• COURSES FOR 2017

    Talent Development Program (TDP)
    Certificate II in Dance CUA20113
    Certificate IV in Dance CUA40113
    Certificate IV in Musical Theatre CUA40513

    ADVANCED DIPLOMA of Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) (Commercial Dance) 52781WA
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    AUDITIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2017 - Talent Development Program, Certificate II (Dance),Certificate IV (Musical Theatre), Certificate IV (Commercial Dance), Advanced Diploma Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) (Commercial Dance) RTO:52601

Your Performing Arts Future is here

Study Full Time or Part Time at APAN Academy Australia

Get to know us

Find Out What We Believe

We believe that you can be a huge success in the performing arts and we have the following values of Leadership,Responsibility,Professionalism,Character Integrity that will help you achieve this

APAN exemplifies the values of;


To guide, direct and influence people in achieving their highest goals and ideals;

setting example through one’s actions and speech. To inspire and serve the

people of your class and team, or community through full participation in all class related activities.


To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of the studio or the

organisers of any conference, workshop, competition or performances. To be a person who interacts with peers and authority figures in a mature manner. To question authority in a respectful manner. To be willing to receive coaching and direction when deemed  appropriate.


To respect the dance profession and uphold our values and standards of conduct. To support and encourage one another .To voice opinions and initiate change that will elevate the Australian Performing Arts Network. To recognise oneself as a role model at all times. To love the study and performance arts as a universal art form.


To be a person who represents high levels of personal integrity, leadership and

responsibility for one-self and others. A person who has the courage and willingness to face issues and concerns with maturity and dignity. To rise above negativity and avoid unnecessary gossip, criticism, or denigrating comments for any member of the dance community, parent or peer.


To conduct one-self with honesty, courtesy and respect. To express consideration for one’s fellow performers, educators, parents, staff and competitors .To be a person who leads by example and honours commitments.

Our Faculty

APAN Academy CEO, Marina Del Basso, is a pioneer in the performing arts. Marina surrounds herself with a faculty that is unrivalled in Western Australia. While Marina is passionate about employing the best Western Australians in her team. It is sometimes necessary for APAN to engage the best teachers from around the globe to ensure that the students at APAN receive the most current teaching and performance styles available. Please have a look at our faculty members page.

Recognised Qualifications

APAN has Nationally Recognised Qualifications and is a Registered Training Organisation. (RTO 52601) 

Including Western Australia’s first Commercial Dance Certificate IV 

APAN Academy now offers Diploma in Dance (Elite Performance) + Diploma in Musical Theatre 

2017 Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts (Commercial Dance) (Musical Theatre) Course Code (52781WA) 

Meet your CEO

Marina Del Basso Marina Del Basso CEO and Head of Creative Council Click to Contact

Marina brings incredible vision, talent and international arts experience to APAN Academy. Marina is a highly qualified educator and awarded performer.In 2014 Marina was awarded the ‘Citizen of the Year’ by the City of Perth for her contribution to the performing arts.


 I have been lucky enough to work with Marina Del Basso and Hamish McSporran a number of times on various projects and know them to be very professional, creative, well connected people with their fingers firmly on the pulse of all things singing, dancing and acting in Perth. APAN sounds to me like a fantastic idea and I can't think of two people better suited to this venture as not only do they know show business inside out, but they are known to have given many people- including myself- a generous kick start to their career in the entertainment industry. Having started out in Perth- I believe something like APAN would have benefitted me greatly as a portal to 'the biz' that I so craved- hence I think West Australian performers are very lucky that this has been set up to inform them of what is going on and how to gain proximity to many exciting opportunities in a very specific and useful way. Glinda (lead) in Wicked the Musical 2008 - 2011,Elle Woods (lead) in Legally Blonde 2012 (Australian Premiere) Mamma Mia

Lucy Durack


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About Us

The Australian Performing Arts Network Academy delivers training to enthuse and inspire every student we train. 

We strive to provide students with a comprehensive artistic education that includes technical training in a wide variety of performing arts styles and a solid theoretical and practical foundation for performance. Our course fosters excellence in all forms of performing arts, a passion and appreciation for the art form. APAN Academys’ delivery provides greater flexibility in a student’s future career opportunities. 

APAN Academy is a structured and disciplined institution that encourages an individual’s performance style in a creative, safe and supportive learning environment. Students receive varied tuition from highly qualified trainers who guide them onwards to excellence in their chosen performing arts discipline. This profoundly practical and performance based course leads to a Nationally Recognised Industry Qualification upon successful completion. The Australian Performing Arts Academy provides the opportunity to develop motivation and self-discipline, intellectual curiosity and creative imagination. These attributes are essential not only for a successful career but also for experiencing a fulfilling life. We consider it a privilege to participate in a worldwide community for the performing arts.

The Studio and FacilitiesApan Academy The Studio and Facilities

Our new super studio is operational after months of complete renovations to make this one of the most unique performing arts studios in Australia.

The space has 3 fully mirrored studios with sprung floors,ballet bars ,state of the art sound equipment,sound studio and music room ,monitored class areas,disabled facilities,showers,wardrobe department, uniform shop, meeting rooms and teachers offices.The studio is located on a  main arterial road with  public transport on our door step. We also have a comfortable and stylish waiting room for students. complete with  TV,DVD and a light food vending machine with healthy options.

Our fully air-conditioned facility makes this studio an attractive and pleasant place to train during the summer months. Our studios have  passed and certified to meet stringent  council regulations to operate as a performing arts studio and public building  in the City of Swan precinct.