Born and raised in Melbourne, Wendy commenced her performing arts training at the age of 4. She has competed in countless musical eisteddfods, calisthenics competitions and performed in various concerts and productions which have allowed her to take to the stage at venues all over Victoria, including the Melbourne Arts Centre. She completed her AMEB piano and musical theory examinations at a very young age, then went on to study acting at Monash University, the CAE and with Actors’ Showcase. She has since completed a bachelor of primary teaching / arts – majoring in drama, film and photography (Deakin), and a diploma of creative writing (ACJ).
Wendy is highly driven in providing her students the best opportunities to develop their skills, and is always encouraging of school scholarship and leadership positions, and those wanting to be successful in the entertainment industry. Her award winning students have received countless accolades including a Helpman Award, several Gladys’ Benson Memorial Trophy, the Peter Spyker Encouragement Award, Kingston Senior Encouragement Award and high distinctions from the Trinity College of London.
Wendy takes great pride in both her students and the work they produce. Teaching is a calling, not an occupation. It’s a life, not just part of one.
Johnny discovered at a young age how much fun putting on voices and entertaining people can be. A humble small town boy from Bendigo, Victoria, he has since trained and studied under a number of professional industry instructors and institutes to refine and hone his passion for theatre, film, and acting. His academic credits include a bachelor of drama from Deakin University specialising in Stanislavski’s naturalistic method of acting, voice manipulation and Shakespeare. Additionally, he has successfully undertaken on-screen film and TV Acting courses from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Johnny’s acting has been enjoyed by Melbourne theatre critics and audiences a like, and admired by peers for his dedication to performance and authenticity.
Johnny is absolutely thrilled to pass on his knowledge to students providing a creative and dynamic coaching style with students.