Mia Gambarini

Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance Full-time Dance 2020



Dante Gambarini

Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance Full-time Musical Theatre 2020



Sophie Rowland

Australia's Got Talent 2019 

Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance Full-time Dance 2019/2020


Lucy McKellar

Australia's Got Talent 2019 

Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance Full-time Musical Theatre 2019/2020


Joella Jackson

Australia's Got Talent - 2019

Footy Show Grand Final - 2019

Footy Show Grand Final - 2018

White Night Ensemble - Melbourne - 2018 

Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance Full-time Scholarship Recipient 2018


Rania Osborne

Ettinghausen's Full-Time Sydney 2017/2018

Sarah Green

QUT Dance - 2017/2018/2019 Graduated with Distinction 2019

Marnie Vuksan

HOD Ready Set Dance - The Ritz Brisbane - 2020

Assorted Corporate Gigs - Melbourne & Brisbane 2018/2019

White Night Ensemble - Melbourne - 2018

Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance Full-time Scholarship Recipient 2017/2018

Sophie Maddock

Melbourne City Ballet Elite Artist Program, Melbourne, 2017/2018/2019

Christine Walsh's Conservatoire of Ballet, Melbourne 2016

Austin Cornish

Norwegian Cruiselines - lead singer - 2018/2019

"Aladdin" in "Aladdin's Adventures" - Philippines Shopping Centre Christmas Tour 2017

Qld Conservatorium of Music Musical Theatre Degree Course 2015-17

"Don Quixote" Australian Ballet Company ensemble 2007

Matthew Manahan

"Hair" 50th Anniversary Tour - Lead Role Claude - 2019

"Aspects of Love" - Hayes Theatre - 2018

"Brigadoon" - The Production Company - Melbourne 2017

"Paris - A Rock Odyssey" - Title role of "Paris" - Melbourne 2017

"Cabaret" - Athenaeum Theatre Melbourne - 2017

"Cabaret" - Hayes Theatre Sydney - 2017

Graduate Musical Theatre Degree WAAPA - Perth - 2016

"The Drowsey Chaperone" - WAAPA - 2016

"Bring It On" - WAAPA - 2016

Opera Qld Regional Youth Ambassador

Opera in the Vineyard - Stanthorpe

Romy Vuksan

Legends - Crown Casino Melbourne - 2020

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" - The Production Company Melbourne 2019

"Dirty Dancing" Immersive Experience Sydney - 2019

Legends - Crown Casino Melbourne - 2019

Assorted Corporate Gigs - Australia 2018/2019

"Havana" Norwegian Bliss Cruise Ship - 2018

Legends - Crown Casino Melbourne - 2018

Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship - 2017

Cabaret Cathedral - Rhythm of Life & Humanimals - 2016/2017

Cirque Adrenaline - 2016

Cabaret Cathedral & Humanimals - 2015/2016

West Side Story - The Production Company 2015

Variety of Corporate Gigs Sydney, Melbourne 2013-Present

Spiegelicious & Animalicious in Spiegel Zelt Sorrento - 2015/2016

Graduate Jason Coleman Ministry of Dance Full-time 2014

Beauty & The Beast - RGF Production - Melbourne 2014

Dancing with the Stars - Backup dancer for Bobby Fox 2014

Bobby Fox "Shopping for Clothes" Video clip 2014

Dancing with the Stars - Backup dancer for Red Foo 2013

Holly England

Crystal Cruises - 2018-Present

Elonuit Show - Milan, Italy 2018

Costa Cruises - 2015-2018

Star Cruises Virgo - 2013-2014

Sarah Boulter's Ev & Bow Full time Contemporary Course - 2012


Kei Ishii - CSTD 

Director - Kollective Idea Contemporary Company

Teacher of Contemporary & Jazz - The Ritz & CAPA - 2015-Present

Member of Legs on the Wall Contemporary Company 2013-2014

Secondment ADT 2012

Sarah Boulter's Ev & Bow Full time Contemporary Course -2011-2012

Graduate "The Space" Full time Contemporary  - 2010

Kristopher Yates

Qld Ballet Admin - 2017 to present

Studying Music Degree, Qld Conservatorium of Music - 2016 to present

HOD Dance "Kids Performing" - Singapore Jan/Feb 2016

Teacher/Choreographer - The Ritz Brisbane 2015

Teacher Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance and Melbourne Dance schools 2014

Australian Ballet Company Education Ensemble 2013

Professional Choreographer/Dancer/Songwriter/Musician 2012
Choreography for Katie Noonan (Recording Artist) 2012
Lead Munchkin (GFO Productions)- Wizard of Oz 2002



"On a face level, The Ritz has provided me with many lifelong friendships, and many of the skills I am using to achieve my lifegoals. Really though, my twelve years there, and it's contribution to my life goes far beyond this - it constitutes such a huge part of my upbringing and identity. It’s influence has undoubtedly helped me become a confident, happy, outgoing and fulfilled young person who is creating a successful future. I will be forever grateful to my teachers/mentors, and The Ritz as a whole for forming an environment where I could thrive and grow into who I am. The Ritz isn’t only tuition for the Performing Arts, it is tuition for life." 


