Omar is twelve years of age and is passionate about performing. He trains at the Conroy Dance Centre in Queensland in ballet, jazz, tap, singing and musical theatre. Omar is equally dedicated to his education and hopes to one day be a doctor or professional performer. Omar is excited and honoured to be making his professional debut as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical.
River discovered his passion for dance at a young age, while watching his mother teach at her studio. He began training at an advanced dance and vocal level at the age of four. More recently, he was accepted into the Elite Training and Elite Vocal Programs at The Dance Company in Melbourne. River is a national champion dancer and vocalist, with competition credits including appearing as a representative for Australia at the World Championships of Performance. His performance credits include Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight and the Victorian Dance Festival. River is excited to be making his professional debut as Billy in Billy Elliot The Musical.
At the age of twelve years old, Wade has always had a passion for dancing and performing. From five years old, Wade has trained in ballet, tap, modern and hip hop at Susan Shiner Dance Academy. Wade has also been training in acro for the last 3 years. Wade has performed locally in his hometown of Newcastle as part of the mass ensembles in Hairspray – The Big Fat Arena Spectacular and Grease – The Arena Experience. When Wade isn’t dancing or performing, he enjoys playing soccer, fishing, listening to music and hanging out with his friends. Wade is thrilled to be making his professional debut as Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Twelve-year-old Jamie has been training and performing in ballet, tap and jazz at Jayz Dance Company in Canberra since the age of seven. During that time he was accepted in to the Australian Ballet School Interstate Programme for 3 years running. His love of Hollywood musicals led him to start singing lessons with Wild Voices Music Theatre. In 2017 Jamie gained television experience whilst acting on a pilot TV show Team Rescue and in 2018 had a lead role in a short film After the Away. Playing the role of Billy for his professional debut is a dream come true for Jamie.
As a graduate of Dance at Dance World 301 with a Diploma in Dance, 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 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 from 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).
Justin Smith has starred in numerous stage productions. Most recently as Gough Whitlam in Squabbalogic’s production of the new Australian musical The Dismissal. Other recent theatre credits include Small Mouth Sounds for Darlinghurst Theatre Company, 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. Justin made his professional debut in the 1992 Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar alongside John Farnham and Kate Ceberano. In 1998 he played the role of Mark in the original Australian cast of Rent the Musical. He was later to play the role of Tony Elliot in the original Australian production of Billy Elliot the Musical and is thrilled to be able to revisit such a wonderful story in the role of Billy’s dad – Jackie Elliot.
No stranger to film and tv either, earlier this year Justin starred in the second season of Foxtel’s hit series Secret City alongside Anna Torv and Jacki Weaver, reprising the role of William Vaughan. He also returned in the second season of the award-winning ABC comedy The Letdown, both seasons have aired on Netflix around the world. Previously, Justin played Glen McNamara in the Seven Network drama Blue Murder: Killer Cop opposite Richard Roxburgh. Other notable television credits include: Damon in the first season of Stan’s brilliant comedy The Other Guy, Lester Lawrence alongside Sam Worthington and Hugh Dancy In 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 the soon to be released Babyteeth, Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men 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 professional 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 MTC to play Mary Mooney in Once A Catholic, followed by roles in A Dolls House; The Matchmaker; Macbeth amongst others. She also played Pegeen Mike in Playboy of the Western World for QTC. 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 has appeared and performed on stages all around Australia including the hugely popular Once at the Darlinghurst Theatre and the Australian tour of the National Theatre’s global phenomenon War Horse. Other 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 The Hollow Crown and The War of the Roses, Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Tempest, Romeo and 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) Acting course in 2010.
Robert is one of Australia’s most accomplished and versatile performers. Since graduating from NIDA in 1978, he has worked extensively in film, television and many forms of theatre. Robert has worked on numerous productions with State Theatre Company South Australia, Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company. Other theatre credits include Yes, Prime Minister, M Butterfly, Enoch Arden and A Murder is Announced. His musical theatre credits include Sheldrake and Max in Sunset Boulevard, Terry Jenner in Shane Warne: The Musical, Company, Into the Woods, A Little Night Music and My Fair Lady with Opera Australia and Barry Fife in Strictly Ballroom the Musical.
