Our Team

MEET THE ACTORS’ HUB TEAM

 

The team at The Actors’ Hub are seasoned industry professionals or passionately engaged in the performing arts community. They have been handpicked to deliver our programs and provide student support, not just because of their experience but for their commitment to the craft and genuine desire to nurture individuals, coach and share.

The entire team work together to create The Actors’ Hub community network that supports and builds resilient, talented actors that people in the industry want to work with.

Amanda Crewes

Amanda Crewes

DIRECTOR

Amanda Crewes graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts) and a Certificate in Musical Theatre. 

Following her own successful career and driven by the desire to coach others in the craft of acting, Amanda established The Actors’ Hubproviding an alternative pathway to traditional tertiary education, skilling actors in the craft and at the same time building skills to be industry ready. 

Since turning to coaching, directing and producing in 2012, Amanda has directed 53 stage productions and five short films; produced 54 stage productions, 10 short films and nine theatre tours as well as written 19 stage productions and 6 short films. 

Amanda has built her incredible knowledge by being immersed in the industry from a young age and by investing in continual training throughout her career. Influenced by her father, also a recognized director and actor Amanda has lived and breathed acting surrounded by her family; her two brothers are also WAAPA graduates and industry professionals. 

Coaches

Bringing together the best team of coaches that will work together to challenge you, support you, be brave with you and have your back is what The Actors’ Hub is all about.  

It’s not just the collective years of experience acting, professional training and mentoring our coaches bring – they have been specifically brought together as a team because each of them genuinely cares about who you are and unlocking your potential. This personal commitment to each individual is something deeply important to everyone at The Actors’ Hub. 

Ross McGregor

Ross McGregor

Script Analysis and Screen Acting

Having taught at NIDA, WAAPA, VCA, QUT and others, obviously you can say Ross McGregor has a wealth of knowledge and is a highly sought director, producer, writer and mentor in the industry. But what gold is it that Ross brings?  Patience. Having taught and mentored many great actors, Ross with his warm and gentle approach will help challenge you and support you so you will never give up. 

Ellis Pearson

Ellis Pearson

Acting Fundamentals: Character Creation

Infectious, enthusiastic, unique and a teacher of creativity; these are just some of the ways past students have used to describe training with Ellis. Having trained internationally at Lecoq school in Paris and toured the world as an independent award-winning actor, Ellis brings fun and creativity (and a crazy sense of humour!) that really allows you to feel free and immersed in the work and taken on a journey of learning.  

Angela Punch-McGregor

Angela Punch-McGregor

Screen Acting and Voice: Vocal Freedom

When voice is such a personal aspect of an actor’s training, everyone needs a safe space and coach they can trust to let themselves explore and grow, to take away any struggles and unlock complete vocal freedom for your individual vocal style and as an experienced actor Angela knows what works. Angela has appeared in countless film, television and theatre productions and continues to perform and work as a director. 

Bob Brisbane

Bob Brisbane

Voice: Singing

Undoubtedly one of the best and in most demand male voices in Perth and with 35 years of performance and teaching experience, budding or experienced vocalists could not be in better hands than with Bob. 

Bob is an incredible singer with a hugely impressive range grounded with solid vocal technique. Not only a singer, Bob is also a voice over artist and talented musician having supported international acts such as Joan Armatrading and James Brown. 

Ella Heatherington

Ella Heatherington

Acting Fundamentals: Character Creation

Ella brings to life how to look at physical aspects of performance, understanding your body and how it moves and what that means. By making you feel comfortable in your own skin Ella’s training helps you become more creative with the physical elements of acting. Ella has over 15 years experience and impressive list of performances and has taught for NIDA, Black Swan State Theatre, Circus WA and Barking Gecko Theatre Company.

Linda Nicholls-Gidley

Linda Nicholls-Gidley

Voice: Accent and dialect Specialist

Linda has worked in the industry for over 20 years, coaching at training institutions across Australia and internationally and was the accent, dialect and voice coach at NIDA for seven years. 

Linda is one of only two teachers in Australia certified in Knight Thompson Speechwork and has an incredible list of credits including The Boy George, Shrek – The Musical and Little Miss Sunshine. Linda has also directed two short plays.