some of the West End and Touring cast to BWA to teach you this year.

Singing Evening 8th December 2006.

We held an evening of songs directed by Sue Appleby at Parchmore Community Centre in Thornton Heath at 7pm. A magical evening of songs from the musicals, finishing with Christmas Carols for all to join in. This is Sue’s last term at The BWA! We are very sad to be losing Sue as she has been a great strength to the singing department and its development over the last five years. She will be sadly missed. Profits from this event were split between the Betty Wivell Academy Trust Fund and The Parchmore Community Centre Building Fund.
 

2005 News Archive

September 3, 2012

Here are a selection of news items from 2005. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

 

The Big Show November

Pictures from our big event

Superdrug Promotion October.

Demonstrations performed in the Whitgift Centre Croydon. View an article here.

Cabaret – 22-23rd July.

This year’s cabaret was held at St Philip’s Church Hall. It was a presentation of the work entered this year’s Croydon Dance Festival and the singing lessons.

Summer School – 25th -29th July.

This year’s summer school show was based on We Will Rock You

Croydon Festival – 30th May – Saturday 4th June.

Several pupils from the school entered to dance at this competition, which took place atthe Fairfield Halls.

Choreography Competition 2005

Winners including Cordelia Worsley Ballet Cup. A big congratulations goes to Alanna Kajdi who won the Evelyn Barry Award for the Most Choreographic Potential. Congratulations also to Rianna Dawkins who won the Cordelia Worsley Ballet Cup.

BWA on TV

Pupils were involved in recording of 2 TV shows

2004 News Archive

September 3, 2012

Here are a selection of news items from 2004. Please also click the gallery below left to see some of our award winners and events during the year.

 

Christmas Show – 9th-11th December 2004

The BWA’s Christmas Show, “Rock Nativity” was performed at St Philips Church Hall. The event raised £650 for the BWA Trust Fund.

Summer School – 26th-30th July

This year’s summer school was the fabulous Tap Musical “Anything Goes”

Cabaret – 23rd and 24th July

This year for the first time ever was held over 2 evenings. The event raised £2,756 for the BWA Trust Fund.

Choreography Competition – 22nd May

Congratulations to Victoria Taylor who won the competition. The event raised £154.93 for the BWA Trust Fund.

Drama Evening – 3rd April

Congratulations to Lara Delaney who was awarded the June Stimson Drama Award for 2004. The event raised £426.15 for the BWA Trust Fund.

Tonbridge Festival – 10-18 April

A great success.

Singing Evening – 24th April

The singing classes (Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings) performed their own one-act musicals. The event raised £343.71 for the BWA Trust Fund and the Parchmore Building Fund.