A highlight of the festivities is the annual presentation of an Achievement Award to an entertainment industry celebrity or VIP.
(Presented by Worldstars ™)
(Presented by Worldstars ™)
JED MADELA became the first Filipino to win the WCOPA world grand champion title and immediately signed with Universal Records, was given his own weekly TV show, now enjoys sold-out concerts throughout the world, and has had six double platinum albums.
ANDREW PAPAS, multi-medalist and finalist in last year’s 2012 WCOPA, journeyed home to New Zealand and linked with the Titanium Boy Band to launch their first single which went platinum.
AMANDA BALON from Florida at age ten secured the coveted role of Annie in the national touring company.
After capturing the top senior crown, Australia’s CHRISTIAN PATTERSON performed for a year with Cirque du Soleil, in a Las Vegas smash revue, on a popular TV “soap” series and in the internationally acclaimed film Rent.
Multi-medalist and finalist, DIMITRI DIATCHENKO from Los Angeles catapulted his acting career in George Lucas’ Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, directed by Steven Spielberg.
MICHAEL DAMESKI played the role of Billy Elliot in the Australian production, in the Tony Award winning Broadway production and in the North American tour of Billy Elliot the Musical.
Colorado is proud of nine year old CHRIS O’NEIL whose first acting job after WCOPA was starring in New Line Cinema’s popular film Last Mimzy.
CARL MAN from the United Kingdom left WCOPA to immediately become a featured vocalist on Royal Caribbean’s flagship Liberty of the Seas and starred in Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular.
MONIQUE SMITH, female model medalist and finalist, graduated from Florida State University with a 4.0 grade point and is now a media analyst at CNN. These examples are just a few of the “big dreamers” motivated and affected by their WCOPA experience!
MEHCAD BROOKS (Star of HBO’s TV series “True Blood" and "Supergirl (2015)")
JOHN PARDEE (Co-Executive Producer of ABC-TV’s mega hit series “Desperate Housewives”)
Former Vice President of the United States AL GORE
“THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH IS LONG OVERDUE!”
DEBBIE ALLEN (Actress, TV and Film Producer, Choreographer)
CRISTA KLAYMAN (Director – Runway Division, LA Models)
STEVE DORFF (NSAI Songwriter of the Year , 40 BMI and 11 Billboard #1 awards, three-time Grammy nominee, Emmy nominee for five television compositions, nine #1 film songs and 15 Top Ten hits)
PAULY SHORE (Actor/Comedian)
KAC YOUNG (Senior Vice President, TV Production and Development - Universal Studios Hollywood)
RACHAEL LEWIS (Wilhelmina Models)
SETH RIGGS (Renowned vocal coach to the stars)
LANEY FILUK (Co-owner of BLOC, dance agency in New York and Hollywood)
LEE MERIWETHER (Former Miss America, Actress)
ALAN MARGULIES (Manager of Ann-Margret, Burt Reynolds, Englebert Humperdinck)
SPENCER BREEN (A & R Coordinator, Atlantic Records)
RYAN ADAMS (Manager of 5-time Grammy Award winners, the Winans)
GORDON HARRELL (Music supervisor, arranger, producer of Broadway’s Tony Award winning “Fosse” and “Sweet Charity”)
PAUL WEBER (Casting Director – MGM)
TIM CARRIGAN (President of Elite Model Management)
MICHAEL McDONALD Vice President of Drama Development at ABC Television Studios (Commander in Chief, Ugly Betty, and the Football Wives)
The up-and-coming golfer is publicized… the future tennis star is revealed… but do we know who the next opera virtuoso is… who the next tap dancing artiste is? This is why the World Championships of Performing Arts was created! This conclusive global event is not in competition with any pageant, vocal, dance, talent or modeling competition, but rather it gives all wonderful programs a showcase in which to send their winners to ‘go for the gold’ and be the ‘best of the best’! This exclusive international system of competitions is the ultimate pinnacle for achievers aspiring to be great performers and entertainers!”
- Griff O’Neil, WCOPA President
(Presented by Worldstars ®)