Fame Alumni

Fame has an impressive list of past students who have gone on to do amazing things in TV, Music, Dance, Directing, Producing and all sorts of Performing.

Whether you want to come to Fame just to have some fun and explore your passions… or you envision a career in performance, you’re in great company.

Here’s just a few of the Fame Alumni…

Lisa & Jessica Origlasso'The Veronicas'

With the release of their new album HOOK ME UP, 26-year-old twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso known as THE VERONICAS, exploded onto the airwaves in their native Australia garnering two Top 5 singles – including their first #1 hit with the title track – and rocketing their sophomore effort to multiplatinum levels. Thanks to an amazing collection of original songs, a hot new electro-rock sound, killer hooks and incredible vocals, their second album remains in the Top 5 on the album charts five months after its initial release last fall

Leon Cain

Leon Cain recently returned from Spain where he studied clowning at Escola de Clown de Barcelona, after being awarded the Lord Mayors Fellowship Grant. He has performed for La Boite in The Wishing Well (Matrix Theatre Company/ La Boite Theatre Company), and Summer Wonderland (La Boite Theatre Company). His other theatre credits include: for Queensland Theatre Company, That Face, School of Arts, Oedipus the King, The Winter’s Tale and Away, for which he won a Sydney Theatre Award. Others are: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Oscar Theatre Company), Thieves like us (Merrigong Theatre Company). Only Ten Minutes to Buffalo (National Institute of Dramatic Art), Macbeth (Bell Shakespeare Company), Omon Ra (Restaged Histories Project), The Boy and the Goat (Metro Arts) and He Died with a Felafel in his Hand (Someone Productions). Leon completed a Bachelor of Theatre Arts in Acting at University of Southern Queensland and has appeared in the H2O television series, as well as in various commercials and corporate films and voice over’s. Leon was a Queensland Theatre Company Emerging Artist in 2006.

Peter Nielson

B.Ed Secondary
B.A. Technical Production Management

After spending over 18 yeas as a Student and then Tutor at Fame, Peter began to working professionally in the entertainment industry.

Initially working as a Sound, Lighting and Multimedia Designer, Peter has designed works for QTC, OQ, QPAT, Sydney Dance Company, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Ballet Frankfurt and Bell Shakespeare Company to name a few. His award winning work has played stages both at home and abroad.

Today, Peter works as a Production Manager and Technical Director focussing on large scale projects such as the Athens Olympics, Melbourne Commonwealth Games and Doha Asian Games ceremonies (Opening and Closing) and is currently engaged on the European tour of Walking with Dinosaurs (www.dinosaurlive.com) ranked by Pollstar Magazine (USA) as the worlds 4th largest selling show for 2009 (Behind U2, ACDC and Bruce Springsteen).

Peter looks forward to the next challenge and loves that he has no Idea what it might be… He is ever grateful to Ken Kennet and the team at Fame, all those years ago who have made it all possible today.

Megan Hind

Currently first year B. Drama NIDA

Modelling internationally.
Based in Paris with IMGmodels,
Represented in Paris, Milan, London (IMG),
Germany (Modelwerk), Tokyo (Satoru),
Sydney (Chadwick) and Brisbane (Tamblyn).

Belle O'Brien

Host, Presenter, Event planner, Program co-ordinator.
2008-2010 – Presenter, RCTV – Morning Show
2008 – 2010 Activities Manager/Assistant Cruise Director – ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
2007 – International cruise director’s staff – ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
2005-2006 – Entertainment Host – DISNEY CRUISE LINE
2000-2009 – Entertainer/character worker – DREAMWORLD
1996 – 2005 – Choreographer/co ordinator – FAME TALENT AGENCY
2002 – Dance instructor – KINDA DANCE
2001 – 2004 – Entertainer/choreographer – KEN KENNETT PRODUCTIONS

Ben Adams

B. Arts (Music Theatre) WAAPA

Diploma Commercial Dance and Musical Theatre.

