Cameron Mitchell is one of Australia’s most versatile chorographers, he has acted as personal choreographer for musical theatre star Caroline O’Conner and was resident choreographer for the Nine Network’s award winning HI-5 for 6 seasons. Cameron created the National Tour for girl group “Bardot”, worked on the television shows Home and Away and Popstars. Various other work includes Pop Princess 2, Dosah & Jo for the BBC, Gentleman Perfer Blokes, In A Pink Tutu for the Sydney Fringe, and “Trocadero Dance Palace” for the 2011 Sydney Festival. For Ms O’Conner he created the critically acclaimed From Stage to Screen, which toured internationally and was televised on the ABC, and just completed her new show “The Showgirl Within”. Cameron has choreographed for Sony Music, Warner Music and Festival Records and more recently for artists such as Kelly Rowland, Natalie Bassingthwaite and Alexis Jordan. He has also choreographed various commercials, including the renowned Tooheys New Street Party, KFC Fresh Taste Best and the Nircorette’s “How Ya Feelin’ Phil” series and Nicabate. Recently Cameron’s work was featured in the Logie Award winning So You Think You Can Dance on Network Ten.
As a performer Cameron appeared in the Australian productions of Hot Shoe Shuffle, Chicago, Oliver, Westside Story, My Fair Lady, the concert versions of Zorba and Mack and Mabel. He recently performed in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Film/TV appearances include Baz Luhrman’s Oscar winning Moulin Rouge, People’s Choice Awards, Helpmann Awards, Popstarts, Mornings with Kerrianne and Roy and HG’s Club Buggery. Cameron is also Artistic Director of the renowned Brent Street Studios in Sydney.
Nadia was born into a theatrical family in Adelaide and studied singing, dancing and acting from her cot at her mother's dancing school, Barbara Jayne Dance Centre. She first appeared on stage at two years of age and has been performing constantly ever since.
A true triple threat, Nadia's credits include playing the role of Brigitta in the SEL/GFO production of The Sound of Music and Dainty June in the MSociety production of Gypsy in Adelaide. Other theatre credits include the role of Raja in I Never Saw Another Butterfly. After completing her last year of high school, in 2006 she was cast in the role of Meg Giry in the Australasia touring production of The Phantom of the Opera. More recently Nadia has just completed the 10th Anniversary Australian tour of Mamma Mia.
Nadia is a proud member of Actors' Equity (MEAA.)
At only age 16 Cristiano Martino has already achieved so much in his career in all facets of dance. In 2008 Cristiano won the prestigious Robert and Elizabeth Albert Junior Classical Scholarship in the McDonald’s Sydney Eisteddfod and was asked to perform at the Sydney Opera House as a guest artist at the finals of the Senior Classical McDonald's Scholarship. Cristiano also competed in the C.S.T.D Competitions in Melbourne winning the 12 and Under 14 Jazz Championship, the Prestigious Commonwealth Classical Scholarship and the 12 and Under 14 Aggregate. Cristiano also won the Sir Robert Helpmann Scholarship in Mount Gambier in 2008.
In July of 2008 Cristiano competed in the Cecchetti National Medal taking home the Silver medal after competing againsy students from all over Australia. Cristiano was accepted in level 5 at the Australian Ballet in 2009 school and is now in his fourth and final year at the school in level 8.
Monica's love for dance and theatre began at the age of two in her home of Adelaide, South Australia. Monica trained extensively in all areas of dance and performance at the Barbara Jayne Dance Centre in Adelaide. In 2009 Monica moved to Melbourne where she graduated from Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance full time performing arts course. Monica’s Theatre credits include: The Australian tour of West Side Story performing the role of Margarita, understudy Maria. (2010-11), The Production Company’s Australian premier of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2009) and revival of Anything Goes (2011) State Theatre, Melbourne. Other credits include: Performances on the 7pm Project and Neighbours for Channel 10, Channel 7’s Sunrise and The 2010 Helpmann Awards.
Monica is currently touring Australia with Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s award winning production of Mary Poppins, understudying the role of Mary.
Born into a theatrical family, at the age of two, Zoë studied all forms of dance, in her mothers studio in Adelaide, Barbara Jayne Dance Centre. It was there Zoë developed a passion for musical theatre. One of Zoë's highlights from her career so far was filming the TV Series The Fairies for channel 7 in 2009. Zoë played the role of Rainbow the Activity Fairy, where she instructed children to participate in all sorts of fun activities. Other TV opportunities include dancing in the Channel 9 GO! Music Video by Sharon Muscat, the recent So You Think You Can Dance auditions and various commercials for different company’s. In 2009 Zoë played the role of Bonnie in The Therry Society Production; Anything Goes in Adelaide. Recent achievements include winning The Commonwealth Theatrical Cup, Lily Allison Jazz Championship, May Downs Tap Championship, Senior Aggregate and Senior Grande Aggregate at the CSTD Preston Competitions in Melbourne.
