Meet the team behind our Perth Academy for modelling.
Chadwick Modelling Academy brings together some of the most respected names in modelling. With extensive industry experience and credentials, the Academy team nurtures an extremely caring and inspiring learning environment for your child.
Tanya Muia-Petkovic // Agency Manager
Tanya is one of Perth’s leading names in fashion and modelling. Voted among WA’s Top 100 Influential People three years running, Tanya has built a reputation as a fierce model manager, having opened Chadwick in Perth in 2003. During this time, her role has involved model management of fashion and commercial talent, image branding, styling, choreography, deportment, education and production. With an eye for beauty, Tanya has discovered, managed and steered the careers of many successful and recognisable faces.
A WAAPA graduate, Tanya has also worked extensively in the media with positions in radio broadcasting and television presenting, including co-host for Chat Room as well as presenting for Postcards WA, Just Add Water, I Like Your Style, Destination WA, The Russell Goodrick Show, and the Perth Fashion Festival’s Celebration of Fashion.
Vanda Schijf // Model Agent & Academy Co-ordinator
Vanda was employed in 2006 to take over the reins of the growing Academy, quickly bringing the school to the forefront of training academies of its type in WA. Vanda has had extensive experience in the modelling industry as a former fashion model, fashion stylist, makeup artist, teacher, producer/choreographer, event coordinator and agent. She continues to work as a full-time agent in the Perth office, along with her duties of running the Academy.
Through her professional guidance, the courses conducted at Chadwick Perth are of the highest standard; with teachers who also have a vast working knowledge of the modelling industry and related fields.
Fabienne Vanderhaeghen // Model & Mentor Model Development Program
Fabienne Vanderhaeghen has been proudly represented by Chadwick Model
Agency since 2006. Discovered in Perth, 16 year old Fabienne immediately caught the eye of leading industry professionals taking the fashion world by storm. In her first season she booked major campaigns including Bonds, Morrison, Country Road and Peter Alexander.
The momentum continued with Fabienne being catapulted into the big
league. Signed to 14 top agencies across the globe she featured in international campaigns for DKNY Junior, La Roche Cosmetics, New Yorker Fashion, Wella, Russell Bromley, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.
She soon graced the covers of Italian Elle, Madame Figaro, Italian Grazia and
Black&White with editorial in American Glamour, Italian Numero, D Magazine,
Italian GQ, Nylon, Costume, Elle Korea, Elle Japan, Lulla, S Magazine, Gael,
Danish Elle, Gizele Japan, A Magazine, Dujou, Harpers Bazaar, Russh, Cosmo
and Marie Claire to name a few.
Fabienne now works within the Perth office and has a new role mentoring our young and upcoming models sharing her wealth of experience.
Special Guest Teachers
Throughout the course of the year special guest teachers are invited to instruct in our workshops based on their field of expertise.
Stacey Monaghan // Model Masterclass Modelling Teacher
Tammy Nicoloff // Modelling Teacher
Tammy’s experience in the modelling and entertainment industry spans 20 years. Both a former model and singer, she has worked for high profile clients such as Crown Resorts, Nike and Myer along with countless runway shows across Perth’s major shopping centres. Tammy is also a qualified Beauty Therapist and Make-up Artist and currently runs her own business as a Nail Technician. Her experience as a modelling teacher is extensive along with a ‘Teacher’s Assistant Certificate 3’ to add to her bow. Tammy is a very valued member of the Chadwick Team.
Katelyn Williams // Modelling Teacher & Fashion Designer
Katelyn Williams started with the Chadwick Academy attending modelling classes from the age of 7 and remained until her teen years. During her time here she was invited to do an extended period of work experience assisting with photo shoots and classes. Her time at Chadwick cemented her love for the fashion industry and consequently has since graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design from Curtin University.
Katelyn started her very own fashion label Kwill Designs, and her love of this industry stemming from Chadwick has always shone through in her work. She returned to Chadwick in 2020 and brings with her much industry knowledge and experience.
Tiana Morgan // Actor >> Acting Classes
Tiana is a Canadian actor whose career in dance, theatre, film & television spans three decades.
A 2003 Theatre graduate from Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) she worked internationally before arriving in Perth. Tiana combines her work in Perth as an actor with her acting instruction here at the Chadwick Academy.
She is thrilled to be part of the Chadwick Academy team working with the next generation and giving back to the community that has given her so much through the years.
Sarah Hughan // Presenter >> Health & Nutrition Coach
Sarah started her modelling career at Chadwick (known then as Carberry’s) when she was 15. After completing a degree in Journalism and Performance Studies, she’s enjoyed the past 15 years as a successful ABC journalist, model, actor, presenter, MC, and voice over artist.
Highlights of her career so far include a role in the Australian film A Few Less Men, presenting on Channel 7’s WA Weekender and The West Real Estate Program, and representing Oceania in the Miss Italy of the World pageant. She’s also a certified Beauty Therapist, and is a qualified Nutrition and Health Coach. Sarah loves teaching and sharing what she’s learned with her students. When she’s not creating at work, she loves doing yoga, baking, and being outdoors.
Sophie Kerrigan // Model >> Modelling Teacher
Sophie started her modelling career as a teenager and has been represented by Chadwick Models since 2008. She has a long list of modelling credits to her name and began teaching for the Chadwick Academy in 2008. Sophie also works as a make-up artist and is an accomplished pianist running her own music school.
We are thrilled to have Sophie as one of our guest teachers giving back to young aspiring models.