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Nathan M. Wright
Max has spent the past 16 years training in all styles of dance at institutions including Tanya Pearson Academy, The Australian Ballet School (Interstate Training Program/Invitee), and The McDonald College. Originally from Sydney, Max moved to Adelaide to complete a Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide – where he is currently in his third and final year. Prior to this, he completed a Diploma of Musical Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
As a performer, Max made his professional debut at the age of 11 – playing Jeremy Potts in the Sydney season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (TML Enterprises). More recently, he was seen as a Cagelle in the Sydney season of La Cage aux Folles (Showtune Productions). Other credits include: La Traviata (State Opera South Australia), L’Hôtel (Adelaide Cabaret Festival) La Bayadère (The Australian Ballet), and Snow White – Winter Family Musical (Bonnie Lythgoe Productions).
Nic Collins is a Melbourne based performer who completed his performing arts training at Brent Street Academy. Growing up in Orange, country NSW Nic started his training in performing arts at the age of 8 where he found his passion for musical theatre. Upon graduation Nic has appeared in various TVC’s, short and feature films and was cast as “Arab” in the 2019 international tour of West Side story (Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment). Since completing his second tour of West Side Story in 2021 Nic has been working amongst the Melbourne Arts Industry and has just returned from the UK performing in the Closing Ceremony at the Commonwealth games.
SACE Dance Teacher and CUA30120 Certificate III in Dance Teacher
Since the age of 2, Natalie has trained in various genres, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Calisthenics, completing exams in Classical (R.A.D.),Jazz, Tap and Theatrical(C.S.T.D). In 1997 she obtained a degree in Dance at the University of Adelaide and in 1999 completed a Degree in Education, becoming a qualified High School Dance teacher. She has taught SACE Dance since 2000, withstudents consistently gainingoutstanding results. She is a motivated, energetic and passionate educator committed to providing quality learning experiences and is highly regarded as a leader in Secondary Dance Education in South Australia.
Bachelor of Arts (Dance), Bachelor of Education, Advanced Skills Teacher 2 DfE, TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
With training from Broadway Dance Centre New York and Sydney Dance Company, Martine has an extensive resume of performing, choreographing and educating dancers globally. Highlights include The Late Show With David Letterman, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Hans International Superstar shows globally, Enchanted the movie, Law & Order, Fatman Scoop, Grammy’s Make The Music, The Adelaide Strikers, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre and Adelaide Oval.
Martine Quigley is University of Adelaide Jazz & Tap Teacher / Lecturer for Bachelor of Music Theatre and GWB Jazz & Tap teacher / lecturer for Diploma of Music Theatre.
Martine’s experience spans live theatre, cruise ships, film, television, examinations, competitions, board member of Ausdance, developing high school and tertiary curriculum & judging dance comps throughout the USA.
CSTD, AICD, CLI, BA Secondary Education
Chylie Cooper grew up in Adelaide studying ballet with Jaqueline Tucker, Christine Underdown and performing with the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company.
Her further studies were undertaken in Perth at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, graduating with a Diploma of Dance. In 1996 she worked with Rex Reid at Dance Theatre Victoria, then danced with David Prudham’s Australia Dancers Company in Perth for its 1998/99 seasons and with West Australian Ballet.
In 1999, Chylie joined Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide under the direction of Garry Stewart.
Chylie then moved to Sydney and joined Sydney Dance Company in 2000. She toured with the Company throughout Australia and to the United States, Mexico, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, China and the UK.
Other career credits: MOD Dance Company; Suite Synergy West Australian Ballet: Coppelia; Australian Dance Theatre: Plastic Space, Bird Brain; David Prudham’s Australian Dancers Company: Virtuosity, Split. Dance Theatre Victoria: Peter and the Wolf. Film and Television credits: Mao’s Last Dancer; ABC Dance Academy.
Lauren Elton is one of the most sought-after commercial dancers in Sydney. Performing alongside the likes of Rita Ora, Little Mix, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastion, Tones and I, Samantha Jade, and Vera Blue to name a few. Some of Lauren’s credits include X Factor, The Voice, Australia’s Got Talent, The Masked Singer, The Arias, and the Australian film Razzle Dazzle.
She played ‘Lulu’ in seasons 2 and 3 of Dance Academy and was part of the dance ensemble in the Australian production of ‘Saturday Night Fever’.