During the last four years, Zoë’s performed around Adelaide and interstate with Ding Productions. A professional company performing for corporate events and various other functions. Zoë was extremely excited when she was accepted to perform the role of Tantomile in CATS with the Really Useful Company in 2010. In 2011 Zoë completed her Teacher's Certificate Exams in C.S.T.D Tap and Modern Jazz achieving the letters C.S.T.D TC/TAP and C.S.T.D TC/MJ. Later in 2011 Zoë also completed her Associate Diploma in A.I.C.D achieving the letters ASSOCIATE A.I.C.D. A few highlights from 2012 include performing ILLURE in the Adelaide Fringe with Ding Productions, successfully completing her Teacher's Diploma in C.S.T.D TD/TAP and C.S.T.D TD/MJ, co-adjudicating/pencilling in Tasmania with Barbara Komazec and selected to perform in the World Premiere of The Addams Family musical. Zoë's professional career has only just begun with hope that it will continue to grow and bloom. Zoë is thrilled to be a part of The Addams Family, would like to thank DTE and dedicate her performance to her family and friends.
Stephanie Grigg has always strived for excellence, at a young age Stephanie was introducted into the world of performing at Barbara Jayne Dance Centre. Winning tap, jazz and theatrical championships, classical scholarships, solo aggregates and overall champion soloist in various dance competitions in Adelaide and interstate were only some of the highlights of her early dance career. In 2008 Stephanie was accepted in WAAPA (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) in Western Australia. In her third year of the three year performing arts course, Stephanie played the role of Reno Sweeny in the end of year production, Anything Goes. After only recently finishing her studies in 2010, Stephanie performed the role of Onstage Swing in Love Never Dies. In 2011 Stephanie choreographed the production of John and Jen for the Sydney Fringe Festival and recently finished performing the role of Maggie in the recent production of A Chorus Line. Stephanie is currently in her final weeks performing along side Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Sheriden and Magda Szubanski in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Martine’s passion for dance began at an early age in South Australia under the tutelage of Barbara Komzec where she attained CSTD accreditation in jazz and tap and BMAAD and Cecchetti methods of ballet.
She moved to New York where she furthered her training at Broadway Dance Centre and earned entry into the Screen Actors Guild.
Here her career flourished with highlights that include performing on “The Grammy Awards”, “The Late Show With David Letterman”, “Ugly Betty”, in Disney’s “Enchanted” and accomplishing placement as a Top 30 dancer for Madonna and Top 60 for Janet Jackson.
Martine has travelled extensively across the United States as an adjudicator and coached and choreographed at American Dance Training Camps.
Martine went on to be the International Correspondent for www.dance.com writing weekly reviews from around the world. She has reviewed artists such as The Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Alvin Ailey in New York, Beyonce` in Sydney, Madonna in Barcelona and Cirque Du Soleil in Las Vegas.
Teaching accomplishments include students being accepted to American Ballet Theatre, School Of American Ballet, The Joffrey, Alvin Ailey and performing in Broadway musicals Mary Poppins and Billy Elliot.
Jacqui Stratton Smith
Jacqui grew up in Adelaide and attended the Barbara Jayne Dance Centre from the age of 12 to 17. Jacqui then studied at the Royal Ballet School in London for 3 years. During this time she participated in a number of school performances including performing for the founder of the Royal Ballet, Dame Ninette De Valois on the occasion of her 90th Birthday at Covent Garden.
After her studies, Jacqui joined the Kiel Ballet in Germany. While there she danced in a number of ballet roles including Swanhilda in Coppelia, the girl in The Miraculous Mandarin, the doll in the Fairy Doll and a variety of group and solo roles in the Three Cornered hat, Carmina Burana, Sleeping Beauty and Dancers behind the Curtain. She also danced and sang in various musicals such as My Fair Lady and West Side Story and performed dance roles in the opera The Merry Widow and La Traviata.
Jacqui danced for five years at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (now the Staatsballett Berlin) under the directorship of Michael Denard. In Berlin, Jacqui danced in all the major classics including, Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Giselle, Raymonda, Le Lac des Fees, La Sylphide, Les Noces and Symphony in C. Contemporary works were also part of the repertoire and included, The Competition, Scherazade, Verklärte Nacht and Otto Dix. Jacqui worked with a number of leading choreographers including Maurice Béjart, Pierre Lacotte, Roland Petit and Patrice Bart.
In 1998 Jacqui returned to Australia and has worked as a freelance ballet teacher since then.