Our Staff

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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.

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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 singer and character actress for special events and an extra in 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!

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Alice Chaney

Teacher & Choreographer

Alice is a Perth based performer studying Music and Drama Teaching at ECU. Alice has studied the Music Theatre Diploma at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, as well as Classical Voice and recently was the Assistant Director of WAAPA’s production of Orpheus in the Underworld. Alice has been trained in singing, acting and dancing for over a decade. She directed and co-wrote the musical comedy Crookie at Fringe 2020. Alice has taught Drama at the WAAPA Summer School and originated the role of Eppie in John Taylor’s musical Silas Marner. Alice is incredibly enthusiastic about sharing the arts with young people and creating an exciting, positive and encouraging learning environment.

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Sophie Quin

Teacher & Choreographer

Sophie has been training with PAPA for over 3 years and made her debut as a professional actress in the 2021 Black Swan State Theatre Company's production of ‘York’. Sophie is an active member of the WA Youth Theatre Company senior ensemble.  Recently graduating as a school Prefect, Sophie spent her time in High School performing in multiple community theatre productions and was awarded the 2018 Eisteddfod award for Excellence in Drama within her community.  In her spare time, she continues her training to hone her skills as a triple threat performer. Sophie is committed to helping students find their voice through theatre and is always happy to help.

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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.

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Logan Ringshaw

Teacher & Choreographer

Logan began dancing at the age of four, his love for movement led him to invest his time and energy into training broadly across technical styles - jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary - and street styles - hiphop, house, popping, breaking - as well as acrobatics and tricking. He considers his personal style an integration of these different realms of movement. Logan identifies as a choreographer, freestyler, performer, teacher and creative director.

 

He belongs to the Australian dance crew known as The Society and helps choreograph, train and advise there. The training sought and received from them involves foundation and choreography inspired by hip hop, house, breaking, and some popping and waacking. Having recently moved to the UK he started training with the London based team Definitives, furthering his creative, hip hop and popping experience. Logan has also founded Suburban Creative Collective, a multimedia group of artists and movers.

 

Logan spends time researching, understanding and applying history, culture, foundation and technique to his dancing to further his knowledge and expertise for teaching and creating purposes. He values authenticity and honesty in life and movement, and encourages emotional and human connection to his movement and environment. He likes to commit his time and energy to be present in the local communities he calls home, in order to strengthen and grow together.

 

He has had the chance to perform internationally with industry professionals at recitals and showcases in Sydney, Singapore, Japan and London. Logan was present at the initial iteration of Australian choreographer Sela Vai’s You Therefore Me artist development program, now known as Humxn. He has choreographed and performed for Australian artists such as Guy Sebastian, Bluntfield and Lilt on film and stage. Logan has competed with The Society to receive 3rd Place at Dancers Paradise, Mexico, 2018, as well as 1st Place at M.A.D Flavors, Melbourne 2018.