To be announced.
Kelley Abbey is one of Australia’s most accomplished performers, an internationally renowned choreographer and an award winning creative director for stage & screen.
Kelley began her career in musical theatre and is renowned for her portrayals of Charity in Sweet Charity, Rizzo in Grease the Arena Spectacular and Carmen in Fame the Musical. Kelley has won Greenroom, Mo, Variety Heart and Helpmann awards for her performances.
Kelley’s international career as a choreographer and director encompasses film, television and stage. Her extensive choreography credits include; for stage – Gale Edward’s Carmen and Salome, and John Bell’s Carmen all for Opera Australia, Helpmann Award winning Fame The Musical in Australia, Asia and South Africa; the Helpmann nominated Footloose, Grease the Arena Spectacular, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Xanadu, Miracle City, Cabaret the Musical, Funny Girl, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Misanthrope for Bell Shakespeare, Associate Director to Baz Luhrmann on Strictly Ballroom the Musical and Hugh Jackman’s The Boy from Oz Arena Spectacular, which earned her a Helpmann award for Best Choreography. For film; In Her Skin, Goddess and choreographer, lead performer and motion capture consultant on the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar winning film Happy Feet, earning her a Los Angeles Choreography Media Honor. On TV; choreographer and Guest Judge on So You Think You Can Dance (Australia and USA), Superstars of Dance (USA) the Australian I Will Survive, Ultimate High School Musical and Dance Academy 3, AFI Awards, MTV Awards, Aria Awards, The Voice, X Factor and The Logies.
Kelley’s early TV career saw her playing the series regular role of Jojo in the Ten Network’s long running series E STREET.
Justin Smith has starred in numerous stage productions, most recently in Jesus Wants Me For A Sunbeam at the National Theatre of Parramatta, The Long Forgotten Dream, directed by Neil Armfield for Sydney Theatre Company, A Strategic Plan for Griffin Theatre Company, and A Flea in Her Ear and Arcadia for the Sydney Theatre Company. Justin has appeared in many notable productions for Belvoir, Bell Shakespeare, Griffin and the STC and musical theatre productions including Billy Elliot the Musical and Jesus Christ Superstar.
In 2019, Justin will reprise the role of William Vaughan in the much anticipated second season of Foxtel’s Secret City alongside Anna Torv and Jacki Weaver and in the second season of the award-winning ABC comedy The Letdown. Justin recently played Glen McNamara in the Seven Network drama Blue Murder: Killer Cop opposite Richard Roxburgh. Other notable television credits include Foxtel’s Deadline Gallipoli, Underbelly: Badness, The Straits and Bastard Boys, for which he was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Justin’s feature film credits include Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales starring Johnny Depp; Fred Schepisi’s The Eye of the Storm, Around the Block, Sleeping Beauty, Burning Man, Being Venice and Angst.
Born in Wales, Vivien came to Australia in 1968. In 1972, her first acting role was with Theatre 62 in Adelaide playing the role of Tilly in Man in the Moon Marigolds. She moved to Melbourne in 1973 to do children’s theatre projects and studied at VCA.
She joined the Melbourne Theatre Company to play Mary Mooney in Once A Catholic, followed by roles in A Dolls house, The Matchmaker, Macbeth and many other plays. She also worked with The Queensland Theatre Company in Playboy of the Western World.
Her Musical Theatre shows include; Les Misérables, Scrooge, The Boy from Oz, Sideshow Alley, Menopause the Musical, Hair, Buddy and Dusty.
She has most recently been involved with children’s literacy programmes through Wyndham Libraries in Melbourne’s West.
Drew toured Australia in the National Theatre’s global phenomenon War Horse. Theatre credits include Bell Shakespeare’s Henry V (for which he also composed the music earning him a Sydney Theatre Award); Sport for Jove’s Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Tempest, Romeo & Juliet; Hot House Theatre/Sport for Jove’s The River at the End of the Road; Ensemble Theatre’s Taking Steps and Good People;Titus Andronicus for Cry Havoc. Drew was also part of the cast in the highly acclaimed Sydney Theatre Company’s Under Milk Wood. He has also performed at the Sydney Opera House, playing ‘Terry’ in The 52 Storey Treehouse and Babies’ Proms for CDP Theatre Producers. On television, Drew has appeared in Channel 9’s Tricky Business. Drew is also an accomplished musician and composer. He graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a BA in Acting in 2010.
