ACPA recognises the critical importance of having the highest quality leadership in its key executive and management roles.
The Heads of Department have lifelong careers in the creative industries, bring their dedication and experience to the service of the students and are building Australia’s most significant industry network to provide master classes, secondments to major companies and employment opportunities.
Bradley Chatfield: Head of Dance
Bradley is a descendant of the Kamilaroi people and is highly acclaimed in the dance industry. He is a recipient of numerous awards including Best Male Dancer at the Green Room Awards 2003, Australian Dance Awards 2003 and Mo Awards 2004 and in 2009 was named in Sydney Morning Herald’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Sydney.
Nathaniel Andrew: Head of Music
Nathaniel is of Yorta Yorta, Tattyara, and South Sea Islander Descent. He holds a Bachelor of Jazz Degree from the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a Master’s Degree ‘Cum Laude’ from the University of Cincinnati. He is a virtuoso bass guitarist and has appeared on over 40 albums.
Stella Majewsky: Head of Acting
Stella holds a BA/MFA in Acting from the Institute of Acting in Bochum; and MA in theatre Directing from UCS Dublin. She has worked internationally as an actor, director and as an acting coach and was the Artistic Director of the Gaiety School of Acting in Cork, Ireland. She has trained actors who are now working in Rome, London, Los Angeles, Paris and in many other places.
- Interim Chief Executive Officer - Debbie Wilks
- Training & Artistic Director - Rob Doran
- Business Manager - Shane Newbery
- Training Manager - Barbara Baugh
- Operations Manager - Tyson Walker
- Head of Dance - Bradley Chatfield
- Head of Music - Nathaniel Andrew
- Head of Acting - Stella Majewsky
- Student Support Officer - Carmen Attel
- Publicist - Rosemary Walker