CCPA Launches Nation-Wide Search for Talent

December 2, 2015

Victoria, BC – The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is set to launch its nation-wide tour to find Canada’s brightest young stars for the September 2016 season. Auditions held in ten cities from coast to coast will select students hoping to join the growing list of successful graduates who can be seen on stage, screen and in recording studios around the world.

Students receive a broad spectrum of professional training which provides the opportunity to pursue diverse careers in the performing arts ranging from international singing, dancing and acting careers to Broadway casting directors and television producers.

Graduates of the college have celebrated unprecedented success in 2014-2015 including:

  • Mission BC’s Carly Rae Jepsen following her Broadway debut as Cinderella, launched her new album Emotion to critical acclaim.
  • Nanaimo, BC’s Cate Richardson played opposite Blake Lively in the major motion picture The Age of Adaline.
  • Toronto’s Matt Alfano and Galen Johnson, North Battleford, Saskatchewan’s Matthew Armet, and Victoria BC’s Elliott Loran all performed in the 2014 Stratford Festival. Matt, Matthew and Galen performed in Crazy for You and Man of La Mancha while Elliott was seen in Christina the Girl King and Alice Through the Looking Glass. CCPA alumni returned to Stratford again this past summer.
  • Rachael McOwen had significant screen time in the 2014 summer blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • Winnipeg’s Louriza Tronco landed a starring role in the new YTV series Make It Pop
  • Ali Liebert is a 2015 Canadian Screen Award Winner (“Best Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series”) for her portrayal of Betty McRae in Reelz/Global TV’s original hit series, Bomb Girls.


“The quality of our students is astounding,” says the college’s Artistic Director Darold Roles. “It’s no wonder that upon graduation they are earning such amazing successes locally, nationally and around the world”.  The tour will commence in Edmonton on Friday, February 12. CCPA Directors then make stops in Vancouver, Kelowna, Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina until March 3 in Whitehorse. Back in Victoria there will be auditions held on March 12th. Video auditions are also accepted until May 1.

The college is owned and operated by the Canadian Heritage Arts Society (CHAS), a registered charity that oversees the college’s operations. By offsetting the cost of tuition for Canadian students by over 50% each year, CHAS ensures that training at CCPA is financially accessible to all Canadian students!


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