Artist Profiles

Paul Smith

Paul Smith is a senior lecturer in music at the University of New England, where he teaches composition and music theory. He is co-artistic director of Blush Opera, based in Sydney, and holds a Doctorate of Creative Arts from Western Sydney University. Paul is also an associate artist with the Australian Music Centre.

“If you enjoy something, give over to it, embrace it, play it, make it, love it, because that is value.”

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Nicholas Christo

Culminating in a very successful performing arts career, Nicholas moved to Sydney in 2006 and has starred in many high-profile stage and television roles. He is a mentor and teacher at several performing arts institutions, including our very own Penrith Conservatorium & Q Theatre. He has taught and directed at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM), the Academy of Film Theatre & Television (ACTT), Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) where he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre.

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Bernadette Fam

Bernadette Fam is an interdisciplinary theatre maker, writer, director, and creative producer from Western Sydney – a true local who grew up in the midpoint of the suburban triangle that connects Jamison Park, the Nepean River and Penrith Stadium. Bernadette has been involved with the Q Theatre over the past 3 years in many capacities; as a performer, director, writer and workshop artist mentor for creative youth in Western Sydney.

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