He was awarded the Helpmann Award for his performance of Pop in We Will Rock You and received further Helpmann Nominations for Harry in MAMMA MIA!, Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady and most recently for his work as Bob in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Robert has featured in many films including, Waiting at the Royal, Paradise Road, Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome, Robbery Under Arms, Phar Lap, Peter Weir’s classic Gallipoli and Gillian Armstrong’s My Brilliant Career, for which he received the Industry’s Award for Best Supporting Actor. It was the role of Dr Geoff Standish in The Flying Doctors that made Robert a familiar face in Australia and overseas. Other television credits include McLeod’s Daughters, All Saints, Curtin, The Society Murders, Seachange, After The Deluge, Salem’s Lot and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Robert is delighted to be a part of Billy Elliot the Musical.
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 (Green Room Award – Ensemble Performance); Pancrazio in The Venetian Twins; Sheriff Vallon in Show Boat; and the world premiere productions of Dirty Dancing as Stan, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 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 (Green Room 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, Queen of the Desert and Love Never Dies. Most recently Dean appeared in the ensemble of Evita and as Officer Krupke in Opera Australia’s touring production of West Side Story.
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: 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 Genée 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 and 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.
Mason is an eleven year old Brisbane boy, who thoroughly enjoys performing. He made his professional musical theatre debut in 2018 as Benji, in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Mason currently trains in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre as well as undertakes vocal coaching.
Mason is absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical.
Being cast as Michael is a dream come true for Hamish. Born into a theatrical family, Hamish developed a love and passion for performing very early in his childhood. Hamish trains at The Performance Studio – taking classes in acting, singing and all styles of dance. Hamish is very excited to be making his professional debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
professional credits include Bonnie Lythgoe’s The Adventures of Tinkerbell and Peter Pan, Young Bobby Darin in Dream Lover and Mason in School of Rock. Oscar is excited to join Billy Elliot the Musical and is proudly represented by Centrestage Agency.
James is eleven years old and lives in Melbourne. His training includes May Downs School of Dance with Renie Ann Martini, National Boys Choir of Australia, voice with Emily Paddon-Brown and tap with Paul Davis. He plays piano and violin, loves cricket, maths, chess and fantasy novels. James is represented by MP Talent and is excited to make his professional debut.
Chanel studies classical ballet under the guidance of Peta Davidson at Northern Ballet Studios. Along with her passion for ballet, Chanel is a keen saxophone player and is a state level athletics champion who enjoys competing with her team mates. Chanel is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Gabrielle first ventured into musical theatre when she played Molly in Annie at age 7. She has since performed in various community theatre productions including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin Jr, Oliver, The Sound of Music and most recently in Miracle on 34th Street. When not rehearsing or performing, 10-year-old Gabrielle loves to spend time with her friends. This is Gabrielle’s professional debut.
Ella started dancing at three years of age and trains in various styles of dance at Dance Avenue in Sydney’s west. Ella has a passion for performance and dance, with her performing credits including: Michael in Dance Avenue’s production of Finding Neverland, Sporty Spice in her school musical, as well as solo and troupe competitions. Ella is excited to be making her professional debut 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 was the Dance Captain/Swing in Saturday Night Fever. Other professional stage credits include; Opera Australia’s Evita the Musical starring Tina Arena, The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews, We Will Rock You, Australian and Asian seasons of Wicked, original and touring cast of Mary Poppins, David Atkins’ Hot Shoe Shuffle, Shout!, Little Me, High School Musical Live On Stage and Jason Coleman’s Cabaret Cathedral. Justin is thrilled to be a part of Billy Elliot the Musical.
Sienna studies all aspects of the performing arts, including circus at Paws Studios in Penrith as well as acrobatics at Nepean Gymnastics Academy. She has appeared in numerous modelling campaigns, various club performances, local musical productions and most recently in the upcoming movie, Peter Rabbit 2. She is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Jordana has appeared in various television commercials before landing her breakout US television role in the series Legend of the Seeker. In 2006, she made her feature film debut with a small cameo in Superman Returns. Her Australian television credits include All Saints, Home and Away and the children’s series Mind over Maddie. Jordana is best known for the lead title role in the feature film Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, opposite Heather Graham and Preston Bailey. It was for this role that she received international acclaim. Being fourth generation of a theatrical family, Jordana has enjoyed studying and performing many styles of dance and vocal since she was young and is very excited to be part of Billy Elliot the Musical.
