Kristen has always had a love for the performing arts. From an early age Kristen was involved in many genres of dance including Jazz Ballet, Classical Ballet, Tap, Belly Dancing, Line Dancing, Gymnastics, Ballroom Dancing, singing and musical instruments. With a passion for connecting with children, Kristens’ wild imagination led her to publish her first children’s book in 2016.
Kristen has performed in many Ballina Players productions since her arrival in Ballina in 2010 and is proud to be the new Director of FunSing. Kristen is excited to continue with the traditions of FunSing whilst adding her own personal touch and flair to the workshops.
As an actor Liam has performed in many theatres across the Northern Rivers. Some of his many roles include, Eric – The Little Mermaid, Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, Rent, Girls’ Weekend and many others. He has recently studied Education, and loves the creative arts. He is now studying a Bachelor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University, majoring in vocals.
After being involved with the Ballina Player’s Theatre for several years his love for acting is evident in his performance and commitment.
Liam has loved performing ever since his first time on stage, loving the feeling of being on stage. He hopes to use his experience in the arts to teach high school music and drama, giving younger kids the same love for the arts he was given.
Elisha first fell in love with FunSing in 2014 and has attended many workshops. She has been studying singing and dancing since she was 5 years old and has taken up drama studies. Elisha has been in many Ballina Players Productions over the years including a lead role in Dr Dolittle. Elisha performed with schools at local functions and the Opera House and participates annually in the Lismore Musical Society Eisteddfod. Elisha is now studying music and drama for her HSC and hopes to be a highschool drama teacher.
FunSing is fortunate to have Elisha on our talented team.
Having attended seventeen FunSing workshops from 2010 to 2016, Jacinta brings great experience to the FunSing support staff. Having completed HSC drama and successfully auditioning for many Ballina Players’ productions FunSing is fortunate to have Jacinta on its team.
Sam attended many FunSing workshops from 2013 to 2016. He has been a regular cast member of Players’ shows and was selected in the cast of the professional production of the Sound of Music in Brisbane.
He was a featured artists in the Schools spectacular in 2018 and 2019 and became a graduate of Sydney’s prestigious Talent Development Project in 2021. Sam is also a multi-instrumentalist and regularly plays in his Indie Rock band “Nearly Adults”. Sam is a great addition to the FunSing team.
Chelsea was seven when she first attended FunSing. Since then she has been a cast member in several Ballina Players and Bright Light Productions, as well as assisting in Make-up Artistry. In 2019 Chelsea attended The Dance Excellence National Competition Exhibition in L.A with Makin Moves Dance Studios and was offered an opportunity to attend The Young Americans Performing Arts School. She has also completed a Short Films Course through the New York Film Academy.
We are pleased to have Chelsea on our Dance Team and look forward to seeing what magic she can create.
Sophe has recently acted in her first Ballina Player’s Production – Girls’ Weekend. She has been dancing since she was 4years old and recently got into Choreography. Sophe dances with Makin Moves and NRDS (northern rivers dance studio) in the following genre’s. Ballet (classical ATOD en pointe), Musical Theatre, Jazz, Acro and Hip Hop.
FunSing is happy to have another talented dance teacher.
Declan Lodge has been a member at Ballina Players and performed in shows such as Pirates of Penzance with the lead role as Dr Dolittle in Dr Dolittle Jnr. He won the Best Actor in a Junior Production at the Gold Coast Awards in 2020. He has also done the lights/sound and special effects at many community theatres. He is currently studying Live Production and Technical Diploma at NIDA Sydney.
We are lucky to have Declan share his talents and experiences with FunSing.
Elle has always had a passion for music, dance and all art forms from a young age. She has a Bachelor of Contemporary Music and a Graduate Diploma in Education, and for the past 4 years Elle has been the head Music Tutor at Evans River K-12 School.
She has a lot of experience working with children of all ages and loves helping young people develop confidence, fine tune their performance skills and express their own creativity.
Recently she has been recording her own solo album as well as collaborating with a college to compose a school musical.
Elle can’t wait to be a part of the next FunSing workshop!
An acknowledged mezzo soprano and dancer, Jade has performed in 12 theatre productions (usually musicals). She is a talented song writer as well. Jade is currently studying a Diploma at Queensland Academy of Creative Industries (specializing in theatre and physics). She was a guest presenter at a recent FunSing workshop.
Jade is a quality singer, dancer and actor and FunSing is happy to have her on its team.
Iesha has been performing since she was 10 years old and has been a part of 29 musicals at Ballina Players over the last 10 years. She has completed a Diploma in Screen and Media at New York Film Academy on the Gold Coast where her work gained recognition and was awarded around the area.
Iesha has a passion for working with young people and sharing her love of the arts with them. She has recently relocated to Sydney to study theatrical makeup and explore more opportunities in the big smoke.
She is so excited to meet you all, get grooving and have some fun!
Reuben has been attending FunSing since 2012 and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of the performing arts. He has been in 6 Ballina Players productions from Oliver to Dr. Doolittle. Reuben has studied Drama at high school and particularly enjoys acting, as well as playing music in his school band. Reuben’s talents as an Actor has been utlised in our drama department over the years and his ideas and directions are a wonderful asset to FunSing.
Bailey discovered his love for performing at age 8 in the Ballina Players production of ‘Les Miserables’ playing the role of Gavrouche. He attended the first FunSing workshop in 2009 as well as 12 more until 2013.
A graduate from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre, Bailey has featured in key roles in the Conservatorium’s ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Fame’. He also featured in ‘Little Women’ and originated the role of Razza in the world premiere of ‘Don’t Call Me Ishmael’.
Bailey is excited for the future and FunSing is excited to have him on its teaching team.
FunSing dance teacher, Anna has been teaching hip hop for 18 years. From a young age she trained in Sydney in both old school and new school hip hop styles. In partnership Anna taught and developed Justice Crew prior to winning Australia’s got talent in 2010.
Previously she ran her own Hip Hop dance school in Sydney, with crews and soloists winning many Hip Hop competitions in Australia. Anna brings a fresh flavour of hip hop to her classes.