MEET THE CAST
Amy Browne has been dancing since the age of two, so is no stranger to the stage. After high school she completed her Diploma of Musical Theatre with Kelly Aykers fulltime dance, where she got the opportunity to learn from some of Australia’s leading choreographers. During her training, Amy was lucky enough to work with Kelly on a professional workshop of a new musical, as well as many other performances such as Pippin, and the ICC Cricket World Cup Opening. Since then Amy has had corporate work and various gigs, such as a cancan dancer with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and performing 1920s shows with the company Brooks and Baker. In 2018 Amy was lucky enough to work with Kelly on the movie ‘The Very Excellent Mr Dundee’, where she was one of the dancers. She also has performed with theatre companies, such as PLOS Musical Productions, most recently playing Meg in Phantom of the Opera, as well as numerous other shows, and had the opportunity to choreograph her first show with Panorama Theatre Company last year, Beauty and the Beast. Amy is excited to be working with Kelly and the rest of this amazing cast.
Bradley found his love of dancing at a young age by taking his first dance lesson in a boy’s funk class and loved it. In the year after Bradley enrolled in all different classes and all different styles of dance, which with that he hasn’t looked back. After gaining many skills throughout the dance arts, Bradley decided to broaden his skills as he enrolled to study in a circus arts school designed for teenagers. Bradley continues his training to this day even after studying a full-time course at Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance. Bradley has been employed in an array of dance companies including “Masters of choreography” and “Ignite the dark”. Bradley has also completed several Performances at Corporate events and Seminars to the likes of “Amp Summit” and the “Red Ball Fundraiser”. Bradley Is very excited to be working along side this wonderful company members and under the Direction of Kelly Aykers.
With 20 years of dance experience, Claire Stubs is no stranger to the stage. Beginning training at an early age in Bendigo, she competed in dance eisteddfods all around Victoria and performed in local theatre productions from the age of 8. She moved to Melbourne and continued her studies in Musical Theatre at Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance where she played the lead role of Roxie Hart in “Chicago” during her graduating year. Other credits include workshopping “Cinderella”: a new Australian musical, a featured dance role in the film “The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee”, and performing with Brooks and Baker Vintage Entertainment Company.
Connor has danced with multiple dance companies including "Lionheart Dance Company” and “Scimm”, performing in the professional shows such as "Fabricated" and “Senseless State" as well as undergoing company training every week. Connor completed his training at "Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance" in Melbourne under the prestigious Kelly Aykers and is very excited to be working with Kelly and the rest of the cast on Broadway & Beyond. His performance credits include representing Australia in the ICC opening ceremony, back up dancer to Nathaniel and Mike Tompkins, featured dancer in the Australian mini series “The Divorce”, performer at Brandcast and the Youtube Fanfest. Additionally, Connor has performed in a number of performances including the Victorian Dance Festival and Australian Dance Festival.
Emma grew up dancing in a very small, rural town in country Victoria. She spent her weekends competing in rural competitions, and her summers in Melbourne training intensively at the National Ballet Theatre and Ballet Theatre Australia. Her passion led her to further her training with Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance, where she graduated at the end of 2018 with a Diploma in Musical Theatre. During her studies, she performed in Park Life Productions ‘Chicago’, multiple corporate events, and excitingly ‘The Very Excellent Mr Dundee’ due to hit cinemas later on this year. Emma is beyond grateful for the many opportunities Kelly has exposed her to during her years of training, none more so than Company A. She could not be more excited to be making her professional theatre debut in this energetic and stylistic performance.
Gabrielle’s love for dancing and performing started at the age of 3 when she first began training in various dance styles with Pat Miller School of Dance. Gabrielle started dancing under the tuition of Kelly Aykers at 14, and graduated from Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance in 2017 with a Diploma of Musical Theatre. Gabrielle’s performance credits include being a featured dancer in the upcoming film “The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee”, playing the role of ‘June’ in Chicago the Musical by Parklife Productions, as well as performing in the musical Pippin and various Victorian Dance Festival performances. Gabrielle is extremely excited and grateful to be apart of Company A, working with the prestigious Kelly Aykers and an amazing cast of dancers.
Starting dance at the age of 9 at the Jane Moore Academy of Ballet, Josh was drawn to all forms and styles of performing including singing and acting from a young age. From 12 he performed in operas with both Opera Australia, and the Victorian Opera. Josh also worked in a play at Malthouse Theatre, as well as many opportunities to work on screen for both Television and Film. Completing school in 2016, he went on to study Music Theatre at Showfit Centrestage, Acting at Active Performance Studios, and is currently studying a Bachelor’s Degree of Music Theatre at The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Josh could not be more thrilled to be a part of such an exciting new company working with the esteemed Kelly Aykers, and such high calibre dancers.
Luke began his dance training at 5 years old in Melbourne's South East. In his younger years Luke was an avid eisteddfod boy, had completed examinations across all styles of dance and also actively worked with numerous theatre companies, playing leads in musicals such as Hairspray, The Wiz & Pippin. After secondary school Luke went on to further his studies and gained his Diploma of Musical Theatre at Kelly Ayker's Full Time Dance. Under the careful and nurturing guidance of Kelly Ayker's herself, Luke played as Charlamagne in Pippin and Mary Sunshine in Chicago. Luke has now worked on children's dance shows, in TV commercials (Dancing with the stars), in corporate shows for companies such as Crown Casino and K-Mart and has also danced backup for Troy Sivan, Sketchshe and Jenna Marbles at Youtube Fanfest and Brandcast under the choreography of Matt Steffanina. Luke looks forward to bringing the magic of Broadway to the audiences of Victoria in 2019!
After training in dance under the direction of Rosemary Frost, Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Monash University, co-creating and performing in many original works. Madeleine is vocally trained by Julian Bailey and completed a Diploma of Musical Theatre under Kelly Aykers, performing the roles of Fastrada in Pippin and Velma Kelly in Chicago (Parklife Productions). Other credits include La Traviata (Victorian Opera), The Pearlfishers (Melbourne Opera), Love and Information (Monash University), A Guy and a Gal (Cabaret by John Wood and Michele Forbes), Danse Bacchanale (Regional Chamber Ballet) and The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee (Feature film). Madeleine has also performed at many corporate events and charity galas including Tuxedo Junction and the Red Ball and is currently completing graduate studies in Psychology.
Rachael discovered her love of performing at a young age training in various styles of dance from Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Ballet and Tap. At the age of 13, Rachael was apart of Fox8 TV series ‘The Ultimate School Musical - Fame’ which brought to light her love of Musical Theatre.
Rachael graduated from Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance in 2016 with a diploma of Musical Theatre and also completed the ‘Show Business’ intensive course in 2017 under the direction of Marko Panzic.
Her performance credits include a dancer on the soon to be released film “The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee”, ‘You Tube Fanfest’ and ‘Brandcast’ performances at the Qantas Credit Union Arena (Sydney), the ‘ICC Cricket World Cup’ opening ceremony as well as various commercial work in Melbourne. Rachael is beyond excited and humbled to be apart of this new journey and company under the direction of the renowned Kelly Aykers.
Sebastian graduated from APO Arts Academy in 2017 with a Diploma of Musical Theatre. Since graduating he has been singing and dancing all around the country with credits including performing at the Royal Adelaide Show and travelling with Cricket Australia dancing at the International games. Sebastian is very grateful for this opportunity with Kelly Aykers and is excited to be a part of this up and coming Company.