MEET THE CREW

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HOW WE STARTED

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First establish in 2010, ADS Industry operated as part of Action Drama Studio, catering for emerging actors based in Melbourne’s North Eastern suburbs. 

10 years later and ADS Industry has expanded to include acting classes for beginner, intermediate & advanced Adult actors. We offer speciality classes in Screen Acting & Audition Technique, Film Production & Acting for Stage classes for students Aged 18+. 

Whether you’re in a class, on a film set or having private coaching, you can rest assured you will be met with a safe, positive and collaborative working environment. 

Run by Artists, for Artists, ADS Industry is here to be your one-stop-shop in arming you with the skills needed for success!

MEET THE CREW

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SUZANNE BARR

SUZANNE BARR

OWNER & SENIOR TEACHER

Suzanne has been a teacher and educational leader over a 28 year span, in schools, tertiary settings and educational organisations. During that time she has tread the boards as an Actor, Casting Director and Private Coach, giving her a unique creative perspective. In 2010 Suzanne founded Action Drama Studio, offering Performing Arts classes across Melbourne’s North Eastern suburbs. Now in its tenth year of operation, ADS is a market leader in providing exciting & inclusive Arts Education to young performers. Suzanne is also the Director of Central Melbourne Talent (CMT) & Action Acting Agency (AAA). Passionate about fostering unique & diverse talent, Suzanne is a ‘hands on’ Agent, offering Private Coaching services to ensure her talent are always putting their best foot forward.

Suzanne is absolutely thrilled to be launching ADS Industry – a one stop shop run by artists, for artists! A firm believer in the fact that there’s room for everyone in ‘the biz’, Suzanne is passionate about helping discover and nurture what makes YOU unique!

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Arts/Education (University of South Australia), Bachelor of Arts, Theatre and Drama (Latrobe University) Post Graduate Diploma Humanities (Latrobe University) Master of Education, Inquiry Learning through the Arts (Melbourne University) 

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS: Welcome Stranger, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, In The Realm Of The Hackers, Driven Crazy, Kmart, Medibank, Herald Sun, Holden

JOHNATHON WHITE

JOHNATHON WHITE

SENIOR TEACHER (SCREEN) & VIDEO SERVICES

Graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Media & Performance) from Victoria University, John (or Johno as the cool kids call him) has spent the last five years curating the Acting for Screen Program at Action Drama Studio. In this time he has produced three feature length films including Are We Though (2017), Jackie Byrne (2018) & Blackwood (2019). Alongside this, John has been honing his Videography skills as a contributing content creator for Theatre People, Central Melbourne Talent  & Action Acting Agency just to name a few. Johno’s lightning fast editing skills make him the go-to guy for your next showreel or self tape. Johno is also a passionate teacher & thrives on providing emerging actors with performance opportunities & on camera experience. 

Visit our SERVICES page to take a sneaky peak at some of Johno’s most recent showreels!

PROFESSIONAL SCREEN CREDITS: Mates (Web Series, VU) Dead Drunk, Are We Though?, Jackie Byrne, Blackwood, Kelloggs, Holden, Target. 

STAGE CREDITS: Blackrock, Cosi, Violet, Rumours, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins 

AMY BRYANS

AMY BRYANS

SENIOR TEACHER (STAGE) 

With over nine years of teaching experience, Amy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role at ADS Industry. A graduate of RMIT University (Bachelor of Media & Communications), Amy is no stranger to all facets of the Arts & Entertainment Industry. Having worked in marketing, advertising & casting, Amy knows how to make sure YOU make a lasting impression. In recent years Amy has cemented herself as one of Melbourne’s most popular Directors, earning her work nominations from the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria & Victorian Drama League. In 2015 Amy was awarded the Young Volunteer of the Year Award by Banyule City Council for her ongoing volunteer work with YMCA & contributions to the Arts. Amy is passionate about empowering performers to be their authentic selves, in turn best equipping them to achieve their desired learning goals. 

PROFESSIONAL SCREEN CREDITS: Neighbours, Look My Way, Noah & Saskia

DIRECTING CREDITS: Blackrock, Miss Saigon, Cosi, Holding The Man, Rumours, Violet, Catch Me If You Can, Ragtime

STEPHANIE CLARK

STEPHANIE CLARK

SENIOR TEACHER (STAGE & SCREEN)

Hailing from the West Gippsland town of Warragul, Stephanie Clark has over nine years of directing & performance experience. Graduating from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Creative Arts, Steph is also an award winning playwright. In 2017 she was the recipient of the Fresh Ink Scholarship, as offered by Australian Theatre for Young People (2017). Since then Steph’s writing, directing & performing work has been recognised by both the Victorian Drama League & Gippsland Associated Theatre Awards.

In 2012 Steph founded her own theatrical company WYT Productions, later becoming Impact Theatre, and continues to deliver new & original Australian works. 

Steph also boasts over ten years teaching experience, having helped implement the Advanced Acting Program at Action Drama Studio since 2016. Steph is passionate about giving actors the fundamental skills needed to deliver engaging & truthful performances. 

WRITING CREDITS:  No, Welcome to Reality, and now we wait, Anyone there, Full Stop

STAGE CREDITS: Blackrock, Cosi, The Boys, and now we wait, No 

 

JACLYN DEVINCENTIS

JACLYN DEVINCENTIS

PRIVATE COACHING (ACTING)

With over 10 years Industry experience including teaching, performing and directing, Jaclyn is passionate about further developing your understanding of character & connection to text. Jaclyn is available for Private & Small Group Coaching.

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS: John & Jen (2015), Dogfight (2016), Perform! Education (2016 & 2017) National Theatre for Children (2017) Coles (2018) Prima Nonna (2019)

STEPHEN VALERI

STEPHEN VALERI

PRIVATE COACHING (VOICE & ACTING)

An accomplished Musical & Cabaret performer, Stephen is one of Melbourne’s most sought after vocal coaches. Stephen is passionate about working with you to develop healthy habits which will see your voice last the distance! Stephen is available for Private Coaching.

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS: Children of Eden (2013), Peppa Pig Lifelike Touring (2014-2016) First Date (2016) Mack and Mabel (2016) Grease (2018) Age of Stephen (2018-2019) Paw Patrol (2019) 

BRAD JACKLEY

BRAD JACKLEY

VIDEOGRAPHER/ PHOTOGRAPHER

An actor himself, Brad is all about capturing you in your best light & from your best angle! His fun, positive & nurturing approach is all about making YOU feel as comfortable in front of the camera as possible! Brad is available for Professional Video Services (self tapes, showreels etc) & Headshot Photography. 

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS: Are We Though (2017), Jackie Byrne (2018) Officeworks (2018) Blackwood (2019) Sapphire (2019) 

WANNA CHAT? GET IN TOUCH!

ADS Industry 

40-42 Beetham Parade

Rosanna VIC 3084

Ph: (03) 9090-7715

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

For all enquiries, including information on

2020 Training or Private Coaching, please email 

adsindustry@actiondramastudio.com.au