CATS Alumni Natalya Hits the top Notes!

CATS Alumni Natalya Hits the top Notes!

CATS Alumni Natalya takes the lead .......

Penelope George takes the lead in  WNYO production of Brundibar by Hans Krasa

Penelope George takes the lead in WNYO production of Brundibar by Hans Krasa

Penelope is a 13 year old soprano who attends Dwr y Felin comprehensive school. She has been singing since the age of 8 and has lessons with a local teacher
Penny is a member of the Welsh National Opera. She joined the WNO in 2017 and has taking part in many concerts, singing with Rebecca Evans, the WNO chorus and the Opera Mayhem.Penelope will soon be performing the lead role in the upcoming production of Brundibar composed by Hans Krása. Brundibár is a children’s opera first performed during WW2. Penny is playing the young girl Aninka who with her brother goes into town to sing for money to buy milk for their mother who is unwell and is met by the organ grinder who chases them away. However with the help of local children and animals they are able to chase Brundibár out of town and sing.Penelope is looking forward to her first performance in June 2019.

Penny is also a member of Class Act Theatre School where she has had the opportunity to perform in many shows including Cinderella, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats and has had lead roles as Miss Honey in Matilda, Horton in Seussical Jr and is looking forward to the challenging role of Ursula in The Little Mermaid Penelope also with her friends from cats shared the stage with the singing sensation vocal group Blake.

She is also a member of Serenata a choir consisting of 9 girls who perform for many charities and events and recently won the final of the Welsh Factor.

Penny has had the experience of being part of a national choir Only Kids Aloud. Under the direction of Tim Rhys Evans, have had the opportunity to sing with Sian Cothi, Aled Jones , Only Men Aloud and Katherine Jenkins. Penelope has performed on many famous stages around wales and also had the pleasure of performing for HRH the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. Penelope took part in the anniversary of 100 years celebrations of Roald Dahl and performed in the BBC pantomime Alice in Wonderland. Penelope recently took to the stage and sang with the OKA chorus, singing in the televised programme the Last Night of the Proms.

Penelope also plays the piano, Viola, violin and the clarinet and is a member of West Glamorgan Youth Orchestra and choir. 

Penelope once said that life without music would Bb (B flat)

Awen becomes Head a Girl at Italia Conti School of Performing Arts - Pontardawe CATS student Awen Medi is currently in her 3rd year at Italia Conti - graduating this July, we are very proud of you Awen x

Awen becomes Head a Girl at Italia Conti School of Performing Arts - Pontardawe CATS student Awen Medi is currently in her 3rd year at Italia Conti - graduating this July, we are very proud of you Awen x

Caitlin Phippen is accepted into Laine Theatre Arts, London.

Caitlin Phippen is accepted into Laine Theatre Arts, London.

Caitlin is a long standing member of Class Act Theatre School, since a young age she has performed in numerous shows under the direction of Principal Jill Williams. Caitlin has always endevoured to be the best she possible can be, working tirelessly at her singing, dancing and performance skills. Over the years she has taken on leading roles in CATS musicals and Pantomimes, never disappointing. It was clear as a young student Caitlin was destined to take to the stage and peruse a career in the Arts. However, Caitlin's talents extend beyond the stage as she is a fantastic support to Pontardawe and Neath students on a weekly basis, helping Principals Jill and Kayte in nurturing the young talent of CATS. Caitlin has also taken on responsibility of Dance Captian and developed choreography for her peers in recent performances.

At CATS we are proud of Caitlin and what she has achieved in her first year of London auditions; successfully gaining an unconditional offer at Laine Theatre Arts is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations Caitlin your CATS family are proud of you.

Lywis Cowles a Finalist on BBC's All Together Now

Lywis Cowles a Finalist on BBC's All Together Now

Congratulations to Lywis former Class Act Theatre School Pontardawe Student on your success in getting into the final of BBC's All Together Now. A stunning performance! Your CATS family look forward to supporting you in the final.