Miss Julieanne - Creative Director, Ballet/Jazz
Miss Julie-anne, Creator of Starlets SA, Dance Teacher and head sprinkler of Stardust
Miss Julie-anne has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years.
She started dancing at the age of 3 back home in Stockport, UK and was born to be a
performer. She did have a short lapse of wanting to be a detective after discovering Agatha
Christie Novels but finally decided that being on the stage was all she wanted to do.
She attended North Cheshire Theatre School where she studied Dance, Acting and Vocal
Technique. As soon as she turned 18 she went out into the big bright world and landed her
first position for Haven Holidays as an Entertainer. There she undertook a variety of different roles as Dancer, Presenter, Sound & Light Technician, Mascot and Children’s Club Leader, entertaining 100 children on average daily.
Miss Julie-anne continued to work 6 summer seasons for Haven and Park Resorts Holiday Company (both prestigious holiday companies in the UK). She further built her skills by then becoming a choreographer and Assistant Entertainment’s manager for the company. Also creating entertainment programs and producing shows.
During the winter Miss Julie-anne was lucky enough to land a variety of short contracts for entertainment companies such as P&O Cruises, performing at a 5 star resort in Japan, playing Cinderella in a touring pantomime production and also becoming the first female DJ in Qatar, UAE at the Doha Sheraton.
In 2002, Miss Julie-anne won Teamstar of the Year at Park Resorts Holidays. A highly regarded award amongst the 200 Teamstars that were employed at the time. She was then offered a position in their Head Office where she continued to have an input into the future of entertainment on their parks. She also choreographed their in-house production shows, which were performed over 35 parks in the UK and their shows for hotels across Cyprus.
Following on she then formed her own cabaret band Blondz which toured UK and Europe and became a touring manager for SG productions. She also coached the Manchester University Dance Team to become 2nd in their National Championships.
One of Miss Julie-anne’s dreams came true when she accepted a position as Dance Captain for the prestigious Theatre Camp Stagedoor Manor in New York in the Summer of 2006. Unfortunately due to the sudden loss of her father Miss Julie-anne returned home to the UK.
After meeting her husband (an Australian) she decided to make the big move to Adelaide in 2010 and found employment at The Fairies in Norwood where she first became “Miss Julie-anne” and started teaching Dance to 2 year olds and upwards.
After her maternity leave and a move further down south, Miss Julie-anne found a similar position at Fairy Wings and Pirate Things and stayed there for 2 years until the store sadly closed.
In October 2015, she decided to fulfil her lifelong dream to set up her own Children’s entertainment Company and started Starlets SA.
Starlets SA provide Dance, Acting & Musical theatre Classes, holiday programs and interactive shows with more exciting projects to come in the future.
Miss Julie-anne wishes to provide a place where students can find an appreciation of the performing arts and build their confidence. A place where families are supported and feel part of a community. A place to provide opportunities for professional work in the performing arts sector.
Miss Julie-anne is overwhelmed by the support she has received and appreciates all the families, students and staff that have helped her live the dream.
Miss Jaimie - Hip Hop, Ballet/Jazz, Musical Theatre, Musical Stars, Private singing
Miss Jaimie has trained in various aspects of the performing arts since discovering her love and passion for it at the age of four.
As well as having trained at multiple performing arts schools, Miss Jaimie has also completed drama, dance and music (voice solo/ensemble performance) study at SACE level. She has also completed her Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management through the Australian College of Dance.
Miss Jaimie has recently completed her Progressive Ballet Technique (PBT) training, to develop her dance knowledge and skills and develop further as a teacher.She is also currently studying her Pilates Certification (mat and reformer), as well as her Barre Instructor training. Miss Jaimie is always looking for new ways to grow and develop as a teacher so she can ensure that her students are getting the most out of their time with her and can grow as performers.
Miss Jaimie has had the opportunity to perform in many performing arts showcases whilst training over the years and has developed her love for performing into a love of teaching.
Following on from her own performing experiences, Miss Jaimie now teaches (and assists) classes in dance, singing and musical theatre and is so incredibly passionate about sharing her ever growing knowledge and love for the arts with her students.
Miss Kaya - Acro, Ballet/Jazz, Contemporary
Miss Kaya’s love of dance was sparked at the age of 8 years old when she started taking dance classes. After completing SACE dance in 2013, MissKaya auditioned for Gravity Dance and was accepted into the certificate 4 training program for 2014. She studied full-time for a year at Gravity Dance learning from industry professionals in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, tap, musical theatre and yoga.
