OUR TEAM

We have drawn together a professional team of passionate speech and drama teachers, dedicated to helping every student reach their optimum potential in the performing arts. Fully qualified and experienced, our caring staff will work with you or your child to improve communication, inspire creativity, overcome challenges, build confidence and develop strong skills across the spectrum of performance arts.

Kayte Borg

Academy Director

With a rich background in the performing arts, Kayte is founder and director of the Acting and Communication Academy. A lifetime of experiences contribute to her expertise, including spells in the fields of acting, writing, directing, production and the entertainment industry’s legal arm. She is also a professional development specialist.

Stephen Moore

Arts Administrator and Producer

Theatre and the performing arts are Stephen’s life. He has worked variously in arts administration, television and theatre acting, production and theatre management. With his specialist industry experience, Stephen has worked alongside playwright David Williamson, also appearing in popular shows Home and Away, Rake and A Place to Call Home.

Lily New

Tutor

Head of ACA’s Schools Program, Lily brings abundant creativity to all aspects of performance and teaching. Her awesome managerial skills ensure programs are constantly being refined. An ATCL Diploma graduate, she studied at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art and has taught the Trinity College London syllabus for six years.

Sarah Berry

Tutor

Raised in Adelaide, Sarah moved to Sydney in 2014 to study acting at New York Film Academy. She recently graduated from Sydney’s Federation University with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre). When not tutoring ACA students, Sarah is an avid AFL supporter and also enjoys working in a chocolate shop!

Zoe Castorina

Tutor

Zoe studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People, NIDA and ACA. She has worked extensively across the arts in theatre production, fashion, design, digital media, celebrity publicity, the performing arts and various startups. Multi-faceted and multi-talented, Zoe has a Trinity College London ATCL Diploma for Teaching Speech and Drama.

Chris Tomkinson

Artist in Residence

Chris is an all-round talent. He 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. He also created I am not a Feminist (No Women Aloud) with MLC students.

June Wang

Tutor

Brimming with energy and enthusiasm, June teaches music and drama. She achieved top grades in Trinity College London exams before completing her ATCL Teaching Diploma aged 17. June has taught with the ACA for the past three years. She is actively involved in speech, performance, dance and the entertainment industry.

Interested in joining our team? We’d love to hear from you!