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MISS STACEY EVANS
Principal & Founder

Stacey’s passion for all things music and theatre is clear the moment you step foot into any of her classes or workshops. She began singing and writing her own songs from an early age but being in the audience of the ’95 production of Les Miserables she made up her mind that her goal was to be part of something just like that!

By far though, opening the doors of her performing arts studio 4 years ago has been the BEST part of her career. As all of her students know, here we have each others backs and we are one big supportive team!!

As well as winning several talent quests around the area, at age 13, Stacey joined her first Taree Arts Council production “ Pirates of Penzance”.

At around the same time, she represented Australia in display gymnastics at the World Gymnaestrada in Germany.

Whilst still continuing as a gymnast and gymnastics coach, Stacey scored lead roles in “Leader of the Pack” and comedy “Noises Off”.

To further her education in the dramatic and musical arts, Stacey studied at the Hunter School of Performing Arts. There she was a offered a featured artist role in NBN’s “Starstruck” and lead vocalist/dancer for corporate events in the Hunter Area.

Stacey then moved to Sydney to study Business Management whilst performing as the lead vocalist in a rock/pop duo playing at many venues around the Sydney gig circuit learning first hand about song selection, gauging a crowd, harmonies, working with an accompanist and so much more!

A highlight for Stacey is definitely making it through to the finals of “Australian Idol” 2009. It was a huge learning curve and one that not only allowed her to sing with Delta Goodrem but also to not be afraid to be yourself!

After moving back to the area, Stacey has starred in productions such as “Cabaret”, “Grease” and currently playing the role as Eponine in the production “Les Miserables”.

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MISS LIZ GRACE
Creative Director

Liz has worked in the Entertainment Industry for the past 10 years, making her Musical theatre debut at the age of 15 in the 2010 production of ‘Miss Saigon’ allowing her love for dance, drama and singing to develop. Liz subsequently landed featured roles in The Full Monty 2012 and then Cabaret in 2013 a show in which she also co-choreographed.

During 2014 Liz then went on to study at TVI Actors Studio in Los Angeles on an awarded scholarship where she graduated in a fulltime course of Film and Theatre. There Liz obtained even more experience and knowledge about all aspects of performance and has worked as a professional actor, dancer and choreographer alongside industry professionals and Oscar-award nominated directors.

Upon arriving home to Australia, she ‘stepped in time’ into the ‘practically perfect’ shoes of Mary Poppins herself in the 2015 production. With a varied and unique background in Artistic Education having taught Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre classes for children aged 2-18 for the past 9 years.

As well as this she has also worked tirelessly to build her Creative portfolio in as many facets of Art as possible, from Directorial to Performance and most recently establishing her own Creative Entrepreneurial business called ‘Ala Grace Creative’ where she specializes in bespoke Watercolour Art, custom designed Signs and Murals along with unique Lettering and Calligraphy.

Liz looks forward to nurturing and facilitating a creative space for the students and clients within Stacey Lee’s Centre Stage and is dedicated to inspiring everyone to be whatever you want to be – for being an Artist has no limits!

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MR KYLE SHILLING
Drama & Dance Choreographer

Kyle Shilling spent 4 years studying at Australias leading Indigenous performing arts college “NAISDA” dance college. His well earned accreditations are – Cert 2, 3 and 4 and Diploma of Dance.

After graduating Kyle went on to perform with world renowned Dance company “Bangarra Dance Theatre” based in Sydney. After finishing up his time with Bangarra, Kyle then went on to perform with “Zeal theatre” where he was lead actor in their production “Role Model” which toured around high schools in NSW.

Kyle also features in the short film “HOAX” by “Mustgofasterfilms” as a main actor. Through this short film he was picked up by “Helen Pandos Management” based in Sydney, Melbourne and LA.

Kyle is now main actor in the physical theatre production “The man with the iron neck” by “Legs on the wall”, which is featured in the 2019 Sydney festival and then toured around Australia.

Kyle continues to work around Australia from remote communities to city based schools, where he teaches Dance, Drama and Cultural Studies.

At Stacey Lee’s Centre Stage , Kyle specialises in Contemporary Dance Coaching, Drama Coaching, Stage Presence, Dance Choreography, Performing Arts Mentoring.

Acting for theatre and techniques in confidence building, supporting creative artistic individuality, understanding safe dance techniques, kinaesthetic awareness, strengthening and endurance training, assisting with material choices ie: Scripts, Styles.

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MISS KELLY MOULDS
Chaos Co-ordinator

Kelly has performance in her bones with a background in Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Physical Culture where as a child she would spend most afternoons in a dance studio, enjoying the culture and lifestyle that being a part of a performance-based environment gave her.

Not only did she attend weekly classes, but she also toured with her Dance school in competitive Eisteddfods and NSW Dance Championships all over the Greater Sydney region achieving outstanding results in troupes and solo competitions. As a student, Kelly was also chosen to be in a choir and represented the Hawkesbury Region and sang at the opera house!

Kelly has been involved with teaching children dance, swimming and a variety of other sports in schools and after school. This includes volunteering part time at the local primary school as a teacher’s aide for many years to help children with learning difficulties.

As well as this, Kelly has successfully owned her own Swim School for the past 15 years where she has taught many children the techniques in swimming, resulting in those students competing and achieving amazing results at zone, regional and state levels for competitive swimming.

Kelly is a vital part of the Stacey Lee Centre Stage family as our ‘Chaos Co-Ordinator’ and all things admin related, not to mention a fantastic mum to one of our SLCS students!

 

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MISS BREE BOYD
Vocal Coach

Briony has been actively singing, dancing and/or acting from a young age.Participating in school choirs, musicals and drama classes throughout primary and high school, she has always been drawn to the stage and performance in its various forms.

Live music, performance, stage craft and inspiring confidence is where Brionys heart and passion lies and she hopes to pass this on to her students at SLSC. “I am honoured to be a part of the amazing team at Stacey Lee’s Centre Stage. I hope to inspire the confidence in my students to not just sing a song, but to own it, deliver it and perform it as if they wrote it themselves”

From 2006 – 2015 Briony taught dancing, drama and singing in local primary schools.
“Seeing the children who would not normally seek out the dramatic arts, suddenly look forward to our lessons each week was incredibly fulfilling and inspiring.” During this time, Briony helped organise showcase concerts, Christmas concerts and assembly items which the children performed for the community with great success.

Briony was a member of the local Bellydance troupes Qualia Tribal Bellydance, Andromeda Dance Fusion and Sundara Tribe for many years and spent time as a teacher and director of the troupe at various times, she also had a junior troupe of bellydancers she directed at the same time. Briony’s time as a bellydancer helped her gain knowledge and experience as an entertainer and performer. Stage presence being something she worked hard at refining after watching other dancers at festivals “own the stage”.
“I learnt that confidence and self-acceptance is key to amazing stage presence and engaging an audience.”

She found her way back to singing in 2012 as one part of the duo “Midlife Crisis”. And became the lead singer/”rock chick” of the popular local band “Cranky Duck” in 2016. Known for their loud, fun and enthusiastic performances and their powerhouse “in your face” rock chick, Cranky Duck have become well known amongst locals, as well as up and down the east coast, performing on an almost weekly basis. Briony puts her experience of stage presence into action when she hits the stage with the band to deliver an engaging performance.  Her band’s motto is “have fun with it”, and as an audience member, you can tell that they do!