Core Artists

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Emele Ugavule

Emele (pronounced eh-meh-leh) is a 2012 graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Music Theatre Certificate II) and a 2014 graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Acting - Music Theatre Stream). Her theatre acting credits include: for The Joan: Black Birds; for Griffin: A Strategic Plan; for Belvoir: Twelfth NightMother Courage and Her Children; for Parade Theatre: Hurried Steps, The Olympians; for NIDA: In the Blood, Kasimir & Karoline,The Light in the Piazza, Sunday in the Park with George, Woyzeck. Her television acting credits include: for ABC and Playmaker Media: The Code; and the television pilot No Redeeming Features directed by Toby Schmitz.  She produced the AV series, The Places We Call Home, for Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIIC), Cowbird & PBS. She has worked as a creative director, stylist & photographer with musicians such as Ngaiire, Sampa the Great, Wallace & The New Venusians. Emele has also written, co-directed and produced the short film Counter Face. Her visual art and film work exhibited at Footscray Community Arts Centre & aMBUSH Gallery in 2016. 


Ayeesha Ash

Ayeesha was born in St. George’s, Grenada to parents of Caribbean and Maori heritage. Raised in Queensland, Ayeesha trained extensively in singing and dance before being accepted into the Queensland Academy for Creative Industries, where she majored in acting. In 2011 Ayeesha moved from Queensland to Perth to continue her acting studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Since graduating Ayeesha has appeared in plays in Queensland and Sydney including The Seagull (Now Look Here Theatre Co.), Rent (Hayes Theatre Co.) and Drift (Two Peas). Ayeesha loves to learn and is currently studying a Bachelor of Communications (Social & Political Studies) at UTS.

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