Year 11 and 12 Performing Arts students received a healthy dose of inspiration this week with a visit from BSSC Alumni Adele Querol who ran drama workshops in the Strategem Studio. Adele was accompanied by fellow actor Jerome Myer. The pair worked with students to develop their acting skills and provide industry insights.

Adele was impressed with the participation of our students.

“They have taken to every challenge like troopers,” she said.

“I was surprised at how ready they were. There is always an initial resistance, but they were really quick to break through that and didn’t throw up barriers or judgments.”

Adele completed her VCE in 2002 before commencing an Arts degree at Melbourne Uni. She subsequently auditioned and was accepted into the Bachelor of Arts (Acting) course at WAAPA (Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts).

Adele has worked on short films and TV commercials, on stage with Bell Shakespeare, as well as Sport for Jove and the Sydney and Darlinghurst Theatre companies. She has also worked overseas in London, appearing in Defibrillator Theatre Co’s ANZAC Centenary production of Alan Seymour’s One Day of the Year.

Adele was the recipient of a Dame Nellie Melba scholarship, an internship at the Atlantic Acting School in NYC (co-founded by David Mamet and William H Macy) and also, as the recipient of an Ian Potter scholarship, an internship with the Globe International Actors Fellowship.

Adele is currently preparing to head to China to tour with two Shakespeare plays Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing.

We thank Adele for returning to the college to share her talent and industry experience with our performing arts students.