Vogue Performers | Success Stories
Since the inception of Vogue Performers many of our students have continued their study in the industry at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) as well as NIDA, B.A.P.A., Brent St in Sydney and Dance World in Melbourne. Students often go on to work in the Entertainment Industry.
We encourage our talented students to audition in all aspects of the industry from Musical Theatre, Stage Management, Dance, Acting, music and teaching in Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education, Certificate and Diploma courses.
You may have seen our past performers at some of the following:
- Legally Blonde 2012 to present – Lucy Durack
- Warhorse – James Bell
- X Factor 2011 & 2012 – Veronica Bravo
- Wicked the Musical, Melbourne, Sydney,Perth & Singapore Productions 2008-2012 | Lucy Durack, Taneel Vanzyl and Allyce Martins
- Cats the Musical, Australian & International Tour | Justin McNamara
- Mama Mia the Musical, 2006, 2007 | Taneel Vanzyl & Lucy Durack
- Hi 5 International | Allyce Martins
- Guys & Dolls the Musical, Melbourne & Sydney Productions 2009 | Taneel Vanzyl
- Lead Can Can Soloist in Moulin Rouge | Shane Collard
- Top 20 UK So You Think You Can Dance | Shane Collard
- American Idol Top 10 | Michael Johns
- The Rat Pack Trios, Nationally | Rohan Senior
- Chicago the Musical, London's West End | Rohan Senior
- Joseph and His Amazing Technicolored Dream Coat | Rohan Senior
- Kirov Ballet, St. Petersberg, Russia | Cristina Federici
- Many more working on Cruise Ships and with Dance Companies!
Vogue Performers Success Stories | Shane Collard
Born and raised in Perth, Shane started off as a young gymnast. At the age of 9 he started to discover his interest in theatre after seeing his first musical with his grandma Hot Shoe shuffle. The next day he begged to start singing and dance classes. It wasn’t long before he was on stage himself. For the next 8 years Shane enjoyed both learning and performing with Vogue Entertainment. During this time he was trained in Jazz, Tap, Classical Ballet, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre. He also performed in several youth musicals including Guys and Dolls and The Pyjama Game and Chorusline. At the age of 13 he won a scholarship to go to summer school for a dance program in Sydney where he expanded his dance knowledge with some of the best teachers and choreographers in Australia.
The Bal Du Moulin Rouge - After graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a diploma in classical and contemporary dance, at the age of 18 moved to Paris to star at one of the world’s most prestigious cabarets The Bal Du Moulin Rouge.
The Day You Stop Learning Is The Day You Stop Living.
Since then has been working professionally throughout Europe and has appeared with different companies in the Montreal Just for Laughs festival, Edinburgh festival in Scotland and the Avignon festival France.
Las Vegas - Shane was lucky enough to be cast in the creation of an acrobatic aquatic show that was written and directed by Christopher Childers who is the current artistic director of Franco dragons show in Las Vegas “La Réve.”
In 2011 Shane was successful in achieving Top 20 status in UK So You Think You Can Dance. Currently he is touring with Moulin Rouge throughout Europe.
Shane is constantly looking to improve his technique and is open to learning new skills, as he strongly believes in being a versatile artist and having, as much knowledge about all styles of dance is important. Shane would like to thank Leanna for their patience, commitment and knowledge along with his family for their constant support.
Vogue Performers Success Stories | Taneel Van Zyl
Taneel started training in Musical Theatre , vocals and all dance styles at the age of 3 at Vogue Entertainment in W.A. and began performing professionally at a young age in many corporate events and children’s television.
She performed in several productions with the Western Australian Musical Theatre Company and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (W.A.A.P.A.).
Her other theatre credits include Eurobeat the Eurovision Musical, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Eureka, directed by Gale Edwards. She also played the role of ‘The Actress’, in the Australian premier season of Hello Again and represented ‘Sweden’ for the Australian touring company of Eurobeat the Eurovision Musical.
Taneel was an original cast member of the Australian production of Mamma Mia!, where she covered and performed the lead role of ‘Sophie’.
