About Afonso School Of Performing Arts
Afonso School of Performing Arts opened in September 2014, and is run by husband and wife team, Alicia and Ricardo Afonso. Both West End professionals with credits including We Will Rock You, Chicago, Top Hat, Thriller Live and BBC1's The Voice, to name a few.
Since opening we have quickly grown to 200 students aged 2-13 yrs, which is mainly down to word of mouth. The school offers classes in ballet, tap, street dance, contemporary, commercial jazz, drama, acting for screen, musical theatre plus many more.
Examinations and end of year productions, alongside regular presentations and awards, the children will have many opportunities to shine and build their confidence within the school, and day to day.
As well as having performed professionally in the West End, the principal, Alicia, is a fully qualified and insured dance teacher and a Licentiate member of the IDTA, with 14 years teaching experience and holds an enhanced DBS check. Alicia is passionate about teaching dance and hopes to inspire young and aspiring dancers to follow their dreams, as she did.
Ricardo Afonso, the Artistic Director and musical theatre teacher has appeared in some of the most well known musicals in London, including 'We Will Rock You' playing the lead role of Galileo, Alberto Beddini in 'Top Hat the Musical', and 'Thriller Live'. He also appeared on BBC 1's The Voice in 2013 as a member of Team Danny, and will be appearing as the role of Judas in the 45th Anniversary production of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regents Park this summer.
If you would like your child to have the opportunity to be involved in this new and exciting school, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org