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Carramar Class of 2012 graduate Alyssia Boyer has lived in some of the most sought-after travel destinations across the world, combining her love of travel with her career in the Arts since leaving St Stephen’s School.

After graduation, Alyssia travelled to the US and Europe, quickly gaining the travel bug and finding opportunities to see more of the world during her university studies and career in the Arts.

She studied Arts Management at the WA Academy of Performing Arts which included studying on exchange in the city that never sleeps – New York.

“In New York, I completed my degree and also interned at SONY Music in their international marketing team,” Alyssia says.

She kept adding to the stamps in her passport after graduating from WAAPA, freelancing as a live performance producer working with artists from across the globe at a range of different festivals including the Edinburgh and Canadian Fringe festivals.

“Now, I am a producer at Artrage Inc. and work year-round to deliver the annual Fringe World Festival,” she says.

Her role as Participant Services Producer sees Alyssia working with artists, at a local, national and international level, to register their shows at the Festival.

“I love the feeling when a year of hard work goes into action. Seeing shows pop up and audiences go out all throughout Perth just makes my heart smile. Giving artists a platform to create and share their work is also a main reason I love what I do.”

Alyssia’s creative mind is also at work in her spare time, when she enjoys painting, drawing and creating pottery pieces. She has also spent the past 12 months renovating a house with her partner, a huge achievement they are both proud of which was a culmination of three years of planning.

Looking back on her time at St Stephen’s School, Alyssia says her experience gave her a lot of opportunities to delve into the Arts.

“Experiencing and learning about the different aspects of the Arts really gave me the passion that I have today. From stage managing school productions to getting a Certificate II whilst in Year 11 – it all helped me greatly to get where I am today.”

She encourages current students to keep balance in mind when studying.

“It’s easy to throw your all into studying/working and it’s just as easy to abandon your studies and give priority to social activities. It’s important that you balance all aspects of your life and don’t forget the important things.”

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