In 2015, Miss Kaya decided to follow the path of contemporary dance and auditioned for Adelaide College of the Arts. She was accepted and trained here for a further 3.5 years, completing her Bachelor of Creative Arts in Dance in 2018. During her time at Adelaide College of the Arts, Miss Kaya has had many opportunities to work with national and international choreographers, par-take in secondments with professional contemporary dance companies, choreograph her own Fringe Show and travel to Indonesia to collaborate with international artists.
In 2019, she completed her Acrobatic Arts training to become a certified Acrobatics teacher. Miss Kaya has been teaching since 2014 and hopes to use her experience and passion for dance to inspire and educate her students. She believes in the importance of technique, creativity and fun in her dance classes
Miss Evie - Acting
Miss Evie originally wanted to be a pirate, but after realising that she was scared of deep water she decided that acting would be the next best thing. However, her dream of becoming a Pirate was fulfilled once joining the cast of Starlets SA's Enchanted Island as Captain Penny Barrow!
After studying Drama in year 12, Miss Evie was accepted into the Adelaide College of the Arts to study Acting, Movement, Voice and Theatre Making, graduating with an Advanced Diploma in 2015.
Since then she has been Assistant Director in both a pre-professional and professional shows with companies such as the State Theatre Company. Miss Evie has performed a show in the Adelaide Fringe, attended clown school and mentored and taught some wonderful young people. Her work currently includes teaching acting at Mostly Kids Modelling and Casting Agency, mentoring and teaching young theatre students as a part of the Hopgood Theatre Youth Project, as well as her work at Starlets SA. Most recently, Miss Evie performed at the Hopgood Theatre in the production Especially On Birthdays.
In her role as both a teacher and an assistant, Miss Evie is passionate about making performing and exploring as fun for the students as it is for her.
Mr. Sean - Acting
Mr Sean graduated from Adelaide College of Arts and currently teaches Acting at Ovation Performing Arts Centre. His vast Stage Acting experience includes working with Brink Productions, Impro Kids, House of sand and State Theatre Company and performing at the Queens Theatre, among much more. His on- Screen work includes featuring in commercials and films such as The Groves, Beneath The Surface and the Cheap As Chips "Get Chipper" Commercial.
As well as Mr. Seans extensive theatre background on both stage and screen, he also mentors young theatre students as a part of the Hopgood Theatre Youth Project.
Miss Kirra - Assistant
Miss Kirra has a lifetime of dance behind her, including numerous awards and achievements.
She has completed her SACE Dance studies in 2017, and since was successfully accepted in the Adelaide College of the Arts but declined to persue a hopeful career as a specialist Dance Physiotherapist. She also performs professionally with roving South Australian band "Fizzy Pop".
Miss Kirra has such a bubbly and bright personality and loves sharing her passion for dance with her students.
Miss Chloe - Assistant
Miss Chloe has a background in jazz, ballet, contemporary, hip hop and gymnastics. Even as a child, she had such a passion for dance. Before she could even walk she would watch her sisters classes and try to join in!
She has competed at national level, performed in numerous musicals and worked alongside DING productions performing for crowds as big as 50,000 people. Miss Chloe is learning lots from working at starlets and hopes to pursue a path in movement and art therapy when she completes her schooling.
Miss Chloe is enthusiastic about providing a fun place for children to feel creative, like her teachers gave to her.
Miss Amy - Jigging Stars, Assistant
Miss Amy fell in love with Irish dancing when she saw Riverdance at the age of three, she now has 16 years of Irish dancing experience under her belt.
Miss Amy competes at both State and National championships, as a solo and group dancer. Highlights of her Irish dancing competitive career include placing in the top 3 in South Australia, top 30 in Australia, being a two-time World Irish Dancing Championship Qualifier, and being in three teams which won South Australian Irish Dancing State Championship Titles.
She has performed at many public performances, including the Opening Ceremony of the 50th Australian Irish Dancing Championships in front the Governor of South Australia and other dignitaries. Most recently she appeared as a cast member in the Fusion Fighters Beyond Blue Project. She has also completed Dancer Exams in Irish Dancing up to Grade 10.
Wanting to broaden her dance skills Miss Amy has also trained in Classical Ballet RAD, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop at Gravity Dance and Mitcham Dance.
Miss Amy is also a qualified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. With the skills she has acquired working in the Fitness Industry she is committed to helping her students become better dancers and embrace being fit and active.
The Starlets SA Team