Mirko Grillini, Luke Mckenzie, Libby Munro, Lasarus Ratuere, Hayden Spencer, Sean Dennehy, Ilai Swindells.
These names may not immediately leap out at you as instantly recognisable, household names, as Hollywood movie or television stars. That is because they may not be household names – yet.
But it is highly likely that you will have seen them and their work across a range of national and international stage, film and television projects and productions.
What all these people have in common is that they are all high-achieving professional performing artists who are forging very successful national and international careers across theatre, film and television.
Mirko Grillini had his first role on a large-scale production: 'Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader', followed by lead roles in feature films, guest roles in US and Australian television series and a seriously ‘bad guy’ in the multi award-winning series 'Wanted'. Not only an actor, but as a producer and director, Mirko – together with another Australian Performing Arts Conservatory (APAC) graduate, Kaushik Das – produced and directed their film 'Refraction', which has gone on to win worldwide acclaim.
Libby Munro had her first Hollywood leading role as Claire Cane in the feature film 'Wild Woman', directed by Nicholas King. An action thriller set in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Munro performed her own stunts and features predominantly as a hardened survivalist.
Hayden Spencer’s award-winning work in Australian theatre is legendary – his joining Cirque du Soleil acknowledges that work internationally.
Sean Dennehy continues to have a fine career as a versatile theatre, film and television actor (including 'Rake') – and also Executive Producer of the acclaimed Short & Sweet Festival.
There are many other success stories. And what all those professional success stories have in common, is that they are all graduates of APAC.
APAC aims to graduate accomplished, articulate, confident, qualified, multi-skilled, employable, professional artists.
Enrolments for APAC are now open for January 2021. For more information and to apply, head to the APAC website.