Sydney based dancer/choreographer Cooper Terry specialises in contemporary dance. Cooper grew up in Mount Gambier, South Australia after training full-time in Classical Ballet from the age of 15, Cooper was lucky enough to secure a place in the Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year 2016 where he trained for 18 months and graduated with a Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance).
Since finishing with the Sydney Dance Company PPY in 2017 Cooper has gone on to perform alongside Sydney Dance Company in many corporate events with partners such as David Jones and Carriageworks. Cooper’s choreographic and teaching career has certainly started to take flight as he tours around Australia both independently and as a Sydney Dance Company Teaching Artist, teaching workshops and choreographing for countless schools and institutions.
Adelaide born, Amelia trained extensively in all genres of theatre since the age of 5. At 17, she made the move to New York City after receiving a 12 month scholarship to train full-time at the Broadway Dance Centre.
Since returning to Australia, Amelia has been performing professionally most recently completing the 2022 Australian tour of Disney’s Frozen (Disney). Other professional credits include Andrew Lloyd Webbers 2022 Sydney Harbour production of The Phantom of the Opera (Opera Australia/HOSH) and the 2021 Australian tour of West Side Story (Opera Australia/GWB Entertainment)
Matt Lee is an award-winning music theatre leading man, creative director and choreographer who has starred in television and stage productions over the world. Matt’s expansive theatrical career has seen him playing roles in such shows as Frozen the Musical, Mary Poppins for which he won Best Male Actor in a musical at the Helpmann Awards, RENT, Grease: The Arena Spectacular, Oh! What a Night, Rags, Miss Saigon, Hot Shoe Shuffle, The Witches of Eastwick, Hugh Jackman’s: The Boy From OZ, Singin’ in the Rain and We Will Rock You.
Over the past twenty years he has carved out an impressive reputation as one of the top Australian creative forces in the business working alongside the likes of Paula Abdul, Hugh Jackman, Kenny Ortega, Ben Elton and choreographed for Ricky Martin, Samantha Jade, Hilary Duff, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Nathaniel Willemse, Gabriella Cilmi, Marcia Hines, Christine Anu, and Human Nature. Matt was a permanent judge and choreographer on the Logie winning TV series So You Think You Can Dance Australia and has been resident choreographer on The Voice, Australia’s Got Talent, and The Masked Singer.
Simone’s talents have made her a much sought-after Creative director and choreographer all over the world having coached and led master classes in Russia, London, Japan USA and Australia.
Her creative roles have encompassed workshops for major West End productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Flashdance and Shoes.
As a choreographer, Simone’s work includes Love Never Dies (USA, Japan, Germany), Sadler’s Wells’ Most Incredible Things with the Pet Shop Boys, Strictly Dance Fever for the BBC, 2012 London Olympic Games ceremonies with Danny Boyle. Classic Brit Awards, GIRI/HAJI Netflix, Baby Ballroom UK Channel 4 and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Workshop for CINDERELLA ( Other Palace, London)
Simone is the UK Associate Choreographer for Marianne Elliot’s London Production of Stephen Sondheim’s COMPANY and is also the Associate for the Broadway production.
Most recently Simone was the Choreographer and Associate Director of the brand new Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Sydney Harbour In collaboration with Really Useful Group and Opera Australia. Alongside Australia’s Simon Phillips (Dir) and Gabriela Tylesova (Designer) Simone had the privilege of being a part of the first new creative team, in over 36 years, to present a brand new production of this most masterful of shows.
Originally from Adelaide, Lewis has trained in performing arts since the age of five. He found his passion for the stage at Precizion Dance, then obtained a scholarship at Scotch College. At age 14, Lewis moved to Melbourne to train at Patrick School of the Arts and then moved to the Gold Coast to complete Dance Force’s full-time training program.
Since graduating, Lewis has performed for a number or corporate events in Australia and travelled to America to perform in Embodiment the Collective’s show ‘The Overthinker’. He was also selected to be a Top 50 contestant on Season 15 of America’s Got Talent.
Lewis recently made his professional musical theatre debut in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella and is excited to share what it coming next very soon!
Dancing since the age of three, Lia began her training with Sheila Laing Dance Centre and Claudia Maddeford School of Dance before heading west for an Advanced Diploma in Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Lia is Chair of The Royal Academy of Dance SA, Theatre Reviewer for the Theatre Travels and was previously Chair of Move Through Life.
