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Ross Burford

 

 

Vocal Tutor Ross trained at the University of Adelaide completing a Bachelor of Education in 1990 and a Bachelor of Music Jazz Voice in 1992. Whist studying Ross directed and performed with many vocal ensembles including Vo-Cool and the University of Adelaide’s’ vocal Jazz Choir the Adelaide Connection which he directed from 2000 to 2001. As a performer he has toured Nationally and Internationally recently returning from a 6-month tour of the South Pacific. Appearing frequently in many jazz bands as well as many successful cover bands, Ross has fronted support bands for such acclaimed artists as Tina Arena, James Morrison and various internationally toured tribute shows. 2001 saw Ross step from the stage to the position of musical director for the MS Society’s acclaimed Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat followed by Jesus Christ Superstar in 2002. Previously Ross has played many lead roles in musical Theatre including Marius for Mayfair Theatres Les Miserables and Seymour for the Hills production of Little Shop of Horrors and appearing onstage with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in Guys and Dolls. Ross’ last theatre performance was South Pacific at the Festival Theatre in 2005.As a cabaret performer Ross has been involved in the 2004 and 2005 cabaret festivals as well as the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Ross’ vocal arrangements have given him worldwide acclaim including a publishing contract with UNC Jazz Press in the United States. 

Rosanne Hosking

Vocal Tutor Rosanne was studying voice at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide when she accepted her first professional engagement with the Australian Cast of The Phantom of the Opera. Her theatre credits have since included the role of Beatrice in The Venetian Twins at the Sydney Opera House, Dinah Murphy in South Pacific (Festival Theatre, Adelaide) and Frieda in Sunday in the Park with George (NIDA). She has also performed extensively as a concert artist; highlights have included Off the Air with Guy Noble and performing Exsultate Jubilate with the Austral Sinfonietta in London. Since returning to Adelaide, Rosanne has performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in The Late Show, at the Skycity Casino in Broadway Masters, in the cabaret show Divas and Darlings and has also appeared in various other Swamp Fairy productions, such as; A Night on Broadway, Destination Broadway and Encore. Rosanne performs regularly at corporate events; most recently she entertained guests at the Adelaide Convention Centre for the New Years Eve celebrations. She has also made guest appearances at the The Mount Barker JazzFest, The Heysen Festival and the Capri Theatre. Rosanne has trained with well known vocal tutors both nationally and internationally and currently provides private vocal tuition to up and coming vocalists in Adelaide.

Libby O'Donovan

Hailed by the Sydney Morning Herald as “a powerful, sassy performer”, Libby O’Donovan has performed for over ten years across Australia and around the world. Her achievements include performances in Tokyo, New York City and Canada with various jazz and Cabaret acts including Acme Jazz Unit, Sonic Fix and her co-creations, Flat on your Bacharach and Women with Standards. Libby has starred as a cabaret and jazz performer in several major festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Spring Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival (including working with New York’s Jason Robert-Brown and Andrew Lippa), Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Wangaratta Jazz Festival and the Sydney Gay Games. Her theatre credits include Doppio Parallelo’s DJ Squat, Contaminations Lab and The Last Child, Vitalstatistix’s Way Dead Cool and Patch Theatre Company’s Sharon Keep Ya Hair On! Libby continues to perform Australia-wide in as well as fulfilling her commitments as a composer, arranger and musical director.

David Gauci

Having trained operatically at Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium, David abandoned opera for Cabaret and Music Theatre, which he has worked in regularly over the past 20 years. Performance highlights, include being part of the inaugural Adelaide Cabaret Festival and more recently being a member of the Australian Cast of the Musical Hairspray, where along with his own role he understudied the role of Edna Turnblad. Other stage credits include playing Nicely Nicely Johnson in the South Australian Theatre Company production of Guys & Dolls and playing Richard The Nice Nurse for the Australian Premier Production of A New Brain.

David has taught singing in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and was head of Vocal Studies at The King David School, Armadale for eight years; during that period of time he musically directed and produced 16 school musicals which played at The National Theatre, St Kilda.

David has been a proud member of Actors Equity as a performer since 1994

 

Patrick Lim

Choreographer Patrick Lim B.Mus.(Hons.Performance), LLB(Hons), B.A., A.S.D.A.(Performer), A.S.D.A.(Teacher)Young Achiever of the Year, Patrick has performed with many of Australia’s major performing arts companies and festivals; now awarded the Churchill Fellowship towards his upcoming secondment at the English National Opera in London. Patrick enjoyed two New York cabaret seasons and is well known for his productions of Sunday in the Park with George, Candide and Kiss Me Kate. Whilst Artistic Director of the Opera Studio, Patrick produced a range of chamber operas including L’Enfant et les Sortilèges as an Ancillary Event to The Ring Cycle, and the recent Adelaide premiere of The Breasts of Tirésias. He has produced the youth operas Hansel & Gretel and The Happy Prince and directs State Opera’s touring schools company. Assistant Director to Moffatt Oxenbould AM on La Bohème and the upcoming Madama Butterfly; Assistant to the Executive Producer of The Ring Cycle. Artistic Director to the Public Primary Schools’ Festival of Music, Patrick directs the Musical Theatre course at Dancecraft Studios and teaches movement and choreographs student films for the Kathryn Dean School of Media and Performing Arts. Patrick has choreographed numerous productions including Rhonda Burchmore in Guys & Dolls at Festival Theatre and promotional appearances for members of the Australian Cricket Team. 

Aidan Munn

Choreographer Aidan Munn began his professional dance career with the Australian Dance theatre. He was a founding member of the Leigh Warren dancers and worked with them as a dancer for ten years before becoming a dance tutor last year. For eight years Aidan enjoyed touring internationally as Director and Performer for the Buzz Hip-Hop Circus as well as Slack Taxi roving performance as performer and choreographer. In 2005 Aidan was the Associate Director of Soaring, a collaboration between Cirkids and Kurruru for Come Out 2005. Other credits include Outlet Dance (dancer), Outrageous Outlet Dance Youth Company (Associate Director), Urban Myth Youth Theatre Project X (Associate Director), SA Independant Dance Collective (dancer / choreographer), Da Whyze Guize (dancer / actor / choreographer / Associate Director), Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky - Illumination Films and Music, Art, Dance Films (dancer / choreographer), Kurrruru Boys Dance (dance tutor) and Tutti Ensemble - Between Worlds (choreographer). Aidan is currently teaching and assisting Leigh Warren Dancers and is a dance tutor at AC Arts. 

Bec Schembri

Choreographer Bec Schembri has been a dancer since the age of three and has dedicated her life to the arts. After leaving school and becoming a full time dancer her skills provided her with opportunities to work in a theatre restaurant and television. Becci both performed and choreographed with such companies as Disney and Warner Bros. Becci has choreographed and performed in over one hundred theatrical productions and twenty pantomimes. Bec has recently choregraphed Creative Souls Theatre's production of High School Musical.  Becci's passion is teaching and it gives her great pleasure to see the growth in children and adults alike.

 

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