ARTISTS UNITE SERIES
Insight. Innovation. Inspiration.
20 EPISODES WITH AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS
JOSHUA JACK PRICE ● SAVANNA HAENEL ● BOADICEA ELDEN ● SHANNEN JONES ● DAVID HARRIS ● HOLLY MACKIE ● NAE KOJIMA ● SHANIA LOCKE ● JAIN RHYS ● GRETA GILBY ● MONTANNA STONEMAN ● AMBER IVERS ● AILEY LYON ● MICHAEL KING ● LESLEIGH BURRELL ● COURTNEY BURCHILL ● ALANA WOODS ● SAM CAMPBELL ● LEAH HENRY ● RESPLENDENCE DUO
Joshua Jack Price
Joshua is currently a professional dancer with the San Francisco Ballet Company in California, United States. He won the gold medal in the Genée International Ballet Competition in 2016, and then gained a finalist position in the Prix de Lausanne in 2017. His passion in pursuit of his dreams is truly inspirational. During his interview with SHE, Joshua shares an insight into his career, behind-the-scenes into the San Francisco Ballet Company, life during the Covid-19 pandemic, what has pulled him through and where he thinks the future of our industry lies. We are privileged to introduce to you… Joshua Jack Price.
Savanna is a professional dancer at the prestigious Lido de Paris located on the Champs Élysées in Paris, France. She began her career at the Lido in 2017 at 18 years old and was quickly promoted to learn the Principal Dancer in the same show a year later. She has also modelled for top designers such as LʼOréal, Saiid Kobeisy and Raphaël Perrier. During her interview with SHE, Savanna discusses the importance of artists in society, what she has learnt during the pandemic lockdowns, helpful tips to guide other performers and to expand audiences vision to see the bigger picture regarding the Arts Industries. Let us introduce to you… Savanna Haenel.
Boadicea is a professional dancer and has performed in many shows on Princess Cruise Lines and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She is represented by The Dark Horse Agency in London, UK and has danced in various prestigious gigs with well-known Industry VIPʼs in Europe. During her interview with SHE, Boadicea opens up about her work contracts, experiences on board the cruise ships during Covid-19 lockdowns, how she managed to arrive back home despite ongoing complications, and discusses Entertainment Industries in Australia compared to the rest of the world. Please let us introduce to you… Boadicea Elden.
Shannen is a professional contortionist who has worked in a variety of well-known festivals and circus shows, such as the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Deja Voodoo Side Show and Glastonbury. During her interview with SHE, Shannen provides hope for artists and performers during this pandemic. She talks about her life, work contracts, why she is a performer, personal hardships during ongoing lockdowns, optimistic outlooks and inspiration to current and upcoming performers. We are privileged to introduce to you…Shannen Jones.
David is a triple threat performer studying dancing, singing and acting full-time at Patrick School of the Arts in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He has worked professionally with Norwegian Cruise Lines dancing in the musical show Footloose and in Elements ‒ a show designed by Norwegian Creative Studios. During his interview with SHE, David invites you into experience his world around dance, music and the performing arts. He passes on useful advice he has taken through with him in his career, insight into the Cruise Ship Industry, opens up about mental health and discusses solutions for performers during these unprecedented times. We are privileged to introduce to you…David Harris.
Holly has been dancing professionally for the past 5+ years, working as the Can Can soloist at Le Bal du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France as well as on Celebrity Cruise Lines and with top fashion designers while living in Europe. During her interview with SHE, Holly discusses her career, lifestyle, what success means to her, workplace rivalry and competition, how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected her and working together as a whole to find solutions. Holly is a passionate, talented and hard working performer that we would like to now introduce. We welcome… Holly Mackie.
Nae is a professional ballerina and has danced in three American companies including Kirov Academy in Washington DC, Joffrey Studio Company in Chicago and Atlanta Ballet in Georgia. She began her ballet training at just 5 years old at Amanda Bollinger Dance Academy (ABDA), Gold Coast, Australia and continues to strive for her future goals. During her interview with SHE, Nae opens up about her career as a ballet dancer, audition tours, travelling, performing, mentorship advice she has learnt along the way, who she admires in the industry, events that unfolded during Covid-19, and a special message to keep inspiring all artists around the world. We are privileged to introduce to you… Nae Kojima.
Shania is a professional dancer and aerialist. She has performed with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and for Cirque du Soleilʼs show ʻCircus Stratosphereʼ. She trained with Steps Dance Company in Rothwell, Queensland from the age of 11 and has an identical twin sister who is also a beautiful performer. During her interview with SHE, Shania discusses the necessary steps to make it as a performer in the industry, what she was preparing for before Covid-19 began, what she is currently occupying herself with, as well as coming up with solutions to sustain the Arts during this time. We would like to introduce to you… Shania Locke.
Rhys is a musician; creating his own original music as well as being in a narrative driven psychedelic rock band… Selve. He is the lead guitarist in the band but can be found singing back up vocals, playing bass, percussion instruments, keyboards and more! His own personal music can be described as ethereal folk and is found on Spotify, Apple Music and Youtube. During his interview with SHE, Rhys lets you into his world, experiences he has had that have led to his creative output, his future dreams, why he has chosen music as a career, and how to keep the Arts relevant in peoples lives. We are excited to introduce to you… Jain Rhys.