Originally from Adelaide, Lilyana trained at the Barbara Jayne Dance Centre before continuing her studies at the Australian Ballet School from level 5, graduating in level 8. Whilst at the school Lilyana had the opportunity to train at the Canada’s National Ballet School as an exchange student. Lilyana performed in The Australian Ballet Regional Tour of Giselle.
After graduating with a Diploma in Dance, Advanced Diploma in Dance and Graduate Diploma in Classical Ballet, Lilyana went on to join the Queensland Ballet in 2018.
Returning back home to Adelaide, Lilyana has shared her passion of ballet through teaching. Coaching the ‘Billy’s’ in Billy Elliot during their Adelaide season and currently teaching classical ballet to the Musical Theatre students of the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Most recently she toured Australia in ‘An American In Paris’ as Dance Captain/Swing.
Queensland Ballet (2018)
La Bayadére (Greg Horsman), Firebird (Liam Scarlett), Carmen (Carlos Acosta), Swan Lake, Nutcracker & Cinderella (Ben Stevenson OBE), Parts per Million (Craig Davidson), B-Sides (Jack Lister)
The Australian Ballet School (2014-2017)
Almost (Graeme Murphy), Serenade (George Balanchine), Nutcracker, Snow Queens, Paquita, Giselle
Mark gained a following after his multiple appearances on ‘The Voice’ leading him to the professional world of Music Theatre. Having trained at APO Arts Academy, The Victorian College of the Arts and Broadway Dance Centre, Mark has proven himself a triple threat.
During his time on ‘The Voice’, coach Ricky Martin sent him to New York to meet with his Broadway Agent. Upon his return to Australia, he joined the cast of ‘Godspell’ followed by the Adelaide Fringe Season of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’.
He returned to the screen in Season 4 of ‘The Voice’, joining forces with Ricky again, and pushing his voice to new extremes.
He joined the cast of ‘Hairspray, The Arena Spectacular’ as Brad before a short Season of ‘Rent’, and finally the Australian Tour of ‘Kinky Boots’ where he featured as the Referee Angel.
He has sung across the world with ‘Princess Cruise Lines’, and was in the first cast of ‘Universal Studios Singapore’s’ new show ‘TurnTables’ as King. More recently, Mark toured with Norwegian Cruise Lines as part of the select artist program and staring as Felecia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
2022 saw Mark as a vocalist for the wonderful company Burn the Floor, performing around Europe before returning to home soil. Upon doing so, Mark was the vocal coach and backup singer for Disco Wonderland. In Disco Wonderland, He also was part of this show for the Adelaide Fringe Starring Pauline, Timomatic, Philippa Lynas, and Amelia Sanzo, accompanied by the incredible Eraser Description.
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From the age of 5 Valentina was trained in artistic gymnastics. From 1977 – 1985, she studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. After graduation she worked as a soloist and principal dancer at the Moscow Festival Theatre. In 1991 Valentina was invited by a prominent Russian choreographer Vladimir Vasiliev to join the State Kremlin Ballet of Russia as a soloist and principal dancer.
Her repertoire includes: Swan Lake, Cinderella, Nutcracker, Giselle, Don Quixote, Ruslan and Lyudmila, Napoleon Bonaparte, Tom Sawyer, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Walpurgis Night.
During her career, Valentina toured worldwide across Great Britain, Japan, Ireland, France, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Taiwan, China, Norway and Canary Islands.
Valentina has worked with prominent Russian choreographers like Yuri Grigorovich, Vladimir Vasiliev, Andrei Petrov and Marius Liepa.
Valentina has taught ballet classes for professionals when she worked in the Kremlin Ballet and in Moscow Ballet La Classique. Valentina also conducted rehearsals. She enjoys working with children, and has extensive experience teaching youngsters in Russia, Japan and Great Britain.
In 2004 Valentina choreographed a composition from ‘Swan Lake’ with students from Charles Campbell Secondary School.
From 2005 Valentina has continued working at her ballet school, Pavlova School of Classical Ballet as a classical ballet teacher and principal.
Valentina has also worked at Mitcham Rhythmic Gymnastics Club since 2005 as a ballet teacher.
Emily Higgins began dancing at Vivienne Winter School of Ballet from the age of 2. Having completed training in the Royal Academy of Dance achieving distinctions from primary right through to Advanced Two, Emily is currently studying Solo Seal. A finalist in the Royal Academy of Dance Awards on multiple occasions and have been award the Badenoch Iversen award. For the past six years Emily has represented South Australian as a member of the South Australian National Calisthenics team, achieving success as a member of the winning Junior National team and runner up of the Junior National Graceful Girl Championship. Emily has been in Full Time programme at GWB Studios for the last two years. Studied genres include Classical, Lyrical, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Vocal and Commercial. She is a passionate dancer who enjoys working hard, taking every opportunity to perform, setting and achieving goals with enthusiasm.
