****ENTER THE STAGE JUDGES 2018 ****


The most incredible line up of industry professionals who specialise in your genres so they can give you fair and balanced comment.

Chris Tsattalios


Chris is super excited to be back in Perth and to be a part of Enter the Stage for 2018! Chris Tsattalios is a 25 year old professional dancer from Sydney Australia & graduated from Brent Street Full time Certificate IV in Performing arts in 2010. 

Some of Chris's credits include Ricky Martin, Janet Jackson, Katy Perry, GRL, Kylie Minogue, Natalie La Rose, Lil John, Daddy Yankee, Havana Brown, Jessica Mauboy, The Voice AU, Xfactor AU and seen on season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance Australia as a top 20 contestant. Chris is now based in Sydney and Los Angeles. His work in the US includes being awarded the first International Elite protege at The Pulse On Tour, Latin American Music Awards for Liz Imperio, Every Single Step - Nigel Lythgoe & Brian Friedman, assistant choreographer for Kenny Wormald and also assisted Brian Friedman on SYTYCD America for his top 14 group number. 

Chris has had the honour to work with some of the top choreographers including Kelley Abbey, Kenny Wormald, Robin Antin, Brian Friedman, Cris Judd, Marko Panzic, The Squared Division, Jason Gilkison, Tessandra Chavez, Kenny Ortega, Liz Imperio, Galen Hooks, Tyce Diorio, Matt Lee & many more. Chris cant wait to see you all Entering the Stage.


Alice Robinson

Alice is an eclectic mix of contemporary dance with a unique flare. Alice has danced all of her life and has discovered more about herself and her movement through the influence of music and art. 
Alice was born in Bundaberg , Queensland and moved to Sydney to train in 2012 at Jason Winters Contemporary Course and Ev and Bow in 2013. 
In 2014 Alice was a part of So You Think You Can Dance Australia's Top 100, and seconded with Australian Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company,  as well as Larissa McGowans development in Adelaide. 
In 2015, Alice was Dance Captain with Opera Australia's AIDA on the Harbour and toured with Lucy Dohertys ONE- Dancing for Jane show. Alice is also a part of The Dream Dance Comapny which toured GENESIS around Australia in 2015.
Alice performed at HSBCs' 150th Gala Event in Hong Kong in December of 2015. Alice has travelled through the UK and Europe in recent years ;  training and working with some of the top contemporary choreographers in the world. Alice has taught internationally at Londons 'Studio 68' as an international guest and worked on a creative development in London for West End Musical 'Bat Out Of Hell' with Emma Portner. Alice also trained at world renowned contemporary festival 'Impuls Tanz' in Vienna , Austria. Alice held a workshop at 'The Australian Dance Festival' in both 2015 and 2016 which was an amazing way to share her movement with the upcoming youth of Australia.
In 2017, Alice rejoins The Dream Dance Company for ENTER THE VORTEX, choreographed by Sarah Boulter and directed by Marko Panzic for their Australian and New Zealand tour. Alice was recently a part of WeAreSounds ‘Train of Thought’ by Callum Mooney which combined contemporary movement with physical theatre to a collection of recorded and morphed ‘everyday’ sounds . Alice strives to push movement boundaries through the exploration of textures, dynamics and natural release. 



Allyce Martins 

Allyce grew up in Perth, Western Australia where she began performing as a bright-eyed tiny tot at various corporate events and functions in the entertainment industry.
She then went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre at WAAPA where her theatre credits included Ado Annie in Oklahoma!, the Nurse in Hello Again,West Side Story, Blood Brothers, and Sweeney Todd.
Whilst studying, Allyce had the pleasure of performing alongside the great Debbie Reynolds in the musical Irene, which proved a very memorable experience!
Allyce’s professional performing credits include Wicked understudying and performing the role of Glinda; South Pacific; Les Miserables, where she understudied and performed both Cosette and Eponine; and most recently the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady, directed by Dame Julie Andrews!
In 2012, Allyce was privileged to be a finalist in the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment. She is incredibly grateful to have been a part of such an inspirational event.
She has also performed in the children’s series Hi-5, where you can hear her voicing the characters ‘Chatterbox’ and ‘Jup Jup’ and originated the role of ‘Fluttery' in the children’s group 'Superdudes’.
Fun fact - In 2005 Allyce competed in Enter The Stage (then known as Storm The Stage) and won 1st place in the Music Theatre section! She is so thrilled to come full circle and return to Perth to work with Perth’s amazing talent and support this competition once again.


Jamie Mercanti 

Jamie Mercanti has forged an extensive and significant 35 year career in the Western Australian entertainment, music, media and events industries.
Jamie was 8 years old when he gained a scholarship to join St Mary’s Cathedral Boys Choir to receive classical choral vocal training and studied Theatre Arts and Journalism at WAIT from 1981 – 1984.
Jamie has performed in over 30 plays or musicals; gaining excellent reviews for his performances in “South Pacific”, “A Mad World, My Masters”, “Fiddler On The Roof”(as Fyedka), “Yerma”, “Old Flames”, “Lysistrata”, “A Comedy of Errors”, “Guys and Dolls” (as Nicely – Nicely Johnson), “Toad of Toad Hall” (as Toad) and “Annie” (as Daddy Warbucks).
Since 1986, Jamie (Slim Jim) has been fronting one of the most recognised and enduring commercial bands in the local music industry – performing in excess of 7500 shows throughout Western Australia with Slim Jim & the FATTS/PHATTS Bands.
Jamie’s film credits include roles in “Aussie Park Boyz” (2004), “The Bouncer” (2006), “Aussie Park Boyz II” (2010) and as an assistant director on “Two Fists, One Heart” (2009). His television credits include “A Fortunate Life”, “Basil’s Footy Show” for Channel 7 Perth and as an assistant producer for Telethon for the past 25 years.



