Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter

Simon Hunter - Executive Chair

Simon began his career as a screenwriter and producer. He wrote Twisted Tales: Bonus Mileage, produced by Australian icon Bryan Brown for the Nine Network Australia. Simon's screenplay secured Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush to star in the episode.

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Rebecca Johnston

Rebecca Johnston - Director of Education

Originally from Perth, WA, Rebecca is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (2009) and Edith Cowan University (2004). With 13 years experience across multiple industries, Rebecca is a highly qualified public speaker, corporate trainer, MC, teacher, and mentor.

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Ashley Curry

Ashley Curry - General Manager

Ashley comes to ISA with over 5 years of marketing experience. Ashley has joined ISA at an exciting time in the schools growth and is well equipped to help the ISA graduates navigate their collective careers to become the next generation of international screen leaders.

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Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson - Acting

Kevin graduated from NIDA in 1971. He was a member of the Old Tote Theatre Company from 1973-1974. He has made appearances on ABC Radio and Television, Sydney Theatre Company, Marian Street and Nimrod Theatre Productions. He was a founding member of the Q Theatre.

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Julia Cotton

Julia Cotton - Movement and Acting

Julia began her career as a classical dancer with The Australian Ballet, later joining the contemporary dance company, Australian Dance Theatre and was a founding member & co-director of Etcetera, a performing group appearing in festivals around the World.

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Philip Quast

Acting and Musical Theatre - Philip Quast 

Philip has an interest in the "connections" between performance mediums; looking at why actors are great both on screen & theatre, including those multi-skilled from musical theatre. He understands the link & explores fundamentals of cross training principal, & why its powerful for professionals.

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Lyn Pierse

Lyn Pierse

Lyn Pierse - Improvisation and Acting

Lyn Pierse has taught a generation of actors, teachers, standup comics and students of Improvisation and Acting for over 35 years at; NIDA 22 years, ACA 25 years, Australian Institute of Music 6 years, ISA 2 years, sessional teacher University of New England, Macquarie University, Drama NSW.

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Alistair Toogood

Alistair Toogood - Voice

Al is a WAAPA Musical Theatre (1999) and NIDA Voice Studies (2004) graduate working predominantly as a voice/dialect, singing and acting coach. One of his major influences as a voice practitioner is the master teacher Barbara Houseman, with whom he undertook private training in London in 2015.

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Liam Moses

Liam Moses

Liam Moses - Technology Craft

With an eight year career in Audio and a number of years in filmmaking, Liam began by completing a Bachelor of Music, Majoring in Audio at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM), Sydney and upon completion went on to freelance professionally.

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Pip Edwards

Pip Edwards

Pip Edwards - Screen Acting and Casting

Pip is a professional actor, film & theatre maker, acting & career coach, casting assistant & entrepreneur. She has a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts (Acting) from NIDA & a Bachelor of Creative Arts (devised work, filmmaking, philosophy & arts management/law) from Melbourne Uni.

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CJ Johnson

CJ Johnson

CJ Johnson - Film Studies and Screenwriting

CJ Johnson is the host of Movieland on the ABC, film critic for Tony Delroy's Nightlife, a regular contributor to magazines and websites internationally, and the co-author of And The Oscar Didn't Go To. His film blog Film Mafia is read internationally, with hundreds of thousands of views.

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Felicity Jurd

Felicity Jurd - Voice

A teacher trained graduate of Atlantic Theater Company, New York, Felicity Jurd has also studied at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and ATYP. She made her TV debut in JNP’s Land of Hope as a core cast member and her ABC Radio debut in Cyclone Tracey.

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Garth Holcombe

Garth Holcombe

Garth Holcombe - Acting 

Garth Holcombe's career has spanned the Film, Television and Theatre industries both in Australia and Internationally. A graduate of the NIDA, he has also studied at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art London, and has lived in and worked as an actor in Australia, London and New York.

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Simon Masterton

Simon Masterton - Voice

Born in Scotland and now living in Sydney, Simon holds an MA in French and Spanish from Cambridge University, a PGDip in Music Theatre from the Royal Academy of Music, and an MFA in Voice from NIDA.

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Roel Voorbij

Roel Voorbij - Movement

Roel, has been active in theatre since he was 12 years old. Starting at the Rotterdam Youth Theatre Hofplein, he studied Theatre at the Amsterdam Theatre Academy, followed by completing the internationally recognised Amsterdam University of the Arts, Mime Education in 2005.

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Shane Anthony

Shane Anthony - Acting

Shane Anthony works as a theatre director and producer in Australia and overseas. He is a graduate of the Directing Program at National Institute of Dramatic Art, Screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and has also completed a BA in Theatre Studies at QUT.

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