Principal: Professor Kyunghee Lee
Head of School: Wendy Lindeman
Assistant Principal: Eunice Chung Lee
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Professor Kyunghee Lee
Mr John Dawson
Mr Noel Cislowski
Mr Peter Krupski
Mr Issac Chung Lee
English: Ms Catherine Fowell & Mr Geoff Smith
Mathematics: Mrs Christine Jordi & Mr Barry Hagerman
Science & Biology: Mr Laurence Briggs
PDHPE & Dance: Ms Melissa Ayers
History: Mr Geoff Smith
Geography: Ms Wendy Lindeman
TAS: Mrs Eunice Chung Lee
Business Studies: Mr Geoff Smith
Society & Culture: Mr Geoff Smith
Drama: Mr Alexander Andrews
Music: Mrs Lisa Gardner
Visual Arts: Mr Daniel Fischer
Japanese: Ms Yukiko Watanabe
PERFORMING ARTS STAFF:
Lucy is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, where she completed a Master of Music Performance. She commenced piano lessons at three, violin at four, and won her first concerto competition at fourteen.
Lucy was a finalist in the National Aria Competition in 2008 and 2010. Among her many prizes and scholarships are the winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera and Arts Support Group People's Choice Award, the Wagner Society German Award and Wagner Society Lisa Gasteen Summer School Scholarship and Finalist in the McDonald's Aria in 2015.
Lucy has performed at the United Nations, the Rockefeller Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Washington Cathedral, the Juilliard School, the Barbican, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, St George's Chapel Windsor and Westminster Abbey and studied with world acclaimed artists. She continues to work with renowned tenor, Glenn Winslade.
Her performances include: Romilda in Xerses, the Countess in Marriage of Figaro, Cleopatra in Julius Caesar, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Frasquita in Carmen for Guildhall Opera Ensemble; in Cavalieri Rusticana for Barbican.
Mr Julian Kuo
Julian Kuo has been performing professionally since the age of 11 when he was cast in an Opera Australia production. He continued to perform with OA until 2005, appearing in various operas including: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and the‘The Magic Flute’. Julian graduated from the Australian Institute of Music in 2011.
He has appeared with the Whale Jazz Quartet and subsequently as the Julian Kuo Quintet, at Woodfire Cabaret in Double Bay, the El Rocco Room in Kings Cross and Cleopatra’s Needle in New York City. Julian performed his solo show ‘Interpretations: The Music of Cole Porter’ at the Butterfly Club in Melbourne, starred in and produced Melvyn Morrow’s one man show, ‘Broadway Bard’ in Sydney and Canberra. He produced Exclaim Theatre Company’s inaugural show, ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ and starred the Australian Premiere of ‘Glory Days’ by Nick Blaemire and James Gardiner.’
Recent credits also include ‘Spring Awakening’ for ATYP and Bernardo in Packemin Production’s ‘West Side Story.”
Mr Jamie Valente
Jamie Valente has a Bachelor of Music (AIM) and Diploma of Education (ACU). He has been teaching music for over 4 years, and working as both a guitarist and sound engineer in the industry for 6 years. He regularly performs and engineers at venues across Sydney including: Rock Lily at The Star Casino, Moonshine at The Steyne Manly, Navarra Venues, Doltone House and Dockside Group venues, and the Argyle.
Mr Jeff Doukakis
Jeff’sprofessional career as a performer has included performing in 12 countries including at festivals such as Belladrum (UK), Wickerman (UK) and Canadian Music Week. He has also toured nationally, performing on Channels 7, 9,10 and SBS.
Jeff is currently the drummer for the "Steve Edmonds band" and electronic act “The Khanz", performing over 120 shows per year. He has also toured and filled in with artists like Cosima DeVito, St Leonards, I Know Leopard and Mabel. Jeff was also the National Under 19 Snare Drum champion in 2002 and has been a Paiste Cymbals artist since 2009.
He is passionate about his teaching, with a focus on teaching his students how to learn using drumming as the medium, as well as a focus on correct technique and efficient movement.
Mr Conrad Hamill
Conrad Hamill is a pianist, cellist, educator, music director and a graduate of a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium. He has extensive experience across a range of disciplines in the Australian professional music theatre and classical music industries. His recent credits as Music Director, include the Hayes Theatre’s Side Show, the 2016 Hayes Theatre Carols by Cabaret, and Hispanic Attack. He also appears as a TV musician on both The X Factor and The Morning Show.
While performing professionally in the industry is a great thrill for him, music education is Conrad’s greatest passion. As well as teaching voice and musical theatre at APGS, he trains students privately and coordinates the pre-senior and senior vocal ensemble program at Brent Street Studios. He has also been appointed the Head of Cello at Inaburra School in 2017. In addition to his teaching and performing, Conrad is also working on his Master of Sustainability thesis at the University of Sydney, exploring effective and sustainable models for education.
Ms Lisa Sontag
Lisa is a WAAPA graduate, with a BA in Music Theatre. she trained in Tap, Classical Ballet RAD and Jazz since the age of 7. After completing a Diploma in Dance at Dance World 301 in 2007, Lisa appeared professionally in The Boy From Oz , Guys and Dolls, Singing in the Rain, The Producers, Mary Poppins, The Addams Family (Dance Captain), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Grease-The Arena Spectacular, Sweet Charity and Les Miserables.She choreographed Inside Eds’ Head and Up written by Eddie Perfect.
