Performer Bio

HEATHER

Heather is 22 years old. Originally from the island of Guam, Heather has relocated to Perth to study a Bachelors of Arts in Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Her love of performing started at the age of three when she took her first hula lesson. Being trained in hula for 13 years, she decided to expand her knowledge of dance and took on jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary for 8 years. Heather is also trained in singing and had leading roles in musicals such as High School Musical, Aida, Footloose, and Once on This Island.

Her love of dance has also lead her to teaching. She has taught beginning and intermediate hip-hop and jazz to children of all ages giving her great experience working with children.

 

MATTHEW

Matthew is a highly musical individual, having studied the piano for close to 14 years. This love of music led him to singing and dance training where he discovered a passion for performing and the theatre. Matthew is currently at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where he is studying a Bachelor of Music Theatre. He has also previously completed the Certificate II course at WAAPA in the same discipline.

Matthew’s previous performances include singing in the Lucy Durack and Friends concert at the Perth Concert Hall, singing for Telethon, and performing in Jazz soirees as a vocalist. He has also performed as a dancer at various community festivals around the Perth area

MIRANDA

Miranda is perfecting her art at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), currently in her second year of the prestigious Musical Theatre degree course.

Miranda has been performing in corporate functions and musicals from the age of 8. Highlights include Les Miserables (2005) as Young Cosette; The Boy from Oz (2006) with Hugh Jackman; Annie (2008) as Annie; Sweet Charity (2010) as Charity; Thoroughly Modern Millie (2011) as Millie. In December 2012/January 2013 Miranda went from looking like a brunette Princess Jasmine to a perky blonde playing Disney's Cinderella in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Winning numerous eisteddfods, awards, and featured multiple times on Telethon, Miranda has used every experience as part of her growth as a performer. Last year Miranda was a featured soloist in "Lucy Durack and friends" at the Perth Concert Hall, and creatively arranged and featured in a self-cabaret at The King's Hotel, Perth. During Miranda's time at WAAPA she has been exposed to highly acclaimed international professionals such as Carmel Dean (Broadway Music Director American Idiot); Michael Lavine (New York Music Director/Performance Coach); Adam Guettel (Tony Award winner/Composer/Orchestrator); and Matthew Robbinson (Australian Performer/Writer) in which Miranda had the honour of playing Igenia in the first draft reading of his new show Atlantis.

As well as performing, Miranda has been teaching Private Singing students and Song & Dance classes around Perth dance schools, for 2 years. Miranda's playful and passionate persona gives her an affinity for working with kids.

BEN

Ben is 19 and is currently studying Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.  He has spent the last eight years taking both classical and contemporary singing lessons as well as the last three years doing jazz, contemporary and funk dance classes in order to pursue his dream of being a musical theatre performer.  Above all, however, Ben’s passions lie in acting. This skillset combined with (too many) family Christmases with his 6 younger nieces and nephews assist Ben in working with children in a fun and safe way. 

Ben’s credentials include but are not limited to: the leading role of Mickey in Blood Brothers: The Musical presented by the Q Theatre that ran for 3 weeks in 2011, and was brought back due to popular demand for another 2 week run in 2012; Jim Farrell with SUPA Productions in Titanic: The Musical in 2012; Claude’s Mother in Hair: The Musical produced by the Q Theatre in 2012, demonstrating his abilities as a comedic character actor; Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables with CGS in 2010, the leading role of Darren Lemming in WAAPA’s 2013 performance of Take Me Out and much more.  

MACKENZIE

Mackenzie recently graduated from the WAAPA II Certificate of Musical Theatre course and also holds a Diploma of Performing Arts. As a dance teacher for both Dance Central and St Hildas Anglican School for Girls she loves working with children of all ages. Mackenzie is a frequent performer with Perth's children's entertainment group The Lulus! and is thrilled to be joining the very talented team at Encore Kids Parties.

JOSHUA

Joshua completed the Certificate II in Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2013, and this year will be undertaking the Bachelor of Musical Theatre, also at WAAPA. Joshua was always interested in music from a young age, playing several instruments including the Double Bass, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar and Piano. It was this that opened up the world of performance for him, joining his high school's theatre group and performing in shows such as Oliver!, Sweeney Todd, The Pajama Game, How to Succeed in Business without really trying, and the Mikado.
 
Since leaving high school, Joshua has worked with primary and high school aged children at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. He has conducted chapel services and activities as an assistant to the teachers.

