Jennifer Jones is an award-winning performer recognized worldwide for her groundbreaking accomplishments and equal rights advocacy in the arts.
She's part of an exclusive, legendary group of inspirational trailblazers who've transcended racial barriers, a unique honor that comes along once every generation.
In 1987, Jennifer Jones became the first African American Radio City Music Hall Rockette, making her the first black female performer since the New York City troupe’s 1932 establishment to be honored with the distinction. Her RCMH Rockette national debut was in 1988 during the Super Bowl XXII Halftime Show.
Jones' revolutionary milestone abolished a longstanding Radio City Music Hall policy against hiring African Americans for its Rockettes' chorus line so as not to distract from its hallmark of perfectly synchronized precision and rigid color uniformity.
By transcending the racial barrier, Jones ushered-in a transformative, modern era for the RCMH Rockettes, among others: in 1989, she was crowned Miss Morris County Pageant Queen in her native New Jersey as its first African American champion.
During her penultimate year rostering at the RCMH Rockettes, she performed in the ensemble of the 2001 Broadway revival of 42nd Street, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
As a Tony Award-winning performer, Jones’ courageous, defiant legacy has continued to inspire noble causes. In 2016, she was honored by the Harlem School of the Arts with a world premiere tribute written and directed by Aubrey Lynch II. The Harlem City Music Hall Dance Spectacular was an emblematic parable of how Jones overcame adversity through pure determination, bravery, hard work, and talent.
Jones is currently writing a memoir in an ongoing commitment to share her milestones with a broad global community. As one of this era's most inspirational figures, she's also written a children’s book that will be released by HarperCollins in the fall of 2022. She is currently writing her memoir. Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden have also acknowledged her revolutionary feat in February of 2021.
Marko Panzic is a Creative Director, Choreographer, Producer & Former Dancer. In 2008 Marko hit Australian TV screens in the 1st series of “So You Think You Can Dance” where he was a top 20 finalist. Marko returned for the 2nd, 3rd & 4th series as a featured choreographer.
Marko has worked with many of the world's finest recording Artists including Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo, Jessica Mauboy, Little Mix, Robin Thicke, Danni Minogue, will.i.am, Geri Halliwell, Vera Blue, Montaigne, DJ Havana Brown, Kelly Rowland, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Sheppard, Sam Sparro, Kate Miller Heidki, Delta Goodrem, Electric Fields, Dami Im, Tania Doko, Ella Hooper, Wynter Gordon, Jessica Sutta, Olivia Newton-John, Seal, Joel Madden, Rudimental, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Jade MacRae, Gin Wigmore, The McClymonts, Peking Duk, Short Stack, The Collective, Elen Levon, Samantha Jade, Rick Price, Daryl Braithwaite, Alli Simpson, Che'nelle, Anthony Callea, Cosima DeVito, Prinnie, Mark Vincent, Jack Vidgen, Casey Donovan, Vanessa Amorosi, David Campbell Justice Crew and Paulini.
He has provided choreography for The Voice Australia, The Voice Kids Australia, Australia's Got Talent, Australia’s Next Top Model, EUROVISION 2014, 2016, 2017 2018, 2019 & 2021. EUROVISION AUSTRALIA DECIDES 2019 & 2020 SBS, AACTA AWARDS, MYER Spring Fashion 2017, ABC3 Launch, X Factor Australia, Logie award winning TV Show “Dance Academy'' series 1, 2 & 3 ABC, Junior Eurovision, The Logie Awards, Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics, Rimmel Cosmetics, Eurovision SBS special, Australian Idol TVC, Samsung TVC, Australian Dance Awards, So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Saturday Disney, Sunrise, The Morning Show, AFL Footy Show, NRL Footy Show, Australia's Funniest Home Videos, Young Talent Time, Cleo Bachelor Of The Year Awards, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Covergirl Australia, Optus Launch, Volvo V40 Launch. Cosmopolitan Of The Year Awards, Who Magazine, Sony Music Australia, Qatar Airlines, Mecca Cosmetica, Val Morgan, Giant Steps Melbourne, Give Me 5 For Kids Tasmania, WaterAid Ball Brisbane and SBS Australia.
Marko Panzic has Creatively Directed DJ HAVANA BROWNS support act production for CHRIS BROWN "F.A.M.E" Tour 2011, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS "Euphoria" Tour 2011 and PITBULL & TAIO CRUZ "Planet Pit" Australian Tour 2012.
Marko Panzic's work has seen him choreograph many of Australia's top music videos and platinum selling songs including: "We Run The Night" Havana Brown, "Raining Diamonds", "Crazy" & "Do It Like That" Ricki-Lee, "Pop A Bottle" & "Can I Get A Moment" Jessica Mauboy and "Regular Touch" Vera Blue.
