Talented Kids Performing Arts School and MVW Talent Agency are delighted to announce that they have students attending the 2014 World Championships Of Performing Arts. The World Championships Of Performing Arts is a prestigious event that will be taking place in Hollywood, Los Angeles, for just under 2 weeks between the 11thand 21st July 2014. The Talented Performers will be part of the Irish Team which has 15 Irish members in total from Dublin, Wexford, Kildare and Meath (aged between 10 and 29 years). It is a splendid opportunity to be picked for the team and an absolutely tremendous achievement and honour to represent Ireland with their tremendous singing, acting, dancing and modelling skills in this Olympics style competition and showcase. Over 50 countries will be taking part.
The Representatives are as follows:
Susan Mary Ward(29) -Walkinstown
Susie Power (10) -Calverstown
Luke Andrew Feeney(14)- Rathfarnham
Katelyn Doyle(13)- Lucan
Lucy Watson (13)- Clane
Rose Brady (13)- Sallins
Leah Carruth (17) -Naas
Sam O Shea (18) – Wexford
Brid Gallagher (26) Meath
Olubukola Adebowale (Bukky) (15) -Athy
Sinead O Riordan – Sallins
Jeannette Murphy (15) -Naas
Please check out the Irish team members profiles on:
Please also feel free to check out the full website: www.wcopa.com
Auditions were held before Christmas to select the very best singers, dancers, actors and models to represent Ireland in this year’s WCOPA. There will be over 50 countries taking part in the Olympics style competition. There will be an Opening Ceremony just like the Olympics, where each country will parade their team on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Competitions will then be held throughout the rest of the week. The Closing Ceremony will be aired live on the internet and at a later date on FOX TV/NBC and other TV stations with the Overall Champions of the various Performing Arts Categories performing live.
The competitions will be adjudicated by Worldwide Agents & Casting Directors, Record labels, Top Choreographers and other Showbiz industry reps. Not only will our talented bunch have the opportunity to compete, but they could also end up being snapped up for a Hollywood film or signing a record label.
Team Ireland has not been at the WCOPA event since 2010. Previously our very own IFTA 2013 Nominee SEANA KERSLAKE from Tallaght was the recipient of a scholarship to New York Conservatory of Drama, AISLING DOYLE from Naas won a Summer Scholarship for 2 years at Millenium School of Dance, and many of the Irish Team won medals, trophies and also participated in various agency jobs whilst there. Kerry’s DARRAGH KELLIHER won Overall Drama Champion in 2009 and moved over to Los Angeles after he was recruited by Infinity Talent Management. SUSAN WARD and PHILIP EMMETT won Overall Singing Duo in 2010. Many of the Team Ireland members from 2009 and 2010 have gone on to become well known faces in the Irish Showbiz industry (FAIR CITY, RTE JUNIOR PROGRAMMES, TV ADVERTS, FEATURE FILMS, SHORT FILMS, ANIMATIONS, PANTOMIMES, MUSICAL THEATRE, THEATRE, PRINT and more)