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Zoe Landis, Director

Zoe Landis

Director/Business Owner

Zoe holds her Bachelor of Education, Early Childhood Education Birth-12 from Macquarie University. Zoe has been teaching in many different capacities for the past 9 years in preschools, Sunday schools, drama schools and primary schools. She began her theatre journey at the age of 8 in a school production of Oliver! and caught the musical theatre bug. Since then, she has appeared in many musicals including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, HMS Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and many more. Zoe worked at an American summer camp in Ohio for two years teaching drama where she also directed Joseph, Grease, Seussical and The Wizard of Oz. Back in Sydney, Zoe has worked with the Jazz Factory, co-producing their production of The Wiz, and at Kids Up Front in Lindfield on their holiday camps, teaching drama and singing. Zoe currently works as a primary school mathematics tutor, as a teacher at Gymbaroo in St Ives and all over schools on the North Shore doing relief teaching. At RASCALS, Zoe has directed High School Musical, Shrek and Seussical and loves the opportunities this program brings to all students.

Chelsea Taylor, Music Director

Chelsea Taylor

Music Director

Chelsea Taylor is your classic theatre nerd. Her love of musicals started in high school and continued throughout university. She graduated from the Australian Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Music Theatre and went on to take short courses in film. Chelsea then spent three months teaching drama and musically directing junior shows at Camp Wicosuta in America, where she discovered her love of sharing theatre with the next generation of performers. She has continued to share her passion for all things musical and theatrical through filming for a kids curriculum, creating immersive theatre experiences for primary students and as a tutor with the Australian Girls Choir. Chelsea is so excited to be part of the Rascals family.

Caitlin Rawnsley, Choreographer

Caitlin Rawnsley

Choreographer

Caitlin recently completed a Bachelor of Arts (Dance and Performance) with Bachelor of Education (Primary) at Macquarie University. She has over fifteen years’ experience performing and competing as a dancer at numerous competitions and productions and over five years’ experience working as a dance teacher. Caitlin specialises in the styles of contemporary, jazz and ballet. She has also worked as an early childcare worker for the past four years. Having choreographed a Rascal’s production previously, Caitlin holds a strong belief in the programs ability to develop a child’s confidence and performance skills in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment. For this reason, she is very excited to join the production team this season.

Sean Landis, Producer

Sean Landis

Producer

Sean is a passionate performer and theatre marker, currently studying a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Law at the University of Sydney with the hopes of going into theatre/film production. At University, he is heavily involved with the student drama society (SUDS) where he has inhabited a variety of roles on and off the stage, most recently as producer for their final show of 2017 - The Dark Room. Sean has spent a number of years involving himself with youth programs at professional theatre company’s, notably STC’s Young Wharfies initiative of 2015 and Griffin Theatre Company’s Youth Ambassadors Program in 2015/16; finishing his final year at Barker College in 2016 as Drama Captain. He helped backstage for Rascals’ High school Musical Jr, was Stage Manager for Shrek Jr, and cannot wait to get more involved throughout Peter Pan Jr. Sean is a fervent believer in theatre's capacity to transform a child’s confidence and sense of agency, something he has experienced through his diverse relationship with the performing arts.