Principal Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts

About Us:

Perth’s Leading Performing Arts Academy

Established in 2008, Principal Academy of Dance has become one of Australia’s leading full-time vocational training organisations for the performing arts. Centrally located in the heart of Leederville, Western Australia, the dance and musical theatre Academy has excellent teaching facilities with modern purpose built, fully equipped studios.

Principal Academy is an Internationally Approved Centre for RSLVQ (UK) qualifications in the Creative and Performing Arts and is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) registered through the Training Accreditation Council, Western Australia (TAC). The Academy is also a member of the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) and the Australian Vocational Education and Training Professionals Association (AVETPA).

All courses offered at the Academy have been specifically designed to produce highly skilled and diverse professional performers, armed with valuable competitive advantage when entering the industry. Thanks to this approach, our graduates have forged successful international careers in musical theatre, cruise ships, resort parks, film and television. The courses have also enabled some to become notable teachers, choreographers and directors.

Principal Academy students receive the benefits of world-class professional training from our exceptional teaching faculty. Our tutors have extensive careers performing at the highest national and international levels in many areas of the performing arts. They also maintain an active involvement in the industry both locally and abroad giving them valuable insights into current industry demands.

Principal Academy is delighted to be working in association with Platinum Entertainment to provide professional opportunities for students whilst studying and upon graduation. Most recently, a high number of graduates were cast in the highly successful We Will Rock You, The Boy from Oz and Pricilla Queen of the Desert staged at The Crown Theatre in Perth.

At Principal Academy, we offer a very supportive environment and pride ourselves on the ability to accommodate a student’s individual needs.

Triple Threat

Our courses ensure all students graduate with the most advanced skills across dance, musical theatre and acting, thus ultimately producing true ‘triple threat’ performers

Proven Success

Our alumni are successfully working nationally and internationally in musical theatre, touring productions, cruise ships, theme parks, film and television

Acclaimed Faculty

Our exceptional, highly qualified and internationally acclaimed teaching staff have a wealth of experience in the industry

Financial Support

Our course costs are fully inclusive and transparent. In addition we have partnered with Study Loans to provide greater flexibility in financing your study

Central Location

We are based in the bustling heart of Leederville, which is close to transport, shops and cafes and minutes from Perth CBD

Internationally Approved

We are an Internationally Approved Centre for RSLVQ (UK) Qualifications in the Creative and Performing Arts