Jemma Allen is a vibrant performer and teacher specialising in musical theatre, jazz and cabaret. She has trained and worked with several of the top vocal educators in Australia, such as Roseanne Hosking, George Torbay, Daniel Puckey, Lauren Henderson, and Elle Nichelle (Vocalab). She has a Certificate IV in Dance from the Australian Company of Performing Arts and has trained at the Elder Conservatorium in jazz voice and musical theatre. She has recently returned from Melbourne where she trained full time as a musical theatre at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance as a scholarship student in 2021.
Sheila Laing began her classical training at the age of four, at Bush Davies School, Romford, UK.
Although classical ballet was her first love, she was also a very talented theatrical dancer, winning many awards throughout her her years of training. At the age of sixteen, Sheila decided to open her own school, with students winning many awards in ballet and musical theatre competitions.
In 1986, Sheila travelled to Adelaide to accept a position as assistant to Miss Eileen Hogarth, who later retired and handed the reins over to Miss Laing, who renamed the school ‘The Sheila Laing Dance Centre’ and immediately extended the school to include full-time students, a first for South Australia.
Sheila has choreographed many ballet productions and her students have gained much success in various ballet competitions throughout Australia. Some of her most memorable acclaims are having choreographed for the ABC series ‘The Music Makers’ and winning National Choreographer of the Year from the TV series ‘Pot of Gold’.
Sheila’s former students scattered in various companies throughout the world – not only in classical companies but also in theatre, television and movies. Some of her students (who you might recognise) include Richelle Brookman (GWB Entertainment, GWB Studios, McFarlane Brookman Theatres), Lia Cox (Royal Academy of Dance), Brett Simon (The Australian Ballet 2007-2018), Noi Tolmer (Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures Company), Melinda Privopoulos (Director, Bodycentric, Adelaide), Michelle Hofmann (Turning Point Dance, Adelaide), Carissa Neate-Lammers (Director, Carisma Dance, Adelaide) just to name a few.
In 1996, Miss Laing became a ‘Dual Examiner’ of the Royal Academy of Dance and later sold the Sheila Laing Dance Centre in 2004. This has allowed her to spend more time guest teaching and concentrate more on her examining commitments all over the world.
Since the age of three, Gemma has trained in ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary dance, studying and completing Borovansky and Cecchetti syllabi and CSTD tap exams.
Beginning her dance training at Dance Dimension and later at Barbara Jayne Dance Centre, Gemma competed in many SA-based and interstate dance competitions, winning tao and theatrical championships. At age eight, Gemma landed her first professional role as an understudy for the role of Marta in The Sound of Music with the Gordon Frost Organisation. Following this Gemma performed in many pro-am musical theatre productions with The Met and the Therry Dramatic Society, including Gypsy, Anything Goes, Holly Dolly, 42nd St, Crazy For You and The Boy From Oz.
Gemma has taught at various dance schools across Adelaide, teaching exam syllabi, competition teams and solos, as well as full-time course dance students. She is an accredited Acro teacher with Acrobatic Arts and specialises in jazz, tap, lyrical and contemporary dance.
Alongside her career as a dance teacher, she is also a qualified social worker, advocating for and supporting our most vulnerable members in society. As a dance teacher, Gemma values nurturing her students’ talents and exploring their needs to further enhance their full potential.
Dr. Briah Victory
Briah developed an early love for music and movement and grew up training in many facets of the performing arts. She entered the industry at a young age with professional credits including The Sound of Music Adelaide Season 2000, Black and White Australian film 2002, The Australian Ballet Company’s Sleeping Beauty Adelaide Season 2006 as well as a number of televised commercials and promotional shows. As a late teenager Briah left the performing arts industry to pursue a career in medicine.
She holds a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Adelaide and is currently enrolled in the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist’s Fellowship Program. She has an interest in paediatric mental health and holds a Certificate in Perinatal Mental Health from the Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service of South Australia.
Briah found her way back to the performing arts world through choreographing and coaching performance pieces for aspiring dancers. Her work has been celebrated on a national stage with many award winning performances and two nominations for Get The Beat International Dance Competition’s Choreographer of The Year in 2017 and 2018.