Robert graduated from NIDA in 1978. He has worked on many productions with State Theatre Company South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company. Other theatre credits include Yes, Prime Minister, Madame Butterfly, Enoch Arden and A Murder Is Announced. His musical theatre credits include MAMMA MIA!, Shane Warne: The Musical, Sunset Boulevard, Company, Into The Woods, A Little Night Music & My Fair Lady with Opera Australia and Strictly Ballroom The Musical. He was awarded the Helpmann Award for his performance in We Will Rock You and received further Helpmann Nominations for My Fair Lady and most recently for his work in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Robert’s film credits include featured roles in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, Phar Lap, Gallipoli and My Brilliant Career. Robert’s many television credits include Flying Doctors, Seachange, Howzat and Neighbours.
Dean graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Arts (Musical Theatre) in 2002.
His credits include: Standby Jafar/Sultan in Aladdin, Wreck in Wonderful Town, Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance, Bobby/Giorgio in Sondheim on Sondheim, Officer Krupke in West Side Story, The Narrator in Into the Woods, Mr Marks/Scott in The Producers, Mayor of Merano in Chess, Stan in Promises, Promises, Plato/Macavity in Cats, Smokey in Damn Yankees, Fogarty/Judge in Chicago (Greenroom Award – Ensemble Performance), Pancrazio in The Venetian Twins, Sheriff Vallon in Showboat, and the world premiere productions of Dirty Dancing as Stan, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical and KING KONG Live On-Stage as Zekey.
Dean also played Munkustrap in Harvest Rain’s record breaking Arena production of Cats.
Dean played Gangle in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (Greenroom Nomination) and features in the hugely successful film version of the production. He can be heard on the Original Cast Recordings of Dirty Dancing, Priscilla and Love Never Dies.
Danielle is a veteran of the stage having appeared in various musicals and corporate shows across the globe. Graduating with Honours with a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong, she made her professional debut in the original Sydney season of The Phantom of the Opera taking over the lead role of Christine Daaè for the Australasian tour. Danielle’s other musical theatre credits include Hair (The Production Company/David Atkins) and Singin’ in the Rain (David Atkins). Most recently Danielle appeared in Funny Girl: The Musical in Concert for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Danielle has performed with the likes of Hugh Jackman, Michael Ball, Donald Cant and Dale Burridge and has sung under the direction of world-renowned music maestro Tommy Tycho. She performs at concerts and corporate events throughout Australia and around the world including the opening of the Dubai Racing World Cup, solo soprano with the Queensland Pops Orchestra, opening of the Malaysian Grand Prix and a solo performance at the Manchester Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremonies in the United Kingdom.
Danielle has recently returned to Australia from America where she was a featured soloist with the Indiana State Opera Company.
Danielle is represented by T&E Management
Aaron left his home in Australia at age 17 to chase his dream to be a professional ballet dancer and has since been a company member with the American Ballet Theatre II In New York, The Royal Ballet in London and The Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, as well as being an original cast member in London’s West End production of An American In Paris.
He’s also performed on TV, appearing on two series of the “Got Talent” franchise (coming third in Australia and making the quarter finals in America) and featuring in the ballet documentary First Position.
He won the Gold Medal and ‘Audience Choice Award’ at the prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition and has won five medals at other International ballet competitions as well as recently receiving the ‘Special Jury Prize’ for Best Performer at the Shanghai International Ballet Competition.
He is now the founding director of his own company Dance For Humanity and recently played the role of the Snow Cavalier in Disney’s The Nutcracker in the Four Realms – a feature film where he had the opportunity to dance with Misty Copeland.
Aaron is thrilled to be returning home to perform in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Justin’s musical theatre career started at the age of 12 when he played the role of “Stitch’em” in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver!. He later continued his training at Dance Factory where he went on to become a scholarship student.
Most recently Justin performed the role of dance captain in Saturday Night Fever.
Other professional stage credits include; Opera Australia’s Evita the Musical starring Tina Arena, Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews, We Will Rock You, Australian and Asian seasons of Wicked, original & touring cast of Mary Poppins, David Atkins’ Hot Shoe Shuffle, Shout!, Little Me, High School Musical Live On Stage & Jason Coleman’s Cabaret Cathedral.
Justin is thrilled to be a part of Billy Elliot.
Damien’s professional career began as a cast member of the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof. He was a founding cast member of Priscilla Queen of the Desert – The Musical where he understudied the role of Miss Understanding and was the alternate Bob. He has since gone on to play Amos Hart in the international touring production of Chicago. For this role he was nominated for a Helpmann Award as well as winning the Sydney Theatre Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Damien spent 2 years overseas performing his solo cabaret show as well as being a voice–over artist for several animated TV series. He returned to Australia to cover and play the role of Carl Denham in King Kong and played Merv in the Australian Premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Damien produced and appeared as Father in the Sydney Theatre Award winning, Australian Premier Production of the Musical Violet and was most recently seen playing Tony in the National tour of The Bodyguard – The Musical.