Australia Zoo performer

Ensemble Essgee Production of The Mikado, Brisbane 2008 and Adelaide 2009.

Songs for a New World, Starlight Productions. Rent, Starlight Productions.

Bekki Adams

2013/2014 Touring as Peppa Pig
2012 Graduated B. Music Theatre BAPA

2011 2nd Year Bachelor Music Theatre BAPA
2009 The Mikado, Adelaide season – female swing/ensemble (Essgee Productions)

Sweeney Todd – Johanna (Centrestage Productions ; C0- Writer of “Red, The Musical” – Underground Production.

2008 The Mikado – female swing/ensemble (Essgee Productions)
Songs for a New World – Understudy Woman One, dance captain (Starlight Theatre Co-op)
Scissors, Paper, Rock – several cameo roles (Underground Productions)
Storm the Stage – national finalist (Rotary/Burswood)

2007 Witches of Eastwick – cameo, dancer (Turkish Delight Theatre Box)
Bugfarce – sketch comedy (Underground Productions)
Bugsports – Theatre Sports (Underground Productions)
Under Milkwood – Voice One (Fame Theatre Company)

Loren Hunter

2014
Ensemble – Strictly Ballroom
2013
Ensemble – King Kong
2012
Ensemble – Moonshadow
Bachelor of Arts, Music Theatre, WAAPA

Jason Miller

Bachelor Music Theatre QCUniversty – Conservatorium of Music
Since graduating in 2008

Jason’s credits include the role of Dad in Fame’s very own A Bush Christmas, Macbeth: The Contemporary Rock Opera, The Cookoos – Brookside Shopping Centre (Zest Factor), Frankenstein and Shrek – Universal Studios Singapore

Francine Cain

2013/2014

Frenchy – Grease Australian Tour

2012/2013

Ensemble – Mary Poppins Australian Tour

Graduate B Arts, Music Theatre at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Advanced Diploma of Music Theatre at The Australian Dance Performance Institute, (ADPI); CDPA, AMEB

Rob Guest Endowment Award 2010

Regina – Rock of Ages Australian Tour

Katie McKee

B. Arts (Music Theatre), WAAPA.

Originally hailing from Brisbane, Katie found her passion for performing at a young age. She relished in the dramatic, playing crazy old women, witches, drunken whores and evil queens.

In 2008 she graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre). Her WAAPA highlights included Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd; The Young Wife in Hello Again; West Side Story; Blood Brothers and Oklahoma! with Jill Perryman.

Since graduating, Katie has performed in numerous productions including My Fair Lady (Opera Australia), the Australian premiere of Floyd Collins (Meredith Shaw Productions), Transport (New Musicals Australia) and was most recently seen playing the role of Nancy in Oliver! (Packemin Productions).

Katie is currently understudying the role of Madame Morrible in the Australasian tour of Wicked.

www.katiemckee.com

David Irvine

1 year full time training, Fame Theatre. 2nd Year Bachelor Music Theatre, BAPA
Performance credits: Fame, The Musical – Mesh Productions; Les Miserables – Ignatians

Shane Jenek 'Courtney Act'

Scott Walker (Ethan Walker)

Film credits: Get Him to the Greek (Universal Studios), High School Musical 3, L’Art De Vivre (Feature Film), Vivre Films, Paris, France
Dancing with the Stars, USA, CBS Studios ABC TV, USA
Performer – Lord Of The Dance, Unicorn Entertainments, UK
Celtic Tiger, Celtic Tiger Inc, USA
Entertainer, Pacific Sun Cruise Ship, Princess Cruises, Australia

8 LOCATIONS AROUND BRISBANE

With 8 locations around Brisbane, there’s a Fame Class near you

ALBION

Arana Hills

Coorparoo

Eatons Hill

Indooroopilly

Manly West

Mt Gravatt

North Lakes

Fame Theatre Company 

Phone: (07) 3252 4806  
Regular Office Hours: 9.30 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday (Message bank available outside of these hours.)
43 Burdett Street, Albion QLD 4010 (PO Box 2360, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006)