Putting Australia in Future Asia Entertainment Landscape

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.


The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is the peak body of university experts and educators on Asia in Australia. Established in 1976, we promote and support the study of Asia in Australian universities and knowledge of Asia among the broader community. Our membership is drawn mainly from academics and students, but also includes industry and government Asia experts. We take a strong interest in promoting knowledge about Asia in schools and in contributing to state and Commonwealth government policies related to Asia. We provide informed comment on Asia to a broad public through our bulletin, Asian Currents, and specialist research articles in our journal, Asian Studies Review. Four book series published under our auspices cover Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and Women in Asia.

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