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ANA MARIA BELO

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ANA MARIA BELO

Margaret / Ensemble

ANA MARIA BELO

Margaret / Ensemble

Ana Maria graduated from NIDA in 1998. She first starred in the hit musicals Fame and Hair (Green Room Award nomination). Her other theatre credits include The Listmaker (Bell Shakespeare), Tribes (Ensemble) for which she received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination and a Glugs Award, Noises Off (Ensemble), Dr Akar’s Women (Griffin), Snugglepot & Cuddlepie (Company B), Steel Magnolias (Australian tour) and Fawlty Towers Live (Australian tour). Ana Maria recently made her return to musical theatre in In the Heights (Blue Saint), followed by Miracle City (NIDA). Her television credits include All Saints, Home & Away, White Collar Blue, Life Begins (UK), According to Bex (UK), House Husbands, Doctor DoctorSecret City 2 and Frayed. Ana Maria has appeared in the feature films A Cold Summer, The Book of Revelation, The Casting Game and Unsound. She won the Tropfest Women in Film Award for her short film Things to Do. Ana Maria is deaf and proud to be an ambassador for The Shepherd Centre.
AMY BERRISFORD

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AMY BERRISFORD

Dance Captain / Swing

AMY BERRISFORD

Dance Captain / Swing

Amy’s theatre credits include We Will Rock You Asia Tour, Rosie in Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls, the Australasian tour of Chicago in 2009-10 in which she was a swing then June/Velma cover, Promises, Promises and the World Premiere of King Kong Live on Stage. She played Demeter in the 2014/15 South Korean, Singapore and Macau tours of Cats then returned to South Korea to play Bombalurina and was subsequently thrilled to revive the role of Demeter for the Australian/NZ tour, for which she received a 2016 Green Room nomination. Amy played Kathy in Company, appeared in Funny Girl, Curtains, Oklahoma and The Boy From Oz for The Production Company, and returned to Cats as Resident Choreographer for the 2017/8 tour. She has recently just finished touring in Chicago as swing/co-Dance Captain and Velma cover. Amy’s television and film credits include Assistant Choreographer for the Australian film Boytown, Channel 7’s TV Turns 50 performing alongside Dancing With The Star’s judges and Foxtel’s The Singing Office (Lead Singer). Amy also stars in a corporate show called Cheek to Cheek, a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Amy is thrilled to be a part of 9 to 5 as Dance Captain and she would like to thank her family for their constant love and support.
ZOE COPPINGER

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ZOE COPPINGER

Missy / Ensemble

ZOE COPPINGER

Missy / Ensemble

Zoe made her professional music theatre debut at age 18 in The Production Company’s season of Gypsy. Since then she has performed in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (James Anthony Productions), Follies in Concert (Storeyboard Entertainment), Guys and Dolls, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Boy From Oz and the role of Bambi in Curtains (The Production Company). She was also seen in the Australian Tour of TML Enterprises’ Fiddler On The Roof where she understudied the roles of Chava and Tzeitel. Zoe most recently was in the Australian production of Muriel’s Wedding (Global Creatures), where she understudied and performed the roles of Muriel and Joanie Heslop. She studied all facets of dance at Michelle Slater Coyne Performing Arts. Zoe is thrilled to be part of 9 to 5 and would like to thank her mum, dad, sisters and nan for their unconditional love and Helen Pandos Management for their ongoing support.
MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER

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MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER

Kathy / Ensemble

MIA DABKOWSKI-CHANDLER

Kathy / Ensemble

Hailing from Melbourne, Mia is a graduate from the Victorian College of the Arts with a BFA in Music Theatre. Upon graduation, Mia made her professional debut touring for two years as part of the original Australian cast of Disney’s Aladdin the Musical (Disney Theatrical Productions). Prior to leaving the VCA, Mia played Tess in an online web series titled The Fall From Eve and was choreographer for Cosmos Midnight’s music video Mind Off. For The Production Company, Mia has appeared as Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Millie and more recently was Dance Captain for their Australian premiere of Ragtime. Most notably to date, Mia toured Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne playing the supporting role of Lorraine in the hit musical Jersey Boys (Dainty/New Theatricals), gaining positive recognition. Mia is thrilled to be joining the office at 9 To 5 The Musical and would like to thank her family, friends and agents at Hansen Management for their support.
JOSH GATES

