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Black Swan, Perth Festival announce new board members

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts executive director David Shirley is joining Black Swan’s board.

Emma Matthews: Leading by example

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

The beloved soprano reflects on her new role as WAAPA’s Head of Classical Voice and Opera Studies ahead of her From Broadway to La Scala tour.

Glowing talent on show

Monday, 02 September 2019

August will wrap up with a bang at the Albany Entertainment Centre with a massive performance planned by secondary and tertiary music students.

Ballet set to put kids in a spin at Awesome Festival

Monday, 02 September 2019

For the first time in its 67 year history, West Australian Ballet has created a Children’s Ballet specifically aimed at three to six year olds and it will be choreographed by WAAPA Dance Lecturer Andries Weidemann.

See WAAPA’s rising stars shine

Friday, 23 August 2019

Rosemount Hotel is set to be buzzing with emerging talent this September as WAAPA students take to the stage for their annual contemporary music artist showcase, The Songbook Sessions.

WAAPA’s Sweet Charity challenge

Friday, 23 August 2019

Performer Shaun Rennie spent the best part of 20 years touring in music theatre productions before tragedy changed his focus to directing.

WAAPA dancers unleash their choreographic talents

Friday, 16 August 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 08

At the end of August, WAAPA’s graduating dancers unleash their choreographic talents in a short season of highly original dance works at the Dolphin Theatre.

Health and wellbeing in the performing arts

Monday, 12 August 2019

Professional dancers push their bodies to extraordinary limits, exposing themselves to physical and emotional stress. Choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, Director of Artistic Health Sue Mayes and dance scientist Peta Blevins join us to discuss how dancers can find their balance.

Guitarist checks out performing arts centre under-construction at old school

Monday, 12 August 2019

MELVILLE Senior High School and WAAPA alumni Morgan Remaj has checked out the under-construction performing arts centre at his old school while in town for a concert.

An ideal play for scandalous times

Friday, 09 August 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 08

Successful politician Sir Robert Chiltern has it all – money, power and the love of his adoring wife.  But he also has a murky secret in his past that, if revealed, will ruin his career and marriage.

A ‘Shrew’ for today’s #MeToo world

Friday, 09 August 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 08

William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, with its archaic ideas about gender, is a particularly challenging play for contemporary directors and actors to stage in today’s #MeToo world.

Angus McLaren: My Packed To The Rafters reunion

Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Since filming wrapped on the final season of Packed to the Rafters, Angus McLaren has notched up diverse roles in everything from Doctor Doctor to the film Hotel Mumbai, not to mention squeezing in a three-year degree at Perth’s acclaimed Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Charmene Yap steps into a new role at SDC

Monday, 05 August 2019

Sydney Dance Company (SDC) stalwart and WAAPA alumna Charmene Yap will be finishing her performing career at the end of SDC’s Season 1 tour of Bonachela/Nankivel/Lane. Happily for Yap, she will continue her association with SDC, moving into a new role as Rehearsal Associate

NJW Designs produces the sets for major theatre shows in Ballarat

Monday, 05 August 2019

This Ballarat business owned by WAAPA Design graduate Nathan Weyers, is designing, manufacturing and consulting for some of the world's biggest theatre productions.

Take a Peek behind-the-scenes at ECU/WAAPA Open Day

Monday, 22 July 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 07

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public on Sunday, 11 August from 10.00am until 3.00pm, for its annual Open Day event.

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