The Visiting Artist Program

WAAPA invites many renowned professionals to Perth in residence.  The visiting artist endeavours to work with all students throughout WAAPA giving master classes, workshops and classes.  If the visiting artist is a director, choreographer or musical director and is involved in a show put on by the students they would normally be at the Academy for 4-6 weeks, sometimes longer.


Following her success winning the 1’ and 2’ year Acting Scholarships Jessica Veitch took out the Triple Crown winning the 3’ year DSF Acting Scholarship for 2019.

Allegra Monks followed on from winning the 1’ year DSF Acting Scholarship by taking out the 2’ Year Acting Scholarship with Anna Ilka winning the 1’ year DSF Acting Scholarship.

W.A. Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

The D’Arcy Slater Foundation has been involved with WAAPA since 2009 and contributes towards

  • The First, Second and Third Year Students’ Acting Program
  • The Visiting Artists’ Program
  • The Travelling Touring Party
  • The D’Arcy Slater Foundation Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts

Students applying for these scholarships are required to submit a satisfactory school record, interview and audition.  Financial need may be considered in the selection criteria.

​Great to see WAAPA named as one of the best performing art schools in the world.  A US poll ranked WAAPA alongside the Juilliard School of Music and Drama in New York and Guild Hall School in London. 

It’s a huge compliment for WAAPA whose past alumni include Hugh Jackman, Lucy Durack and Tim Minchin.

Applicants are required to meet the selection criteria which is outlined at the West Australia Academy of Performing Arts website


WAAPA welcomed DSF Visiting Artist Priscilla Jackman who directed the 3’ Year Acting Students In the Oscar Wilde’s  ‘An ideal husband’.

Wilde questions power, politics and love in a way that skewers the very notion of an ideal husband. Ms Jackman was a recipient of the Berlin New Music Opera Award and worked at the Komishe Opera in Berlin. Her credits include writing and directing at the Sydney Opera Company.

                         Production and Design

The 2019 DSF Travelling Secondment was awarded to Production and Design student Genevieve Scott. Genevieve secured a placement with the New York Ballet where she will be shadowing their resident Stage
Manager; and will observe technical sessions, technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals as they prepare to open their shows. Additionally Genevieve is hoping to view their wardrobe, set and props Departments.  

                         The Acting Touring Party

Consists of students performing in metropolitan and rural areas.  

​As well as performing in West Australian Metropolitan and Rural area’s the third  year Acting Students travelled to the USA and performed for audiences  including Theatrical Agents which gave them great exposure.

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