THE FACULTY

RAQUEL MUIA- ceo

I have enjoyed a busy and productive career performing as a commercial dancer appearing in many diverse areas including musical theatre, TV commercials, fashion parades, documentaries and television. In 1997 became the creative director of one of WA’s leading performing arts studios; TPC., a business with a large responsibility; nurturing and training WA Youth to achieve their goals and aspirations. During my career I have been fortunate to have been exposed to the commercial and corporate sector of the industry including providing entertainment & choreography for: WAFL, AFL, SBL and the NBL, Rally Australia, Hopman Cup, World Swimming Championships, Surf Life Saving Championships, Perth Glory and the Friendship Games. During this time I also performed for the Perth Wildcats as a loyal dancer for eight years and a West Coast Eaglette concurrently for two of those years. I was a featured back-up Dancer for many local and visiting artists; from Australian TV personality, Jo-Beth Taylor (Hey Hey Its Saturday) on Eddy Maguires ‘Footy Show’ to Scotlands pop-singer/songwriter, Jimmy Sommerville (Bronski Beat).  I am also a sought after children’s live entertainment shows such as ‘Barbie’, Astro Boy, Sonic the Hedgehog and Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs. My training in dance knowledge and ethics as such has given me world-wide opportunity and recognition. I have also assisted in the writing of syllabi for small children and the appropriate dance steps and relevant music for children aged 4-10yrs throughout Australasia in particular. In addition, assisted in the producing of the CSTD Acrobatic Syllabus specialising in the Male component. I have 3 CSTD Diplomas in Dance, taught in numerous studios throughout Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Philippines and China, providing tuition to hundreds of students and their respective teachers who employ me to inspire them with choreography & teaching methodology. I have been a guest teacher for the WA Academy of Performing Arts and Guest Faculty in Workshops for Examiners & Dance Federations both in Australia and internationally. I have contributed to the promotion of dance in WA and assisted in giving Perth dancers of all ages the opportunity to learn and be exposed to world class Artists, Teachers and Choreographers; Justin Timberlake’s Dancers; Fergie’s Choreographer & Dancers; Choreographers from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, Choreographers from Edge Performing Arts in LA and Michael Jackson's Dancers to name a few. In 2006 I returned to the Perth Wildcats as Assistant Game Night Producer and in 2007 added the role of Resident Choreographer. Thanks to Basketballs comeback I continue as Game Night Producer and Events/Entertainment Choreographer at the Perth Arena. I am excited to head up APAN Academy and continue to nurture and train Western Australian talent with Nationally recognised qualification through an Auspice partnership with AUSPAN.

KATHERINE CROSS- STUDENT SERVICES

Katherine has always been part of the performing arts industry and has bee n dancing since the age of three. After excelling in Jazz, Tap and Classical she started performing professionally in her mid teens working in the Western Australian Corporate circuit and was a proud performer and cheerleader of Perth Heat Baseball Team. With success in her performing arts career she pursued her love of teaching and taught all age groups and levels, specialising in Tap Dance. Katherine is also a whizz at Administration and Accounts and has had a plethora of different roles in this capacity. We are lucky to have Katherine's combination of skills with Administration and Performing Arts and she will be heading up the Student Services coordination at APAN Academy. 

OLIVIA COLLIER- course ADVISOR

Olivia grew up performing under her mentors at the WA Academy of Dance and Drama studying all genres of dance, and focusing on her forte of Musical Theatre and Choreography. She gained a Diploma in Dance (Honours) with the Imperial Society and was trained as a triple threat performer under the late Tiffany Evans. Olivia specialized in many areas of the entertainment industry ranging from Screen, Stage and the corporate world; in performing, choreographing and directing. Some of Olivia’s highlights include being the Head choreographer for Meeralinga’s Children’s Week for several years, performing statewide with “Splice Girls”, being lead casting director for M and M Personal Management and choreographing and directing musicals such as Cats, Oklahoma, Chicago and many more. Olivia was awarded the prestigious Western Australian Working with Children’s award for her work in the arts in 1998. More recently, Olivia has been one of HAMA Productions resident directors and has directed High school Musical, Fame, Grease and recently Beauty and the Beast and Shrek Jnr, and Wizard of Oz.

Olivia's other love in the arts has is in training and education. She has held her Certificate IV in Training and Assessment for numerous years and planned, trained and conducted a variety of unit planning training and assessments ensuring Industry relevant material and focus. Having mentored, owned and lectured for a variety of successful full time and part time institutions throughout her years, she is also skilled in the processes of accreditation, assessment and development of nationally accredited courses. 

TRAINERS, ASSESSORS & TECHNICAL EXPERTS

APAN Academy's regular teacher's combine some of the best that Perth has on offer. All skilled in their fields we are so lucky the students get the wisdom and knowledge on a weekly basis. Some of our trainers include: 

Dance Technical Expert

Lisa Crowe

Vocal Technical Expert

Katherine John

Dance Technical Expert

Austin Chandler

Dance Trainer

Kassandra Hauck

Classical

Technical Expert

Kiara Blair

Trainer/Assessor

Student Services Coordinator

Tash Klarich

Hip Hop Technical Expert

Scott Withers

Performing Arts Technical Expert

Corey Harrison

Acting Trainer/Assessor

Jeremy Levi

Performing Arts Technical Expert

Scott Ewen

Vocal Technical Expert

Veronica Bravo

Conditioning Trainer

Claire Haddon-Casey

Vocal Technical Expert

Mia Mattheison

Vocal Technical Expert

Accompanist

Harry Oliff

Classical Technical Expert

Saskia Harman

INDUSTRY GUEST LECTURERS

APAN Academy prides itself on having their finger on the pulse in performing arts and commercial trends. We work closely and consistently in the industry and have a plethora of interstate and international guest teachers to speak and train the students as well as our highly experienced and qualified expert staff and trainers. Some of our Guests have included:

  • Matthew Robinson

  • Jenny Lynnd

  • Mitchell Woodcock

  • Rob MClean

  • Stephen Tannos

  • Alyce Martins

  • Taneel Van Zeel

  • Bob Garrett

  • Chris Tssatlios

  • Matthew Gode

  • Renee Ritchie

  • Blake John Wood

  • Sydney Dance Company

  • Shane Collard

  • Richard John

  • Tarunga Merito

  • Karla Tonkich

  • Natasha Marconi

  • Euan Doidge

  • Katie McCmann

  • Alicia Papadopolas

  • Scott Morris

  • Yuliya Phillips

  • Hayley McElHinney

  • Lisa Adam

  • John O'Hara

  • Zoey Black

  • Hilton Dennis

  • Mitchell Hicks

  • Rob Mills

  • Rhonda Birchmore

  • Rachel Beck

  • Lucy Durack

  • Lynne McCranger

  • Keith Hawley

  • Chris Horsey

  • PJ Clarke

  • Keiren Kulik

  • Diana Ricks

  • Louise Anton

  • Safiya Karolia

CONTACT

ADDRESS: 97 Catherine Street  Morley WA  6062 

PHONE: 0402363606

EMAIL 1: auditions@apanacademy.com.au

HOURS: Mon-Friday/9:00AM- 4:00PM

All courses are offered with the Auspice Partnership

with the Australian Performing Arts Network

RTO: 52601.

If you are looking to Auspice with the Australian Performing Arts Network please head to their website www.australianperformingartsnetwork.edu.au

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