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Ms Nicole Stinton


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2910, Mobile: 0448059445, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML3212
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2910
Mobile: 0448059445
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML3212  


Nicole is the Course Coordinator of the Diploma of Musical Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Currently teaching

  • Acting Through Song
  • Creating Work
  • Performance Practice
  • Voice


Nicole has worked as a director, vocal coach and actor for over two decades across Australasia, specialising in music theatre. She has taught acting and singing at a tertiary level for over ten years in Australia and Singapore. Other industry experience includes being Artistic Director for four annual seasons of Short+Sweet in Singapore, as well as the inaugural Malaysian festival. She has published several Drama textbooks that are widely used in the West Australian education system. Nicole is also a PhD candidate, researching acting in musical theatre.

Professional associations

  • 2015 - 2019 - Musical Theatre Educators’ Alliance (Member)
  • 2004 - 2006 - Drama West (Vice President)

Research areas and interests

Through her PhD research, Nicole is developing an acting technique that enables the musical theatre actor to use clues in the music of a song to make acting, not merely singing choices, with or without them having music literacy.


  • Master of Business Administration, Deakin University, 2012.
  • Grad Dip of Education with major in Secondary Education, University of Western Sydney, 2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts Musical Theatre, Edith Cowan University, 1996.
  • Bachelor of Arts (English), Curtin University of Technology, 1994.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Stinton, N., (2019), Monologuing the music: A new actor training practice for new times. Fusion, 15(March 2019), 97-107.
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