Miss Angela Lee1
1The Academy, Sydney, Australia
The Academy as an organisation that has multiple objectives. One them is to provide an avenue for more Australia talents to be seen in Asia’s entertainment scene. Kpop established training system provided us with a framework that we can quickly implement in Australia. Since 2016, we have completed three Kpop bootcamps in Australia and one in Seoul at Kpop training mecca (Produce 101 filming site) with larger agencies participation in our private audition including powerhouse such as Belift Lab and Source Music.
We are actively seeking ways to promote Australia further. Opportunities for China shows are currently limited to users of Wechat due to non-established integration with mainstream Australia media from local promoters. Auditions for Chinese shows are generally not known in Australia and an example of this was a recent audition for Idol Producer 3 Audition in Australia. A facebook post was created on our page and without any boost, we had over 1000 views on the post in less than 24 hours and with one successful placement of our bootcamp trainee in the audition.
Angela Lee is a Singaporean based in Australia and found of The Academy, a company based in Australia. She founded The Academy in 2016, which now is well known within Australia’s Kpop community for its flagship program Kpop Bootcamp now running in its fourth year. Angela attended University of Sydney and graduated with a bachelor of Economics degree majoring in Government and International Relations. Started professional career in the financial industry but passion in entertainment had prompted her to create The Academy as a platform for talent scouting and trainee experiential programme in Australia.