DAPA People

DAPA trains kids in all areas of performance in a fun and caring environment. Our teachers aim to bring out the best in all students and encourage creativity, development and grow confidence, while having fun.

Our teachers are industry professionals with a solid background in performance fafacilitation. We aim to educate our students and introduce them to opportunities where they can fulfill their passion.

We also aim to open doors for DAPA students with exciting auditions, castings and opportunities. DAPA strive to guide our students and represent them in the industry as they embark on their exciting career.

Why choose DAPA?

DAPA offers all students:

  • Hour-long classes in acting, dance and    14495347_259340947795647_8175756013231203769_nsinging  
  • Casting and audition opportunities
  • Professional workshops
  • Audition preparation and feedback



Our Teachers

Dani Masterson

Director of DAPA – Danielle Masterson

Acting Danielle Masterson graduated from University of West London with a BA Hons Degree in Acting for Stage & Media. Some of her credits include Step Up 3D (Film), Great War Diaries (TV) and Lived (Feature Film). Theatre credits include Betty Paris in The Crucible, Bride of Dracula in Dracula and Sophie in How to Disappear Completely & Never be Found.




Singing Liz Ryan began singing armed with a guitar and two folk songs on the Paris Underground when she was 17. Within ten years, Liz was the opening act for Randy Crawford in the Olympia Theatre (Dublin) and gave a private concert for Marlon Brando. In a diverse career that has spanned twenty years, Liz has broadened her singing style from Folk, through Pop and Country, to completely retrain in the last ten years as an Operatic Mezzo Soprano with a sense of adventure. Since then, Liz has performed in theatres throughout Ireland and worked for arts festivals, the corporate sector and event companies in Ireland, England, Barbados and the South of France. Liz is a world class performer who can tailor her program to suit most requirements. http://www.eclecticmezzo.com



Dance Dublin based dance artist Emily Kilkenny Roddy trained for 3 years at Bray Institute of Further Education (BIFE) in the disciplines of Jazz, Classical Ballet and Contemporary. After receiving her HND she furthered her training at the University of Chichester in England, receiving a 1st class BA (hons) degree in Dance and graduated in October 2016. She has previously performed and worked with Chicago based company ATOM- r, toured with British choreographer Lea Anderson and worked with national dance artists including Aisling O’ Coineen and David Bolger. Emily has taught dance for many years in a range of disciplines for several different schools and events and loves sharing her passion for dance with young students.



 Modeling International model and beauty queen, Brittany Mason has held titles with the Miss Universe Organization and the World Beauty Organization. She has worked with some of the most influential people in the fashion industry including Patrick Demarchelier and John Russo. “Brittany’s runway walk is of a stallion” according to Naomi Campbell in 2013.  http://www.brittanymason.com/

Brittany has also founded a non-profit anti-bullying organization called I Am Possible (#IAMP). She believes in Fashion for a cause and raises funding through sales of I Am Possible’s clothing line “BE MOXIE” to give away student grants to young role models making a difference in their communities http://iampossible.us/ 


Music JonthaJonathanCn Creasy attended California Institute of the Arts, studying in the jazz program headed by Charlie Haden, and he has recorded at Interscope / Geffen Records and Capitol Studios, Hollywood. Jonathan has studied and performed music since he was a child, most influentially with his mentor, jazz luminary Peter Erskine. Current projects include Carry On, Troubadours with singer Sadhbh Burt Fitzgerald.