The BOA Foundation Course will be led by professional industry practitioner, Steve Elias.

Steve has a proven track record working with BOA, producing outstanding live events, providing opportunities for students to work alongside professional actors, singers and dancers, as well assisting our students in accessing some of the top vocational schools in the UK.

After training at Middlesex Polytechnic Steve has had a huge career as an actor, a dancer, director and a choreographer spanning 25 years.

West End credits include Mr Braithwaite in the original company of Billy Elliot, Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, George in My Fair Lady and Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance. He is also known to children as Mr Whoops in the Bafta nominated BBC's Grandpa in my Pocket.


Steve has also found time to become the Artistic Director of the Carmarthen Youth Opera.