The Morgan Academy of Performing Arts is a school based in Leigh-on-Sea offering a wide variety of dance and performance lessons. The school aims to not only enable children to perform, but also to explore their creativity, build their social skills and improve their self confidence. We feel this ultimately helps them to become well rounded adults with high levels of personal responsibility and professionalism.
MAPA, as it is affectionately known, is now in its 45th year and has an impressive history of achieving excellent results in all examinations, obtaining a 100% pass rate with the RAD, ISTD, LAMDA and National College of Music exam boards. The curriculum includes: Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Singing, Drama and Musical Theatre.
The school's Principal, Vanda Morgan, is well known for her enthusiasm and is totally dedicated to the care and progress of students, many of whom continue on into the industry. Both alumni and present pupils can be seen regularly on TV, Stage and Screen. Well known names such as James Bourne from Busted to Kara and Hannah Tointon trained with us here at MAPA and have gone on to have glittering careers. We are very pleased to announce that Miss Kara Tointon is infact, now our Patron.