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News & Events


Musical Theatre Success! Congrats to Jillian Green who has landed the role of female swing in Strictly Ballroom and Justine Puy who is coming to Melbourne next year with Wicked in the role Glinda cover/ensemble... APS Student in New Hollywood Film! Congrats to one of our young students who is currently shooting a new Hollywood film with a well known Australian Actor.... More info coming in 2014!! APS Student in Chris Lilley's Ja'mie Private School Girl! Congrats to Maddy Warrell, on... Read more

Hollywood Program

APS goes to Hollywood!!! Watch this space for more information on a 2 week program that Active Performance Studio will be hosting in Hollywood in 2014!! More information coming soon... Read more

New Teacher: Luke Robson

Active Performance Studio would like to welcome new teacher LUKE ROBSON: Luke is a 34 year old Producer, Director, Writer and Actor. He has worked as a successfulacting coach for over ten years now and has worked for many different companies, Schools, TAFE’s and Councils throughout Australia. Over the years he has taught both acting and film-making courses to aspiring students and he has also managed and owned his own franchise acting school in Melbourne Australia for several years before sell... Read more

New Classes in Brunswick in 2014!!!

Brunswick Studio! We have some exciting news ... Active Performance Studio is expanding!!! As of term 1, 2014 we will be offering classes in Brunswick as well as at our Moorabbin Studio.. Classes offered at Brunswick: Wednesday Evenings (Adults aged 16+) - 7.30-9.30pm Friday Evenings (Youth aged 10-15) - 5-7pm Studio Address: Corner of Hope St and Ovens St, Brunswick Read more
Rebecca Fortuna's Domestic Warfare

Rebecca Fortuna's Domestic Warfare

Congrats to Rebecca Fortuna!!Congrats to Active Performance Studio's teacher Rebecca Fortuna who wrote and starred in a show for the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2013 titled 'Domestic Warfare'. It was one The Age's Theatre picks  alongside 'The Graduate' and 'The Russian Ballet' Read more

Squizzy bit parts

'Squizzy' We have had several of our students  filming bit-parts on the latest Underbelly instalment 'Squizzy' over the last couple of weeks! Read more
Elise Mazda TVC

Elise Mazda TVC

Congrats to Elise Macdougall who is filming a Mazda TVC today!! Read more

New roles

Roles on new TV Shows!   Congrats to our talent who have recently gotten roles on new TV shows: 'Wentworth', 'Problems' and 'Mr and Mrs Murder'!! Read more
Ant Doig in Salome!

Ant Doig in Salome!

Congrats to Ant Doig for his role in Salome! We're looking forward to seeing Ant Doig in his role for Salome for Opera Australia. He will be performing during December! Read more

APS Newsletter

Welcome to Active Performance Studio

Thanks to all involved in our Kids Holiday Program and Teens Acting Intensive!

They were both very successful and participants left happy, exhausted and fulfilled...

TERM 1 Commences Monday 3rd of February - ENROL NOW!!!

Check out the course page for all the information on

classes for all ages and weekend workshops ...

We offer a free trial class for all new students!

Active Performance Studio (A.P.S.) is a dynamic performance training facility situated in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.



Our courses are designed for preschoolers, primary-aged children, teenagers and adults keen to develop skills and fine-tune their ability in acting and performance. Challenging course content and entertainment industry-savvy tutors make A.P.S. a professional training destination for actors.


A.P.S. aims to provide students with credibility, a workable and personal process, and confidence; not only in the class room but in the field where it counts – onstage, onset, and when auditioning. Our tutors are industry professionals armed with extensive experience in performance and castings.


John Gauci and Jan Russ are industry icons and patrons of A.P.S. We are thrilled to have them on board, available to pass their knowledge onto students via classes and workshops. John and Jan have successfully worn numerous hats in the entertainment industry for many years, ranging from acting to producing to casting.

At A.P.S. we endeavour to identify an individual’s needs, tailor training according to those needs, and support personal goals. A.P.S. wants each actor to attain performance confidence and achieve their dreams.