Kristopher Yates - former student aged 24yrs, now professional dancer, choreographer, musician and songwriter

Robert McMillan

"White Christmas" - West End London 2019

"Cats" - Kenilworth House, England 2019

"Guys & Dolls" - Paris, France 2019

"White Christmas" - West End London 2018

"Flashdance - The Musical" - European Tour 2018

"Chess" - West End London 2018

Strauss Gala" - Royal Symphony Orchestra Uk tour, 2017/2018

"Cats" International Touring Cast - Mr Mistoffles - Europe 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises - Bahamas/Asia/Pacific - 2015-Present

Princess Cruises America/Europe/Bahamas/Canada - 2013-2015

Expressions Dance Company - 2013

Queensland Ballet Company - 2011-2012

Top 25 - SYTYCD Australia 2010

Queensland Ballet Professional Year - 2010



"Well what can I say... Had a great group of teachers at The Ritz Performing Arts Centre to help get me there"


Robert McMillan, Queensland Ballet; Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Princess Cruise Lines

Samantha Drury

Dance Teacher - Lowood State High School - 2014-Present

B. Ed - Dance QUT

B. Creative Industries - Dance QUT

Booty Boots Music Video - Featured Dancer

Nathaniel Hancock

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs Australia & World-wide  2010 - Present
Red Hot Rhythm Member 2008-2010
Lead Munchkin Role (GFO Production) - Wizard of Oz 2002



I started my dancing tuition at The Ritz when I was 6 and learned and grew as a performing artist greatly. A wonderful principal and skilful teachers make it a great place to dance. 

I am now a touring member of Tap Dogs and couldn't have done it without the foundation The Ritz gave me. 10/10


Nathaniel Hancock - Dein Perry's Tap Dogs

Josh White

Brisbane City Opera - 2017-Present

Graduate B. Mus - Qld Conservatorium of Music - Classical Voice
Several Opera performances and Music gigs in Brisbane & surrounds

Lead Munchkin Role (GFO Production) - Wizard of Oz 2002


Jessica Fyfe

Stuttgart Ballet, Germany - 2016-Present

Exchange with ENB in London (2015)
Australian Ballet Company - 2009-2015

Graduate Australian Ballet School -2008

Hayley Nicholls

(nee Brown)

B Ed (Secondary) QUT
BCI (Dance & Drama) QUT
High School Dance Teacher - Canterbury College; Forest Lake SHS
Pilates Instructor
Member of "Entourage" Dance Crew

Michael Effenberger

Freelance Dancer based in London 2014-Present

Carnival Cruises Worldwide 2007-2012
Teacher MDH Brisbane

Graduate ED-5 Full-Time Performing Arts Course Sydney 2003

Jared Wright

HET Nationale Ballet 2015-Present

Australian Ballet Company 2014-2015

HET Nationale Ballet 2009-2013

Australian Ballet Company 2007-2009

Graduate Australian Ballet School 2006

Ayelen Mazar-Moreira

HOD Jazz & Performance Team - The Ritz - 2010-2018

Dancer/Singer/Dance Captain - Princess Cruise Lines Worldwide 2004-2009 

Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Tour - Japan & Australia - 2003

Graduate ED-5 International Performing Arts School 2003

David Sheather

Those Tap Guys - 2012-Present

Tap Teacher - T&D Brisbane - Tapatak OZ 2012-2014

Red Hot Rhythm Tap Ensemble 2010-2014

Finalist - Australia's Got Talent 2009

"Wing" - Hot Shoe Shuffle (Pro-Am) 2008

Princess Cruises - 2005

Tokyo Disney - 'Sail Away" Japan, 2004

Princess Cruises - 2003

Member of Christine's Denny's Tapatak Oz troupe 2003-2005

Graduate ED-5 Full-Tme Performing Arts Course Sydney 2002

Caroline Donaldson

(nee Swann)

"IT Girls" - London

Professional Freelance Model/Dancer - London

Moulin Rouge, Paris

"Boy from Oz" - The Arena Production - Australia

Sydney Show Boat
Dance Teacher - Brent Street Sydney

Graduate Brent Street School of Performing Arts - 2000

Rajna Barry 

(nee Joncevski)

CSTD Dance Teacher

Professional Performer - Sydney

Graduate Brent Street School of Performing Arts - Sydney 1998


Rebecca Demetrios 

(nee Joncevski)

Graduate Brent Street School of Performing Arts - Sydney 1999