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About DPA

Lisa is a member of the successful British pop group Steps who have achieved world wide sales of over 20 Million records and performed to audiences of over one million earning them the prestigious Brit Award. Lisa is an accomplished performer with many years of experience in the TV, Radio and Music World. Steps are about to embark on their 20th Anniversary celebrations in 2017 to mark 20 years in the music business and the entertainment industry.

Johnny has worked in every genre of the industry from dancing for the likes of stars such as Robbie Williams and Diana Ross, being a member of the British pop group Hear'Say, to principal roles in London's West End, including being in the original cast of Footloose. Johnny is also an accomplished Choreographer and Creative Director both here in the UAE and in Europe.

Having both trained at prestigious Performing Arts Academies in London, Lisa at The Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts and Johnny at Performers College, they have the experience and knowledge required to establish a successful Performing Arts Academy. From both being qualified teachers of dance, combined with years of performing professionally within the industry; with passion, they share the same vision…

Johnny and Lisa’s dream is to give aspiring young performers here in the Emirates, the opportunity to experience and enjoy an all-round training and foundation in Performing Arts.

We are proud to be affiliated with Taaleem, one of the largest education providers in the United Arab Emirates, and offer our students first class studios and facilities in convenient locations in Dubai. Our classes are open to everyone.

Our unique three-hour Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Workshops have been designed by our Principals Lisa and Johnny, based on their experiences in the Pop and Musical Theatre World.​​ We focus on the three disciplines of dance, drama, and singing, all-in-one master class.

Our teachers have been hand picked by the founders of DPA, ​Lisa and Johnny, specifically for their professionalism, international training, qualifications, and their dedication and commitment to working with our aspiring young performers.

DPA are proud to have achieved the Top 3 highest results across Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in our recent Trinity Musical Theatre exams. We offer RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap and Modern graded syllabuses, LAMDA and TRINITY Drama, Musical Theatre and Rock & Pop syllabuses.

DPA News

DPA are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded our KHDA seal of approval.

We are one of the few Performing Arts Schools in the Middle East to have gained this achievement and been recognised for providing high quality training.

The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the educational quality assurance and regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

We have begun auditioning and rehearsing for our annual DPA shows. This year, for our full length musical, we have secured the rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘SCHOOL OF ROCK’.

This will take place 21st-23rd June. We will also hold our DPA annual showcase, entitled STEP BACK IN TIME.

We are making our collaboration with our friends at DUCTAC official and from April 2018 DPA will be offering a selection of our Musical Theatre workshops and classes.

To request our DUCTAC timetable, please email Office@DubaiPerformingArts.com

DPA are excited to be expanding this year as part of our partnership with Taaleem, one of the largest education providers in the Middle East.

Our new school locations for 2018 will be revealed very soon. Watch this space!

Congratulations to our Principal Lisa Scott-Lee on her amazing reunion with her pop group STEPS!

We are thrilled to announce that Steps are coming to Dubai to perform on Friday 27th April 2018 at the prestigious Dubai Opera. Tickets now on sale at www.dubaiopera.com.

We are so proud to have a Principal who is actively performing in the Pop and Music World, and can pass on her professional experiences to our students! Steps' new album 'Tears On The Dance Floor' entered the iTunes charts at No.1 and they have recently completely their sell out 22 date UK Arena tour 'Party On The Dance Floor'.

At DPA, PERFORMING is our PASSION!

Our students perform in multiple shows and events throughout the year, such as the Dubai Winter Festival, the Classical Christmas Concert with the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra and various professional productions, including our own annual DPA production and Musical which take place from 21st-23rd June 2018.

We are thrilled to say we have a new home and we have relocated all our classes to British School, Jumeirah Park. Come and visit our brand new state of the art studios, our DPA office and facilities which include a stunning 600 seater purpose built theatre!

We also offer classes at Dubai British Foundation and private classes at Dubai British School, Springs. Please see our full and varied timetable of exciting classes on offer.

​Following our examination sessions over the year with the leading examination boards RAD, ISTD, LAMDA and Trinity, we are proud to share that we have enjoyed a 100% pass rate, with the high majority of our DPA students achieving the highest result of 'Distinction' across all boards.​ For more information on our exam programs please email info@DubaiPerformingArts.com

We are thrilled to say we have a new home and we have relocated all our classes to British School, Jumeirah Park. Come and visit our brand new state of the art studios, our DPA office and facilities which include a stunning 600 seater purpose built theatre!

We also offer classes at Dubai British Foundation and private classes at Dubai British School, Springs. Please see our full and varied timetable of exciting classes on offer.