Sue Rees Modelling & Deportment Academy was originally established in Launceston, Tasmania by prominent local businesswoman Sue Rees in 1975. The Academy is well-known for coaching generations of young Tasmanians to improve their confidence and preparedness for adult life.
The Academy runs both Elementary and Post-Graduate combined deportment and modelling courses, in addition to being an agency for aspiring models and providing talent for catwalk and promotional events, television commercials, photographic work and film shoots.
Sue Rees Deportment and Modelling Academy has an impressive pedigree, and has worked with clients such as Cityprom Launceston, Myer, Christopher Horne & Associates (Melbourne), Mercedes, GMH Holden, Target, Schneider Electrics and Nouveau Inc. (Osaka, Japan).
The word ‘deportment’ comes from the old French word deportément which is the manner in which a person behaves or conducts themselves, especially the way they carry themselves and the implications that has. Anyone who has studied body language would realise everyone gives off signals to others about their confidence, and the Sue Rees Modelling & Deportment Academy aims to teach students how to project elegance, poise, grace and have positive self-esteem. Whilst one of the Academy’s main goals is to boost students’ confidence, it is also important to teach them the importance of being humble.
The courses aims to teach students as much about self-improvement and confidence as it does modelling skills. Catering for both males and females (generally aged 14 years or above) students begin with an Elementary course which teaches them the basics of deportment, grooming and modelling. This may be followed by the Post-Graduate course which offers more advanced topics.
Graduates of the Sue Rees Modelling & Deportment Academy include some of Northern Tasmania’s most successful business people and talent (the Academy boasts two Miss Tasmanias and one Miss Australia as graduates), with many achieving prominence in their chosen fields interstate as well as overseas.