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Helping dancers to find their balance

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

New Edith Cowan University research aims to help vocational dancers balance training demands, avoid burnout and reach the top of their game.

Preventing injuries on the dance floor

Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Dr Luke Hopper’s dance research has been identified as having a high impact in the Australian Research Council’s recent Engagement and Impact 2018 assessment.

Limelight: Scott Elstermann

Monday, 06 May 2019

Emerging independent dancer and choreographer, WAAPA graduate Scott Elstermann is the first Australian to win a Pina Bausch Fellowship.

Love Is In The Air as WAAPA reinvigorates a classic Australian film

Monday, 06 May 2019

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

Melanie Lane gives the classical a voguish twist in WOOF

Monday, 06 May 2019

Renaissance art tableaux meet boy-band fashion in the opening moves of WAAPA graduate, Melanie Lane's acclaimed work WOOF.

Five Bedrooms gives WAAPA grad Roy Joseph first major TV role

Monday, 06 May 2019

There are many unexpected casting achievements in 26-year-old actor Roy Joseph’s life, from being the voice of God in his Year 7 school production to playing Anne Frank’s father in WAAPA’s The Diary of Anne Frank.

Romantic Tchaikovsky

Monday, 29 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 05

In May, WAAPA graduate Christopher Dragon, Associate Conductor of the Colorado Symphony, conducts the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra and trumpet virtuoso Brent Grapes in a thrilling concert of Russian orchestral masterworks.

It’s goodbye to Megan Smart and hello Megan Hajjar

Monday, 29 April 2019

Since graduating from WAAPA in 2016 Megan Hajjar has built an impressive resume with roles in Breath, Love Child, The Secret Daughter, Harrow and the upcoming movies M4M and The Naked Wanderer.

Introducing Blake Rose, who might just be Perth's next big thing with Best of Me

Monday, 29 April 2019

Primed as an international export in the making, the Perth-raised singer-songwriter has some serious hype behind him.

On the Couch with Joshua Reckless

Monday, 29 April 2019

Read the interview with actor/singer/dancer from North Western Sydney and WAAPA graduate, Joshua Reckless.

Alchemy creates percussion gold

Thursday, 18 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 04

The outstanding musician described as an icon of Australian percussion will take to the stage of the Richard Gill Auditorium with WAAPA’s award-winning percussion ensemble, Defying Gravity, for its upcoming concert, Alchemy.

What happens when the rain stops falling

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 04

Thanks to the generous support of the Minderoo Foundation as part of WAAPA’s Visiting Artist Program, Canadian director, Peggy Shannon is in Perth to direct WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students in When the Rain Stops Falling for a week-long season in the Enright Studio.

Neo-soul diva Your Girl Pho joins local heroes for WA Day gig SOTA Festival

Friday, 12 April 2019

Phoebe Gunson used to fantasise about one day sharing a stage with local heroes such as dance music duo Slumberjack.

WAAPA dance lifts off for 2019

Friday, 12 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 04

Rise, WAAPA’s first dance season for 2019, lifts off with four new contemporary and neo-classical dance works created by visiting international choreographer Sasha Janes, Melbourne-based dancer/choreographer Lauren Langlois, and well-known local artists Claudia Alessi and Kim McCarthy.

Katie Noonan jazzes it up with WAAPA students

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 04

WAAPA’s Jazz students will be the fortunate beneficiaries of Katie Noonan’s love of musical collaborations, as they perform alongside her in two concerts at WAAPA in April.

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