Our Staff

Ian Toyne

Owner / Director, Singing & Acting Coach 

With over 35 years experience in the industry spanning film, television and stage productions including internationally touring productions such as Les Miserables and Mamma Mia. He has also enjoyed writing, directing and staging performances throughout his career. 

Ian has a passion for helping students get the most out of their experiences on stage, screen and indeed in life.

Teddy Loveny

Teacher & Choreographer

Teddy has extensive experience teaching dance, musical theatre and performance skills over the last decade in Perth. They believe performing arts should be a safe environment for self-development which is cultivated through quality teaching and creative expression. Teddy has performed and produced at FRINGE WORLD, The Blue Room Theatre and, Busselton Fringe in addition to developing and delivering a musical theatre summer program in Shanghai, China. They are a skilled event manager with experience within the education and community sectors.

Recently pivoting to study Social Impact, Teddy is passionate about the transferable skills performing arts education provides young people for an evolving and uncertain future. As a gender-diverse individual, Teddy is also dedicated to inclusion and welcomes all genders, orientations, ethnicities, abilities and body shapes to their classes.

Imogen Blackwell

Owner / Administrator, Choreographer & Teacher

Imogen has been heavily involved in community theatre in both Perth and regional WA , recently performing in We Will Rock You at His Majesty's Theatre in 2018. She has performed professionally as a dancer at the IGA carols by Candlelight, as a character actress for special events and an extra in various professional film productions. . 

Imogen has a passion for helping students develop their confidence on and off stage and providing a safe and nurturing space for Perth people of all ages and skill levels to explore their creative side. She is the best person to contact for information about PAPA and is always happy to help!

Dallas Ringshaw

Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Dallas is a passionate dancer with over 20 years of experience, training internationally and performing at events all around Australia. Most importantly she shares our values of nurturing and encouraging every student to explore their creativity and express themselves through dance.

Her collaborative approach to teaching ensures students are given the opportunity to grow and extend themselves at their own pace while having loads of Broadway inspired fun in a supportive social environment. 

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