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Celeste Notley-Smith - Director / Teacher

Bach. Ed. (Secondary) / Bach. Arts (Theatre) / Cert. IV Music Theatre

Celeste is an accomplished artist who regularly performs around Sydney as a singer, actor, voice-over artist and children's performer. She has been teaching singing, acting and musical theatre for over a decade. Celeste is also an experienced high school teacher.

Celeste has extensive training in theatre, musical theatre, voice, and singing with qualifications in Music Theatre, Theatre, and Secondary Education as well as an 8th Grade Cert in Music Theatre Singing.

 

Celeste is currently voicing the role of Tari in the international animation web series 'Meta Runner', which will debut it's second season in 2020. Other recent credits include the debut seasons of the new Australian musicals 'The Things I Could Never Tell Steven' and 'Noli Me Tangere' where she also recorded the original cast albums, Lessie in the 'YellowKat Children's Show', lead vocalist on the award nominated children's album 'Walla Walla Bing', featured opera singer in 'The Carnival-A Circus Opera', drama director for the 'Woman of the World Pageant 2016', as well as performance credits as a voice over artist, commercial actor, and wedding singer.

 

Celeste is an incredibly passionate teacher and finds no greater joy than helping young people develop their passion and skills as performers.

Jye Bryant - Accompanist

Mast. Teaching (Sec) / Bach. Mus

Jye Bryant is a Composer/Lyricist and Accompanist for Australian Musical Theatre and Cabaret.

 

Some of Jye's creations include 'The Velveteen Rabbit - A Magical Musical' and 'The Things I Could Never Tell Steven - A New Revue-Style Musical'. Jye was the original Musical Director/Pianist for James Wright in his regular talk-show cabaret 'The Jambles Ramble Show'. He also worked as Musical Director/ Pianist for the national tour of the Melody Beck's  cabaret 'Unseen: A Tribute to Marni Nixon'. Jye's compositions are performed on Cabaret circuits all over Australia, Canada and the U.K., where he has gained popularity as composer of choice

For Stage & Song Studios, Jye has accompanied, 'Under the Lights', 'Curtain Call', 'Broadway Here I come' and 'Cheltenham Sings Broadway'.

Daniel Placido - Administration assistant / Technical Operator

Mast. Arts Management / Bach. Arts - (Media & Cultural Studies)

In his role with Stage & Song Studios, Daniel assists behind the scenes with administration and creative development. He can most often be seen at two yearly productions manning the lighting and sound boards.

Daniel is the Executive Officer for Sydney Youth Orchestras, helping to manage the organisation as they support young people pursuing their music talents. He is also a performer in his own right. Most recently he played 'Tiago' in the workshops of the new Australian Musical, 'Noli Me Tangere', were he also appeared on the original cast album. Daniel regularly sings at wedding, charity events, and community events.

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