Entries by Friends of The Academy


WAAPA dancers unleash their creativity

WAAPA’s graduating dancers are set to unleash their choreographic talents in a short season of original dance works performed in the intimate setting of the Dolphin Theatre. Unleash is a unique celebration of the incredible talent on display at WAAPA, with the self-devised pieces of the 3rd Year Dance students being performed by their peers […]

The Friends THINK TANK Invitation

We feel that the best way to get feedback is from our members and to that end we’d like to ask whether you’re interested in joining a small group for about 2 hours on three separate occasions during the year? The agenda and some questions will be supplied and the sessions chaired by a member of […]

WAAPA graduate returns to Mindarie Senior High School

Dance Teacher Pamela Konijn with Alumni Student Jessica Cruse and Collene Coote (In Orange). Photo, Matt Jelonek.   A WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) graduate recently returned to her high school to teach a student there. Mindarie Senior College recruited Jessica Cruse, who finished at the school in 2012, to create a solo for […]

The cast of ABC TV’s ‘Redfern Now’

The cast of ABC TV’s ‘Redfern Now’ with their Logie award last night. WAAPA graduate Shareena Clanton (2011) is pictured in the purple dress Redfern Now honoured at the Logies ABC series Redfern Now won the Most Outstanding Drama Series Logie and actress Shari Sebbens won the award for Most Outstanding New Talent for her […]

WAAPA alumni shine at Helpmann Awards

On Monday night, 6th September, graduates from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts took out several categories of the prestigious Helpmann Awards. The Helpmann Awards®, established in 2001 by Live Performance Australia (LPA), saw the presentation of awards in 42 categories. In addition Tony Gould AM and Brian Nebenzahl OAM RFD were honoured as […]