Our Team

Kristen

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 choreographed Doctor Dolittle at Ballina Players and wrote and directed Carols By Stage Light in 2021.

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.

Liam

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

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.

Jacinta

 

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

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. 

Lily

Lily is a passionate creator, performer and lover of dance. She has performed in Ballina players shows including Mary Poppins, the boy from Oz, Pirates of Penzance and Wicked. Lily studied dance in years 11 and 12 and continues to participate in dance still. 

She is excited to work with a large group of kids who have a passion for the arts and can’t wait to join the FunSing team as a Dance Assistant.

Sophe

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.

Chelsea

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.

 

 

Declan

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 a graduate of NIDA Sydney and has a Diploma in Live Production.

We are lucky to have Declan share his talents and experiences with FunSing.

Jade

 

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.

Ruby

Ruby has been interested and had experience with dance for over 10 years, with studios Dance Dynamics and Dance Lab. Her main style are RAD Ballet where she completed Advanced grade, as well as having experience in Contemporary and Jazz. Ruby has performed in local plays for school where she was cast in lead roles as well as currently studying HSC dance in year 12.

 We welcome Ruby to the FunSing Family and look forward to seeing her talents at work.

Eliza

Eliza has had the love of singing and music since a very young age. She has had vocal training and become more serious with her music, working on growing her skills, and repertoire since year 5. After high school Eliza aims to continue working on her music career in hopes of being a successful musician, performer and releasing music of her own.

 

Eliza is currently studying her HSC in Music and Drama and absolutely loves both courses. Eliza has participated in school theatre productions and has also played one of two lead roles in her school senior production of Cosi. Eliza also sings and performs regularly at venues in and outside of  school, while also being a keen photographer.

FunSing welcomes Eliza to our workshops as a new teacher and we look forward to the skills she will bring.

Reuben

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.

 

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