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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.

Peter Pichler (GER) - Trautonium in Concert

Monday, 01 April 2019

"Rich, eerie and ripe for horror: 90-year-old synthesiser visits Australia for first time"... Tura and WAAPA have joined forces to bring Trautonium player Peter Pichler to Perth from Munich for a series of workshops and events.

First Australian piano comes home to UK after 231 years

Monday, 01 April 2019

A piano that sailed to Australia with the first British settlers has been returned to home soil 231 years on, to be painstakingly restored in a workshop near Bath.

Tim Minchin comes back to the Mount Lawley Campus where it all began

Friday, 22 March 2019

Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer Dr Tim Minchin has received an honorary doctorate from Edith Cowan University (ECU).

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