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JOSH GATES

Josh / Ensemble

JOSH GATES

Josh / Ensemble

Originally from Hobart, Tasmania, Josh started his career understudying the role of Young Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, starring Hugh Jackman. He then performed the title role of Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical in Melbourne and Sydney, which won him a Green Room Award for Best Actor in a Musical and an Australian Dance Award. After graduating from Patricks Studios Australia, Josh performed in La Cage Aux Folles (The Production Company), Purser in the 2015 Australian tour of Anything Goes (Opera Australia/ John Frost), Bellhop/ Bootblack in Born Yesterday (Melbourne Theatre Company), in the Australian tour of the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady (Opera Australia/John Frost) directed by Julie Andrews, and in the 2017-18 reimagined production of Mamma Mia! (Gannon/Fox). In 2019 Josh performed in the Australia premiere of David Bowie’s Lazarus as Ben and then went on to the ensemble of Thoroughly Modern Millie, both for The Production Company.  
BEN GILLESPIE

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BEN GILLESPIE

Ensemble

BEN GILLESPIE

Ensemble

Originally from Queensland, Ben began his training at the Toowoomba School of Dance continuing on to WAAPA where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. A sort after performer, Ben’s theatre credits include Chicago (GFO), Pepe in West Side Story on Sydney Harbour (Handa Opera), Aladdin (Disney) covering and performing the title role, and Singin’ in the Rain for both The Production Company and the Dainty Group. The latter production touring both Australia and Japan. Ben has also been fortunate enough to travel the world as part of both the vocal trio The Aussie Boys and the Motown vocal group Soulmates. Ben is represented by T&E Management and is delighted to be returning to the stage in 9 To 5.
EMMA HAWTHORNE

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EMMA HAWTHORNE

Swing

EMMA HAWTHORNE

Swing

Emma is excited to be joining the cast of 9 to 5, especially considering she has never worked a 9 to 5 job! Since graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2004, Emma has become a seasoned performer in musical theatre. Her credits include She has performed in such shows as Wicked (Gordon Frost Organisation), Mamma Mia! (Louise Withers and Associates), West Side Story (Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour/ Opera Australia), Hair (Peace Productions), Dusty (The Production Company), Annie (Gordon Frost Organisation), Dr Zhivago (Gordon Frost Organisation), West Side Story (West Side Story Australasia), Fiddler on the Roof (TML Productions), Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical (Three Amigos Productions), Kiss Me Kate (The Production Company) and Godspell: Prepare Ye (Hayden Tee). Outside of performing, Emma is a professional yoga instructor and choreographer, often teaching at the Sydney Dance Company Studios. She also has an online studio, Omunay, where she produces fitness and dance classes for well-being and health.
MATTHEW JENSON

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MATTHEW JENSON

Assistant Dance Captain / Ensemble

MATTHEW JENSON

Assistant Dance Captain / Ensemble

Matthew graduated from Brent Street in 2013, and soon after made his stage debut in the original cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Global Creatures). His other credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Dainty Group), Hello, Dolly! (The Production Company) and the Asia Pacific tour of Disney’s Aladdin (Disney) where he was the Assistant Dance Captain/ Swing, following a successful run in the ensemble during the Australian tour. Most recently Matthew has been seen in the ensemble of West Side Story (Opera Australia/ GWB) where he understudied the rolls of Bernardo and Chino. Matthew has also appeared as a dancer for X Factor directed by the Squared Division, and the art installation 13 rooms for Sydney Dance Company.
JAY JOHNS

