Cassie McIvor is an International Vocalist from Melbourne, Australia. A BAPA grad, Cassie left home and started working overseas as Elphaba in the Universal Studios production of Wicked. With a taste for travel she followed the work and joined Cabaret and Circus shows around the globe. In London she was honoured to sing behind World and Olympic Ice Skating Champions in Sochi Ice Symphony in Kensington Gardens for the 2012 Olympic Games and appeared regularly in the historical Café de Paris in Piccadilly. In Macau she was cast in Franco Dragone's (AD of Cirque Du Soleil) show Taboo and worked with an array of musicians at several Casinos including City Of Dreams, Galaxy, Venetian, MGM and headlined the Grand Opening of the Studio City Arena. In Germany she was scouted to star in the Grand Review Varieté a circus show at the Friedrichsbau. In Tokyo she originated the role of the Diva in Disney's premier show Song of Mirage whilst performing her own jazz shows in clubs across Japan. And between these contracts Cassie was a Guest Artist on board Forbes No.1 Luxury Liner, The Europa 2 for HapagLloyd Cruise Lines. As the pandemic hit Cassie returned to Australia and used her time to complete an online course with Berklee College of Music in Songwriting & Music Production. She also coaches artists, records vocals and does VoiceOver work from her home studio. Cassie is excited to be apart of this production in her home city and to reenter the Australian scene with a bang!!
Growing up in Canberra, Jordan trained all styles of dance from the age of 6 years old. At 18, she made the move to Sydney and completed her Certificate IV in Dance at Brent Street Full-time. After 18 months training and working in Sydney she moved to Melbourne and was a part of the Show | Business Course under the guidance of Marko Panzic. Jordan has always taken as many training opportunities as she could and has been fortunate enough to meet and train under Australia’s leading choreographers. Throughout her dancing career, she has worked with Mitchell Woodcock, Marko Panzic, Yvette Lee and more. She has performed with artists such as Tones and I, Ruel, Jessica Mauboy and Cosentino as well as being involved in The Footy Show, Masked Singer, Australia’s Got Talent and more.“I am so honoured to be a part of this show. Bree is creating something so special and I cannot wait to start working with her and the amazing cast. This pandemic has really effected the Melbourne dance industry and the fact that Bree is creating work for us is so incredible. I feel extremely grateful for this opportunity and thought of being involved in this show has reignited a flame that was sadly lost during the months we were shut down as an industry. This is a show that you will not want to miss!”
Alex, started her dance career at the young age of 6 in Cologne, Germany, where she studied all forms of dance including ballett, jazz and latin, ballroom.
After moving to Melbourne, Australia at the age of 14 she found her success on a National and International level, becoming Australian Ten Dance Champion finalist in multiple Asian and European competitions in both Ballroom and Latin American.
When she was offered a position to be a resident Burn the Floor Cast member in 2017 her passion for performance really took fruition. She performed on multiple cruise ships as well as stage shows with the company. During that time she also had the pleasure to work on multiple corporate Jobs in Melbourne such as White Night, for the Australian Pops Orchestra and Facade for the fringe festival to name a few.
In 2019 she was cast as a professional dancer on the popular TV Show 'Dancing with the stars' on Channel 10. She had the pleasure of teaching and performing on that show for four consecutive seasons making it all the way to the quarterfinals with her
“I am so humbled to be a part of Bree’s cast of Goddesses. It is an honour to bring these powerful women to life and reignite Melbourne’s arts culture with this production.”
Beginning her journey at Christa Cameron School of Ballet and Gay Wightman Ballet School, Bianca trained in classical ballet, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre dance. She has always found performing her source of inner peace and purpose. Training at Patrick School of the Arts saw Bianca develop a more athletic and diverse skill set.Her debut was in a “Time to Shine” Gala performance where she performed her own choreography to an accompanying violin soloist. Bianca received a perfect score in VCE VET Dance and was presented the Premiers Award. Currently studying Podiatry at Latrobe University, she would ultimately like to combine her two passions; health science and performing to run a clinic specialising in dancers. “At first glance I was hooked on the premise of Goddesses. Promoting the rightful acknowledgement of female achievement and striving for a society where all women know their worth and can generate their own empowerment is always on the forefront of my mind and behaviour. Personally, Goddesses is all about celebrating our sisters around the world and to be cast in such a show means so much to me and I’m thrilled to journey with my fellow performers and production team.”