Joshua is a highly requested energetic performer who specialises in Roving entertainment, pirate, spiderman, Jedi, Minecraft, Slime, Mad Hatter, The Rabbit, Beast, Prince Eric, Highland Warrior, and children's stage shows 
 
 

SAMANTHA

Samantha has had a passion for performing from a young age and always wanted to pursue her love for the arts. Samantha completed a Certificate II in Musical Theatre at WAAPA in 2009 and then went onto complete a Bachelor in Music (Classical Voice) in 2013. This year, Samantha is studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in Music (Classical Voice), which she will complete at the end of the year.  During her school years, Samantha played lead roles in numerous musicals including Little Cossette in Les Miserables at the Regal Theatre; Annie in Annie; Oliver in Oliver and Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie.  Samantha has also sung at various corporate functions including Danny Green boxing, West Australian Football League, West Australian Football Hall of Fame, WA Nursing association, Sandover Medal and West Australian Youth Awards, as well as featuring on Telethon.  Samantha went on to perform as Cossette in Les Miserables at the Regal Theatre under the direction of John Milson, Samantha has also worked with John Milson on ‘A Little Light Music’ where she was a featured soloist. At WAAPA, Samantha has played Miranda in ‘The Tempest’, Beth in ‘Little Women’ (opera) and this year will be playing Hansel in ‘Hansel and Gretel’ as well as being a featured soloist in ‘ Songs and Sonnets’ (an exploration of the works of Shakespeare)

As well as performing Samantha has been teaching Private Singing lessons for 3 years; she loves working with children and loves what she can learn from them!

SOPHIA

19-year-old Sophia is currently studying at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), in a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Acting.

Sophia has always loved performing, participating in school productions and singing. Above all, however, Sophia’s passions lie in acting. Sophia’s experience from volunteering at Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre, babysitting and (too many) family gatherings with her younger cousins and siblings assists Sophia in working with children in a safe and fun way.

Sophia specialises in Princess Leia, Anna, Princess Sophia, Daphne, Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Bat Girl, Pirate, Fairy, Alice in Wonderland and Tween themes. Sophia is an integral part of Encore's Stage Entertainment development team.

MEG

Meg has been performing from a very young age, and graduated from WAAPA last year with a Certificate II in Music Theatre. Currently finishing her Psychology Major at the University of Western Australia, Meg hopes to study Music Theatre full-time in 2015. Having learnt violin, viola and piano from a young age, Meg is also a member of the a cappella quartet group Chapters, who have made several appearances around Perth since 2013. Meg is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the talented Encore Family. 

AMY

20 year old Amy has been interested in the performing arts from a very young age, always having a particular love for dancing, singing and acting. Currently studying Post Graduate Classical voice at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Amy has performed in many ensembles and productions, including the recent Opera, ‘Taming of the Shrew’.

Amy has also received principles roles in ‘Grease’, ‘Sound of music’ and ‘Cabaret’ at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and sung with the national Australian Children choir, Gondwana Voices. She has a unique history with Dance and Gymnastics, winning gold at the Australian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in 2005 and 2006. Also trained in various styles of dance since the young age of 4, Amy now teaches dance at Dance Worx.

Amy specialises is Princess Tori, Elsa, Barbie inspired characters, Mermaid, Rock Star, Rapunzel, Fairy, Alice, Cat Woman, Ballerina and Tink.

ALLYSHA

Allysha is currently in Studying her Post Graduate Bachelor of Music at WAPPA and is taking vocal lessons with Linda Barca. Allysha has also completed the Certificate II Musical Theatre at WAPPA. Allysha has delighted audiences with her engaging personality and charming voice. Previous performances include WA Tourism Awards, Queens Jubilee Government House, Official Opening of the Perth Royal Show and has appeared as the supporting act for both Marcia Hines and Marina Prior at the St Valentine’s Day Concert at Kings Park for the past two years to name a few.

Varied roles include a voice over artist role for Tim Winton’s ‘The Deep’, lead role of Maria in ‘West Side Story’ at the Playhouse Theatre in 2009, and as a soloist performer for Channel Seven Telethon in 2001, 2002 & 2004. Allysha was very excited to play the leading role of Lisa, for two performances of ‘The Land of Smiles’, the beautiful operetta written by Franz Lehar, and directed by John Milson, at the Subiaco Arts Centre  June 2012.

Allysha specialises is our Fairy Lilly Belle, Dorothy, Cinderella, Glinda, Alice, Tea party hostess, Enchanted Princess and Winter Wonderland themes.