To enhance her dance coaching abilities Briah has completed an Associate Diploma with the Australian Institute of Classical Dance and recently gained accreditation in Marie Walton-Mahon’s Progressing Ballet Technique. Briah is passionate about developing dancers with a secure technical foundation, robust understanding of their body and mind including how to keep themselves safe and instilling a joy of dance that can be individually celebrated and openly shared with others.
Chymz began dancing at an early age training in ballet before finding her true passion in hip hop. She brings her own flair as part of the NBL Adelaide 36ers and BBL Adelaide Strikers dance teams. Chymz is a seasoned choreographer based in Adelaide who loves teaching kids how to find their groove. She is incredibly excited to teach dancers how to find their own flow, groove and style. She believes in building your confidence and having fun while dancing!
Chylie Cooper was born in Thailand and grew up in Adelaide studying ballet with Jaqueline Tucker, Christine Underdown and performing with the South Australian Children’s Ballet Company.Her further studies were undertaken in Perth at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts , graduating with a Diploma of Dance. In 1996 she worked with Rex Reid at Dance Theatre Victoria, then danced with David Prudham’s Australian Dancers Company in Perth for its 1998/99 seasons and with West Australian Ballet.In 1999, Chylie joined Australian Dance Theatre in Adelaide under the direction of Garry Stewart.Chylie then moved to Sydney and joined Sydney Dance Company in 2000. She toured with the Company throughout Australia and to the United States, Mexico, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, China and the UK.In 2011, Chylie joined MOD Dance Company for a season premiere at Star city.During the the past seven years Chylie has performed independently and taught inSydney at Newtown High School of Performing Arts and Tutu studios. She is currently teaching at the Australian Dance Theatre.Sydney Dance Company repertoire: Stephen Petronio’s Underland; Meryl Tankard’s INUK2; Graeme Murphy’s Mythologia, Berlin, Salome, Air and other invisible forces, Free Radicals, the role of Miss Evelyn Rose and “rue de Paris’ in Tivoli, Ellipse, Random Play, the Superstar in Shades of Gray, The Bathroom duo in Some Rooms, Grand, Hua Mulan, The Director’s Cut, Ever After Ever, (appearing in highlights from Air and other invisible forces, Ellipse and Berlin) and in the premiere of Short Stories. Rafael Bonachela’s 360o and we unfold and Aszure Barton’s Sid’s Waltzing Masquerade. Narelle Benjamin’s; Gossamer.Other career credits: MOD Dance Company; Suite Synergy West Australian Ballet: Coppelia; Australian Dance Theatre: Plastic Space, Bird Brain; David Prudham’s; Australian Dancers Company: Virtuosity, Spilt. Dance Theatre Victoria: Peter and the Wold. Film and Television Credits: Mao’s Last Dancer: ABC Dance Academy
Tayla Curtis is a dancer/choreographer who grew up in Adelaide. After finishing high school, Tayla moved to Sydney where she studied at Brent Street Studios and received her Diploma in Elite Performance. Tayla has also trained under the guidance of Marko Panic and Katie Sanchez in The Dream Show Business 2020, where she had the opportunity to work closely with industry leaders, as well as artists such as Australia’s very own, Jessica Mauboy. She has also obtained her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching & Management and is a qualified dance teacher. Tayla has performed on THE VOICE AU as a dancer, as well as having performed at The Premiers Gala in Sydney for artists such as Tim Campbell and Casey Donovan. Tayla has always had a passion for creating & choreographing and has had the opportunity to both dance and choreograph for the Adelaide Fringe Festival across multiple seasons, as well as teach and share her style across Adelaide and Sydney for many years!
Meg studied contemporary dance full time at Adelaide College of the Arts and New Zealand School of Dance. She also spent time with Melbourne company, Chunky Move, studying their signature style, Counter technique. Meg has a strong training in Classical ballet achieving her RAD Advanced 1, Bursary, and Borovansky Solo Seal. She also has a strong training in Ashtanga Yoga and Pilates. For the past four years she has been teaching Pilates, Stretch, Yoga and fitness for Aleenta Barre and various Calisthenics clubs. Meg spent 2021 being mentored by and working with Melissa Laing of Melissa Laing Pilates Studio. Meg is also a qualified Acupuncturist and Doctor of Chinese Medicine with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) and works for various clinics across Adelaide.
