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The Sydney Dance Company’s leavers and joiners as it begins an anniversary year

Friday, 18 January 2019

Congratulations to WAAPA graduates Mia Thompson and Liam Green who have joined Sydney Dance Company for 2019.

ECU and WAAPA graduates to shine at Fringe World Festival

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Graduates from Edith Cowan University (ECU) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) will join artists from Australia and around the world when they take part in the 2019 Perth Fringe World Festival.

Jazz rebirth at the Duke

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Perth chanteuse Jessie Gordon will play at the opening of WA’s hottest new jazz and blues club, the Duke of George, in East Fremantle, which is the brain child of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduate Renee Coyle.

DULCIE The smile before the fall

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Comprising of four WAAPA graduates, Dulcie have become the talk of the town for their adventurous melodies, captivating harmonies and vibrant personalities that are sure to take them further.

Fulbright for Dance Composer

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 01

Azariah Felton, who completed Honours in Music Composition this year, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

WAAPA graduate’s devotion to Kylie shines through in Fringeworld show

Monday, 07 January 2019

WAAPA graduate Michael Griffiths returns for his sixth FringeWorld show this year with his shamelessly nostalgic love fest for Kylie Minogue.

From Perth to Harvard : Past Beazley winners reveal where they are now

Friday, 21 December 2018

WAToday interviewed six past Beazley winners to find out where they are now, including WAAPA Staff member Jonathan Paget.

Academy graduates pirouette into ballet company

Friday, 21 December 2018

Two WA Academy of Performing Arts graduates are en pointe to become ballet dancers.

Suzie Mathers returns down under for Barnum, 2019

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

U.K based Australian musical theatre star and WAAPA graduate Suzie Mathers will return home to Australia for Barnum in April 2019.

David Shirley to lead WAAPA into Asia Pacific

Friday, 07 December 2018

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has announced that David Shirley will be the next Executive Dean of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Music’s brightest minds set to converge on Perth

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Aboriginal song traditions, opera for children, extreme metal and the work of historic composer Joseph Haydn are just some of the themes that will be explored at an upcoming music conference at Edith Cowan University.

From country Australia to the West End, musical theatre stars on road to success

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

As a young performer growing up in regional Victoria, WAAPA graduate Ross Chisari never imagined that one day he would be treading the boards of London's famous West End theatre district.

Founding Pianos in Hong Kong

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Professor Steve Chapman, Vice-Chancellor of Edith Cowan University, recently hosted a special evening for WAAPA's Founding Piano collection, including the First Fleet Piano, in Hong Kong.

Change of venue for WAAPA Verge season

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 11

WAAPA’s final dance season for the year, Verge, is moving to one of Perth’s best loved venues, the Regal Theatre.

‘Fever’ burns brightly

Thursday, 08 November 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 11

After nearly 25 years in the industry, actor/director Rachael Maza, returns to her alma mater thanks to the generous support of the Minderoo Foundation to direct the Aboriginal Performance students in their graduating show, Fever.

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