If you couldn’t already tell from part one of Coffee With…Dana Jolly, she is a superwoman. From overcoming genetic conditions through sheer dedication and discipline, to becoming one of Australia’s most wanted choreographers and teachers, Jolly has proven herself time and time again as a force to be reckoned with. In part two of our… Read more.
Hi coffee friends! I know I’ve been MIA for a while but the glamorous Hannah Montana life of a muggle/actor will do that to you. Over the past few months of touring with a children’s show, I’ve had a secret on the side. A big dirty secret full of lies, X- rated cheating and revenge…. Read more.
For a man who spends a lot of time on planes and cruise ships, Nathan Foley’s feet are planted firmly on the ground. Nathan’s day job is to sing his heart out and tour the world as a guest entertainer for some of the major cruise liners. With an international professional career spanning 26 years,… Read more.
Australian superstar Dame Nellie Melba was, and still remains, one of our countries most celebrated song birds. But behind the glitz and glamour of every success story, hides many trials and tribulations: especially in the 1880’s. I got to sit down and chat with a new rising superstar, Annie Aitken who is currently starring along… Read more.
Living in a generation prone to instant gratification, it can sometimes be difficult as an artist to patiently build your career. A career in the Arts is often a long-term investment of sorts, and while your ultimate goal may be the lead in a long-running musical, a resident director of a major arts company, or… Read more.
A groundbreaking work such as this in new Australian music is as rare as a straight answer from a politician. With Speechless, award-winning Australian composer Cat Hope has created an opera unlike any other. I had the privilege of attending the first public viewing of her composition’s workshop on Friday 28 July in Port Adelaide…. Read more.
Serena Hill has been Head of Casting at Sydney Theatre Company since 2003, and after an incredible career Down Under, she is heading home to England with her family. For now. I was fortunate enough to squeeze in a quick chat with Serena about her time here in Oz, London, and steal some inside tips… Read more.
With the current debate about of the lack of Australian works being produced in the Music Theatre industry, there has never been a more exciting time for a great new Australian work to be blossoming onto the stage. Presently in its second week of workshop, Between Worlds is taking shape to be staged at… Read more.
Dana Jolly is a renowned Australian performer, choreographer and in-demand freelance teacher with a professional career that spans over forty years, both in Australia and internationally. Dana’s performing credits in the UK include Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Song And Dance, Shall We Dance tour, and over the years working with artists such as Ray Charles, Madonna and… Read more.
When it comes to practising your craft eight shows a week, it’s a very personal thing. Everybody works differently and what will work for some, may not work for others. This week, I wanted to talk about exactly that: how can we perform at optimum level, all day, everyday? And the answer is, we can’t…. Read more.