Marina Del Basso

Marina Del Basso is the CEO of the Australian Performing Arts Network Academy. Marina has some 30 years of experience in the Arts and brings strong vision and talent to the Academy.

Marina started her dance career at the age or four. Marina studied in Jazz, Classical Ballet ,Tap, Acrobats, Character, Highland and Irish styles at the Norma Atkinson School of Dance.

Marina completed all examinations including the coveted Martin Rubentien Award and Blue Sash Award for performance under CSTD syllabus and advanced diploma in classical ballet under  the R.A.D. Marina also studied at the world renowned Joe Tremaines studios in Los Angeles working with leading choreographers from Film, TV, cabaret and musicals. In 1985 Marina completed her full teaching diploma under the CSDT syllabus in genres of Tap, Classical Ballet, Acrobatics and Jazz .

For 26 years Marina Directed  one of Perth’s leading performing arts schools .Producing performers at a national and international level ,many of who are now working within the industry as lead roles  and ensemble cast in musicals, cabaret shows, cruise ship productions and more. Marina has a varied production back ground in television live entertainment, corporate productions, sports and children’s entertainment, television mini series and television commercials. Some of her stage production clients include the City of Perth, Celebrate WA, Telethon  2004- 2013(Artistic Director) Corporate clients include Clough, KPMG, Western Power, Coca Cola Amatil, Bankwest ,WATC, West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers, and many others. Her commercial choreography includes  Blue Steel, HBF, City of Perth, Telethon for the 7 Network  as well as mini series Fast Tracks, Foreign Exchange and Shark Net .Marina’s career highlight was winning “Producer of the Year ‘ for News Limited producing the National grand final entertainment for the N.R.L in Brisbane with 420 performers. Marina has worked with international artists such as Justice Crew, Olivia Newton John, Human Nature, Jon Stevens, Celine Dion, Sammy Davis Junior and many more .  Marina continues her work with national and international contacts to keep informed on the latest changes in this ever evolving industry. Marina’s Passion and drive for the arts has never gone unnoticed by her peers and industry professionals.