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JAY JOHNS

Bob / Ensemble

JAY JOHNS

Bob / Ensemble

Born and raised in Sydney, Jay graduated from ED5 International with a Diploma of Performing Arts. He competed in So You Think You Can Dance Australia, making the Top Four. His other credits include G.E.M XXX World Tour, X-Factor, The Voice, Mickey’s Christmas Big Band at Disneyland Paris, Peter Pan for Bonnie Lythgoe Productions and the role of Slap in Hot Shoe Shuffle for Birdie Productions. A regular performer for Opera Australia, he has appeared in their productions of Carmen, Turandot, The Eighth Wonder, Love for Three Oranges and Simon Boccanegra. He has also toured the world with Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. Jay’s television credits include Love Child, Doom 3, Tough Nuts, Behind Mansion Walls and various commercials. He is thrilled to be making his music theatre debut in 9 To 5 and is thankful to T&E Management, his family and friends for their support.
ETHAN JONES

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ETHAN JONES

Joe / Ensemble

ETHAN JONES

Joe / Ensemble

Ethan has enjoyed a convoluted journey to have the pleasure of working in professional theatre in Australia, and is thrilled to be making his main stage debut in 9 To 5. He is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where he studied after two years overseas working as a Swing at Universal Studios Singapore. His prior theatre credits include Doody in Grease: The Arena Spectacular, ensemble and Frederick understudy in Pirates of Penzance, and Rum Tum Tugger in Cats: The Arena Spectacular, all for Harvest Rain Theatre Co. Ethan is a passionate musician, chef and roller-skater who has adored traveling the country and abroad to pursue his passion of storytelling. Under the representation of Hansen Management, Ethan looks forward to continuing his career in whichever avenues it takes him.
ARIANA MAZZEO

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ARIANA MAZZEO

Maria / Ensemble

ARIANA MAZZEO

Maria / Ensemble

Ariana began training in all areas of the arts at the age of three at Sydney’s Ed5 International. It was here that she went on to complete her Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts under the guidance of industry legend William A Forsythe. Since graduating in 2017, Ariana has signed with the prestigious Jeep Management and made her musical theatre debut in West Side Story (GWB Entertainment/Opera Australia) in the role of Margarita. She also appeared as a member of Girls On Tap for its sold-out season at the Glen Street Theatre. Her other credits include performing for numerous corporate events, as well as featuring on screen for Channel Ten’s The Bachelor TVC. Ariana would like to express her gratitude to her wonderful family and to William A Forsythe and Elena de Cinque from Ed5.
JOE MELDRUM

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JOE MELDRUM

Swing

JOE MELDRUM

Swing

Joe most recently performed in the Australia tour of Chicago (GFO) and as Snowboy in Opera Australia’s West Side Story on Sydney Harbour. He made his professional debut in Curtains for The Production Company, going on to perform in their season of Oklahoma and as Trick in the 20th Anniversary production of The Boy From Oz. Further featured credits include the leading man in both the Australian tour of A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire and in the premiere season of Just A Couple of Song and Dance Men (JTM Productions). Joe’s screen appearances include Dream Deep for Museums Victoria and feature film Beautiful for KOJO Pictures. He holds a BA in Music Theatre from WAAPA and was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment. Joe is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and would like to thank Ian White Management for their continued support.
JORDANNA MORANDIN

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JORDANNA MORANDIN

Ensemble

JORDANNA MORANDIN

Ensemble

Jordanna is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) and completed her CERT IV Musical Theatre at Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre. Most recently she appeared in Sky’s The Limit at QPAC, directed by Dean Bryant and Faith Prince. Whilst at Queensland Conservatorium, Jordanna performed in productions of Carousel and Dogfight. In 3rd year, she had the pleasure of playing Eponine in Alister Smith’s production of Les Misérables and Marilou in Personals, directed by Jason Langley. Jordanna is thrilled to be making her music theatre debut in 9 To 5.
JOSH MULHERAN

