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  • NZAMD Registered Teacher
  • New Zealand Association of Modern Dance Solo Seal (Distinction)
  • Wellington Performing Arts School (WPAC) – Certificate Musical Theatre
  • Royal Academy of Dancing Intermediate (Advanced 1)

Whilst living in the Kapiti Community Alicia developed her love for dance and stage performing from an early age.

In 1998 she graduated from Musical Theatre at ‘Wellington Performing Arts Centre’.

1999 saw the inception of Dreams Drama School: Originally in pursuit of her dream to become a professional performer, she soon replaced that drive with her passion to teach drama, musical theatre, screen acting and dance.

Her vision was to help children and the youth of Kapiti, reach their full potential through creativity and confidence with performing arts as the platform. Her tremendous success has seen student numbers continue to grow.

 Alicia is experienced in diverse styles of performing arts including ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, contemporary, and drama.

 In a career that expands some 20+ years Alicia has been involved in numerous productions with Coasters Musical Theatre, Otaki Players and Kapiti Players: Shows include Westside Story, Annie, Abba Tribute, all the while growing in different aspects of performance and theatre to now becoming one of Kapiti’s most recognized choreographers.

 Teaching drama, dance and choreography has also seen her involved with the Paraparaumu College Roadshow, Kapiti College Stage Challenge, School Productions across Kindergartens and Schools in Kapiti as well as creating numerous educational holiday programmes with a difference.

 Alicia’s skills in event management and performance are often seen at community events: Kapiti’s Community Centre Race Relations Festival “Fusion”, Kapiti's Got Talent, Kapiti Food Fair, Christmas at Nga Manu, Christmas in the Car Park, Kapiti Parent and Child Expo’s and various School Gala’s and Community Family Fun Days.

 Worth noting is the success of past students whom have gone on to Sheila Wynn National Shakespeare Competition, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Toi Whakari (NZ School of Drama and Dance), London National Ballet School, Corps De Ballet of the Poznan Opera (Poland), Victoria University School of Music, WPAC (Wellington Performing Arts Centre) and Excel Performing Arts (Auckland). 

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Office and Studios, 302 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu
Phone: 04 297 0039; Mobile: 021 050 9749; Email: info@dapa.nz

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