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 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 – Live On Stage 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.
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! and most recently performed in Handa Opera’s West Side Story. 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.
Rachel is a proud graduate of ED5 International in Sydney. Most recently, Rachel appeared in Muriel’s Wedding The Musical (Global Creatures) playing Nicole and understudying Rhonda. Prior to that Rachel appeared in, Evita for Opera Australia alongside Tina Arena. She played the Acrobat in Tim Minchin’s Matilda the Musical, cover Miss Honey, Mrs Wormwood and Mrs Phelps (Royal Shakespeare Company). She also performed as Nessa Rose cover/Swing in Wicked (GFO), Chess (TPC) and Promises Promises (TPC). Opera Australia credits include La Boheme, The Marriage of Figaro, The Love of the Nightingale, Die Tote Stadt and La Forza del Destino.
Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Sydney and is a qualified Property Investment Advisor. She is also a published writer, who wrote Australia’s most read theatre column, Stage Door Shrink, which is published in the ABC arts magazine Limelight. Rachel has written and performed stand up comedy for The Story Club at The Chaser’s Giant Dwarf in Sydney.
Being cast in Billy Elliot the Musical is a dream come true for eleven year old Tiarne. Starting dancing at the age of two, Tiarne is now training in singing, musical theatre, piano and dance at GB Dance Co. Tiarne has performed in Engadine Musical Society’s production of Shrek Jr, appeared in TV commercials and is a member of Entertainment Express Australia. She is proudly represented by The Garage Creative Management.
Josh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). During his time at VCA, Josh appeared in a number of productions: Li’l 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 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 new work Elevate! The Musical, the follow-up to its huge success at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Josh has also been 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 played Barney McSwiney 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 Sweeney Todd as Jonas Fogg (TEG/Lifelike). Prior to this he appeared in the Australian premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder for The Production Company. He also performed in the 60th Anniversary 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! (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 25th Annual 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 in 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 Thénardier 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 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Oliver!, The 39 Steps and A Man of No Importance among others.
Barbara is thrilled to be making her professional main stage debut in Billy Elliot the Musical. She is proudly represented by Ian White Management.
Mia’s been performing from the age of three at Janice Breen Performance Studio in ballet, tap and jazz. Credits include SBS documentary Missing, TVC’s for Hyundai, Samsung, Johnson & Johnson to name a few. A regular performer at Carols in the Domain, Mia played Annabel Banks in the Mary Poppins 2018 piece. She’s thrilled to be making her musical theatre debut in Billy Elliot the Musical and is represented by Kermond 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 (both 1997 and 2009-2010 productions), Candy Man, Salome (Opera Australia), Mack and Mabel (Hayes Theatre) and Muriel’s Wedding (STC/Global Creatures). Films include: Moulin Rouge!, Happy Feet and Happy Feet 2.
Caroline has appeared in many TVC’s and also in Season 5 of A Place to Call Home. Caroline has acted as Assistant Choreographer on 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.
Jamie has trained since the age of four in acting, singing and dancing and is currently with Triple Menace Studio and is also a member of the IDO Australian Tap team. One day, she would love to perform on Broadway. Jamie is represented by V Talent Agency and is thrilled to be making her professional debut.
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 and in 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 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Vaudevilliens. Zan is a graduate of ED5 International Performing Arts School. 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 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!.
Melody has performed the role of Kate in Annie Jr for Spot On Productions, as well as performing in Beaumont Hills Public School’s musical Pinocchio and The Wizard of Oz and danced at the Hills Performing Arts Festival and Orange Blossom Festival. Melody won highly commended in vocal at various Eisteddfods. She trains in singing, dancing, gymnastic, piano and clarinet. This is Melody’s professional debut.
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 and Katy-Nanna in Mary Poppins and Donna, Rosie and Tanya in the recent tour of MAMMA MIA!. Other credits include: Mack and 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 The Paul O’ Grady Show (UK) and Starlight Express 3D Races shown in all the US, UK, NZ 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, Miss Saigon, Hair and Scrooge. Michael has also appeared in six musicals for The Production Company. Michael has appeared in over a dozen musicals for children, including Possum Magic, My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch, Winnie the Pooh and Peter Rabbit touring Australia and Asia, which has inspired him to pursue a career as a Primary and Special Needs teacher. As a creator and co-creator, Michael has performed at the Midsumma Festival, The Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe.
