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2023 APATA Performing Arts Student of the Year

WINNER: Oscar Bridges

2023 APATA Performing Arts Student of the Year Winner

Oscar Bridges – Pulteney Grammar School, South Australia


Oscar Bridges’ vocation and dedication for the performing arts is heartfelt.  As a leader in his performing arts community, Oscar seizes every opportunity to develop his talents and craft both on and off the stage. This extends beyond the classrooms of Pulteney Grammar School as he engages in education, learning, development and performance to hone his skills and training.

Oscar is a talented singer, dancer and actor, held in high esteem by both peers and colleagues. He demonstrates strong leadership in the performing arts studying across multiple disciplines and practice and is a dedicated leader undertaking the roles of assistant dance teacher for the junior school dance troupe, and as a college captain in Dance and Music.

Showcasing dedication, passion and strong performance values in his craft through teamwork and leading roles, Oscar’s achievements and pursuit of excellence in the performing arts is undeniable. Through hard work, resilience and persistence, Oscar continues to grow, develop and learn through education, practice and performance.

Oscar’s assessment of ‘self’ when challenged to trust in his craft and training is inspiring and encouraging for others. Oscar’s support and mentoring of others with whom he works and performs alongside, speaks to his values of caring for others and instigating change especially for young boys in dance impacted by bullying in school as his SACE project.

It was an honour and a privilege to read Oscar’s application, hear his story and journey so far and future aspirations in his own words. We wish Oscar all the best as he seeks a career in musical theatre and look forward to following his journey bringing the stage to life, engaging audiences and continuing to lead in the performing arts.

Congratulations Oscar Bridges the 2023 APATA National Award Winner – Student of Year.

Stay tuned for the Student of the Year presentation video…coming soon.

Meet the 2023 APATA Award Winners – READ HERE

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