Acting Performance Studio

A professionally trained actor,singer and dancer with the Australian Ballet School, Brodie began his acting career starring in numerous Musical Theatre productions and operas including The Wizard of Oz (Princess Theatre), Der Rosenkavalier (Opera Australia), Brundibar (Opera Australia) and The Dolls House (Melbourne Theatre Company with Rachel Griffiths).

As an adult, Brodie moved into screen work and has worked consistently, appearing in many Feature Films, Television shows and Commercials over the past 12 years. Brodie’s Feature Film credits include Holding the Man, Lost and Found (role of young McKenzie Morgan), and Spin Out (Role of Rosco), and as well as several critically acclaimed short films. His Television credits include the Role of Bryson Jennings on Neighbours, the role of Tyler on Jonah From Tonga, the role of Jim Dodson on Seven Types of Ambiguity, as well as regular & guest appearances on Blue Heelers, Full Frontal, Pigs Breakfast, Glitch , Hamish & Andy’s True Stories, Rove Live. In addition, Brodie has appeared in numerous national Ad campaigns inlcuding Sportsbet, AAMI, V Energy, RACV and Cadbury.

Brodie is a highly experienced and qualified tutor who relates particularly well to young people, making him a popular tutor among our Kids’ and Teens’ classes. He has also written and directed many short films for previous and current APS Short Film Festival, including The Message Man which was voted most popular teens film in 2017, and Super Super which won best picture in the kids division in 2016.

One of the directors of APS and Smallfry children’s talent agency, Naomi has a long history in showbusiness spanning decades. Having always been involved in the performing arts, she raised four sons each of whom have had successful careers in stage, television and film. Naomi has also been involved in many of APS’ short films in her capacity as producer and executive producer over the years.

Her solid inside knowledge of the industry, her decades of experience, her uncanny ability to identify talent and her dedication to nurturing young talent are just a few of the qualities which make Naomi such a successful and popular tutor.

Naomi is also a talented and experienced photographer and owner of SnapMe Photography, a successful photo studio specialising in Theatrical and Corporate Headshots, live Performing Arts photography, Portraiture and Wedding Photography.

In 2002, when Toby was just 9 years old, he found himself on the set of Heath Ledgers, Ned Kelly. Inspired and surrounded by Hollywood A-listers, Toby wanted to build a career in film.

Toby is a BFA Acting Graduate of NIDA (2017) and an Adv Dip Graduate of WAAPA (2012) His TV credits include: INFORMER 3838, Home & Away, Superwog, Neighbours, House Husbands and Halifax: Retribution coming soon to Channel 9.

In Physical Theatre, Toby has collaborated with Sydney based Shaun Parker & Company for many years. In 2019, he toured internationally with the companies newest work KING, which received critical acclaim at its 2019 Sydney premiere. International tours of HAPPY AS LARRY and Trolleys are amongst his credits with the company since 2013. Toby also worked with Perths Barking Gecko Theatre Company in 2014, performing 1507 (Dir. John Sheedy).

Amy Fuller. Tutor of Acting Performance Studio

Polly Garrett. Tutor of Acting Performance Studio

Claire has worked extensively in the industry for 15+ years in Acting, Voiceover and Casting. Claire’s most recent credits include the role of Erika Lockhart in The Heights S2 on ABC TV and as the lead voice of ‘Larry’ in Ch7’s Children’s TV Series Larry the Wonderpup S1 & S2.

Claire’s experience both in front and behind the camera has led her to coaching and training actors mainly in the focus of ‘The energy of the Actor’ encouraging actors to bring their authentic selves to a role, and trust their unique personal power and intuition, both on & off screen. 

“I have learnt that there is never a ‘right’ or wrong’ way to deliver, every character like every human has blocks and flaws, it’s when these vulnerabilities are embraced that we create a relatable character. if it's truthful, then its real - and that’s all an audience wants to see”

Her ability to create a space for actors to trust this process has assisted in many actors developing to the next level of their careers.

Ben Goss is a Melbourne based actor and performer. He is a 2019 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, where he received the Irene Mitchell Award for Excellence. Since graduating he has performed in award winning student film ‘The Length of the Field’ (Dir. Adam Coutts) and independent theatre shows ‘Leopard Print Loincloth’ (Dir. Dom Weintraub) and ‘A Resourceful Hero Struggling Against Incredible Odds’ (Dir. Katrina Cornwell). Theatre  credits during his training include 'A View from the Bridge' (Dir. John Kachoyan),  'Macbeth' (Dir. Michael Kantor), 'Mad Forest' (dir. Sean Mee), 'F***ing A' (dir. Candy Bowers), and Strato/Titinius in 'It Was Greek To Me' (dir. Budi Miller).

Nathan Harvey. Tutor of Acting Performance Studio

Emma is an actress and performer based in Melbourne with an immense passion for the performing arts. Graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2018 with a Diploma of Stage and Screen Performance. Emma has continued to expand her training through improvisation comedy at the Improv Conspiracy Theatre and Meisner technique with Justin Lehmann. On screen, Emma appeared as ‘Ainsley Grizan’ in Channel Eleven's Neighbours along with other various TVCs. Her theatre credits throughout her training include ‘Borderlines’ (Dir. Egil Kapste) and ’The Hour we Knew Nothing’ (Dir. Jennifer Hagen). Emma is excited by filmmaking and the opportunities for collaboration and storytelling, with experience both in front and behind the camera on numerous short films. Emma is furthering her studies through a Bachelor of Screen Production at Swinburne University.

Kimberley Heberley is a professionally trained actor and musician. In relation to acting, Kimberley is a graduate of the Full-Time Classical Acting course at Acting Performing Studio and trained at Stella Adler in Los Angeles. Kimberley works across theatre and screen, most recently as an associate artist for Iron Lung Theatre Company’s production of ‘When The Rain Stops Falling’. Notably, the short film ‘Bully’ (dir. Damien Howard) has won numerous awards and screened across the globe, which Kimberley featured as the lead actress. Theatre credits include ‘Something Unspoken’ (dir. Bronwen Coleman), ‘Women of Troy’ (dir. Briony Dunn) and ‘A Scandal in the Weimar’ (dir. Belinda Campbell). Screen credits include ‘Gruen’ (ABC) and ‘Upper Middle Bogan’ (ABC).

In relation to music, Kimberley is an original artist, session musician, composer and musical director. She is a graduate of WAAPA, completing an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary Music. She has worked with artists including Dami Im, Shannon Noll, Samantha Jade, and critically acclaimed songwriter Sarah Aarons. She also works as a composer and musical director across theater and musical theatre for shows including Anthropocene Play Company’s ‘Something Unspoken’ and ‘The Will’, and Acting Performance Studio’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.

Kimberley is passionate about teaching and helping students reach their full potential in the arts. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, Music Industry at RMIT.