Alongside Director Susie Dee at the Union House Theatre, Lisa worked as a Choreographer’s Mentor for Working-The Musical.
Lisa has choreographed for a variety of shows and concerts and has taught all styles of dance from toddlers to adults, beginners to professionals for the past 20 years.
She continues to work professionally as a dancer.
Mr Sean Mahony
Sean is a graduate of Brent Street School of Performing Arts. He also studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, and the Edge in Los Angeles. Sean also studied music at Sing Over King in Sydney. His career highlights include: The Assassins, Les Miserables, and dancing with Deni Hines, Marcia Hines, Tina Arena and the Real Blondes. He has also worked with the Australian Ballet Company, and performances with the Bodies program in Newtown.
Sean has worked with the renowned choreographers Karen Bruce and Danny Teason and has been involved in a variety of performances in Australia and overseas with Rhythm on Tap.
Ms Talia Fowler
Talia’s career has spanned across a wide variety of dance genres and media platforms.
She is a classical ballerina having performed for companies - The Queensland Ballet, Ballet BC (Quebec), Madboots Dance (NY), Gregory/Dawson Project (San Francisco), Leigh Warren Dancers (Adelaide), Alonzo King LINES Ballet (San Francisco). She has performed both classical and contemporary works in Australia, Europe, Asia, Canada and the USA. In 2009 she was the winner of Season 2 ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. Talia has worked for the likes of Tabitha & Napoleon, Sonya Tayeh, ARIA’s, AACTA’s & various music artists, including soloist and pas de deux performances.
Her work for Sony Music can be seen in choreography, movement direction and video editing for Timomatic & Pusha T music video ‘Delilah’, and video editing/movement direction for two other Timomatic music videos. Talia can be seen in lead acting roles in music videos ‘Parachute’, and The Veronicas ‘You Ruin Me’. Talia landed the cover of Dance Australia, advertising campaign and face of Bloch ‘Heritage’ pointe shoe and guest performances for the Australian Dance Awards and the World Dance Congress.
She is a private technique coach and has taught workshops and masterclasses nationwide for the past 6 years; judged and adjudicated solo competitions and dance festivals across the country, and is a guest speaker for organisations ‘Beautiful Mind’s’ and ‘The Halogen Foundation’.
Mr Jal Joshua
Ms Gaynor Hicks
Mr Alex Andrews
Alexander’s passion is in building knowledge and skill through collaboration. His teaching philosophy is one that focuses on balancing student learning with academic achievement, while encouraging self-investigation and creativity. Alexander has spent the past two years teaching drama at Cronulla High, working closely with the head of Performing Arts, he has assisted in developing units of study and extra-curricular activities such as the school musical and drama ensembles. After school hours, Alexander tutors students in HSC Drama, English, and History with Tutoring for Excellence. He also works with younger students, programming and facilitating extra-curricular drama classes for Huada Multicultural School Centre and Kool Kidz Holiday Camp. Alexander has recently joined the Ranger Jamie Tours team, for which he conducts curriculum-based excursions in the Royal National Park for primary and high school groups.
Alexander has a wide range of direction and design credits, including productions of A Little Night Music (2015) and Anyone Can Whistle (2014) for the Sydney University Musical Theatre Ensemble. Recently, he adapted, co-directed, designed, and performed in Tiny Horse Theatre’s production of Under Milk Wood for Sydney Fringe Festival (2015), co-directed Kore Productions’ Spring Awakening (2015), directed and designed Edgewise Productions’ The Women for Sydney Fringe Festival (2016), and directed Painting Seventeen for Sydney Short+Sweet Festival (2017). Alexander has taken on acting roles in various independent productions, such as No Good Boyo in Under Milk Wood (2015) Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes (2014), Paul in Company (2013), Rooster in Annie (2012), and Cinderella’s Prince / The Wolf in Into the Woods (2011).
Ms Eleni Schumacher
After completing a Bachelor of International and Global Studies at Sydney University, Eleni trained at Atlantic Acting School in New York City, where she received tuition in the Practical Aesthetics acting technique, voice and speech training, improvisation and movement. Since returning to Sydney she has appeared in commercials for television; produced, developed and performed in new theatre projects; and voiced characters for ABC Radio National as well as literary and comedy podcasts. In 2016, she formed part of Equity Foundation’s Storyville program, reading weekly to primary school students around Sydney. Most recently, Eleni has worked as assistant to Wayne Blair for post-production of Dirty Dancing and pre-production of Cleverman Season 2, in Sydney and Los Angeles.
Ms Harriet Graham-Anderson
Harriet is an actor / theatre maker, and has performed on screen and stage both in Australia and internationally. In 2016/17 she toured with the Helpman Award-nominated Picnic at Hanging Rock including their season at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.
She has worked in television for Screentime Australia, the Seven Network, ABC2, and SBS. Harriet trained in acting for theatre and screen at WAAPA, and has been working in this field since her graduation in 2015. Before studying acting, she trained in dance and completed a Bachelor of Media and Communications at The University of Sydney.
She has been a teacher at APGS since 2016, and is passionate about the unique training and intensive opportunity provided by its PA program.
Mr Daniel Fischer