Dion has been involved in stage and performance since the age of four and began working professionally in music theatre from the age of 11. As a young actor he appeared as Gavroche in the 10th anniversary edition of Les Misérables, Sammy in Jolson and Captain in Oliver!
Dion then toured with the Australian production of Altar Boys performing the role of Mark, was in the original cast of the Australian production of Mary Poppins and starred as Frankie Valli in the Australian/New Zealand production of Jersey Boys. Dion appeared in the Australian tour of Wicked, played the role of Rory West in the Melbourne and Brisbane seasons of Strictly Ballroom the Musical, played the role of Thalia in Xanadu at the Hayes Theatre and appeared in Disney’s Aladdin understudying and performing the roles of Iago and Omar. Most recently Dion was the Dance Captain/Swing in the 2017-2018 national tour of MAMMA MIA! The Musical. He performs regularly in the high energy, tap comedy show, The Tap Pack.
Dion has featured in numerous television commercials and series; including his role as Bud in the AFI Award winning film Soft Fruit.
Josh has a BA in Fine Arts (Music Theatre) from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). During his time at VCA, Josh appeared in a number of productions: L’il Abner, A Little Touch of Chaos, Summer Rain and Oklahoma! Since graduating, Josh was cast in Rent at The Hayes Theatre in Sydney, where it enjoyed two hugely popular seasons. He also featured in Baby: The Musical, as a part of The Hayes’ Neglected Musical series. He performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in the exciting new work Elevate! The Musical, the follow-up to its huge success at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Josh has also been seen as a Puppeteer/Actor in Matriark’s Art Theatre production of GodFace and a featured singer in the concert You Will Be Found: The Music of Pasek and Paul. Most recently Josh was thrilled to be cast in the premiere production of The Dressmaker: A Musical Adaptation, based on the acclaimed novel by Rosalie Ham. Josh is also a proud member of MEAA.
Isabel is trained in various of styles of dance in the elite training stream under the watchful eye of Cathy-Lea Dance Works.
Isabel’s performing credits include; Dance Cancer Initiative, Relay for Life, Monash Children’s Charity Balls and the Melbourne Bridal Expo, as well as competitions.
Isabel is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Matt most recently appeared in the Australian premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder for The Production Company. Prior to this he performed in the 60thAnniversary Production of My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews (Opera Australia/GFO). He made his professional debut in the original Australian production of MAMMA MIA! The Musical (Dainty Consolidated). Other original cast appearances include The Producers (GFO), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (TPC), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Louise Withers and Associates) and The Addams Family (New Theatricals).
Other theatre credits include Mary Poppins (Disney/Cameron Mackintosh), The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Victorian Theatre Company), The Boy From Oz (TPC), Eurobeat-Almost Eurovision (GNG), Damn Yankees (TPC), Mame (TPC), The Boyfriend (TPC) and Sugar-Some Like It Hot (TPC). He also recently appeared in the acclaimed re-imagining of Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables (Michael Cassel Group).
Matt is one of the associate producers of Out From Under, a concert series aimed at raising mental health awareness in the entertainment industry, and also works as a content advisor for Arts Centre Melbourne’s ‘Arts Wellbeing Collective’.
Barbara is a Melbourne based actor and singer. Her long stage career has seen her play many great character roles including Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables, Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins, Tessie Tura in Gypsy, Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Jeanette Burmeister in The Full Monty. Other favourites include Ouiser in Steel Magnolias and Dotty in Noises Off.
Barbara is also an accomplished director and has enjoyed success with The Venetian Twins, Lucky Stiff, The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Oliver! and The 39 Steps, among others.
Barbara is thrilled to be making her professional stage debut in Billy Elliot the Musical. She is proudly represented by Ian White Management.
Since completing her initial dance and performance training with Gwen Mackay in Adelaide, Caroline has maintained an active creative and performing career in dance, theatre, film and television. Her performances include La Cage Aux Folles (JC Williamsons), Me and My Girl (JC Williamsons), My Fair Lady (Victorian State Opera), Rasputin, Hot Shoe Shuffle (David Atkins Enterprises), Sweet Charity, 42nd Street (Helen Montagu Productions), Billy Elliot the Musical (Louise Withers and Associates), The Boy From Oz Arena Tour, Chicago – The Musical (both 1997 and 2009/2010 productions), Candy Man, Salome (Opera Australia), Mack and Mabel (Hayes Theatre) and Muriel’s Wedding the Musical (STC/Global Creatures). Films include: Moulin Rouge, Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2. Caroline has appeared in many TVC’s and also Season 5 of A Place to Call Home.
