Teacher of Voice & Drama
Steffanie Kriz has joined the staff of Athena College as a singing and theatre arts teacher. She has studied both speech and drama and singing from a very young age. Steffanieâ€™s main passion is musical theatre and she has been a prominent member of the Gold Coast theatre scene for many years. She has been involved in productions including The Sound of Music, Funny Girl, Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line and Into the Woods. She has performed along side Peter Cousins, Stewart Wagstaff and Julie Anthony. Steffanie spent last year working in an English Prep School where she assisted with the choral direction of the choir and with the schools music program. Whilst she was there she co-directed the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Steffanie is a qualified Primary School teacher and currently works at a local private school teaching Year 2.
Teacher of Music Theatre & Early Childhood Music
From a very early age, Emma discovered the wonders of theatre and achieved her first lead role at the age of twelve. This pastime soon turned into her lifeâ€™s passion and she has since been involved in over 40 amateur, semi professional and festival productions with musical theatre being her love. Emma has recently become part of our team at Athena College teaching Early Childhood Music class on a Friday and Musical Theatre class on Saturday.
Teacher of Drama & Voice
I have always been interested in acting and singing and first stepped onto the stage at the ripe age of 9 years old. Since then I have been involved in over 20 Musical Theatre productions both in Queensland and New Zealand. My stage credits include 'Rodney' in Dusty Springfield, 'Mark' in RENT, 'Robbie Hart' in The Wedding Singer, 'Cliff' in Cabaret and various lead roles in 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change - just to name a few. I studied with Trinity College of London and New Zealand Speech Board gaining a teaching certification with Honours in 1999, and ran a successful Children's Drama academy in Auckland for 5 years. I worked on a number of NZ television productions before moving to sunny Queensland in 2006. Since landing on the Gold Coast I have performed with Spotlight Theatre Company and Javeenbah Theatre Company. I am thrilled to have joined the Athena Team and love being involved in the training and development of tomorrow's bright stars.