Principal Welcome

Welcome to Hervey Bay Performing Arts College. Being founded in 2017 our college has become a successful training and education provider for students wishing to focus on the performing arts industry. We believe in nurturing and guiding our students to reach their full potential both academically & practically. 

In collaboration with Cairns School of Distance Education, we strive to provide students with the best possible alternate high school experience.  

We strive to offer students outstanding performing arts opportunities and training following our school values, Humility, Excellence, Encouragment, Loyalty, Accepting.

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Jonathon Heeley, Principal/Director

Meet Our Teachers

Gail Heeley

Academic Supervisor

Kaitlyn Riphangen


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Erin Middlemiss

Fitness & Conditioning

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Jessica Pennell

Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Dance History & Choregraphy

Danny Hindmarsh

Jazz, Contemporary, Audition 

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Tim Holstein


Fiona Mijas

Tap & Drama

Michael Hennessy

Screen Acting & Film

Tayla Harding

Guest Teacher

Additional Guest Teachers Have Included:

Shannon Atkins (USA), Shivawn Jourbert, Briden Starr, Blake John Wood, Chelsea Lane, Jason Duff, Trish Roger Squires, Frankie Z (USA), Ashleigh Kohler, Samual Dominic, Felicia Stav, Courtney Monsma + More

Our Facilities


Academic Classroom

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Dance Studio 1

Academic Classroom



Student Courtyard

Dance Studio 2