Katherine Freind - Principal, Musical Theatre & Song Repertoire Teacher
Katherine Freind began dancing at the age of 2 and has trained in Classical Ballet (RAD), Jazz & Tap (CSTD) and also has a Diploma of Music Theatre (ATOD). Her Vocal training spanned over a 20 year period with Ruth Young (Atkinson) and Shirley Flesfader in the earlier years, and whilst the genre of Musical Theatre is her first love, Katherine has been vocally trained with Classical Foundations. Her Music Theatre training began at the early age of 7 where she first appeared in the ensemble of South Pacific with Rockingham Entertainers and since then she has performed and directed for Amateur, Pro Am and Professional theatre in Perth. Katherine also spent many years singing in an Acoustic Duo “Muse”, during which time she wrote and performed original songs with Nat Ripepi. Muse was very fortunate to support many interstate and international artists and also released 2 CD’s. Katherine was the Co-Owner of The Stage Key Company from 2003-2016, a dance school which provided dance and music theatre training to all ages. Katherine has directed musical theatre productions for various theatre companies and a number of these have been nominated for Robert Finley Awards. She feels very fortunate to be bringing to Bel Canto Performing Arts a varied musical, theatrical and dance background and is passionate about providing traditional skills in a modern and friendly environment allowing all students to reach their full potential.