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From the netball court to the Hollywood stage

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Nyoongar Yamatji woman Teresa Moore is on her way to Los Angeles later this year as part of WAAPA’s US showcase of up and coming actors.

Acting school's Indigenous theatre intensive resonates with students

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Students in the year-long acting class are studying and rehearsing hard. They're hoping to improve Indigenous representation in the industry.

WA Ballet promote local talents Liam Green and Carina Roberts

Monday, 11 June 2018

As West Australian Ballet’s highly rated season of romantic classical ballet La Sylphide comes to a close, Perth dancers and WAAPA graduates Liam Green and Carina Roberts have both been promoted to the rank of Demi-Soloist.

Black Swan State Theatre Company debuts WAAPA graduate Finn Alexander in Assassins musical

Monday, 11 June 2018

NOT only will WAAPA music theatre graduate Finn Alexander get to make his professional performance debut with Black Swan State Theatre Company this month, but he will do it in Assassins by his favourite composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim.

Fremantle creative identities help launch QT Hotels and Resorts recruitment

Monday, 11 June 2018

The national hotel chain is looking to employ buskers and street artists through its recruitment process, held in partnership with the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where potential staff will go through a mock audition process.

Tennessee Williams’ classic drama of passion and power

Friday, 08 June 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 06

As part of the Visiting Artists’ Program proudly supported by the Mindaroo Foundation, Emily McLean has returned to her alma mater to direct the 3rd Year WAAPA students in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.

Modern update of Greek tragedy examines the toll of war

Friday, 08 June 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 06

Thanks to the generous support of the Minderoo Foundation, Melbourne director Dr Bagryana Popov is at WAAPA directing the 2nd Year Acting students in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s powerful play, Ajax in Afghanistan.

5 minutes with Emma Matthews

Friday, 08 June 2018

WAAPA's new Head of Classical Voice is returning to the place where her career began to teach performance.

Aerosol artist Jerome Davenport immortalises faces in life-like murals

Monday, 04 June 2018

Narrogin-born WAAPA graduate Jerome Davenport, is one of Australia’s hottest muralists, an in-demand aerosol artist whose credo — “No more blank walls” — feels less like anti-establishment baiting and more like a plan for global domination.

Chase your cares away with songs both poignant and perky

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Acclaimed British vocal coach and WAAPA visiting artist Mary King invites Perth audiences to chase their cares away with a rousing concert celebrating the popular entertainment of music hall, café culture and cabaret.

Mamma Mia machismo

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Plenty of guys and girls go to great lengths to get fit for their wedding and the enviably buff Stephen Mahy was no different: the versatile WAAPA grad shredded for his (almost) marriage in the musical Mamma Mia!

Kate Jenkinson goes from Wentworth to the world of pop

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Shedding her prison blues and donning the high-fashion clothes of Olivia Newton-John’s best friend for the biopic Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You was a breath of fresh air for WAAPA graduate Kate Jenkinson.

‘Carousel’ reimagined for a new generation

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Carousel tells the story of the tragic romance between a troubled carnival worker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. It boasts some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage.

Differently Equal: the universal language of dance

Friday, 11 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

LINK Dance Company’s first season for 2018 is vibrant proof of the well-known maxim that ‘Dance is a universal language’.

A Different Kind of ‘B’ Line: pianist Thomas Hecht in concert

Monday, 07 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Renowned concert pianist and pedagogue Thomas Hecht links a modern American ‘B’ to musical giants - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

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