In 2007, Taneel featured in the Gary Young and Paul Keelan original Australian musical, Sideshow Alley.
In 2008 she performed in the Donmar Warehouse production of Guys and Dolls, followed by the Melbourne season of The Rocky Horror Show. Taneel rejoined the Guys and Dolls company in 2009 as the Alternate Sarah Brown. She was a swing member of Wicked, and also understudy for the role of Glinda in the Broadway hit musical, Wicked, at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. In 2011 Taneel played the lead role in Dr Zhivago.
Vogue Performers Success Stories | Lucy Durack
Lucy has fast become one of Australia’s rising young leading ladies with a list of major roles to her credit including Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Miss Dorothy in the Australian Premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate, Rikki Rose in Respect and Laurey in Oklahoma!
Originally hailing from Perth, Lucy graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) and prior to graduating was cast in Mamma Mia! In which she understudied and performed the role of Sophie.
Lucy’s screen credits include the lead role of Cassie Bennett on Channel 7’s Headland, All Saints, Rush II, Spicks and Specks, Parlami D'Amore, the Australian feature film Finding Nigel and the worldwide broadcast of the BBC2 Voice of Musical Theatre Competition in Cardiff in which she was a finalist. Lucy is a frequent guest presenter on Channel 7's Absolutely Melbourne.
While regularly performing in concert with various orchestras throughout Australia, Lucy’s cabaret appearances include:
- Immaculate Confection which toured to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Tasmania and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival
- All Star Cabaret for the Sydney Theatre Company, Cavalcade for His Majesty's Theatre, Perth
- 2003 Sydney Cabaret Convention for which she received the Judges’ Award.
Lucy has a firm commitment to workshopping and performing new Australian work, having created roles for Mel Morrow and David Mitchell’s The Palace Whore, Nick Enright and David King’s The Good Fight, John Shand’s Rainbow’s End (including the subsequent SBS recording), Guy Noble’s Karaoke The Musical and Matthew Robinson’s Pratt Prize-winning musical Metro Street.
Highlights have been singing the National Anthem at the 2008 AFL Grand Final and at Oaks Day as part of Melbourne's Spring Racing Carnival and performing on Channel 9's Carols By Candlelight, and singing for the Queen at CHOGM.
Lucy played the role of Glinda in the Australian Premiere season of Wicked at The Capitol Theatre in Sydney. In 2012 Lucy deservedly gained the lead role of Elle Woods in the Australian “Legally Blonde”.
Vogue Performers Success Stories | Allyce Martins
Allyce began and refined her training at Vogue Entertainment at a young age studying jazz, tap, ballet, as well as vocal and music theatre classes.
There she gained invaluable experience performing at various corporate events and functions around WA, before being accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Arts (WAAPA).
Allyce also had the pleasure of teaching vocal and music theatre classes at Vogue Performers for 4 years and very much misses her time and students there!
Allyce moved to Sydney after graduating from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre.
She worked as a Swing and Puppeteer for Hi-5, providing the voices and movements for Chats and Jup Jup. She performed in Singapore and Korea in Wicked the Musical. In 2012 Allyce was one of 6 finalists in the coveted Rob Guest Endowment.
Her biggest brush with fame so far has been having the pleasure of performing alongside Debbie Reynolds in Peach Productions Irene in 2008.
Vogue Performers Success Stories | James Bell
In 2008, after graduating from school, James gained entry into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ (WAAPA) Bachelor of Arts (Musical Theatre) programme (3 years).
In his 2nd year at WAAPA, he portrayed Gawain/Harpy/ Knight of the Forest in a Theatrical Version of the "Tales of King Arthur", at WAAPA to rapturous applause and mid-year, was cast in the 2nd/3rd year musical, 42nd Street, directed by Terrence O’Connell at the Regal Theatre where he showcased his outstanding tapping and dancing skills in five sell out shows.
Later that year he was cast in Sondheim’s controversial musical of the 1970’s, "Company", where he was given the coveted lead role of Bobby, a single man unable to commit to relationships, which played at WAAPA to a full house of 8 sell out shows.
