ABOUT THE STUDIO.
After teaching acting at various companies around Melbourne since 1999, Adam formed ATA Acting Studio in 2011, and has since taught hundreds of actors of all ages and levels of experience.
ATA is for Children, Teens & Adults and consists of Group Classes, Industry Classes, Holiday Workshops & Private Tuition, across 6 different locations in Melbourne.
All classes are based on discovering Authenticity. Adam provides a supportive environment to allow the actor find the truth in each character and the scene. This is through personalisation, and various acting exercises & techniques.
The Group Classes are catered to the actor's individual needs. The classes are tailored for all skill levels, with many actors having gone onto to gain professional acting work within the entertainment industry; while other actors are simply wishing to gain Confidence and a different skill set.
ATA Classes are on a term-by-term basis. They run for 8 weeks and run parallel to the school term. Each term has an Open Class on the last lesson for family to watch the material we have been working on. It is a great way for parents to view the progress of each actor. We also have End of Year Showcases for both the Junior & Senior Actors, plus a Mid Year Acting Exhibition for the Teens & Adults. These are in Theatres and Industry Representatives are invited along with family. In the past years, we have had Casting Consultants, Directors & Producers attend.
ATA actors have gone onto have lead roles in the Entertainment Industry, starring on Neighbours, The Elephant Princess, Romper Stomper, Barracuda, Underbelly, Nim's Island, Matilda, and many more.
Adam graduated from the University of Ballarat with a Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts in 1993. Shortly after, Adam secured guest roles in A Country Practice, Janus and Frontline. He then spent the next six years in many aspects of the entertainment industry, including directing and producing a number of shows for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Adam spent several years working for children’s theatre companies Storybook Theatre and TUSK Productions. His time with these companies included regional and coastal tours of numerous classics such as Hansel and Gretel and Goldilocks & the 3 Bears. In 1996, Adam headed to the tropics of Far North Queensland, performing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Theatre Up North. Adam then travelled to the United States, teaching acting to children of all ages. Returning to Australia, Adam continued to appear on TV with roles in Comedy Inc and Sensing Murder.
A highlight for Adam was securing the main role for the AFL 2003 National Advertising Campaign playing the role of Warren in the Turnstile commercials, providing him with work in TV, Radio and Print for the entire season. He has starred in many TV commercials such as Crown Casino, Repco, Paint Place and Work safe. Adam also starred in many short films and currently has lead roles in Indie Feature Films Six Lovers and The Warehouse.
More recently Adam has worked for several years with Onyx Productions, touring shows such as Cinderella and Pinocchio. He has also had a guest role on Neighbours, plus worked as a semi regular on ABC3’s Prank Patrol.