Jenny Lynn

Jenny trained in London enjoying an excitingly varied Musical Theatre career both on stage and TV. Her professional career began at the age of 12 as Brigitta in the original production of “The Sound of Music” on London’s West End. As a performer she worked with Bob Fosse, Joe Layton, Paddy Stone, Lionel Blair.  As a teacher Jenny has worked throughout the United Kingdom, Australia and Asia. In 1994 she was invited as a guest lecturer to WAAPA and the following year was asked to devise a dance program for the Music Theatre Department. She created the specialized course, which is now the foundation of the WAAPA Music Theatre Dance program. She coordinated the highly successful course for 18 years auditioning hundreds of hopefuls a year for the 20 available places. With more than 40 years Industry experience and over 100 Musical Theatre productions to her credit, Jenny has worked for The Perth Theatre Company, Theatre West, Effie Crump Theatre, The Opera Studio, and Peach Productions. Jenny also choreographed the opening of The Miners Hall of Fame in Kalgoorlie, the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, The New State Theatre Centre and “Cavalcade” for His Majesty’s Theatre Centenary Celebrations. She was the Associate Director and Choreographer on the highly successful ‘Irene’ starring Debbie Reynolds.




Mia Matthiessen

Mia Matthiessen is a Perth-born vocalist with extensive experience in both the Music Theatre and Contemporary world. She discovered a love for Music Theatre at John Curtin College of The Arts in her teenage years, going on to play the role of Wendy in “Peter Pan” and Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”. As Mia furthered her vocal studies she developed a fascination with vocal pedagogy and consequently began a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary vocals at WAAPA. She completed her Honours in 2017, spending the year researching ‘belt’ technique within Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM), attempting to understand the phenomenon at a more functional level. Mia now teaches singing to students of all ages across Perth and loves nothing more than to help the next generation of vocalists navigate their instrument sustainably. Recently Mia had the opportunity to perform at the opening of Perth Arena, and has sung with some incredible Perth bands including Slim Jim & the Phatts, The Perth Symphony Orchestra, Mama Kin, The WAAPA Gospel Choir and Coin Banks to name a few. Mia  is a captivating performer who loves the stage and any opportunity to sing for a crowd. Mia is so excited to be part of Enter the Stage for 2018 and can’t wait to marvel in Perth’s talent!




Justin McNamara 

Justin McNamara has been singing, dancing and acting from a early age, training with distinguished teachers in their field both in Perth and nationally, studying ballet, tap, jazz and acrobatics to the highest level. At age 15 Justin was accepted into the Australian Ballet School graduating with a Diploma of Dance. He has won numerous competitions, scholarships and awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Trophy for most outstanding Performers Shield as well as obtaining the Theatrical Teacher’s Diploma in the same year.
As a long term cast member of “Cats” in Australia, New Zealand and Germany, Justin played many roles including Skimbulshanks, Mungojerrie and Mr.Mistofelees in which he featured at the Cats Hamburg 10 year Anniversary performance. He rose to become part of the creative team assisting in auditioning, rehearsing, teaching and staging the cast for television and photographic promotions in Germany.
Since returning to Perth, Justin has performed and taught across a variety of genres, as well as adjudicating at various Dance festivals in Western Australia.




 

Tash Klarich

Tash’s introduction to dance began at the early age of 3 years old at a small studio in Toowoomba, QLD.  At the age of 7, after moving to Perth, she commenced dancing at All That Jazz Dance Studio where she learnt all genres of dance and completed various Theatrical and Tap Medal Examinations.
Tash has had training in all areas of Commercial and Broadway Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Acro and Musical Theatre.To further her dancing career, Tash started full time training in 2015 at the ‘Australian Performing Arts Network’ where she completed a Cert IV in Performing Art’s majoring in Commercial Dance, continuing on in 2016 to complete her Advanced Diploma in Elite Performance Majoring in Commercial Dance.
Through APAN, Tash has performed alongside Rachael Beck and Rob Mills in the Opening of Telethon, Rhonda Burchmore in ‘Musical’s in Concert’ and performed in APAN’s ‘Grease the Musical’ where she played the role of ‘Cha Cha’ alongside Lynne McGranger, John O’Hara and Carmelo Pizzino. Tash was also featured in APAN Entertainment’s musical production “How to Co-host a Murder” at Fringe World where she played ‘Lulu’, in a Singing, Acting and Dancing role.
Tash continues to share her passion of dance through Choreography and performance.
As you have read, the Enter the Stage adjudicators  that will comment on your performance have actual experience and credibility in your performance genre.Now isn't that how it should be ?


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