Jayme-Jo began her training at 2Step Dance Studios in Sydney, before completing her Diploma in Performing Arts at Brent Street. Whilst training in all aspects of the arts, Jayme-Jo appeared regularly in productions with Pakemin, a training ground that not only opened her eyes to the world of theatre, but set her sights on the journey ahead. She played Francesca in West Side Story and Fanny in Mary Poppins, as well as appearing in Annie, Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. During her time with Pakemin, she was also able take on the role of assistant to the choreographer for productions of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and Legally Blonde. Jayme-Jo performs professionally for many corporate events in Sydney for companies such as The Star and the NSW Tourism Awards, as well as dancing with popular recording artists Samantha Jade and Guy Sebastian. A well-known model and social media influencer, Jayme-Jo is also the face of campaigns for beauty giants such as Sephora and Maybelline. Billy Elliot the Musical marks Jayme-Jo’s professional musical theatre debut and she is thrilled to be embarking on yet another exciting journey in her career.
Tahlia attends Planetdance in Menai and has been dancing since she was two years old. Tahlia was a featured dancer on Ready Set Dance on Nick Jnr and has appeared on other TV shows such as Play Along with Sam and ABC ME NYE Fireworks Special. She has also been involved in pantomimes including Little Red Riding Hood, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty. This is Tahlia’s professional debut.
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 in Stuttgart and Hamburg. Joe is thrilled to be making his Australian debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Sienna attends GY Dance in Sydney, where she studies all aspects of the performing arts and was awarded a scholarship in 2018. Sienna appeared in the Dream Dance Company Junior, the School Spectacular and the State Dance Festival. She has appeared in campaigns for Finish and modelled for Bardot Junior. She is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Joshua was an original cast member of The Book of Mormon (Watchtower Productions and GFO) Ensemble and Elder Price understudy. He is overjoyed be joining the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical. A graduate of ED5 International, he 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, Candyman with Wayne Scott Kermond and We Will Rock You (GFO). Joshua has also had roles in Home and Away, Dance Academy and commercials for KFC, Telstra and SoyJoy. On stage he reveled in his love of Sci-Fi in the Doctor 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.
Mica was born in Sydney 2008 and is the second of three children. At age five, she began dancing at GY Dance and has been singing since the age of seven. Mica loves performing, especially musical theatre and is thrilled to be making her professional debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
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 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady (Gordon Frost/Opera Australia) directed by Dame Julie Andrews. Other credits include; choreography for Urinetown (Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore), Dance Captain/Swing for Bring It On (StageMasters) and Dance Captain/Swing for Evita (Gordon Frost/Opera Australia).
Indianna trains at Dance 102 Performing Arts Studio and studies singing under Rachel Berry. She has performed on television, in music videos and in fashion parades. A highlight was being part of the Packemin Production’s Cats. Indianna is represented by V Talent Agency and is excited to make her professional musical theatre debut in Billy Elliot the Musical.
Originally from the Gold Coast, Tahlia began training at the age of two and made her professional debut at age thirteen in Annie (Gordon Frost). Tahlia is a graduate of ED5 International, where she completed her Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts, under the guidance of William A. Forsythe. She has worked alongside artists such as Aaron Farley and Marcia Hines. Tahlia is overjoyed to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical.
Zoe is very excited to be making her professional debut in Billy Elliot the Musical. She has trained in all facets of dance at Studio A Performing Arts in Menai, with her passion being classical ballet. In her spare-time she loves hanging out with her sister and friends, going to the beach and playing with her pet rabbit Hazel.
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) and Show Boat (Swing). For The Production Company: Curtains (Randy/Friar Tuck), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Ensemble) and Show Boat (Windy), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ensemble) and Anything Goes (Purser). Through his Dad’s inspiration and support, Darren has been able to pursue a career in the performing arts. 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 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 25th Anniversary 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 and 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 is a proud member of equity for 15 years.