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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.

Mastering the art of an accent

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Nobody notices a good accent, but a bad accent can ruin a show. Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts researcher Luzita Fereday explains how she makes sure actor accents are on point.

International Advertising Award for WAAPA

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

The ACRA winning ‘Copyright Infringement’ commercial the WAAPA marketing team produced with Southern Cross/Austereo scooped a Gold Statue at the London International Advertising Awards.

Meet Lyndon Watts: Rob Guest Endowment Finalist 2018

Monday, 05 November 2018

The Rob Guest Endowment commemorates the life and achievements of one of Australia’s most respected musical theatre performers, Rob Guest. This week we sit down with finalist and WAAPA graduate Lyndon Watts.

An exceptional talent

Monday, 05 November 2018

Pole vaulting and operatic singing are strange bedfellows. But for soprano Amy Manford, the two stand at opposite ends on the continuum of her award-winning success.

Joondalup to light up with Kaleidoscope Festival in 2018

Friday, 02 November 2018

WAAPA third year Design student Maeli Cherel, presents Joyeux Noel – a walk-through tunnel full of texture, colour and light - as part of Kaleidoscope Festival this Thursday - Sunday in Joondalup.

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