Erin Hutchinson - Teaching CV



As an experienced professional in the musical and dramatic performing arts, I am excited about sharing my knowledge and passion for theatre with students, and igniting their own enthusiasm for exploring the arts. I believe in nurturing the whole person and providing a safe and enjoyable environment to further learning, promote inquiry and foster pursuit of excellence. Currently teaching Drama for Stageoach WA at the Crawley, Joondalup and Guildford schools and dance for WAYTCo.




Bachelor of Education – Secondary                                                                                            

Major in Arts/ Minor in English

Specialty Drama Teacher



Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association Award                             

Curtin University Education Awards 2014


Current Teaching Employment

For the last two years, I have been employed by WA Youth Theatre Company as a Dance tutor, specialising in Musical Theatre Choreography, as well as working for Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in three locations in Perth. For Stagecoach I have worked as a relief teacher, covered a semester as a Drama teacher including directing the three musical theatre productions for all three schools, and most recently as choreographer and dance teacher for the 2015 musical theatre term. 


Practicum Experience

Rossmoyne Senior High School                                                                                                    2013

       Planned and implemented programs for year 8-10 Drama.                                            Term 3

       Year 10 - Children’s Theatre, including public performances for local primary schools.

       Year 9 - Greek Tragedy unit of study.

       Year 8 - Introduction to drama taster unit.

       Assisted in directing year 11 production, helping year 12 students with monologue

       preparation, and team teaching Year 8-10 Dance, including devising choreography.


John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School                                                                         2007

       Planned and implemented programs for year 7-10 Drama.                                              27 Aug-14 Sept

       Year 10 - Playbuilding, devising and scripting on a theme of bullying.

       Year 10 - Approach to Stanislavki through script work with Looking for Alibrandi.

       Year 9 - Melodrama unit of study

       Year 8 - Playbuilding, devising using an image and sound as inspiration.

       Year 7 - Fairy Tales unit of study.


Belmont City College                                                                                                                        2006

       Planned and implemented drama programs for years 8, 9 and 11.                                 18 June-6 July

       Year 11 - Introduction to non-realistic theatre.

       Years 8, 9 - Improvisation and Theatre sports.

       Additional: teaching and managing students during a four day year 8-12 drama camp.

Perth Modern School                                                                                                                       2005

       Planned and implemented programs for year 9 and 10 drama.                                       29 Aug-16 Sept

       Year 10 - Musical Theatre unit of study.

       Year 9 - Miracle and Mystery plays, including creating contemporary scripts.

       Assisted with directing year 11 production and helping year 12s with monologue preparation.


Related Employment


Supply Teacher (Daily and short term contract)                                                                          2011-2012

Protocol Education & Itper- The Education Recruiter

  • Daily supply classroom supervisor.

  • Daily supply exam invigilation.

  • Daily supply learning support assistant for pre-primary, primary and secondary.

  • Short term contract at Beachcroft School Pupil Referral Unit running the program improving literacy and numeracy levels.

Fixed term contract at Beachcroft School Pupil Referral Unit, programming and teaching primary program.


Private Tutor – Drama Year 12 TEE Level                                                                               2009


Swimming Teacher                                                                                                                     2002

Swim West Swim School - Spearwood & Wembley Schools

Department of Education & Training  - Cottesloe Beach


Certificates & Licences

Working With Children           1329927

Driver’s Licence Class ‘C’        4400848


Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Drama West

Drama Australia

English Teachers Association WA

Swing Dance Society WA

Teachers Registration Board # 33090993



Related Qualifications

Actors Apprenticeship with Bill McClusky                                                                   2004

Actor’s Management


Certificate II in Music Theatre                                                                                        2003

West Australian Academy of Performing Arts


Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts – Classical Voice (incomplete)                   2000-2001

West Australian Academy of Performing Arts                      


Community & Leisure


All Arts & Crafts.                                                                     Sewing & Costume design.                

Attending Theatre.                                                                  Choral singing & conducting.

Camping.                                                                                 Dance training and social dancing.

Reading – History, Travel, Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy


I currently work in the arts industry and have regular performances around Perth. As a singer I donate my skills for annual charity fundraisers organised by St George’s Cathedral in addition to my other concerts. I contribute to building theatre around Perth and have been providing performance opportunities for established and up and coming young artists in a series of cabaret performances, Homestyle Cabaret. I also have a great interest in developing new theatre and creating theatre that assists in making established styles of production more accessible to all ages. The production of The Dummies Guide To Opera, which I wrote and performed in for Fringe World 2014, was nominated for the Vinaceous Cabaret Award and was written in a theatre-in-education style to entertain and inform. My personal interests compliment my performance skills as demonstrated in Point And Shoot, the award winning new musical in which the four cast members sing, dance, act and play the score on an array of instruments.




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