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JOSH MULHERAN

Dick / Ensemble

JOSH MULHERAN

Dick / Ensemble

Brisbane born Josh studied at Ed5 International’s full-time Musical Theatre course before making his professional debut as Snowboy in West Side Story (The Production Company). His theatre credits include ensemble/Subway Ghost cover/Willie Lopez cover in Ghost: The Musical (Ambassador Theatre Group), Ray/ensemble in Side Show (One Eyed Man Productions/Hayes Theatre Co), Tom Springfield/ensemble in Dusty (The Production Company) and he was part of the original Australian cast of the Tony Award winning The Book of Mormon (Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, John Frost). Mostly recently Josh appeared as Joey in Jersey Boys (Dodger Theatricals) and understudied and performed the role of Frankie Valli during the national tour. His original music released with his band Gunning for Allie has amassed several hundred thousand plays across streaming services, with lead song Braille receiving airplay on national radio. Josh thanks his family and friends for their never-ending support and is thrilled to be part of 9 To 5.
TOM NEW

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TOM NEW

Swing

TOM NEW

Swing

 Tom’s performing began at a young age with early theatre credits including Mame and The King & I (The Production Company) and television appearances including Prank Patrol and Thank God You’re Here. Tom completed the Foundation in Music Theatre at VCA before completing his BA in Music Theatre at WAAPA, where he was the recipient of the Bill Warnock for Most Promising Music Theatre Student. Since graduating, Tom’s theatre credits have included ensemble/ Amos Cover in Chicago (GFO), Big Deal in West Side Story (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour), Bare: The Musical (StageArt), Evan in Tinder Tales (Something Blue Productions) and Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (Phoenix Productions and StageArt). His other appearances include acting in Spartacus (Australian Ballet) and a tour of the educational musical Treasure Hunt (Perform Education). Tom would like to thank his family, friends and Helen Pandos Management for their incredible support.
MATTHEW PRIME

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MATTHEW PRIME

Dwayne / Ensemble

MATTHEW PRIME

Dwayne / Ensemble

Hailing from Adelaide, Matthew graduated from Victorian College of the Arts (BFA in Music Theatre) in 2018. While at VCA, he was a featured soloist in VCA’s Morning Melodies for 2017 and 2018 presented by Arts Centre Melbourne at Hamer Hall, and played Mike in A Chorus Line. In 2018, Matthew made his professional debut in the Australian tour of Jersey Boys, and his other credits include The Production Company’s Thoroughly Modern Millie and the role of Jimmy Ray in Pursued by Bear’s Bright Star. Matthew is excited to be playing Dwayne in this production of 9 To 5.
MELISSA RUSSO

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MELISSA RUSSO

Ensemble

MELISSA RUSSO

Ensemble

Melissa’s performing career started at the ripe old age of three! A 2016 WAAPA music theatre graduate, Melissa played the lead in many student productions. Her career highlights include QPAC’s Fiddler on the Roof with Topol and the feature film In Her Skin, aged 14.  She has recently appeared in the world premiere production of the hugely successful Australian musical Fangirls at Belvoir, and before this completed a world tour for Norwegian Cruise Lines with roles in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Burn the Floor. Melissa appeared in Super Duper! for Echelon Productions, and in 2018 she appeared on stage at the Sydney Opera House in the SSO’s production of Funny Girl in Concert. She also featured in Ben Elton’s feature film Three Summers.
GLASTON TOFT

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GLASTON TOFT

Tinsworthy / Ensemble

GLASTON TOFT

Tinsworthy / Ensemble

Glaston graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2005. Prior to WAAPA, he studied classical voice at the Queensland Conservatorium. Glaston was recently seen in Jersey Boys playing Four Seasons member Nick Massi, a role he originated in Australia a decade earlier, amassing some 1600 performances. Prior to this he was seen in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Frank), Oklahoma (Slim) and The Bodyguard (Ray Court), and he created and performed the role of Athol Guy in Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical. Glaston’s other credits include West Side Story (Gladhand), Guys and Dolls (Harry the Horse), Passion (Lt Barri), Assassins (The Proprietor) and ensemble roles in Little Me, Camelot, Shout! The Legend of The Wild One and the 2008 national tour of Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady.