Leeds West Academy


Success at Wharfedale Festival of Theatre Awards

 High praise for LWA performers 

Leeds West Academy were delighted to host and attend the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre Awards with students and families who had been nominated for awards for our production of Billy Elliot earlier this year.

 The festival committee had high praise for the show and the students won a number of awards. The awards won are:

  • Best Supporting Actor: Eli as Billy’s friend Michael
  • Best Actress: Erin as Billy’s feisty dance teacher
  • Certificate of Merit: Ben
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance: Eli, William, Troy, Ashley, Luke, Kadafi, Erin

There were then two special awards:

  • The Chairman's Special Awards Musicals-Youth and Schools:  Troy for Outstanding Acting Performance
  • Valerie Jackson Trophy: Kadafi and Troy for Oustanding Dance Performance

Kadafi is an inspirational dancer and has now won a place at university to study dance.

Ms Kurij said: “I felt very proud of all involved. Well done everyone!”

We're also featured on The Telegraph and Argus news site. Read the article and view the photos here