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 Bekki Adams

Bekki Adams

2013/2014

Touring as Peppa Pig

2012

Graduated B. Music Theatre BAPA

2011

2nd Year Bachelor Music Theatre BAPA

2009
The Mikado, Adelaide season – female swing/ensemble (Essgee Productions)

Sweeney Todd – Johanna (Centrestage Productions ; C0- Writer of “Red, The Musical” – Underground Production.

2008
The Mikado – female swing/ensemble (Essgee Productions)
Songs for a New World – Understudy Woman One, dance captain (Starlight Theatre Co-op)
Scissors, Paper, Rock – several cameo roles (Underground Productions)
Storm the Stage – national finalist (Rotary/Burswood)

2007
Witches of Eastwick – cameo, dancer (Turkish Delight Theatre Box)
Bugfarce – sketch comedy (Underground Productions)
Bugsports – Theatre Sports (Underground Productions)
Under Milkwood – Voice One (Fame Theatre Company)

 Ben Adams

Ben Adams

B. Arts (Music Theatre) WAAPA

Diploma Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre.

Australia Zoo performer

Ensemble Essgee Production of The Mikado, Brisbane 2008 and Adelaide 2009.

Songs for a New World, Starlight Productions. Rent, Starlight Productions.

Jason Bentley

B. Music (Music Theatre) Griffith University

 George Blackley

World Tour Michael Jackson Spectacular

B. Music Technology

 Francine Cain

Francine Cain

2013/2014

Frenchy - Grease Australian Tour

2012/2013

Ensemble - Mary Poppins Australian Tour

Graduate  B Arts, Music Theatre at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Advanced Diploma of Music Theatre at The Australian Dance Performance Institute, (ADPI); CDPA, AMEB

Rob Guest Endowment Award 2010

Regina - Rock of Ages Australian Tour

 Leon Cain

Leon Cain

 


Leon Cain recently returned from Spain where he studied clowning at Escola de Clown de Barcelona, after being awarded the Lord Mayors Fellowship Grant. He has performed for La Boite in The Wishing Well (Matrix Theatre Company/ La Boite Theatre Company), and Summer Wonderland (La Boite Theatre Company).  His other theatre credits include: for Queensland Theatre Company, That Face, School of Arts, Oedipus the King, The Winter’s Tale and Away, for which he won a Sydney Theatre Award. Others are: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Oscar Theatre Company), Thieves like us (Merrigong Theatre Company). Only Ten Minutes to Buffalo (National Institute of Dramatic Art), Macbeth (Bell Shakespeare Company), Omon Ra (Restaged Histories Project), The Boy and the Goat (Metro Arts) and He Died with a Felafel in his Hand (Someone Productions). Leon completed a Bachelor of Theatre Arts in Acting at University of Southern Queensland and has appeared in the H2O television series, as well as in various commercials and corporate films and voice over’s. Leon was a Queensland Theatre Company Emerging Artist in 2006.

 Madeline CainTouring production of Cats in SE Asia
B. Music Theatre, Mackay Conservatorium - Mackay

 Emmaline Southwell

Emmaline Carroll

TRAINING:

  • 2003-2005 Victorian College of the Arts (BA Dramatic Art)
  • 2001-2002 University of Southern Queensland (BA Theatre Arts)

THEATRE: Starred as Madame Bovary in Madame Bovary,  a Stork Theatre Production; Five Kinds of Silence - OpticNerve/ 45 Downstairs; Antidote - Melbourne Fringe; Woyzeck - Director’s Season; Missing Link (re-mount) - Arena Theatre Company; Off The Canvas; Complete Works Theatre Company; Missing Link - Arena Theatre Company; Five Kinds of Silence – VCA; The Three Sisters – VCA; A Midsummer Nights Dream –VCA; Translations – VCA; Vinegar Tom - VCA
                           
TELEVISION: City Homicide - Channel 7; The Wayne Manifesto - ABC

FILM: Lu Lu at the Cinematheque (short); Little Life (Short)

VOICE OVER WORK

 Danny ChowCertificate iv in Musical Theatre Performance and Commercial Dance – DLDC. Brisbane
Certificate iv Performing Arts, – Brent St. Sydney
 Ralph Collins2008 Graduated Diploma of Music Industry (Technical Production) Southbank Institute of Technology, Brisbane

2010 Graduated Master of Design Science (Audio and Acoustics) The University of Sydney

2011 Accepted into Master of Philosophy (Architecture) The University of Sydney
 David DixonLead singer Indecent Obsession,
Actor – Home and Away,
Lead performer in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Australian Production.
 Wade DoolanBachelor of Creative Industries, Acting QUT

 Brian Emerson

Brian Emerson

 

 

Brian was the musical director of Fame from 1999 to 2003. Brian has many performing credits to his name both with Fame and for corporate band LUSH from 2000 to 2009, performing for many large events and organisations throughout Australia. In 2007, 2008 and 2009 Brian was the vocal coach and choreographer on The Veronicas Australian tours. After a 9 year career with successful corporate band Lush, Brian has now turned his musical talents to a new project, Kodiak which had their first single debut on sale on iTunes in March 2011.

