Staff


The Drama School draws its staff exclusively from active Industry professionals. Not only does this ensure the currency and relevance of its training but also provides students with valuable contacts in a wide range of performance and 301 Moved Permanently technical areas. Recent staff have included:

Scott Gooding

Scott Gooding has been a director, seek actor and tutor for over 16 years. He has worked for many of Melbournes theatre companies and

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has been running courses in filmmaking, price animation and
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acting throughout the city. Scott is also Artistic Director of Vicious Fish Theatre.
 Benjamin Giraud

Ben Giraud

Ben is an accomplished Actor, Singer & Tapper, having completed his Bachelors Degree in Musical Theatre in 2008 at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Since graduating Ben has performed the role of Valentine as well as understudying the role of Robertson Aye in Cameron Mackintosh and Disney Theatricals Original Australian Cast of Mary Poppins. Some of his other stage credits have included a number of musical theatre and straight acting roles such as Brian in Dennis Kelly’s DNA at The Old Fitz, the Young Thing in Trevor Ashley’s Original Australian Cast of Liza (on an E) and Nathan in Thrill Me, a two-man show at the Seymour Centre. Ben is also an up and coming director who is currently preparing to direct ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ in the Ray Lawler Theatre at MTC for Vic Theatre Company’s 2016 remount. His 2011 production of ‘John & Jen’ was awarded ‘Outstanding Piece’ in the Sydney Fringe awards that year. Ben is the Artistic Director of a theatre company and is passionate about drama education having taught for the NIDA open program and currently in the process of completing his masters in secondary teaching (Drama & English) at DEAKIN University.

Kathy Lucas

Kathy graduated from The University of Ballarat Academy of Performing Arts in 1997 and has since worked professionally in the industry as an actor, singer, tutor, producer and director with La Mama, MTC, Playbox, Keene-Taylor, Chapel Off Chapel and other independent companies. She continues to work professionally in theatre, film, TV and voice. Kathy has a passion and enthusiasm for tutoring and performance.

Mikhaela Musat

Mikhaela has worked as an Actor/Dancer/Director and Producor for the last 7 years. She studied a BA of contemporary Drama and Dance at Deakin University , and is the Director of her company ‘Think C.O.N.T.E.M.P.’ promoting independent contemporary artists.