Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, Aleisha Rose spent most of her life training as ballet dancer and musical theatre performer, becoming a dancer with the Walt Disney Company after graduation.
In 2011, Aleisha began to focus on acting and was accepted into NIDA, Australia's premiere acting school.
From there Aleisha landed her first television role as a host on Channel 7's 'Lab Rats Challenge', and continued her acting training in Sydney, before joining the Fox Film Co. production of 'The Wolverine' in 2012. Aleisha was then offered a lead role in 'Toybox' for Network Seven.
After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles in 2013, Aleisha was cast as 'Tarren', a lead role in the feature film 'Arrowhead', released in the US in 2017.
Aleisha has since starred as 'Chrissy' in Australian feature film, 'Burns Point' and as 'Anita' in feature film 'Stranded Pearl'.
Aleisha recently returned from Japan where she was working as an actress at Tokyo Disneyland.
He's a superstar ... and he's our leading man! We are incredibly excited to welcome the super talented Adam Goodall back to the stage as our leading man, Nick Hurley.
Adam's a familiar face to the Brisbane Musical Theatre scene, having featured in leading roles for a number of major productions over the last few years, including American Idiot, Rock of Ages, Rocky Horror, Back to the 80s, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Legally Blonde and Hairspray.
We can't wait to welcome Adam back to the stage, and we know you'll love seeing him in this fabulous role!
Shelby grew up in Canada in a small town outside of Toronto and loved performing from an early age. While most of her early childhood was filled with athletics and triathlons, you could always find her practicing ballet between sporting events. Shelby made her theatre debut at the age of 11 in the Canadian classic Anne of Green Gables, and hasn't looked back since.
Shelby moved to Australia in 2017 and Flashdance will be her Australian debut! Before she left Canada her most notable community theatre credits included Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), Back to the 80s (Tiffany), Peter Pan (Peter), The King and I (Dance Captain) and Les Miserables.
When she's not 'dancing like a maniac' you'll find her hiking in and around Brisbane, drinking wine (preferably red) or eating cheese.
A massive supporter of the community musical theatre scene, Rebel comes from a pop music and hip hop dancing background. At just 17 years of age, the only thing that has stopped for this busy lady is her ageing process. For which, she is utterly grateful to both her Mum and vampire Dad.
Apart from chasing her runaway dogs down the street, belting the chorus of the last song she heard on the radio at midnight, and using Instagram to diarise her day; Rebel indulges in chocolate, dance classes, beach trips, coffee runs and minimal sleep.
Currently Rebel is training for CLOUDLAND the musical, plays ‘Kiki’ in THE SUPREME DREAMS (Success On Stage), and back- up dances for the LADY GAGA, MADONNA and PINK TRIBUTE SHOWS. You can also catch her at Aussie World entertaining the patrons (as well as her fellow performers). Just don’t give her fairy floss.
Rebel hopes not to confuse this Flashdance version of Kiki, with the Supreme Dreams version of Kiki and of course Drake’s Kiki… ??? Looks like she’s going to need another coffee!
Hayley Marsh is a Brisbane based music director, vocalist and performing arts teacher.
She has a strong background in classical and choral music and trained on cello before studying music theatre at the Central Queensland Conservatorium.
Hayley went on to study dance full time at Theatre & Dance and has performed in many amateur, ami-pro and professional productions across Queensland.
Hayley has performed with and conducted choirs across Australia, including singing with the Brisbane Chamber Choir.
Hayley is in demand as a music director, vocal clinician and educator, and is the current director of the Queensland Young Voices, the flagship youth choir of Queensland Show Choir.
In 2018 she was nominated twice for Best Musical Director of a Community Theatre Musical for Carrie and Shrek respectively.
Hayley is passionate about supporting the performing careers of men and boys in music theatre, and is raising up the next generation of male performers as a primary music educator.
Tristan has performed with many theatre groups across Brisbane over the last 14 years. He has portrayed revolutionaries, pirates, insane asylum owners, army officers, kitchen utensils, mysterious men of the opera, butlers, lions, Greek warlords, teenage stoners and businessmen.
Two high points have been playing a bucket-list role of John Thomas in QMT's production of Miss Saigon (2017), and being a part of the QLD premiere of The Hatpin with Oz Theatricals in 2018.
Previously being in many choirs and barbershop quartets has fueled his love for harmonisation and musicality. He has toured both America and Canada with the Queensland Youth Choir and St Peters Chorale.
This is his first of hopefully many productions with Prima.
Michelle Simmons has been involved in community theatre for more years than she cares to remember and has undertaken a variety of roles, ranging from ensemble to lead roles: Ma in Sentimental Bloke; Miss Tweed in Something’s Afoot; Reverend Mother in Nunsensations; Miss Sheman in Fame and most recently Sir Lancelot’s mother plus a ‘jaded’ Laker Girl in PRIMA’S production of Spamalot in 2017.
When not performing, Michelle is busy working behind the scenes on many shows, serving as she does on PRIMA’s committee, this being her third year of doing so.
Angela Dennis is delighted to be playing the role of Louise in Flashdance. Angela has performed internationally in numerous short films, radio plays, television and voice-over roles. She recently appeared in 'The Illness of Being Human' which won an award at the For a Cause Film Festival and she was a finalist in the Supporting Actress category of the AudioVerse Awards, for her work as evil 'Blackmore' in the radio play, 'Rainbow Demons'.
Angela has trained in LA at the internationally renowned 'The Second City' Centre and with famed acting coach Bill Howey. In Melbourne, she trained with local legends Shane Connor, Kevin Harrington and Louise Siverson. In London, she studied Actor-Musicianship at Rose Bruford College.
Angela is also a singer-songwriter and has performed original songs at open mics and on the streets of London and Melbourne. She is a mega-fan of Kate Bush and produces the podcast 'The Kate Bush Radio Show'. Flashdance was Angela's favourite movie growing up.
Angela would like to thank her family and friends for their support and the brilliant cast and crew of Flashdance. Angela is a proud member of Actors Equity.
Andrew is relatively new to theatre in Brisbane but credits include Avenue Q, The Wedding Singer and Ladies Day with Sunnybank Theatre Group, War of the Worlds, Panic Broadcast with Centenary Theatre Group and South Pacific and Annie with QMT.
His love of the 80’s make Flashdance a perfect show to be involved in. What a feeling now I am dancing for my life.
Andy hails from a small town in Luton England where people like to keep an eye on his exploits in Australia
Jarryd Pianca is a qualified drama teacher whose love of theatre finally brought him to the stage in 2017.
Since then Jarryd’s roles have included Carl Dad/Ensemble in BAM’s production of The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in BTG’s Anything Goes, Sidney Bernstein/Ensemble in BTG’s Curtains, Johnnie Dowd in BTG’s Summer of the Seventeeth Doll (Gold Coast Theatre Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor) and Bruce Springsteen in BTG’s High Fidelity.
Jarryd is looking forward to bringing the role of sleazy club owner C.C. to life on stage in PRIMA’s Flashdance.
Macca Kelly is a graduate of the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre and has been performing in the Brisbane scene for the past 3 years. He has studied drama since the age of ten and has been studying voice and guitar for just over nine years now.
His recent credits include Ben (Ithaca Road), Man 2 (Songs for a New World), Cronie 1 (The Back to The Future Musical Parody), Elliot Grey (50 Shades the Musical), The Waiter (First Date) and Ben in American Idiot.