Sydney Northern Beaches

Sydney Northern Beaches

Phone: 0450107367

Email: E-mail us here

Location Days
Balgowlah Tuesday
Pittwater House Tuesday
Avalon Monday
Warriewood Wednesday
Forestville Thursday
Freshwater Friday

Prinicpals: Mark and Alex Hopkins

Mark created and leads the team at CAPTIVATE, the creative and performing arts program for primary and secondary Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, and has over 20 years’ experience in specialist performing arts education. He has led large performing arts faculties at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, The McDonald College and was principal of the Australian International Performing Arts High School.Mark created and leads the team at CAPTIVATE, the creative and performing arts program for primary and secondary Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, and has over 20 years’ experience in specialist performing arts education. He has led large performing arts faculties at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, The McDonald College and was principal of the Australian International Performing Arts High School. 

Mark’s other professional experience is in the commercial media and professional theatre, having worked as a radio producer, actor, dramaturge and director in Sydney and Melbourne and has written as a theatre critic for The Sydney Morning Herald. He remains closely involved with the professional performing arts community and is passionate about the developmental power of drama in providing young people with the confidence and skills to embrace their future. Alex has been in the Entertainment and Education Industry for more than 25 years and was trained in all genres of the Performing Arts. She was Head of Performance, at the Australian International Performing Arts High School, Head of Dance at the McDonald College of Performing Arts and was Concept and Creator of the first VETAB accredited Certificate IV in Performing Arts. With three children aged from 3 to 12, Alex is committed to providing quality arts education right from the beginning of every child’s development.

Alex has been in the Entertainment and Education Industry for more than 25 years and was trained in all genres of the Performing Arts. She was Head of Performance, at the Australian International Performing Arts High School, Head of Dance at the McDonald College of Performing Arts and was Concept and Creator of the first VETAB accredited Certificate IV in Performing Arts. With three children aged from 3 to 12, Alex is committed to providing quality arts education right from the beginning of every child’s development.

Both Alex and Mark and their team of carefully chosen teachers have current working with children checks and have just undergone specialised Helen O’Grady training to ensure a smooth transition and a continuation of fun filled, self-developmental drama classes.