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Meet the Team

Qualified, Kind and Passionate.

Theatre Blacks is proud to work with some of Melbourne's best industry tutors. 

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Eilannin Harris-Black

Course Director

Masters of Arts (Music Theatre) - Royal Central School of Speech & Drama,

Adv Dip Arts 

Diploma of Musical Theatre

Diploma of Music (Music Theatre)

Diploma of Dance (Elite Performance)

Dip Business Administration

Dip Management

Certificate IV in Training & Assessment 

Credits Include: Nine (StageArt), SOS Abba Tribute Australia, Top Gun The Musical, Mama's Boys, Chicago, Titanic Theatre Restaurant, That 70's/80's Show

Lauren McKenna


Bachelor of Music Theatre (VCA)

Recent Credits Include: Puffs, Heathers, Hairspray, Grease, La Cage Aux Folles (ProdCo), The Pirates of Penzance (ProdCo), The Best Little Whorehouse in
Texas (Squabbalogic),  Meet Me In St Louis (Hayes), City of Angels (VCA), House Husbands

David Butler


Bachelor of Musical Performance - Voice (VCA)

David’s musical direction credits include William Finn’s FALSETTOS (StageArt) – for which he received a Green Room nomination, Stephen Sondheim’s INTO THE WOODS (Bottled Snail Productions), the new Australian work, MAD WORLD (DBS), WOMAN: It’s a Mother of a Cabaret (Melbourne & Adelaide seasons), and the Australian premiere season of Dave Malloy’s GHOST QUARTET (Antipodes Theatre Company) - for which he also received a Green Room nomination.

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Ben Cure


Founder & Director Lion Heart Dance Company

Previous Credits Include: Still Frame, 
ENVISION, Inhabit Dance Festival,
‘King Roger’ Opera Australia,
World Congress on Public Health,
Fabricated, Table of Eight
Vertical Shadows Dance Company, The Scarlet Trace

Teaching Credits Include: The Space Dance and Arts Centre and Dance Revolution Elite Program

Joti Gore


Recent Credits Include: Frozen AU, Ragtime (ProdCo), The Colour Purple (StageArt), Top Gun The Musical (Salty Theatre), West Side Story (Thom Laughlin/Grant Cooper), Five Guys Named Moe (CA Conservatory), A Coloured Museum (San Jose Stage Co.), A Chorus Line (D.C Seaside Music), Memphis (Theatreworks), Sacagawea (Willows Theatre). Joti has also featured on screen in Milk, Rent the Musical, An-gry Boys, and Hunters.

Luke Alleva


Credits Include: Man of La Mancha, Get Happy, We Will Rock You Australian tour, Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia, Xanadu, Moonshadow The Musical, A Chorus Line , Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Dirty Dancing Immersive Cinema in Melbourne and Sydney, Funny Girl, Boy From Oz, 42nd Street, Little Me, Guys and Dolls, Jimmy in The Boy Friend. 


West End credits: We Will Rock You at The Dominion Theatre, Saturday Night Fever at Apollo Victoria u/s Joey, Chester and Cesar and West End Rocks Uk tour.

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Lisa Dallinger


Bachelor of Arts (Acting) - University of Ballarat Arts Academy

Post Graduate Certificate in Voice Studies, (VCA)

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Shakespeare, University of Melbourne

Master of Teaching, University of Melbourne

Louis Lucente


Recent Credits Include: Wicked (GFO), Assassins (WatchThis), Ragtime (ProdCo), Dogfight (Hayes), Jersey Boys, Parade (The Collective - 2014 TheatrePro Best Actor in a Musical Nomination), The Rocky Horror Show (Ambassador Theatre/GFO) Pippin (Magnormos – 2013 TheatrePro Best Actor in a Musical Nomination)

Alister Smith


Bachelor of Arts Music Theatre Performance (The Arts Academy - Ballarat) 

Post Graduate of Performance Creation & Theatre Direction (VCA)

Directorial Credits Include: Bring It On: The Musical (Australian Tour) Greenroom Award Best Production of a Musical NominationPacific Overtures - Greenroom Award Nomination Best Director, Femme Fatale - Greenroom Award Nomination Best Production of a Cabaret, Wicked (QLD Conservatorium), Cry Baby (Federation University Ballarat), Heathers (Federation University Ballarat).

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James Millar


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

THEATRE: Noel and Gertie (Christine Dunstan Productions); Chess: UK Tour (Milton Morrissey); The Ring Cycle (Royal Opera House, Covent Gardens); Martin Short Live (Sydney Opera House); Grey Gardens (The Production Company); 

LoveBites (Whitebox and Onward); BoyBand (Seymour); Floyd Collins, A Little Touch of Chaos (WAAPA); Showstoppers (Luckiest); The Little Dog Laughed (Ensemble Theatre); Gutenberg! The Musical (Neil Gooding Productions); Jerry Springer: The Opera (Sydney Opera House); Lovebites, Return Season (Whitebox/Bite); The Letter (Twelfth Night Theatre); Company (The National Musical Theatre Company); Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (Company B); Floyd Collins (Kookaburra); Oklahoma (TPC); Eureka (Essgee).

TELEVISION: Naked: Coral Island (ABC); Home and Away (Seven Network); Water Rats; Police Rescue; The Leaving of Liverpool (ABC); A Country Practice (Seven Network); The Investigators (ABC).

FILM: The Eternity Man; The Leaving of Liverpool; Naked: Coral Island.

Eden Read


 Grease, Hello, Dolly!, and Sunset Boulevard,  and appearing in over a dozen productions for Opera Australia, including Gilbert & Sullivan classics HMS Pinafore, Trial by Jury, The Gondoliers, The Mikado, and a national tour of The Pirates of Penzance. Another adventure saw him tour internationally for a year with Irish tap troupe Spirit of the Dance. Eden was the in-house Entertainment Manager and MC at acclaimed Melbourne live entertainment venue Red Bennies, co-producing variety, burlesque, circus, cabaret, and vaudeville shows, including An Awful Lot of Vaudeville, Bootlegged, The Paris Underground Cabaret, and Club Soda.

He continues to perform, produce, write, direct, choreograph, and teach for a range of creative projects, and holds a Bachelor of Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Sarahlouise Younger


The Arts Academy at Federation
University - BA Arts Music Theatre

Danceworld - Dip Dance Performance

Founder Salty Theatre Company 

Credits Include: Queenie van de Zandt and Friends (Featured Vocalist), Nothing to Lose (Dance Captain), Les Femmes (Featured Vocalist), Once on This Island (Asaka), Wild World - The Cat Steven's Story (Featured Vocalist), 

Lyrebird Winner - Dusty the Original Pop Diva
MTGV Winner - Once on this Island
MTGV Commendation - Spamalot

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Courtney Glass


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama)

Previous Credits Include: The Woman in White (Broadway), Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Sweeney Todd, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Nine, The Full Monty, Brigadoon, Oklahoma!, Of Thee I Sing (Sydney Opera House), Sunday in the Park with George, Ragtime, Camelot (New York)

Dominic Steele


Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)

Stephanie Clare-Cover


Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) 

Bachelor of Science (Physiology)

Associate Producer - Citizen Theatre

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Accredited Qualifications are Delivered under Auspice Partnership with Australian Performing Arts Network (RTO 52601)