Caroline has acted as Assistant Choreographer on Hot Shoe Shuffle, Happy Feet 2 and the 2000 Sydney Olympics Closing Ceremony and choreographed Fifty Fifty for Schmidts Tivoli in Hamburg.
As an active educator, Caroline tutors at NIDA for the Bachelor of Fine Arts and at ED5 International in Sydney.
Zan’s first professional engagement was at the age of eight when he appeared as the young Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain for David Atkins. He later went on to play one of the brothers in Hot Shoe Shuffle, also for David Atkins.
Zan’s credits include: Candy Man – based on the life of Sammy Davis Jnr with Wayne Scott Kermond (Riverside Theatres); The Kermond 3 Gen Variety Show at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Bravo Performing Arts Cruise & Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs. Events include Daly M Awards and Virgin Airlines’ tenth birthday party.
More recently Zan produced and directed his own show for the 2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Les Vaudevilliens.
Zan is a graduate of ED5 International Performing Arts School. In 2016, in conjunction with his Dad, Zan won two prestigious Mo Awards: Best Entertainer of the Year and Best Variety Production Show for The Kermond 3 Gen Variety Show.
Zoë began training at the age of two at her mother’s studio in Adelaide; ‘Barbara Jayne Dance Centre’.
On screen, Zoë played ‘Rainbow the Activity Fairy’ in the popular Children’s TV Series The Fairies for Channel 7 and has appeared in numerous film clips and television advertising campaigns.
Zoë went on to make her professional debut in the role of Tantomile in Cats in 2010 – a role she then returned to once again in 2015. In between, Zoë was part of the Australian cast of The Addams Family Musical where she understudied the role of Wednesday Addams. Zoë has toured Australia and New Zealand with Matilda The Musical as Swing and Assistant Dance Captain and the The Illusionists 2.0 where she was engaged as a Dancer and Assistant as well as Dance Captain for the show. Most recently, Zoë featured in the Australian tour of MAMMA MIA! The Musical.
Sarah has performed the roles of Ellen in the Australian tour of Miss Saigon, Sophia (cover Annette) in Saturday Night Fever in London’s West End and Ashley (cover Pearl and Dinah) in Starlight Express in Germany and New Zealand. She has covered the roles of Mary, Bird woman, Katy-nanna in Mary Poppins and Donna, Rosie and Tanya in the recent tour of MAMMA MIA! The Musical. Other credits include; Mack n Mabel and Follies(Production Company), The Man with The September Face and Jose Carreras’ Aids Benefit Gala (Germany).
Sarah travelled around the world as lead vocalist on board the cruise liner M.S Amadea and has appeared in a number television shows, TVC’s, corporate events and cabarets including the popular Paul O’ Grady Show (U.K) and Starlight Express 3D Races shown in all the U.S, U.K, N.Z and Asia productions, MTV Music Awards, Suitably Laced, The Jingle Belles, and the 2010 Australia’s Got Talent Grand final with Rolling Entertainment.
Sarah’s training includes the Victorian Ballet School, Dance World 301 (receiving the Colours Entertainment Scholarship 2000 and Distinction Award 2001) and the Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music (grade 8 A.M.E.B in voice).
Michael has worked professionally for nearly 30 years in theatre, musicals and cabaret as well as in script and lyric writing. Most recently, he toured the east coast in Around the World in 80 Days. Other theatre credits include The 39 Steps and 1975. Michael is proud to return to the main stage in Billy Elliot the Musical
Musical theatre highlights include; South Pacific, Avenue Q, Mary Poppins, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Grease – the Mega Musical, Miss Saigon, Hair and Scrooge. Michael has also appeared in six musicals for The Production Company.
Michael finds teaching in Special and Primary education most rewarding. He has appeared in over a dozen musicals for children, including Possum Magic, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, Winnie the Poohand Peter Rabbit touring Australia and Asia, which has provided the opportunity to combine his passions for performing and working with children.
As a creator and co-creator, Michael has performed at the Midsumma Festival, The Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe.
Joe discovered his passion for performing at the Centrestage Performing Arts School before training with the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and the Australian Ballet School. He has since been working abroad in the US, UK and Europe appearing in Cats for the Really Useful Group on board the Oasis of the Seas; Anyone Can Whistle at the Union Theatre, London; Oklahoma! directed by Rachel Kavanaugh at the Royal Albert Hall, London; and most recently, Mary Poppins for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. in Stuttgart and Hamburg. Joe is thrilled to be making his Australian debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Joshua was an original cast member of The Book of Mormon (Watchtower Productions & GFO) Ensemble and Elder Price understudy. He is overjoyed be joining the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical.