Greta is a professional dancer and has worked at the world-famous Le Bal du Moulin Rouge in Paris, France. Greta has also worked professionally as a model with Raphaël Perrier and Juana Martin (Haute Couture) during her time in Europe. Greta was then contracted with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines just before the Covid-19 pandemic began. During her interview with SHE, Greta talks about how she got into the professional industry, her career highlights, the pandemic and effects on her wellbeing, how Australians view Entertainment and live theatre compared to Europe and how we can support one another to keep finding solutions. We would like to present… Greta Gilby.
Montanna is a professional aerialist, dancer, model, and actress. She has worked for Tokyo and Shanghai Disney as well as other companies within Australia and is signed with Evolution Agency on the Gold Coast. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Montanna worked on broadening her skills in hula hoop, fire-twirling and roller skating with Velvet Rope Entertainment. During her interview with SHE, Montanna expresses her concern about Australian Entertainment, opens up about her career, experiences, personal hardships she has needed to overcome, and provides a unique message to all current artists around the globe. Please let us introduce to you the beautiful… Montanna Stoneman.
Amber is a professional dancer, dance teacher, yoga instructor, entrepreneur, business student, model and actress… the list goes on! Her career has spanned the world and her story is quite unique. She has worked for many prestigious companies including: Friedrichstadt Palast, Germany; Holland America Cruise Line; Palazzo Mannheim, Germany; Australia Zoo, Queensland; Lido de Paris, France; and a rock tour with Udo Lindenberg around Germany. Amber consistently strives to achieve her goals and is a great inspiration. During her interview with SHE, Amber explains the importance of performers and artists worldwide, why she has chosen this career path, an insight into the companies she has worked for, what she had lined up before the pandemic began and more. Please let us introduce to you… Amber Ivers.
Ailey is a fitness model, professional dancer and aerialist. She has worked for Carnival Cruise Lines and The Parisian Macao, China. Unfortunately, her third contract with La Nouvelle Eve, Paris, France was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During her interview with SHE, Ailey talks about her life, career, family, the effects of Covid-19 on her wellbeing, Australia and the Arts Industry, solutions and more! Please let us introduce to you… Ailey Lyon.
Michael is a childrenʼs entertainer as well as a musician, juggler, songwriter, actor and dancer. He can do it all! He has been working professionally for 8 years travelling around Australia, however is mainly based at Dreamworld Theme Park, Gold Coast, where he performs regularly. During his interview with SHE, Michael discusses all genres of music, how he landed his job at Dreamworld, future goals and dreams, how Childrenʼs entertainment is of vast importance, the effects of Covid-19, coping strategies and much more! We would like to introduce… Michael King.
Lesleigh has an extensive portfolio of professional work in both dancing and modelling. Her work has taken her all over the world, including India, Japan, China, Paris, Belgium, and Germany. In this interview, Lesleigh opens up about her personal experiences, sharing behind-the-scenes footage, helpful tips, industry solutions and a message for all performers. We are humbled to introduce to you… Lesleigh Burrell.
Courtney is a professional dancer and has worked for Celebrity Cruise Lines, a highly prestigious company. She has performed in four different shows on two of the Celebrity Cruise Ships. Due to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on her dancing career, Courtney has had to explore alternative options, however she is optimistic about her future. During her interview with SHE, Courtney explains audition processes, scholarships, important pieces of advice she has learnt, where she was when the pandemic unfolded, future dreams and what she has been busy with during lockdown. Let us now introduce to you… Courtney Burchill.
Alana is a professional dancer and has worked for many prestigious dance companies around the world including Princess Cruise Lines, Palazzo Mannheim, Germany and Le Bal du Moulin Rouge, Paris, France. When the Covid-19 pandemic began to cause significant effects on performersʼ lives, Alana was working in Paris and had to return home immediately. It has been over one year now that all shows around the world have closed their doors and much has happened in that time. During Alanasʼ interview, she invites you into her experiences, where she has travelled to with work, why performing is so ʻaddictiveʼ, competition in the workplace, her experience through Covid-19 and how she has moved forward with her life to adjust to the present world we all find ourselves in. Let us introduce to you… Alana Woods
Sam is a highly talented triple threat performer – dancer, singer and actor! A rarity found in only a handful of performers. He has travelled the world working with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Disney Cruise Lines and at Tokyo Disney Resort, Japan. Samʼs true passion for the Arts and Entertainment Industries is inspiring. During his interview with SHE, he uncovers the truth behind the Arts and Entertainment Industries and the need for performers to keep creating, whilst opening up about his personal success, lifestyle, working overseas, and what he is occupying himself with during Covid-19. We are thrilled to present to you, the wonderful… Sam Campbell.
Leah is a professional rhythmic gymnast and dancer. She has worked professionally in the Entertainment Industry for 16+ years, with extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge from her work in various companies around Australia and Europe. In this interview Leah provides an insight into her incredible career, through stories about her experiences and some behind the scenes action! We are privileged to introduce to you… Leah Henry.
Alina and Jordan have a professional duo hand-to-hand balancing act called, Resplendence Duo. They both trained in dance and gymnastics from a young age and came together in 2018 to begin advanced acrobatic training. Their coach, Ben Hur Nicolodi, has more than 45 years experience in the Entertainment Industry and currently creates specialty acts at Aerial Angels Academy located in Varsity Lakes, Gold Coast. During their interview with SHE, both Alina and Jordan open up about their work venue, future aspirations, the events that unfolded when Covid-19 began and how they started working again, tips on how to keep motivated and advice to perhaps pursue a new avenue! Let us introduce to you…Resplendence Duo.