JACOB

Jacob has been a passionate performer since a very young age. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, having previously completed his Certificate II in the same discipline.  With five younger siblings, Jacob has a lifetime of training when it comes to entertaining children, and his energy is contagious. His previous performances include solos on Telethon, singing alongside Lucy Durack in her Perth Concert Hall performance, being a grand finalist in the National Storm the Stage Competition and playing Joseph in the Annual City of Perth Christmas Nativity, held in Forrest Chase.

Jacob has also played leading roles in musicals including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie and original productions with The University of Western Australia's Dramatic Society, and has also performed self devised Cabaret pieces at venues around Perth.

With training in Jazz, Tap, Ballet and with four years of acrobatics under his belt, he is capable of portraying a number of characters for Encore, specialising in Spiderman, Peter Pan, Disney Princes and Pirates.

JOE

Joe is currently studying the Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. However, he has been involved in vocal, theatre and dance performances since the age of five. Originally from Adelaide, Joe has trained under the tuition of Carolyn Ferrie, Rossanne Hosking, Carolyn Obst, “The Helen O’Grady Dramatic School” and “The Mighty Good Talent School” as a member of the ‘Young Talent Team’. Moreover, his training in Contemporary Dance saw him study at many of New York’s prestigious dance schools, such as; The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, The Alvin Ailey Extension, Steps On Broadway, The Merce Cunningham Studios, Perdidance Capezio Center and Broadway Dance Center.

Along with performing as a soloist in Tokyo’s Disneyland, Joe has also performed together with Kate Ceberano in her concert Lady Marmalade, Wayne Scott Kermond in Candy Man, Mark Trenwith in Be My Friend, The Idea of North, Phil Ceberano, James Morrison and Todd Mckenny – just to name a few. (He’s also played multiple lead roles in various musicals, including; Aladdin, The Wiz, Beauty and The Beast jnr., The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Into The Woods, within South Australia’s theatre circle)

Joe specialises in Superman, Prince Charming, John Smith (Pocahontas), Dance, Rock Star, Roving, Pirate,  and Encore Stage Show Events. With his extensive experience in dance, Joe is a vital member of Encore's dance theme development team. 

ESTHER

Esther developed a love of theatre at a very young age, after seeing Beauty and the Beast the musical at age 7. Raised in Melbourne, Esther is currently studying a Bachelor in Music, majoring in operatic voice, at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She has also studied non naturalistic theatre at the MTC theatre workshop, and received the award for ‘Best actress in a drama’ for her role as ‘Jane’ in the Australian play ‘there once was a woman’, from the FYT committee.

Some of her previous roles include Philia in Sondheim’s A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Kiki Dubone in The Boyfriend, Mabel Washington in Fame, Mabel in Guys n Dolls, and Amelia in the Australian Pantomime The Hobyahs. Esther has also been involved in productions of Elijah, The taming of the shrew, The tempest, Ernani, La Boheme, Iolanthe, The Gondoliers, Merrie England, The Sorcerer, The Merry Widow, The Sound of Music, The Wiz and Bye Bye Birdie

Esther specialises in Belle, Dorothy, Wonder Woman, Sleeping Beauty, Fairy Rose Bud, Tea Party Hostess and is one of Perth's highly regarded Body and Face painting artists.

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KATIE

19-year-old Katie is currently in her 3rd year at WAAPA/ECU studying a double Music Education and Creative Arts Degree, and has recently completed a Certificate II in Musical Theatre at WAAPA. Beginning music and competitive dance training at age 4, she has been performing most of her life. From touring to New Zealand to sing in the Rotorua Music Festival, to dancing on Telethon, and holding acting roles in plays such as Noises Off, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Grimms Tales, she has developed a love of all things theatrical.

Employed as a singing and dance teacher, and having previously worked in childcare, Katie has had years of experience working with children and has found the endeavour to be incredibly rewarding.

Katie specialises in Mermaid, Fairy (Tink), Rapunzel, Cinderella, Superhero, Tea Party Hostess and co-designs the dance party themes/productions.

TEIGAN

Teigan Isobel has studied theatre and performing arts in Perth and the USA. Having recently graduated with a BA and Diploma in theatre she is now in her final year of finishing a French degree. In 2012 she moved to New York as an exchange student where she performed in an adaption of Plautus’ classic; Mostellaria.

She has performed in numerous theatre and film productions in Perth recently appearing as a hungry toad in Harbour Theatres Cinderella adaptation; The Ash Girl. Alongside acting, Teigan works as a scriptwriter and editor for a local production company and is currently in the process of finalising her second feature film. In her spare time she enjoys playing piano, violin and studying Spanish and German.

Teigan specialises in Pirate "Squiggly Bottom", Fairy, Cowgirl, Slime Fest, Craft, Do you Dare and is a director/script writer for Encore's stage/performance/party theme design. 

