AMPA - Academy of Music and Performing Arts - Our People

Our People

If the curriculum is the backbone, the heart of AMPA is its staff. AMPA boasts some of the highest calibre teaching and professional staff in Australia - each bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge in their fields. AMPA staff are engaging, innovative, and share the same vision and enthusiasm for developing students to realise their potential.


<b>Prof Ian Bofinger </b></br>Executive Dean / CEO

Prof Ian Bofinger
Executive Dean / CEO

<b>Issac Chung Lee</b></br>Chief Operating Officer

Issac Chung Lee
Chief Operating Officer

<b>Dr Elizabeth Jones </b></br>Head of Music

Dr Elizabeth Jones
Head of Music

<b>Dr Adele Hyland AM </b></br>Head of Dance

Dr Adele Hyland AM
Head of Dance

<b>Adj Prof Jamie Rigg </b></br>Industry Engagement Advisor

Adj Prof Jamie Rigg
Industry Engagement Advisor

<b>Gavin Ahearn</b></br>Contemporary & Jazz

Gavin Ahearn
Contemporary & Jazz

<b>Diana Rouvas</b></br>Voice (Contemporary & Jazz)

Diana Rouvas
Voice (Contemporary & Jazz)

<b>Victor Rounds</b></br>Production & Bass Guitar

Victor Rounds
Production & Bass Guitar

<b>Simon Ward</b></br>Music Theatre & Voice

Simon Ward
Music Theatre & Voice

<b>Hans-Dieter Michatz</b></br>Classical Music

Hans-Dieter Michatz
Classical Music

<b>Dan Wallace-Crabbe</b></br>Contemporary & World Music

Dan Wallace-Crabbe
Contemporary & World Music

<b>Michael Quigley</b></br>Drums (Contemporary & Jazz)

Michael Quigley
Drums (Contemporary & Jazz)

<b>Alice Girle</b></br>Voice

Alice Girle

<b>Lucy Bailes </b></br>Voice

Lucy Bailes

<b>Anton Koch</b></br>Harmony & Composition, History

Anton Koch
Harmony & Composition, History

<b>Wendy Anggerani </b></br>Ensemble & Keyboard

Wendy Anggerani
Ensemble & Keyboard

<b>Paul Brown</b></br>Guitar

Paul Brown

<b>Harvey O'Sullivan</b></br>Audio Technology

Harvey O'Sullivan
Audio Technology

<b>Briana Cowlishaw</b></br>Voice (Contemporary & Jazz)

Briana Cowlishaw
Voice (Contemporary & Jazz)

<b>Arax Mansourian</b></br>Voice (Classical)

Arax Mansourian
Voice (Classical)

<b>Jo Elms</b></br>Voice (Contemporary & Jazz)

Jo Elms
Voice (Contemporary & Jazz)

<b>George Makras </b></br>Music Production

George Makras
Music Production

<b>Quang Hong Luu</b></br>Piano (Classical)

Quang Hong Luu
Piano (Classical)

<b>Claire Trevelyan</b></br>Harmony & Analysis, History

Claire Trevelyan
Harmony & Analysis, History

<b>Dr. Wojciech Wisniewski</b></br>Piano & Classical Performance

Dr. Wojciech Wisniewski
Piano & Classical Performance

<b>Ed Schots</b></br>Bass Guitar, Saxophone and Flute

Ed Schots
Bass Guitar, Saxophone and Flute

<b>Dominik Przywara</b></br>Violin (Classical)

Dominik Przywara
Violin (Classical)

<b>Tracey O’Leary</b></br>Woodwind (Classical)

Tracey O’Leary
Woodwind (Classical)

<b>Jinwon Chang</b></br>Orchestral Conducting and Brass, International Engagement Advisor

Jinwon Chang
Orchestral Conducting and Brass, International Engagement Advisor

<b>Agim Hushi </b></br>Voice (Classical)

Agim Hushi
Voice (Classical)

<b>Christina Han</b></br>Répétiteur & Accompanist

Christina Han
Répétiteur & Accompanist

<b>Scott Lam</b></br>Piano

Scott Lam

<b> Lisa Sontag</b></br>Music Theatre

Lisa Sontag
Music Theatre

<b>Sean Moloney</b></br>Ear Training

Sean Moloney
Ear Training

<b>John Rouvas</b></br>Voice

John Rouvas

<b>Long Vuong </b></br>Voice, French Horn

Long Vuong
Voice, French Horn

<b>Dr Maya Gavish</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Dr Maya Gavish
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Mitchell Rayner</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Mitchell Rayner
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Genevieve Morris</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Genevieve Morris
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Jessica Hesketh</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Jessica Hesketh
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Adrian Martell</b></br>Strength & Conditioning

Adrian Martell
Strength & Conditioning

<b>Anca Frankenhaeuser</b></br>Dance Technique & Composition

Anca Frankenhaeuser
Dance Technique & Composition

<b>Alysia Jarvis</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Alysia Jarvis
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Andrew Huynh</b></br>Dance

Andrew Huynh

<b>Norman Hall</b></br>Dance Composition & History

Norman Hall
Dance Composition & History

<b> Charlotte Dand</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Charlotte Dand
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Joshua Consandine</b></br>Dance Technique

Joshua Consandine
Dance Technique

<b>Jean Chritz</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Jean Chritz
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Gregory Robinson</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Gregory Robinson
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Josie Frick</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Josie Frick
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Brad Carter</b></br>Dance, Music Theatre

Brad Carter
Dance, Music Theatre

<b>Rodrigo Salcedo Jr.</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Rodrigo Salcedo Jr.
Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Bonnie Curtis</b></br>Dance Technique

Bonnie Curtis
Dance Technique

<b>Richard James Allen</b></br>Film Production

Richard James Allen
Film Production

<b>Cassandra Merwood </b></br>Dance Technique

Cassandra Merwood
Dance Technique

<b>Ellie Hargreaves</b></br>Body Science

Ellie Hargreaves
Body Science

<b>NIGEL BURLEY</b></br>Dance Technique & Performance

Dance Technique & Performance

<b>Juliette Kirkwood</b></br>Nutrition and Wellbeing

Juliette Kirkwood
Nutrition and Wellbeing

<b>Roderick Van Gelder</b></br>Performance Production

Roderick Van Gelder
Performance Production

<b>Prof Robert Constable </b></br>Chair, Academic Board

Prof Robert Constable
Chair, Academic Board

<b>Em Prof John Painter </b></br>Academic Board

Em Prof John Painter
Academic Board

<b>Simon Kenway </b></br>Academic Board

Simon Kenway
Academic Board

<b>Renee Goossens </b></br>Academic Board

Renee Goossens
Academic Board

<b>Dr Mary Coupland </b></br>Academic Board

Dr Mary Coupland
Academic Board

<b>Dr Stephen Snook </b></br>Academic Board

Dr Stephen Snook
Academic Board

<b>Tracey O’Leary</b></br>Registrar / Librarian

Tracey O’Leary
Registrar / Librarian

<b>Jaudyn Cavanagh</b></br> MARKCOM

Jaudyn Cavanagh

<b>Chris Ventura</b></br>MARKCOM / Events

Chris Ventura
MARKCOM / Events

<b>Shuo Li </b></br>Accounts

Shuo Li