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The Australian School of Performing Arts was established in 2009, founded on a desire to ensure that all children, teachers and communities have the opportunity to experience the enduring, significant and powerful benefits of engaging in the performing arts.

Humble beginnings

The Australian Girls Choir (AGC) was established in 1984 by Judith Curphey OAM, with 150 girls rehearsing in four classes in the Melbourne suburb of Burwood and Judith as the sole tutor. Today the AGC is proud to have 6500 girls learning to sing, dance and perform in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

AGC sets the stage

The founding philosophy behind the AGC is that every child can learn to sing given encouragement and training, and the dynamic and inclusive curriculum is designed to cater to varying abilities and confidence levels. The senior performance groups have shared the stage with outstanding artists including Pharrell Williams, Olivia Newton-John and on tour with Hugh Jackman, released several CDs, and performed for audiences including Pope Benedict XVI, the King of Tonga, Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II.

ASPA is born..

After experiencing the profound and positive impacts of the performing arts through the AGC, Judith was compelled to extend these opportunities to students and teachers and communities who may not otherwise have access to them. Since it’s establishment in 2009, ASPA Education (formerly Australian Arts Alive) has engaged thousands of participants in many and varied programs – providing performing arts workshops and holiday programs, creating choreography for school concerts, directing school musicals and facilitating professional development sessions for teachers and early childhood educators.

Our Teacher Professional Development workshops are the perfect place to learn performing arts skills, activities and network with other teachers. Hear what one of our recent 'Show-Stopping School Concerts' attendees had to say! ✨

Come along to our final Teacher PD for 2024 'Performing Arts Content Booster', to learn from our experienced presenters who will guide you through a series of new and exciting Performing Arts content and activities for the classroom! Book now via the link in our bio. 🎢
WE'RE HIRING πŸ“’ ASPA Education is looking for a casual Instructor for Term 3 in Victoria. The role will include up to three days of work per week, travelling to regional towns in Victoria to provide quality Performing Arts education. 

If you're passionate about the Performing Arts and have previous teaching experience please visit the link in our bio. ✨
The reviews are in πŸ‘€ Hear what last year's 'Take the Stage' Holiday Program attendees had to say about the program! 

Let your child's creativity run free during the school holidays through the wonderful world of performing arts. Spaces are filling up for our July and Spring 'Take the Stage' Holiday programs. Register now via the link in our bio. 🎢