WHO WE ARE

We are one of Sydney's leading providers of speech and drama, acting, communication and public speaking training for young people and adults. Based in some of Sydney's most prestigious private schools our classes are offered to students from Kindergarten to year 12 and beyond. Through our courses and one on one tailored approach our students are encouraged to find their strengths in a learner centred environment.
Our tutors and guest practitioners are all working industry professionals in the Australia Theatre, TV and Film communities.

Kayte Lewis Borg

ACADEMY DIRECTOR

About Kayte Lewis Borg

Kayte is passionate about helping people find their voice, grow in confidence and produce results. Kayte’s background is in performing arts. Her career commenced as a professional performer over 25 years ago. Her lifetime of experience encompasses working as an actor, writer, director and producer and industry lawyer.

Kayte commenced at MLC in 2010 as artist in residence to direct a contemporary Shakespearean production and has operated the Acting and Communication Academy at MLC School and Trinity Preparatory Grammar School for over six years.

Kayte is head of our Corporate Training Programs and is regularly engaged to work with Corporate clients as a professional development specialist. Kayte personally oversees the design and implementation of the extensive curriculum at the Academy.

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MEET THE TEAM

LILY NEW

ACADEMY MANAGER

Lily is the Head of our Schools Program. Lily has a lifelong passion for performing! Lily is a triple threat performer and has studied singing and a range of dance styles. Lily teaches acting, communication skills and specialises in preparing acting and musical theatre students through the pre-diploma and diploma programs along side our director, Kayte Borg. For any enquiries about our Schools Programs or enrolments, Lily is the gal to call.

ELISSA IIJIMA

TUTOR

Elissa has had a lifelong passion for drama and learning foreign languages and holds a Bachelor degree in Japanese language and studies. She also attained a Post Graduate certificate in Tesol, initially teaching adult migrants and then opened a small school teaching ESL to children (and often their mothers). This year Elissa will undertake a Masters degree in Education, specialising in ESL and drama.

CHRIS TOMKINSON

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Chris has taught, directed and devised shows for The Actor’s Centre, the Australian Theatre for Young People, the Australian Institute of Music - Dramatic Arts, E-studio, Casula Powerhouse and Shopfront Youth Theatre. Most recently for The Studio he devised and directed I am not a Feminist [No Women Aloud] with MLC students.

ALEXIA RIOTTO

TUTOR

Alexia is a passionate teacher who has been studying dance and drama for over nine years. Through her studies, Alexia achieved a distinction across all Speech and Drama and Effective Communications exams, marked by Trinity College London. In her final years of high school, Alexia kept busy by completing both her IB Diploma and ATCL Teaching diploma. Now, if Alexia is not teaching, you can find her studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at university. Alexia is excited to provide her students with the same quality and enjoyable education she had, whilst at the Acting and Communications Academy.

JUNE WANG

TUTOR

June is an enthusiastic teacher and performer with a background in music and drama. She is actively involved in Speech and Drama, Effective Communication, Dance and the Entertainment Industry. June started off as an ESL student, achieving distinctions in all her Trinity College London grade exams in Speech and Drama and Performance Arts, before completing her ATCL Teaching Diploma at the age of 17, and has taught with the Acting and Communication Academy for the past three years.

RUBY NEW

TUTOR

Ruby has been a lifelong performer, beginning drama and dance training from a young age. In 2014 she completed her ATCL Diploma in Performing and in Teaching Speech and Drama, before graduating with outstanding results in the IB program at MLC School in 2016. Ruby's keen eye for detail and fun nature make her an excellent tutor for our younger students developing their clarity and confidence through speech and drama.

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. If you are interested in working with us please contact us at [email protected]