CAMERON

Cameron is an outstanding performer who is currently studying the Bachelor of  Musical Theatre Certificate at  the Victoria College of the Arts and has also completed one year of a BA of Classical Music Performance (WAAPA).

Cameron from a young age has performed in various productions such as Taming of the Shrew, Eneksis choir, The Man from Mukinupin, The Lords and Ladies, Grimm Tales, Elijah and various modelling assignments for DEan Selby and Zsadar.

Cameron is a vocal coach and conducts private voice lessons with Perth students. He has an electric energy which lends itself not only to Character performances but also includes juggling, stilt walking, clowning, face painting and fire dancing!

Cameron is available during the months of July, November thru to Feb. 

ROSABELLE

20 year old Rosabelle is studying a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. After seeing a production of Swan Lake, she, like many young girls was completely taken with the beauty and glamour of the dancers. This led to Rosabelle beginning Singing and Dance lessons from a very young age, continuing them all her life.

In 2012, Rosabelle, still captivated by the Performing Arts, moved to Melbourne from her home in New Zealand to pursue a career in the industry and has performed roles such as Emma Carew (Jekyll and Hyde), Maria (The Sound of Music), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz) and Bet (Oliver). She has also been involved in many other shows including Chicago, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and A Midsummer Nights Dream. Rosabelle has competed as a Singer and Dancer at national competitions for many years and in 2011 she won the ‘Lady Champion Cup’ at the Hamilton Vocal Competitions. As a child she performed in a touring production of the Nutcracker with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. She has also taught  beginner Ballet classes and beginner Song and Dance classes.

JACKSON

Jackson is currently studying devised performance in the Bachelor of Performing Arts course at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as well as completing a Certificate II in Music Theatre at WAAPA last year.

Jackson has three years of singing training with David Dockery and has also explored performance on screen, through involvement in short films, whether acting, writing or working behind the scenes. Jackson specialises in Pirates, Prince, Robin, Cowboy and Do you Dare themes.

 

KIERAN

Kieran is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Acting) at WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) and has also studied at Stella Adler Studio, New York (2013) and University of Western Australia. Kieran has performed on stage and screen most recently in Viva la Restoration, 2013 and Wedlock directed by James Richard Marzec 2013.

Kieran has extensive experience working with children as a swimming coach at Challenge Stadium Perth.

Kieran specialises in Pirate, Thor, Man of Steel Superman, Merman, Batman, Do you Dare, Prince, Roving and Sports themes.

TAYLA

20 year old Tayla is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Originally from Greater-Western Sydney, Tayla has trained in singing, acting and dance since a young age. In 2011, she graduated from the prestigious NSW Talent Development Project, and in 2012 from the Actor’s College of Theatre and Television with a Certificate IV in Music Theatre.
Tayla has a wealth of performance experience, performing as a featured artist 4 years running in the NSW Schools Spectacular, performing the National Anthem at Randwick racecourse, featuring at several corporate functions and also at local venues and private functions in a duo. She came first in the National Storm the Stage Eisteddfod for Music Theatre, and had the privilege of touring China as lead female vocalist with PULSE in 2009. Tayla has performed many roles including Eponine in Les Miserables, Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde, and Laurie in Oklahoma!
As well as this performance experience, Tayla has a lot of experience working with children, having taught 3-5 and 6-9 year old ballet and jazz classes for 2 years as well as working as a beginners piano and singing teacher.

 

 

 


 

CHLOE

17 year old Chloe is currently in her first year of study for a Bachelor of Music at WAAPA and is taking vocal lessons with Laura Bernay.

Chloe has been interested in performing arts from a very young age, always having a particular love for singing, dancing and acting.

In 2007, Chloe performed in the opera ‘La Boheme’ at His Majesty's Theatre, which marked her first major singing experience. Chloe has also received principle roles in ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Sound of Music’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Annie’ at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls and sung with the national Australian Children choir, Gondwana Voices.

Chloe specialises in Rock Star, Princess (Belle and Aurora), Fairy, Tea Parties, Dance and tween party themes

ANGELA

Angela is completing her degree in Performing Arts at Curtin University. She has been involved in acting, dance and music from a young age. She has a history of leading a secret life as a part-time princess, fairy, fairy-princess, pirate, and many other roles.

Recent performances have included Reg Cribb’s Broken Valley, Ms Prism in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Shine Studios musical theatre performances and a chorus member in Stirling Youth Players Cinderella: A Pantomime.”

Angela specilaises in Pirate, Princess, Slimefest, Do You Dare, Craft and Neon themes

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