Lizzie Jenkins was awarded a scholarship to train in full-time dance at The Edge Performers School. After graduating she went on to work professionally in the dance industry both nationally and internationally. Her career has taken her to America, Caribbean, Mexico, Dubai, New Zealand and Australia performing and competing in various dance styles. She has graced the stage with Australian artists Vanessa Amorosi, Zoe Baldwin, Sheppard, Leo Sayer and TJ Cappola (King of Pop Show). Lizzie has danced for Melbourne Renegades, Cricket Australia, Melbourne Storm Rugby, Melbourne United Basketball league and the T20 World Cup for Cricket Australia. She has performed in both Production and Aqua shows on cruise lines including Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Princess. am excited and thankful for this opportunity to be cast as ‘Artemis’ in The Goddesses show, to perform and connect with my culture and work with such a diverse and talented cast. All the performers in the show have an integral part in the exploration of the storyline and bringing Bree’s vision to life. It’s going to be very special to see the journey unfold through both the rehearsal process and the live performances.
Aleisha’s love for storytelling and passion for movement inspires her to endlessly create on and off stage. Originally from New Zealand, Aleisha grew up training and then performing with the Southern Ballet Theatre Company before later moving to Sydney, Australia to train full time at ED5 International, gaining her Certificate IV in Performing Arts. Upon graduating she kicked off her professional career as a dancer before leaping into the circus world where she quickly found herself obsessed with hanging upside down. Immersing herself in aerial arts, she began developing her distinctive style of aerial movement, drawing from her dance and theatre background, combined with her love of fast and dynamic spinning elements. A sought after artist for a variety of productions, Aleisha has captivated audiences across the globe with her dynamic onstage presence and breathtaking aerial performances. Some of her stage credits include ‘Airia’ and ‘Miss Houdini’ Carnival Cruise Lines (U.S.A), ‘Die Zauberflöte’ Salzberger Festspiele (Austria), Loosy Smokes (Ireland), The Wonderland Speigeltent, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Red Bennies, Boomtown Fair (U.K), Australian Aerial Arts Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Miss Friby and ‘The Countdown Spectacular’, as well as performing in numerous corporate events across Australia and Asia.
Aleisha can’t wait to be a part of this exciting new production and bring to life the characters of Athena and Selene in ‘The Goddesses’.
Award-winning cellist Steph Stamopoulos has performed extensively throughout Australia and Europe. Originally from Melbourne, Steph obtained her Bachelor and Masters of Music Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, before further studies in Vienna, Austria. In 2020, Steph won first prize in the Gustav Mahler International Cello Competition in the Czech Republic.
I'm super excited to be cast as Styx. There is no greater feeling than bringing a show to life, especially after so much heart and soul has been poured into it!
Originally from Canberra, ACT, Carmelina Tammaro gradated in 2015 from Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and Diploma in Dance Teaching Management. Carmelina has broaden her training overseas in the International Student Visa Program at Broadway Dance Centre and programs under the guidance of Galen Hooks. Carmelina's Credits include Dirty Dancing the Immersive, The Official AFL Footy Show Revue, Official NBL (Melbourne United),The Official Eremites Melbourne Cup, The Australian Open and most recently in Tones & I's 'Won't sleep' Music Video.Other credits include Porsche, National Australian Bank (NAB), Crown Resorts Entertainment, Channel 7, Channel 9, Coles Nitro Athletics, Nickelodeon, Asics Australia, Broadway Dance Centre Collection, Tim Campbell, Fatman Scoop, Will Sparks and TigerLily. I am feeling grateful to be surrounded by such empowering, strong women and to have the opportunity to perform in the current circumstances. Bree's vision for this show gives me goosebumps.. I can't wait for you to come along on this journey with us.
Rachael Peters prides herself on being a well rounded and versatile performer within the entertainment industry. Graduating with a diploma of Musical Theatre in 2016 from Kelly Aykers Full Time Dance based in Melbourne, she continued developing her craft under Marko Panzic’s commercial dance based Intensive ‘Show Business’ in 2017.Rachael’s performance credits include being an offical Melbourne United Cheerleader in the National Basketball League and NBL Cup series (2021), a ‘Company A’ member in Kelly Aykers touring production of ‘Broadway and Beyond’ (2019), ‘YouTube Fanfest’ (Sydney) and the ‘ICC Cricket World Cup’ opening ceremony to name a few.Rachael made her film debut in the well known franchise “The Very Mr. Excellent Dundee” released in 2020 worldwide and streamed on Amazon Prime that saw her to be a featured dancer. Being apart of “The Godesses - Chronicles of Olympus” is an opportunity I am so humbled by and bursting with gratitude for. To be able to breathe life back in to the entertainment industry during this time and do what I love surrounded by talented individuals is something super special.
