Performing Arts Industry Program


Our Students are trained and mentored by some of the industry’s best teachers
and guest teachers to guide them into a professional career in performing arts.


MAPA’s focus for our industry program is to expose dancers to genuine industry training covering all relevant styles and genres to set them up for successful professional careers. Industry students train regularly with 10 industry professionals plus regular guest teachers from within Australia and internationally. No one dancer is the same and the MAPA program allows and encourages vision, ambition and individuality.

  • Open to Minis (5-7 yrs), Juniors (8-12 yrs), Inters (11-15 yrs) and Seniors (16+ yrs).
  • Acceptance is by audition or invitation only.
  • Each program only accepts up to 25 students to ensure our students get the best hands on training.
  • Designed for aspiring performers who want to achieve excellence.
  • Program runs 3 days per week for the duration of the school year (approx. 40 weeks).
  • Students must commit to 90% attendance per week.
  • Students accepted into these programs will have the opportunity to work closely with various well known Australian and international performers, providing personal mentoring and guidance.

Training curriculum includes:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Pilates & Conditioning
  • Contemporary
  • Turns, Kicks & Leaps
  • Jazz
  • Commercial Jazz
  • Musical Theatre
  • Heels
  • Tap
  • Hip Hop
  • House
  • Afro Groove
  • Acrobatics
  • Vocals
  • Partnering
  • Choreography development
  • Freestyle
  • Regular workshops with guest teachers
  • Photography and photoshoots
  • Audition techniques
  • Hair & Makeup training
  • Student mentoring


A variety of in-house and guest teachers mentor, train and guide our industry program students.

  • STEPHEN MORGANTE – Classical Ballet
  • DONNA DE PAOLI – R.A.D Classical Ballet & Pointe
  • SHARLENE MORGANTE – Pilates, Pointe, Conditioning & Gyrokinesis
  • SCOTT POKORNY – Contemporary & Lyrical
  • PETROS TREKLIS – Contemporary
  • ROB STURROCK – Jazz & Technique
  • BILLIE WATSON – Contemporary & Technique
  • NADIA TORNESE – Commercial
  • ALEC STEELO – Hip Hop foundations & House
  • TAYLOR DIAMOND-LORD – Acrobatics & Strength Training
  • KIM DENMAN – Acting
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