A graduate of ED5 International, Joshua studied under the direction of William A Forsythe and received a Diploma of Performing Arts. Following this, he moved straight into performing in Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Global Creatures) understudying the roles of Scott Hastings, Wayne Burns and Nathan Starkey.
Joshua’s further credits include; Hugh Jackman’s Broadway to Oz Tour, Candyman with Wayne Scott Kermond and We Will Rock You (GFO). Joshua has also had roles in Home & Away, Dance Academy and commercials for KFC, Telstra and SoyJoy; The Dr Who Symphonic Spectacular and played Johnno in John Williamson’s folk musical Quambatook.
Joshua is represented by T&E Management and is a member of M.E.A.A
David began his training at The Bev Palmer Dancers and graduated from the University Of Ballarat’s Arts Academy in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre). In his graduating year David made his professional debut in West Side Story for The Production Company. David then toured as Dance Captain/Swing on the 60thAnniversary production of My Fair Lady (Gordon Frost/Opera Australia) directed by Dame Julie Andrews. He also choreographed Urinetown for Lasalle College Of The Arts in Singapore and was Dance Captain/Swing for Bring It On (StageMasters). Most recently David was the Dance Captain for EVITA (Gordon Frost/Opera Australia).
As a graduate of the Diploma in Dance at Dance World 301, Lisa made her professional debut in the original cast of The Boy From Oz. Lisa then went on to complete a BA in Music Theatre at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Continuing her professional career, she went on to work with the Production Company in Call Me Madam, Guys and Dolls, The Boy from Oz and as Zelda Zanders in Singin’ in the Rain.
Most recently, Lisa performed in and understudied multiple lead roles in MAMMA MIA! The Musical, The Producers, Respect-the Musical, Mary Poppins, The Addams Family (Dance Captain), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and played the role of Frenchy in Grease – The Arena Spectacular, opposite John Farnham, for which she won a Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actress. Lisa played the role of Helene in the premiere production at the Hayes Theatre’s Sweet Charity and The Madame in the Australian tour of Les Misérables.
Lisa’s theatre credits include Tanya in Love by Patricia Cornelius (Hothouse/Malthouse Production). Lisa’s screen credits range form the Australian feature film Wil, to various film clips and televised variety performances. Lisa is an accomplished dance teacher and choreographer. Lisa runs her own Music and Movement Programs for Preschools around Sydney (Jam N Jive Juniors).
Darren’s theatre credits include: The Wizard of Oz (Mayor), You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Associate Choreographer), Fiddler on the Roof (Dance Captain), The Rocky Horror Show (Ensemble), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Associate Choreographer), Legally Blonde (Dance Captain), Annie (Resident Director/Dance Captain), Cats (Pouncival), Miss Saigon (Dance Captain), Saturday Night Fever (Bobby C), Cats (Skimbleshanks), Oliver! (Assistant Dance Captain), Pan (Ensemble), Happy Days The Arena Mega Musical (Ensemble), Showboat (Swing). For The Production Company: Curtains (Randy/Friar Tuck), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Ensemble), Showboat (Windy), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ensemble), Anything Goes (Purser). Darren was also an Assistant Choreographer on the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2006 Commonwealth games in Melbourne and the 2017 Solidarity Games in Azerbaijan.
Paul was an original cast member of Billy Elliot the Musical in 2007 for the Australia tour, understudying Billy’s older brother, Tony. Paul is thrilled to be joining the 10th Anniversary Tour of Billy Elliot the Musical.
Paul’s musical theatre credits include: Evita the Musical with Tina Arena (Australian tour); the 60th Anniversary Tour of My Fair Lady (Australian tour as Jamie) alongside Reg Livermore and directed by Dame Julie Andrews; from 2012-2016 Paul covered the role of the Phantom in the 25thAnniversary World Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. He has also been seen in Jersey Boys (Sydney season 2010-2011 as Norm Waxman/Tommy Devito cover) and Jekyll & Hyde (Korean tour 2009 as Ned/Simon Stride cover). He has performed with the West Australian Opera in The Merry Widow, Götterdämmerung, Nostradamus and Batavia.
Paul started his career in Adelaide rock bands as a drummer, then frontman, then lead singer in the award-winning a cappella group Red Pepper.
Paul graduated with a bachelor of music theatre from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts and a proud equity member of 15 years.