WCOPA 2018: Friday, July 6 - Sunday, July 15
Westin Long Beach Hotel and the Long Beach Performing Arts Center
WCOPA NATIONAL DIRECTOR - SAM BESTER
My name is Sam Bester and I’m the National Director and Licensee of The World Championships of Performing Arts for The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Austria.
I’ve been involved in Performing Arts all my life and the World Championships have always been a fundamental part of my life, already winning first place for Musical/Broadway at the age of 13 in South Africa and being the youngest winner of the Tommy Hillfiger songwriter’s competition – I was 13 year’s old then.
I attended the La Musique Performing Arts School in South Africa and have studied a variety of things, including Applied Business Science, English, Law and I’m a qualified coach. I have always looked up to people in the industry and have had the amazing privilege of being mentored by the wonderful National Director of South Africa – Dr. Ellen Roux. I’m honoured to be part of the World Championships of Performing Arts and look forward to meeting you at one of our audition days!