Guest Faculty & Masterclass Tutors

Work with the best in the entertainment industry to learn expert techniques and receive one-on-one insights to improve your performing skills.

Tutors listed below led the 2019 - 2021 Performance Intensive workshops and masterclasses. 

Subject to change for 2022.

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Tony Nikolakopoulos

SCREEN ACTING

 

Professional actor for many years in Australian features films, television and on stage.  Film & TV Director & Producer.

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Daniel Puckey

MUSICAL DIRECTION 

 

Musical Director / Associate MD of large scale productions including Muriel’s Wedding, The Book of Mormon, The Wizard of Oz and Disney’s The Lion King.

Victoria Morris

DANCE 

Musical Theatre Performer  & Dancer ( Mary Poppins, Westside Story 

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Nikki Croker

THEATRICAL DANCE & TECHNIQUE

 

Graduate of VCASS.  Professional performing and musical theatre credits includeMamma Mia, Kiss Me Kate and West Side Story in both Australia and New York.

James Simpson

VOICE  

 

Musical Director, arranger/ orchestrator ( Disney's Aladdin and The Lion King ).

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Francine Cain

AUDITION PREPARATION 

 

Helpmann Award-nominated musical theatre star and 2010 Rob Guest Endowment Scholarship winner. 

Andrew Strano

IMPROV & CABARET 

 

International musical theatre, improv performer and award-winning lyricist. 

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Shula Keyte

THEATRICAL HAIR & MAKE-UP

 

Artist working in Theatre, TV, Film, Fashion and Editorial in Australia and the UK. Credits include Harry Potter, King Kong, The Lion King, Matilda, Aladdin & Les Misérables.

Annie Last

VOICE SKILLS

 

Voice and dialect coach, actor and voiceover artist. 

Myles Tankle

STAGE COMBAT 

 

Choreographer, Stage Combat Facilitator, Photographer and Stage Manager.

Naomi Eyers

BELT WORKSHOP

 

Award-winning jazz/soul/R&B singer and Estill voice trainer.

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Sara Grenfell

SHAKESPEARE TUTOR

Director, Actor, Author & Journalist, Sara has directed and appeared in productions across Australia.  A tutor for over 20 years she holds Degrees in Arts (Curtin), Performing Arts (WAAPA) & Radio Journalism (Charles Sturt).

Grant Piro

FILM & TV ACTING

 

Veteran Australian and UK TV and Stage Actor (Realism, Under Milk Wood ).

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Adrian Tamburini

TECHNIQUE & EXPRESSION

Graduate of VCA, his professional career includes operatic soloist (Opera Australia, WA Opera, Melb Opera), concert performer (MSO, Zelman Symphony Orchestra), musical director & producer.

Michael Cormick

VOCAL COACHING

 

Internationally renowned singer and actor (Phantom of the Opera, Evita ). 

Ned Wright-Smith

CABARET DEVELOPMENT 

 

Musical Director, Conductor and international organist ( Chicago, Sunday in the Park with George ).