ENTER THE STAGE WINTER SERIES ADJUDICATORS
Enter the Stage prides itself on sourcing impartial expert judges to give the competitors valuable feedback that they can use in their future careers. Some of our judges for 2019 are.
Chelsea is an Australian born artist, who has been working as a professional dancer for the past 10 years. Originally from Perth, Chelsea moved to Sydney to further her studies at Brent Street Studios, receiving a Certificate IV in Performing Arts. Chelsea then went on to work professionally as a performer both locally and nationally before making the move to London in 2016.
Since moving to London Chelsea has worked on different projects including Music Videos, commercials, live production performances and theatre.
Some of her credits include QATAR Airways, Samantha Jade, Dr Who, Tropic Skincare, Qdos Entertainment, London Pride, TIGI Hair and Foxy Bingo. Chelsea recently appeared in the production of, ‘Welcome to the Grand’ starring as Liza Minnelli, a lead role.
Whilst living in London, Chelsea has been teaching and choreographing at a number of schools and is also a guest judge for Starz UK.
Lauren Seymour is a young, enthusiastic, hardworking choreographer, performer and dance instructor.
Her performance credits include dancer in the film Rocketman, being crowned ‘Australias Favourite Female Dancer’ on Channel 10’s So You Think You Can Dance Season 4, Happy Feet 2, The Dream Dance Company, ABC’s Dance Academy, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Kelly Rowland, Liam Payne, Zara Larsson, Lunch Money Lewis, STEPS and French Montana, also The Voice and XFactor AUS and UK.
Lauren’s choreographic credits include BONDS TVC 2016, Danni Minogue’s Mardi Gras After Party Show 2015, AMWAY XS Energy Drink Launch, Vivid Light Festival, Endometriosis Documentary. She has been Assisstant choreographer to Jason Gilkison for BBCs Strictly Come Dancing Show and Professionals Tour as well as being an Assistant choreographer to Mitchell Woodcock and his company New Ground Collective.
She has won Outstanding choreographic awards from The Australian Dance Festival.
Lauren’s warmth and down to earth personality combined with her fierce passion and incredible talent has given her a large stepping stone to continue to succeed in the Australian and the British entertainment industries.
Trained in Perth in at comdanceinc CSTD, ATDA & @Roy alacademyofdance RAD. Tahlia has experience in all genres from Ballroom, Tap ballet, Lyrical, contemporary, Highland, Salsa but has found her passion in Hip Hop, Jazz and Jazz Funk! Not content with just dancing she is also a specialist Singer. And dabbled. In acting.
She has trained all over the world at notable establishments such as Millenium dance co The Edgepac and the Debbie Reynolds Dance Academy in Los Angeles and along the way has trained with Star Dancers & Choreographers such as @ghsduldulao (Janet Jackson), @boomkack Laurie Ann Gibson (Nicki Minaj), Lew Twins (Beyonce), @nickdemoura (Justin Bieber) @lylebeniga and @ivankoumaev (Justin Timberlake) and @theofficialdavescott from The Step Up Movie franchise
Throughout the years she has worked for organisations such as Disneyland, Pan Pacific Entertainment, AAIA and Schwarzkopf as their Creative Director and Choreographer of the OSIS product launch in 2000 and In 2015 she worked as a back-up dancer for Singer @ciara But the highlight of her career came when she received and international recording contract in New York and was signed to the Australian Distribution MGM as a recording artist.
Mia Matthiessen is a Perth-born vocalist with extensive experience in both the Music Theatre and Contemporary world. Her passion for music began in high school as she studied Music Theatre at John Curtin College of the Arts where she played the role of ‘Wendy’ in Peter Pan and ‘Adelaide’ in Guys and Dolls. Going on to develop a fascination with vocal pedagogy, Mia completed her Honours in Contemporary Voice at WAAPA in 2017 and is now working as a freelance musician. Mia is an incredibly versatile vocalist with her abilities ranging from the performance of legit and contemporary music theatre, sultry jazz, blues and soul music, to more modern-day pop and RnB styles. Mia recently performed alongside the Perth Symphony Orchestra at The Astor for their sold out ‘Girls Night Out’ shows. Find Mia on social media under the name ‘Mia Matt Music’ to keep up to date with all of her musical adventures! Be sure to see her singing around town with the Perth Cabaret Collective, a 1920’s jazz cabaret band, and don’t miss her playing ‘Glinda’ in APAN’s Wizard of Oz in August
Dancer, Choreographer Megan Yates was born in Perth WA. Megan began her training at the age of three and studied multiple disciplines of dance in competitive Perth based studios. Graduating from Mercedes College, Megan was then accepted into the full time dance program at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, majoring in classical ballet and contemporary dance.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree Megan concluded university studies with a Graduate Diploma of Education Majoring in Dance and Drama / upper school.
Megan toured worldwide with Australian band “Empire of the Sun” across 5 continents.
Her Career highlights to date include; Glastonbury Music Festival United Kingdom, Coachella Music Festival California, Lollapalooza Music Festival Chicago, The Music Box- Hollywood, Empire of the Sun- Sydney Opera House, The ARIA music awards NSW AUS The Shrine Auditorium LA CA. US Made in America (Owner Jay Z) Philadelphia, Jimmy Kimmel Talk Show Hollywood, Jay Leno Talk Show LA, CA. US Le Grand Journal Television Show France Megan was honoured for the third time to work with renowned photographer Carlos Gonzales from “The Rolling stone” Magazine
Jamie has been the Managing Director of Slim Jim Enterprises since 1992. For over 20 years, Slim Jim Enterprises has been representing the best in WA live entertainment to licensed premises throughout Western Australia.
Over a 30 year career, Jamie has worked as a singer (from classical and opera to jazz and rock), an actor (from stage musicals to feature films), a presenter (for television, radio and sport), a musical director (from theatre to television), a television producer, a theatre director, a tour manager, an event coordinator and a booking agent (with West Oz Entertainment, the Rock Exchange and Slim Jim Enterprises).
Genevieve graduated from WAAPA in Musical Theatre in 1996 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Communications in Media & Photo-Media. A violinist from the age of 6 and a ballerina from the age of 4, she has been in the performing arts her whole life. Genevieve was awarded The Finley Award for Best Actress in a Musical 2017 for her performance as “Judy / Ginger” in Ruthless – The Musical at Koorliny Arts Centre. Genevieve’s upcoming role will be “Aunty Em” – The Wizard of Oz at the Regal Theatre with APAN Entertainment . Other leading roles include “Mrs Miles” – Ladies in Black”, “Hope Harcourt” - Anything Goes, “Madame Giry” - Phantom of the Opera, “Velma Von Tussle” – Hairspray, “Miss Mona” - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, “Narrator” in Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Some of the many other roles Genevieve has played include “Anybodys” in West Side Story, “Oolie/Donna” in City of Angels, “Grandma Rose” in The Wedding Singer and was one of the “Silly Girls” in Beauty & the Beast. Other shows include Oklahoma, Side by Side by Sondheim, Faust, The Sound of Music, HMS Pinafore, The Wiz, Grease and The Magic Flute.