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North Melbourne, Vic 3051


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All the teachers at the Australian Centre of Performing Arts are fully qualified and have experience in the field of Performing Arts.


Lindsay Saddington

Lindsay has taught for over twenty five years and has extensive industry experience. He has been an actor in Film, Television and Theatre, a director of Theatre and Music Video Productions, producer of Theatre, Music Video and Film.

He is a Scriptwriter of Film, Television and Theatre and has experience in Film Production and Management…more




Sheena Chundee

Sheena began training & performing with The Royal Ballet at the age of 8, dancing for Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, & The Prince of Monaco.

Her repertoire includes both Contemporary, Classical, & Neo Classical roles in Swan Lake, In The Middle Somewhat Elevated, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, & Carmina…more



Amanda Meyer

Amanda-Meyer-HeadshotAmanda has been directing, writing and teaching for 20 years.

She has studied Directing (with NIDA and US Professor Steve Ray), Event Management, Screenwriting, Acting, Teaching, and Training and Assessment.  Amanda has worked with all ages, beginners and professionals, as well as…more




Briony Dunn

Briony DunnBriony Dunn’s career as a theatre director, filmmaker and tutor spans more than twenty years.

Trained as a theatre director at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Briony’s area of speciality lies heavily in storytelling and charting the human journey. She has designed and implemented acting, filmmaking and directing workshops… more




Esperanza Quindara

Esperanza Quindara headshotEsperanza Quindara is a contemporary Dancer, Improviser and Choreographer. She started her dance training in Traditional Cultural Filipino Dance with Kulay Lupa Dance Troupe, under the mentorship of Betchay Mondragon Williams.

Esperanza later trained in Contemporary Dance with TRACKS Dance Company, Julia Quinn and Gary Lang… more




Natalie Coleman

For more than 20 years, Natalie has worked professionally in the Arts Industry bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to program design and workshops for young people.

With formal qualifications in both Performing Arts and Education, Natalie’s drive and enthusiasm has seen her working in diverse settings with young people from remote indigenous communities to the urban fringe… more



Brian Oti

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Brian is an experienced media content creator. Through his studies and work experience he has skills in camera operating, directing, editing, script writing, storyboarding and producing.

Brian has a BA majoring in Media and Gender Studies and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Media at RMIT university… more




Emily Georgiadis

Emily hEmily Georgiadis Headshotas completed her Theatre training at Deakin University studying a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) where she performed various Theatre styles of performance.

She has further completed a Full-Time Professional Screen Acting Program with Film & Television Studio International where she developed skills and experience in working with the camera from international and national industry professionals… more



Maggie Naouri

Maggie Naouri haMaggie Naouri Headshots recently starred in her feature film debut as the lead role in Sotiris Dounoukos’, JOE CINQUE’S CONSOLATION, which is to be released in 2016.

Maggie is best known as ‘Rose’ on the second and third series of Foxtel’s critically acclaimed drama series WENTWORTH.  Her other television credits include Channel Ten’s popular series OFFSPRING and NEIGHBOURS, and SyFy Networks CHILDHOOD’S END… more



Toly Sawenko

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Toly has spent much of his life involved in Drama.

A graduate of Ballarat University in Theatre performance, he has performed in Shakespeare productions, comedy festivals and produced short films.

He has worked extensively in the education field (Girton Grammar) gaining invaluable experience in the many performance styles including Non-naturalism, Melodrama and Commedia Dell’Arte… more



Rachel Doust

Rachel DoustRachel Doust graduated with a Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2010 and began working for Russell Dumas’ Melbourne-based company Dance Exchange.

She has since performed with Dance Exchange across NSW and Victoria, and has participated in performances and international dance residencies in Indonesia, France, Finland, New York, and Vietnam. In 2012… more