Our Ethos

The Academy’s ethos of ‘Developing confidence, communication and creativity’ aims to encourage students to be confident within themselves and to communicate well. 

Our aim is to provide self-development in our students through a balanced drama programme to encourage:

  • Ongoing confidence and self-esteem

  • Communication and social interaction skills

  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a positive approach to life

  • Performing arts and presentation skills

  • Creativity and lateral thinking skills

  • Self-awareness, self-expression, and emotional intelligence

Who is Helen O’Grady?

In 1979, Helen O’Grady, a trained teacher and actress, hired a hall in Perth, Australia and commenced after school drama classes for children. Her aims were to provide a self-development through drama programme for children.

44 years later, Helen O’Grady’s programme of self-development has become the largest drama organisation of its kind, with over 100,000 students attending classes each week.

Through structured lesson plans, the classes focus on:

Developing social interaction skills

Focusing on vocal and physical communication techniques

Improving clarity of speech

For public speaking and one-on-one communication

Building self-esteem and confidence

To help our students feel good in themselves and around others

“What you say is important. How you say it makes the difference.”
– Helen O’Grady, Founder

Our classes.

Helping the development of young people, 4-18 Years.

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Call now on 416-845-9900 or email [email protected]

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