Jenny has a long successful history in Calisthenics as a participant, coach and currently as an examiner and adjudicator.
Alongside Calisthenics, Jenny studied Classical Ballet with Audrey Parsons, Lyn Ferrauto and Sheila Laing. This training culminated in winning the Senior National Graceful Girl 1983 (Australian Society of Calisthenics), plus representing the state in many successful State Championship Teams.She has had a professional career in Medical
Imaging and presently works as a Certified Clinical Pilates instructor.
In her Dance Conditioning Classes she employs her knowledge in anatomy and Pilates to deliver a safe class, empowering dancers by developing their strength and flexibility. Jenny is currently working towards gaining accreditation in Progressive Ballet Technique.
Jenny has a particular interest in performance mindset training; Strengthening the mind and body of dancers, to assist them achieve optimal performance, is an integral part of Jenny’s class delivery.
Danika’s love of dance and performing began at a very early age where she trained in all genres including ballet, jazz, lyrical, acro, musical theatre, tap, singing and many more. She entered the professional industry in 2016 playing Marta in the national production of The Sound of Music. In 2017 Danika was selected as the lead dancer for the opening ceremony of the international Astronautical Congress. Danika continued to regularly compete at dance competitions where she has won a number of national titles and was recently selected into Australia’s Dream Dance Creative Elite Team. She has also recently completed her Stage 1 SACE in Dance, Certificate 3 in Dance and Acrobatic Arts Teaching Qualification course in 2022. As Danika continues to grow and develop as a dancer herself she has begun to share her love of dance through choreographing performance pieces and coaching classes to the younger generation, with her work receiving award winning performances.
During his time on ‘The Voice‘, coach Ricky Martin sent him to New York to meet with his Broadway Agent which opened his eyes to the world he had dreamed of in the arts. Upon his return to Australia, he joined the cast of ‘Godspell‘ (Magnormous Proudctions) followed by the Adelaide Fringe Season of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee‘.
He returned to the screen in Season 4 of ‘The Voice’, joining forces with Ricky again, and pushing his voice to new extremes.
He joined the cast of ‘Hairspray, The Arena Spectacular‘ (Harvest Rain) as Brad before a short Season of ‘Rent‘ (Marie Clarke), and finally the Australian Tour of ‘Kinky Boots‘ where he featured as the Referee Angel.
He has sung across the world with ‘Princess Cruise Lines‘ as a Guest Entertainer, and was fortunate enough to be in the first cast of ‘Universal Studios Singapore’s’ new show ‘TurnTables’ as King. More recently Mark toured with Norwegian Cruise Lines as part of the select artist program, and staring as Felecia in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
2022 saw Mark as a vocalist for the wonderful company Burn the Floor, performing around Europe before coming back to home soil. Upon doing so, Mark was the vocal coach and back up singer for Disco Wonderland (Release Creative, and Brisbane Festival) In Disco Wonderland, He also was part of this show for the Adelaide Fringe (2021) Starring Pauline, Timomatic, Philippa Lynas, and Amelia Sanzo, accompanied by the incredible Eraser Description,
Other show credits include: Hello Dolly (Magnromous Proudctions), Madame Butterfly (State Opera Of South Australia), The Boy From Oz, Tinker Tailor Toy Maker, A Royal Fairytale (Asia Tour), Bat Boy, Honk, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Gondoliers, Cats, Oklahoma, Children of Eden, The World Goes Round, Chicago, High School Musical, The Nutcracker, The Lion The Witch And the Wardrobe (Australian Classical Youth Ballet)
Film Credits include: The Babadook, 2:37, The Yellow Tree Passage
Maddie started dancing at a young age at Centre Stage Dance in New Jersey, and in 2005 continued her performing arts journey in South Australia. Having been involved in the Adelaide Performing Arts comminity for many years, Maddie made the decision to develop her dance and vocal training in Melbourne, completing her Diploma in Dance (PA) at Transit Dance (2019). Maddie has performed in Singapore as an acrobat in the show ‘Young Circus Time’ (2014), was featured in the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Show ‘Trapped’ as a vocalist/acrobat and in 2022 performed as a backup singer and dancer in Hans: ‘A night at the Symph-Honey’. She has additionally worked with Ding Productions, performing as a dancer in corporate and sport events such as the Master’s Game at the Adelaide Convention centre (2019), Adelaide Striker’s BBL (2020-2022) and the AFL (2021).
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