Leeds West Academy


Wharfedale Festival of Theatre Virtual Awards Evening

Every staff member involved in the Performing Arts team won an award and the students did brilliantly. 

On Friday 17th July our Performing Arts department and a number of our students, virtually attended the Wharfedale Festival of Theatre Virtual Awards Evening. This event is usually held at Leeds West Academy but this year was held online. 

We were nominated for a number of awards for our production of Legally Blonde that took place in February.  

To summarise, we won:

Staff Awards
Best Programme Design - Jackson Ellis Hambley
Best Set Design - Set Design Team
Best Choreographer - Harriet Neal
Best Musical Director - Nina Kurij
Peter Russell Trophy for Best Director - Amy Kate Newsome

Cyril Spencer Trophy for Best Musical - Legally Blonde at Leeds West Academy


Student Awards 

Certificates of Merit - Keldon, Issac, Archie, Izzy, Courtney, Aanisha, Charlotte, Isabel and Summer

Certificates of Outstanding Performance - Ben, Will,Gabi, Honey

Best Supporting Actress - Courtney

Best Actress - Gabi

Valerie Jackson Trophy for Youth Dance - Summer 

Well done to all the students who participated in the production of Legally Blonde and to all the staff who made the show a success!