Marko Panzic was named Artistic Director of "The Australian Dance Festival" held at Sydney Olympic Park 2012 - Present.
Marko returned to our TV screens in the Channel Ten Show "Everybody Dance Now" working alongside International Superstar Kelly Rowland as her Dance Captain.
In 2013 Marko travelled to JAPAN for Ricki Lee's "Fear & Freedom" Promo Tour. Performing in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and at ASTRO HALL in Harajuku.
Marko was appointed by Shine Australia to the role of PERFORMANCE PRODUCER on the Australian version of the hit TV shows "THE VOICE" Season 2 & 3 & "THE VOICE KIDS" for Network Nine.
In 2014 Marko was selected to travel to Copenhagen, Denmark to choreograph & stage Australia's special guest performance at EUROVISION featuring the very talented Jessica Mauboy.
Marko also is the Artistic Director and Founder of Australia's first commercial dance company The Dream Dance Company. In 2015 the company created their first work "GENESIS" choreographed by Marko Panzic & Stephen Tannos. The company toured to Sydney, Gold Coast, Newcastle & Hobart. In 2016 Marko collaborated with New York City choreographer Candace Brown to create the second season "THE SECRET SOCIETY" which opened to rave reviews and toured to Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast and to a sell out audience at the Australian Dance Festival. In 2017 Marko joined forces with the incredible Sarah Boulter to bring "ENTER THE VORTEX" to Australian audiences for the third season for the company. Enter The Vortex toured to Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Bundaberg, Gold Coast, Canberra and Wellington New Zealand. 2018 Marko directed the intimate and raw production of "UNTOLD" with an All-Star Australian Dance Cast. In 2019 Marko teamed up with Australian Superstar Choreographer Caetlyn Watson for the project "GODDESS" touring to Sydney, Perth & Melbourne.
In 2021 The Dream Dance Company commissioned Paris Cavanagh to create "ICON" which opened in Sydney in May to 6 sold out performances!
In addition to The Dream Dance Company, Marko has created a nationally recognised training program "SHOW | BUSINESS" which is a pre-professional 3 month training program in Sydney, Melbourne & Los Angeles.
Marko has travelled nationally & internationally teaching at many dance conventions including HDI Australia, Nexus USA, In10sity Dance Convention USA, Ziegler Australian Tour 2017/2018 and Get The Beat Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Philippines.
Helpmann award-winning choreographer, Mitchell Woodcock, has established himself as one of Australia's most sought after creatives with an expansive career across all facets of the entertainment industry.
Mitchell's diverse skill set has seen him go from directing and choreographing TV commercials for Australian touring productions, ’Charlie And The Chocolate Factory' & 'Saturday Night Fever' to working as a creative producer on Channel Nine's hit Tv show 'The Voice’ and creative directing and choreographing the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Opening Ceremony, produced by the Michael Cassel Group.
In 2018 Mitchell worked alongside director Al Weeks as movement director for the Karl Lagerfeld X Modelco video Campaign in New York City. His choreography was showcased at the world movie premiere of Les Miserables, James Arthur's hit music video 'You Deserve Better’, Toyota’s 2018 worldwide video campaign and appearing as the youngest ever choreographer in the history of So You Think You Can Dance Australia.
Coming from a musical theatre foundation and merging this with his unique Jazz style lead to Mitchell being awarded the Helpmann for best choreography in a musical for his work on Saturday Night Fever, produced by the Gordon Frost Organisation.
Since establishing his production company New Ground Collective, Mitch has had the pleasure of creative directing and choreographing live performances for over forty national and international music acts. Some of which include Rita Ora, Khalid, George Ezra, Tones And I, Guy Sebastian, Vera Blue, Amy Shark and Jessica Mauboy on such programs and events as The Aria Awards, Tv Week Logie Awards, NRL Grand Final, The Australian Open, Splendour In The Grass, NYC Pride, Lost Paradise and The State Of Origin. Mitchell has also had the pleasure of creative directing and choreographing the 'Riding With You' Australian tour for multi-platinum artist Guy Sebastian and choreographing Client Liaison's 2017 and 2018 Australian and UK tours.
Mitchell's production company, New Ground Collective, travelled to Jakarta where they conceptualised and delivered a live musical featuring over thirty of the countries biggest pop-stars for the number one rated TV network RCTI. Other television credits include guest creative director and choreographer on Dancing With The Stars and Sunday Night Takeaway.
Mitchell has an eye for capturing magical moments in both film and print and has had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the biggest brands in fashion. Naomi Campbell's The Face TV series as movement coach, choreographing the Prix de Marie Claire Fashion Awards, directing and choreographing video campaigns for Runaway The Label and the Ben Sherman heart of soul runway launch.