 Lachlan Gillespie

The Blue Wiggle

Bachelor of Art (Music Theatre) WAAPA

Certificate IV in Musical Theatre Performance and Commercial Dance
– DLDC. Brisbane 2004.

 Laura Greenhalgh

 B. Music Theatre, BAPA

Samantha Hardgrave
1st Year B. Music (Music Theatre) Australian Institute of Music

 Leia Hembury

Leia Hembury

 

Cruise Ship Entertainment
Bachelor in Applied Theatre. Griffith University

Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts, Southbank Institute of TAFE

 Jennifer Hind

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) QUT,
Lighting Operator/Designer on Short & Sweet Sydney 2007 Festival,
Stage Manager for Merchant of Venice, B Sharp, Belvoir St Theatre
Lighting Technician with Opera Australia at the Opera House, Sydney.

 Megan Hind 

Megan Hind

Currently first year B. Drama NIDA

Modelling internationally.
Based in Paris with IMGmodels,
Represented in Paris, Milan, London (IMG),
Germany (Modelwerk), Tokyo (Satoru),
Sydney (Chadwick) and Brisbane (Tamblyn).

 Damian HumbleyB. Arts, Music Theatre – WAAPA. Perth
Performer –
Urinetown (MTC Production) and Oliver
Lead Actor in “The Woman In White” West End Production, London 2005- 2006

 Loren Hunter

Loren Hunter

2014

Ensemble - Strictly Ballroom

2013

Ensemble - King Kong

2012

Ensemble - Moonshadow

Bachelor of Arts, Music Theatre, WAAPA

 David Irvine

David Irvine

1 year full time training, Fame Theatre. 2nd Year Bachelor Music Theatre, BAPA
Performance credits: Fame, The Musical – Mesh Productions; Les Miserables – Ignatians

 Shane Jenek
  'Courtney Act'
Shane JenekEntertainer

www.CourtneyAct.com

 

 Hannah Macklin

Hannah Macklin

Performer – Woodford 2010. Released EP Paper Cranes 2010. National tour – Paper Cranes. Support act for Katie Noonan.

Graduate B Music, Jazz Voice at Griffith Conservatorium.
Hannah performs regularly around Brisbane with various duos, trios, small bands and big bands, as well as writing and performing original music for 'The Hannah Macklin Band', who released their debut EP in May 2008. 

 Katie McKee

Katie McKee

B. Arts (Music Theatre), WAAPA.

Originally hailing from Brisbane, Katie found her passion for performing at a young age. She relished in the dramatic, playing crazy old women, witches, drunken whores and evil queens.

In 2008 she graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre). Her WAAPA highlights included Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd; The Young Wife in Hello Again; West Side Story; Blood Brothers and Oklahoma! with Jill Perryman.

Since graduating, Katie has performed in numerous productions including My Fair Lady (Opera Australia), the Australian premiere of Floyd Collins (Meredith Shaw Productions), Transport (New Musicals Australia) and was most recently seen playing the role of Nancy in Oliver! (Packemin Productions).

Katie is currently understudying the role of Madame Morrible in the Australasian tour of Wicked.

www.katiemckee.com

 Jason Miller

Jason Miller

Bachelor Music Theatre QCUniversty – Conservatorium of Music
Since graduating in 2008

Jason's credits include the role of Dad in Fame's very own A Bush Christmas, Macbeth: The Contemporary Rock Opera, The Cookoos - Brookside Shopping Centre (Zest Factor), Frankenstein and Shrek - Universal Studios Singapore

 Tom MorleyNIDA short courses. NIDA workshop tutor
1st Year drama QUT, Brisbane
Certificate iv Performing Arts, – Brent St. Sydney
 Kristina Moschella 1st Year B. Music (Music Theatre) Australian Institute of Music
 Peter Murphy

Currently appearing as 'Galileo' in the West End production of We Will Rock You

Performer: Australian Productions: Shout! - Fame The Musical;
Rent; Les Miserables

 Peter Nielson

Peter Nielson

 

B.Ed Secondary
B.A. Technical Production Management
 
After spending over 18 yeas as a Student and then Tutor at Fame, Peter began to working professionally in the entertainment industry.
 
Initially working as a Sound, Lighting and Multimedia Designer, Peter has designed works for QTC, OQ, QPAT, Sydney Dance Company, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Ballet Frankfurt and Bell Shakespeare Company to name a few. His award winning work has played stages both at home and abroad.
 
Today, Peter works as a Production Manager and Technical Director focussing on large scale projects such as the Athens Olympics, Melbourne Commonwealth Games and Doha Asian Games ceremonies (Opening and Closing) and is currently engaged on the European tour of Walking with Dinosaurs (www.dinosaurlive.com) ranked by Pollstar Magazine (USA) as the worlds 4th largest selling show for 2009 (Behind U2, ACDC and Bruce Springsteen).
 
Peter looks forward to the next challenge and loves that he has no Idea what it might be... He is ever grateful to Ken Kennet and the team at Fame, all those years ago who have made it all possible today. 

Belle O'Brien

Belle O'Brien

 

Host, Presenter, Event planner, Program co-ordinator.

2008-2010 – Presenter, RCTV – Morning Show

2008 – 2010 Activities Manager/Assistant Cruise Director - ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

2007 – International cruise director’s staff - ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

2005-2006 – Entertainment Host - DISNEY CRUISE LINE

2000-2009 – Entertainer/character worker - DREAMWORLD

1996 – 2005 – Choreographer/co ordinator - FAME TALENT AGENCY

2002 – Dance instructor - KINDA DANCE

2001 – 2004 – Entertainer/choreographer - KEN KENNETT PRODUCTIONS

Lisa & Jessica Origlasso

'The Veronicas'

Lisa & Jessica OriglassoWith the release of their new album HOOK ME UP, 26-year-old twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso known as THE VERONICAS, exploded onto the airwaves in their native Australia garnering two Top 5 singles – including their first #1 hit with the title track – and rocketing their sophomore effort to multiplatinum levels. Thanks to an amazing collection of original songs, a hot new electro-rock sound, killer hooks and incredible vocals, their second album remains in the Top 5 on the album charts five months after its initial release last fall 

Over the last couple of years the girls have reached super stardom status, recording two amazing records - "Hook Me Up" and "Secret Life of" and toured the world.  On top of this they have managed to create their own clothing line...

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 Courtney Rice

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 

Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (Secondary) -currently studying.

  • Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Dance, Drama and Music.

  • Hillbrook Anglican School (Grades 8 - 12).

  • McDowall State Primary School (Grades 1-7).



SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS:



  • 2009 Role of Coral in Bachelor of Performing Arts production of Bumpy Angels

  • 2009 Lead vocals in Bachelor of Performing Arts production of Snapshots from home

  • 2009 Role of Anne in Bachelor of Performing Arts production of Memories of Lizzie

  • 2009 Role of The Twitting in Bachelor of Performing Arts production of The Caged Birds

  • 2008 Cast of Bachelor of Performing Arts production of Sweet Charity
  • 
2007 Role of Liz and Dance Captain in Bachelor of Performing Arts production of Chicago

 

 Kaitlyn Rogers

Kaitlyn Rogers

 

Bachelor of Creative Industries, Drama

 Karissa Robertson

Karissa Robertson

B. Film, Griffith University.

'Carmen' in Mesh Production of Fame, the Musical 2009.

Choreographer, Red, The Musical, Underground Production 2009.

Currently rehearsing for Spamalot.

 Elissa Seed

Elissa Seed

 

Elissa began dancing since the age of 5, training at the Fame Talent Agency before completing an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts, majoring in Musical Theatre, at the Australian Dance Performance Institute. She has had the privilege of performing at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Sydney Opera House, Disneyland and Universal Studios America, Hong Kong and Nanning in China as well as appearing in many musical theatre productions and eisteddfods. She was also fortunate to teach at Fame since the age of 14. Elissa went on to study Performing Arts Management at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and graduated with a number of awards and scholarships including the Commonwealth Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Hawaiian Award for most outstanding Arts Management graduate. Elissa has since worked at Queensland Theatre Company and is currently employed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

 Travis SmithCertificate iv Brent St. Cruise Ship entertainer
2nd Year B. Creative Industries - Dance QUT
 Scott Spreadbury

Currently appearing in La Cage Aux Folles – West End
Shout
swing performer (Melbourne and Sydney) 2008
We Will Rock You (West End, London) 2005–2007
Performer: Bye Bye Birdie (Jacobsen Prooduction, Melbourne); Grease The Arena Spectacular (Australian Tour 2005)
Children's Festivals - Dubai and Singapore
Certificate iv Performing Arts, – Brent St. Sydney Singer Actor Dancer – Open Programme – NIDA. Sydney

 Chris Story

Bachelor Music Theatre QCU – Mackay Conservatorium

Add Appeared in A Chorus Line, 2009, Brisbane

 Gemma WaddingtonCertificate iv in Musical Theatre Performance and Commercial Dance – DLDC. Brisbane
Certificate iv Performing Arts – Brent St. Sydney

 Scott Walker
(Ethan Walker)

Film credits: Get Him to the Greek (Universal Studios), High School Musical 3, L'Art De Vivre (Feature Film), Vivre Films, Paris, France

Dancing with the Stars, USA, CBS Studios ABC TV, USA

Performer – Lord Of The Dance, Unicorn Entertainments, UK

Celtic Tiger, Celtic Tiger Inc, USA

Entertainer, Pacific Sun Cruise Ship, Princess Cruises, Australia

 David WhitehillHost - Hot Source, Channel 9 Brisbane
 
 
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