Now, in his final year, James recently played Victor in one of the greatest musicals ever, "Cabaret". His portrayal of a cabaret boy at the seedy Kit Club, set in a raunchy cabaret club in Berlin in the late 1920’s was received exuberantly by sell out WAAPA audiences.
His professional career started at the age of 10, when James was cast as "Kurt", one of the Von Trapp children in the Gordon and Frost production of “The Sound of Music”, starring Burt Newton, Rob Guest and Rachael Beck. This wonderful production wet his appetite for what was to come and in 2005, James was cast as "Jason" a series lead in the Southern Star Production of "The Sleepover club 2", an international children’s TV series.
James was thrilled to be cast in Yellow Glass Theatre and Eventainment’s 2007 tribal rock musical, "Hair" at the Regal Theatre, and soon after, as "Cheribino" in Mozart’s, "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Subiaco Arts Centre. James relishes entertaining Perth audiences, as a soloist, dancer & actor.
Vogue Entertainment gave James the experience, confidence and opportunities as a performer to compete and work at a high professional level. He has performed on Telethon & at many Telethon events including The Turning on of the Xmas Lights, the Nativity in Forest Place and The Oz Concert, to name a few.
This triple threat performer has been cast in numerous TV commercials, voice overs for radio, presenting, and in acting roles throughout his exciting and busy career, and most recently in the musical “Warhorse”. This immensely talented actor singer has indeed a promising future ahead.
Vogue Performers Success Stories | Daniella Bernardini
Daniella Bernardini was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia
Daniella commenced classes as soon as she could walk under the watchful and loving eyes of her mother and aunty. She participated in classes ranging from Jazz, Tap, Classical, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acrobatics, Musical Theatre and Vocals.
With her family ties being so involved in the entertainment and events industry Daniella spent most of her childhood and youth at the studio, rehearsals and corporate events.
During her time at Vogue Performers, Daniella strived hard to be selected at audition level to perform in hundreds of events such as The West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers , Perth Glory, Johnnie Walker Classic events as well as Corporate events for the City Of Perth, W.A. Turf Club, Australian Tourism Awards, Oz Concerts, Christmas shows and musicals such as The Sound Of Music, Pyjama Game, Guys and Dolls, Pinocchio and many others. Her character suit work and presenting work includes Humphrey B Bear, The Fox Family (Foxtel) and Fat Cat for the 7 Network, various ballets including The Nut Cracker and Don Quixote for Youth Ballet of W.A.
Daniella has made appearances on television mini series of The Sleep Over Club, Fast Tracks , Shark Net, Foreign Exchange, and performed live for the 7 Networks Telethon as both a singer and dancer, as a soloist and back up performer for such performers as Todd McKenney, The Young Divas and Jessica Mauboy.
At the age of 15, Daniella auditioned and was accepted into a full time training course in classical ballet with Youth Ballet WA. After completing Certificate 2 in dance she auditioned at W.A.A.P.A. where she was accepted to study certificate 3 course in dance.
In 2009 with her heart set to continue her passion and love of dance, she made the brave move to pack her bags and move to Sydney to take up the full time Diploma of Performing Arts Course at the Brent St Studios. She successfully graduated in December of 2009.
Daniella is currently keeping up a busy performance schedule under the guidance of P.J. Clarke at Jeep management Agency in Sydney and has just completed work with amazing choreographers Jason Coleman, Marko Panzic and the Squared Division. Performing as a back up dancer for Wynter Gordon, Kelly Rowland and Jessica Mauboy and for corporates such as Westfield Shopping Centres and Amway International.
I don’t think I will ever stop performing or lose my passion and love for dance. In years to come I can see myself continuing to perform professionally and later, possibly following in my mother’s and aunty’s footsteps and imparting my passion and love of dance to others.
Together, since early childhood, they have shared their love for dance and the performing arts and have lovingly nurtured and given so many young people the opportunities to showcase their talents and move on to become professional performers in this beautiful industry.
Everything that dancing and entertainment has to offer, thrills and inspires me especially performing and sharing my knowledge with up and coming performers. "Live the Dream"
Something that she learnt from her Mum… You can never stop learning!