Kate Sinclair is a professional dancer with a wealth of experience, dancing in many different styles within the entertainment industry. She completed a diploma in Musical theatre at Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance and went on to work under many well known corporations within the Australian dance industry. Kate has worked with music artist ‘Tones and I’, featuring in her music video ‘won’t sleep’. Her television credits include ‘I’m a celebrity get me out of here’, Miss Fishers Modern Murder Mystery’s, The AFL Footy Show and has performed at large scale events including the AFL Grand
Final, NBL Cup, Melbourne Cup, and as a Melbourne United Cheerleader. She has also worked for companies including KIIS FM, Gold FM, Bumble, Tourism Australia and is an established performer within the Melbourne commercial dance scene.
“I can’t wait to see Bree’s unique vision come to life. The opportunity to work with these talented and inspiring women is extremely exciting, and I am so thankful that I have been given the chance to be apart of it.”
A Promising Performer shining through the industry, Jordan is a captivating talent.Beginning her Professional career in Donnie Dimase's commercial dance production of‘Cheap Luxuries and Expired Dreams, Jordan’s credits also include; ‘Won’t Sleep ’MusicVideo (Tones and I), ‘Catching Smoke ’Music Video (King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard).Jordan trained extensively with ‘The Dream Dance Company ’in their pre professionaldevelopment program ‘Show|Business ’Sydney, closely mentored by Marko Panzic andKatie Sanchez. Through her exposure in Sydney, Jordan was also guided by Cat Santos -I.Am.Her Project, Lucy Doherty and Rob McLean - One Dance Collective.In 2020, Jordan lived in New York City to further her Professional training. Learning from renowned creatives Al Blackstone, Candace Brown, Dana Foglia, Michael Mindlin, Jordan also took part in the Bob Fosse Masterclass with Lloyd Culbreath (Verdon Fosse Legacy). A triple threat talent who prides herself on her versatility and perseverance whilst continuing to be an active participant in the Australian dance communityBeing cast in Goddesses is an absolute honour. I am beyond grateful to embark on thisjourney with empowering women who continue to inspire me. I am privileged to beworking under Bree’s guidance and am proud to share her vision with audiences
Tara is a professional dancer based in Melbourne, although she frequently travels the world through countless dance tours. Her dance journey began when she was 4years old, training in an array of styles like contemporary, hip hop, jazz, ballet, Broadway, acrobatics and lyrical. Tara has 6 years of international dance experience under her belt, where she has toured with Radar Technique’s renowned directorRebecca Davies to more than 40 countries such as Russia, Iceland, Canada, Japan,India, France, USA, Sweden, etc. to assist in workshops that help dancers innovate a new way to approach their training while enhancing their technical quality.She has been a part of many dance performances such as Marko Panzic’s ‘DreamDance Company’, Arna’s Singleton’s piece for ‘Masters of Choreography’, DonnieDimase’s piece for Victorian Dance Festival and Loredo Malcom’s ‘Locreado’.Notably, Tara was nominated in one of Australia’s top magazines-GirlfriendMagazine-as being in the 'Top 25 Most Influential Australian Females' under the age of 25 in 2019. In recognition of her passionate devotion to dance, she was awarded the highly regarded Victorian Outstanding Sport Award in 2020. “I’m so grateful to be a part of such a special and thrilling show, and I’m excited to work alongside such talented performers to bring the creative vision to life.”
Nicollette Tayla Pecipajkovski has been part of numerous stage performances in the commercial and corporate dance industry, with her own favourites being, back up dancing at the Wine Machine Festival in Yarra Valley and Persian artist ‘DONYA’ at crown in 2021. Performing shows interstate is also a highlight of hers being able to do what she loves whilst travelling around Australia, putting her years of training in use.
“Being cast in this production of Goddesses makes me so grateful. Grateful to be part of such an amazing cast of dancers and strong women, which will allow me to grow so much as a human being and performer. It gives me the opportunity to spend time doing what I love, and bring Bree’s vision to life which is so special. I am beyond excited that I can contribute to that”.