Elio Simonetti

Elio is the only Australian magician to have been personally invited to perform for The British Monarchy, The President of Italy, and Australian Dignitaries. His dynamic approach is hallmarked by a European bravado that is bursting with vibrance and a wonderfully infectious enthusiasm. He has flummoxed audiences throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and the UK. Now […]


Darren Ball

In 2011, after achieving the rank of Fudoshin Master, the rank of 5th Dan, and being awarded the title of Shihan (Model Teacher), Darren Ball formed the Yamagawa Budo in Melbourne, an official branch of the Fudoshin Ryu. Darren was on the mat, training in classes from 3 years old. Since that time, he has […]


Deborah Abela

After completing a teaching degree, Deb went to Africa where she was caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail…twice! She became the producer/writer of a national kids’ TV show before leaving to write 28 children’s books. Her crankiness about climate change led to the novels, Grimsdon, New City and Final […]


Justine Sless

Justine has taught, researched, produced, and performed stand-up comedy since 2007. She has performed and taught comedy to a diverse range of clients, nationally and internationally. Justine’s writing has appeared in Jewish Women of Words, Funny Women, in short story anthologies and academic journals, and her MA thesis Mistress of Mirth’s COMEDY Tour was published […]



Shyamla is an accomplished Performing Artist, Choreographer and Teacher with three decades of dance experience and a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law. Shyamla has taught at renowned studios throughout Australia and abroad (Sydney Dance Company, Ettingshausens, Dance Attic UK) and specialises in cultural dance (Hip Hop, Bollywood, Traditional Indian and Brazilian Samba), having […]


Valanga Khoza

VALANGA KHOZA is a consummate storyteller and musician, shaping tales of his life into captivating presentations. Valanga was born in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. He grew up in a traditional setting surrounded by lively singing, drumming and dancing. The Limpopo area is rich in traditional healers, orators and storytellers, highly respected throughout Africa. […]


Starrs Productions

Starrs Productions presents fun and educational plays in schools. This series of anti-bullying plays help primary and secondary students work through various real-life problems and provide helpful advice and strategies on dealing with bullying, inside and outside of school, and online. The author, Trisha Starrs, has been writing, performing and directing plays for young people […]


Jenny Ellis

Jenny Ellis has been a puppeteer for over fifteen years. She has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Puppetry from the Victorian College of the Arts. In 2012 she was awarded a major fellowship with the Mike Walsh Foundation to research contemporary puppetry in Europe. Jenny was a Researcher for the NSW Minister for Education from 2003-2005, […]


Philip Wilcox

Philip Wilcox is an awarded and published full-time poet, touring nationally and internationally. He is an Australian Poetry Slam champion and two-time New South Wales Poetry Slam champion. He has performed everywhere from the Tedx stage, the Sydney Opera House and writing festivals all over the world. Philip’s first collection Beetle Prayer was released in […]


Brian Nankervis

Brian is a performer, writer and producer. A primary teacher who become a waiter at theatre restaurant, The Last Laugh… then a writer/performer on hospital soap opera ‘Let The Blood Run Free’… and a tortured street poet Raymond J Bartholomeuz, a regular on ‘Hey Hey It’s Saturday’. Brian regularly performs his one-hour poetry show in […]