As a performer, Mitchell made his professional debut in the role of A-Rab at the age of 17 in the Australian touring production of West Side Story. Mitchell toured with the Australian cast in the hit musical Wicked in 2011/2012 and quickly joined the international tour of West Side Story in the role of Dance Captain. He performed to audiences all across Europe and resided at the famous Saddlers Wells Theatre in London. Since then Mitch has performed in Guys and Dolls, Dirty Dancing and been the dance captain on Kinky Boots, Chicago and resident choreographer on Pippin.
Mitchell appeared as a featured dancer in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, ABC's Dance Academy, The Disney Channel and numerous video and print campaigns.
Over the years Mitchell has had the privilege of backup dancing for numerous artist's, some of whom include Kelly Rowland, Ricky Martin, Kylie Minogue, Will.i.am, Geri Halliwell and Olivia Newton-John for various performances in Australia.
This year Mitchell worked as the creative producer on the hit Tv show The Voice and as the performance producer on US Tv series Come Dance With Me for CBS. Mitchell is currently in pre-production as creative director and choreographer for Guy Sebastian’s Australian tour, T.R.U.T.H.
Richard’s Broadway credits include Company (Associate Chor.), Come From Away (Associate Chor.), Disney’s Newsies (Associate Dir.), Jekyll & Hyde (Associate Dir./Chor.) and Il Divo: A Musical Affair (Assistant Dir.). He worked on the Off-Broadway production of Here Lies Love (Associate Dir./Chor.) and the National Tours of 9 to 5 (Associate Dir.) and Disney’s High School Musical (Associate Chor.). Richard’s television credits include Encore! (Disney+), Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, America’s Got Talent, The Bethenny Show, Bring It and Good Afternoon America. Richard is represented by bloc Talent Agency. www.richardjhinds.com Instagram: @richardjhinds
Spencer originally comes from Massachusetts. His parents took him to NYC when he was 15 to see his first Broadway show and then he was hooked! He moved to NYC to pursue a career at the age of 17 and hasn’t looked back since! Some of his favorite shows include The European tour of “Grease”, National tours of “Footloose” and “Susan Stroman’s The Music Man” and Radio City’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Most recently, he served as Dance Captain for “Wicked The Musical”, both on the First National Tour and the Broadway Company for 12 years.
With a career spanning two decades, Yvette has become one of the country's most versatile creatives. Recognised for her work across multiple platforms as choreographer, creative director and creative producer her contribution to television, theatre and live touring events has led to a large body of work. 2021 has seen Yvette working full-time with ABC on a brand new musical based Television show set for release later this year.
Her Theatre credits include - American Psycho - Winner of the 2020 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Choreography, Young Frankenstein, Candide, Caroline, Or Change, In The Heights, All Out Of Love - Air Supply World Premier, Reefer Madness, Moonshadow - Cat Stevens World Premiere, Rock of Ages (Resident Choreographer & Director)), Little Match Girl at The Malthouse & Queen Elizabeth Hall London, Song Contest, The History Boys (MTC), Assistant Choreographer to the late and legendary Ross Coleman for Sweet Charity, Dusty, & Shout - the Legend of the Wild One.
Some notable credits for television include - The Masked Singer - Season 1 Choreographer & Season 2 Assistant Creative Director to the Squared Division , Dancing with the stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Boss, X Factor, , Chris Lilly's J'amie Private School Girl, Cosentino -the Master Illusionist, Dance Hero Japan Australian Idol, The ARIA Awards, The Logie Awards, So You Think You Can Dance Greece, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, Neighbours, The Taiwanese Wiggles for the Disney Channel, The Big Music Quiz, China's Next Top Model and Asia’s Got Talent.
Choreography and creative design for recording artists Include - Tim Minchin, Tones & I, , Guy Sebastian, Dami Im, Andy Grammar, Illy, Vera Blue, Harrison Craig, Aston Merrygold, Josh Groban, Samantha Jade, Ricki Lee, Bonnie Anderson, Ruel, Zara Larsson, Rob Mills, Casey Donovan, Hugh Sheridan, Andrew Da Silva, Tim Campbell, Ronda Burchmore, Bobby Fox & Dan Hamil.
Live and Stadium events encompass the roles of Associate Dance Director and guest Choreographer for the Victorian State School Spectacular (Hisense Arena), Armin Van Buuren tour (Rod Laver & Homebush Stadium). R n B Fridays (Etihad Stadium & Homebush Stadium) George Michael Tribute Tour (Festival Centre and Sydney Opera House), Hong Kong Disneyland Groundbreaking Ceremony (Lantau Island)
Yvette has designed ROAR, her own dance fashion line, in conjunction with Energetiks, and is also, proudly the Artistic Director for the Victorian Dance Festival in Melbourne, Australia.