About us

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AAM was born and established in 2013, to help aspiring models become professional models and succeed in this competitive industry.

Our great team consists of international industry experts, who are still actively working in the industry, so our courses’ content is relevant and constantly up-to-date.

We want to see AAM students excel personally and professionally with our hands on and practical training. So, for all our Comprehensive Model Course graduates, we personally apply to modelling agencies and send in their e-comp cards to our booker friends around Melbourne.

Whether you are starting out in the industry or want to gain extra skills and knowledge, AAM is the perfect foundation to build your modelling career on.

Our Quality

At AAM we have a holistic approach to the industry, training our students not only all things modelling, but healthy well-being, positive mindset, self-confidence, leadership and business strategies. We believe modelling is more about brains than beauty, so our modelling courses teach invaluable life skills transforming and empowering students not only professionally but also personally.

We only take in a hand full of students as this is a hands-on, practical and highly individualised program to help our students attain everything they possibly need to have the best chance of success in the modelling industry. This is why our students will have a higher chance of getting recruited as we also have amazing relationships with Australia’s top modelling agencies.

Our Promise

Whether you want to become a professional model, or you just want to learn new skills and build confidence, you will benefit from our international trainers and interactive training! We develop models’ self-esteem, build on personal development and create long lasting relationships with our trainers and students. AAM is a community that embraces all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds.

We promise that we will give you all the mental and physical tools needed to succeed in this competitive industry! Our renowned Comprehensive Model Course will teach you all that you need to know to kick start your modelling career and kick goals! Want to find out more? Contact us today and we can book in a complimentary consultation

Our Team

We picked the best in the industry to train YOU and mentor you, so you have all the support needed to chase your dreams! We have a trainer per module, specialising in that particular field. So you can learn from the best and gain insight knowledge. Many of our trainers have worked worldwide, so our students gain international knowledge and skills in the modelling industry.

Our trainers, aka industry experts, are all actively working in the industry, providing current and up-to-date content for our students. During our in-house photo shoots, we have an amazing creative team of makeup artists, hair and fashion stylists, to glam up all the students for their portfolio shoots. AAM students have the opportunity to utilize the trainers and the creatives involved throughout the training and start networking whilst they are studying.

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Kristina Compagnino – Director

Kristina has a background in fashion styling and business marketing, working in the modelling industry for the last decade, she has built a powerful network of influential contacts, many of whom are trainers and associates of the academy.

She drives AAM forward making sure it stays on trend and relevant to the vastly evolving modelling industry. Kristina thrives on being a part of her students’ journey and watching them grow and transform not only professionally but also personally.

Her number one goal and her primary motivation is seeing her graduates succeed in the industry and being able to do what they love.

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