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Kimberley performer beats shame in the big smoke

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

Before WAAPA graduate Marlanie Haerewa came down to Perth from her hometown in the Kimberley, Derby, she felt a lot of shame around wanting to be involved with performing arts.

Hopeless but lovable Bruce

Monday, 17 June 2019

Created by WA Academy of Performing Arts graduates Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd and Tim Watts, Bruce wowed audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Groundbreaking indigenous comedy KGB to air on ABC during NAIDOC Week

Monday, 17 June 2019

KGB, a comedy web series created by Western Australian indigenous filmmaker brothers, Luke and Dan Riches, will premiere on ABC iview and nightly on ABC Comedy during NAIDOC Week 2019.

Mamma Mia, here they go again! Rhonda Burchmore and Lara Mulcahy on their ABBA tribute show

Monday, 17 June 2019

Two of Australia’s most formidable performers are coming together to showcase their hilarious tribute show, Abba-solutely Fabulous, as part of Arts Centre Melbourne’s Morning Melodies program.

Meg Mac rolls up sleeves for tour

Friday, 14 June 2019

Five years ago, Megan Sullivan McInerney was a WAAPA graduate uploading her first song to the triple j Unearthed website.

WAAPA collaborates with Ryerson on theatre premiere

Friday, 07 June 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 06

Six WAAPA students and staff are heading to Canada next week to present the world premiere of a new theatre work at the Parodos Festival, held from 13-16 June at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Chloé Zuel and Lyndon Watts on West Side Story

Friday, 07 June 2019

West Side Story is a show for true triple threats. Challenging the abilities of almost everyone involved, the ridiculously complex and intricate show starring Chloé Zuel and and WAAPA graduate Lyndon Watts, has already dazzled Melbourne audiences, and is opening in Wellington, New Zealand this evening.

First Taylor Swift’s playlist, then the world - why Blake Rose is set to follow in Troye Sivan’s footsteps

Monday, 03 June 2019

WAAPA graduate and young Perth singer, songwriter and producer Blake Rose did not realise Taylor Swift was a fan until one of his own fans in Portugal posted on social media.

Christopher Dragon nabs two conducting appointments

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Perth-born conductor and WAAPA graduate Christopher Dragon has received two appointments this week.

Molière masterpiece gets scintillating modern update

Friday, 24 May 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 05

Perth-based Humphrey Bower is guest directing WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students in English playwright Martin Crimp’s modern adaptation of Moliere’s The Misanthrope, to be performed in the Roundhouse Theatre.

On the Couch with Suzie Mathers

Friday, 24 May 2019

Sit down with Scottish born, Perth raised actress and graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Suzie Mathers.

Lucy Durack no Letdown on ABC comedy

Friday, 24 May 2019

Perth-raised WAAPA graduate Lucy Durack could have had no better preparation than she did for her first audition as new mum Sophie in ABC comedy The Letdown.

New scholarships open international doors for WAAPA music students

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 05

Through Edith Cowan University’s ongoing partnership with one of the world’s leading conservatoires, music students at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will soon have the opportunity to broaden their horizons through substantial scholarships for overseas postgraduate studies.

Strictly Ballroom dances its way to the Regal Theatre

Thursday, 16 May 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 05

Strictly Ballroom The Musical will quick step, cha cha and samba its way into your heart when it dances on to the stage of the Regal Theatre as WAAPA’s highly anticipated mid-year musical.

The power of dance in The Body Politic

Thursday, 09 May 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 05

The Body Politic is an exciting triple bill of new dance works choreographed on the LINK Dance Company by visiting Israeli choreographer Niv Marinberg, Co3 founding Artistic Director Raewyn Hill, and WAAPA graduate Scott Elstermann, the first Australian to win a prestigious Pina Bausch Fellowship.

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