As Managing Director of Perform! Education, Tobias manages all day to day operations of the Australian business. Tobias is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and also of Live Performance Australia. Tobias is a qualified chartered accountant with over 30 years experience across a range of industries, including running his own theatrical production company since 2000. Starting his career at Ernst & Young, Tobias has worked in a variety of financial services and mining companies including the National Australia Bank, Perpetual Trustees, Western Mining Corporation and Mayne Group. Tobias has worked extensively in the entertainment industry and through his own production company developed the largest educational theatre company across Australia and New Zealand, which is now part of NTC, the largest global educational theatre group.
Amanda Levy - Creative Director
As Creative Director of Perform! Education, Amanda draws on extensive experience in both education and performing arts in Australia and overseas. Originally trained as a performer at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Amanda spent over 18 years performing in professional musical theatre, theatre and television throughout Australia and overseas, in cities such as New York, Seoul, Singapore and Edinburgh. Amanda received three Victorian Green Room Award nominations for Best Female Artist in a Musical and her performance credits include the Australian Premiere of Sunset Boulevard with Hugh Jackman, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Annie with Anthony Warlow, the Australian Premiere of The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown, Prodigal and Virgins by Dean Bryant and Matthew Frank, as well as television shows such as Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Stingers and Satisfaction. As a teacher in some of Melbourne’s most established performing arts schools (Stage School Australia, Johnny Young Talent School) Amanda began to observe the power of theatre as an educational tool - leading to the establishment of Perform! Education.
Nick Goudie - Production Manager (He/Him)
Nick crossed the ditch from New Zealand to join Perform! Education in 2020. He has a background in theatre, having graduated from NASDA with a Bachelor of Performing Arts. Since then he’s performed in schools all over Australia. Now working behind the scenes, he’s the resident production manager, helping to plan upcoming tours and programs, as well as managing our touring teams on the road. When he’s not at work, Nick likes to play guitar, as well as run ‘the tan’. You may also find him outside in the garden, enjoying a game of Catan, or away on a weekend tramp.
Sarah Barker - School Communications Manager (She/Her)
Sarah joined Perform! Education in 2018 as the Communications Coordinator, leading the sales team and bringing over 10 years’ experience within the Public Relations sector in London. Sarah and her family moved from the UK in 2010 to start a new life in Melbourne and now would not want to live anywhere else. She graduated with a Bachelors of Honours Degree in Performing Arts in London, where her passion has always been the arts. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys camping, surfing, and skiing with her family and is always up for whatever adventures that may come her way.
Megan Kozak - School Communications Supervisor & Services Manager (She/Her)
Megan joined Perform! Education as a School Communications Representative in 2017. In her current role as Communications Supervisor, Megan works closely with the rest of the Communications team and manages scheduling for all current NTC tours. As a 2015 graduate of the WAAPA Music Theatre course, Megan has also completed two school tours as an actor. Originally from Perth, she now works in the Melbourne office and spends most days drinking copious cups of tea.
Jack Sumner - Design & Digital Manager
Nathan Carter - Company & Casting Supervisor
Liam Nixon - IT Technician & Web Developer (He/Him)
Liam has a background in education from his time working at Casey Tech School as a VR specialist. Currently, Liam is undertaking a Bachelor of Information Technology at Monash University and has worked on various industry projects as an independent contractor.
Evan Lever - Client Services & Business Development (He/Him)
Evan started his career at Perform! Education as a touring actor in 2017’s National Science Week show ‘Global Gamble’. He continues to perform for NTC and also works in school communications and client services. Originally from Adelaide, Evan trained at the Victorian College of the Arts and has appeared in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical, Legally Blond, Rent, Anything Goes, La Cage Aux Folles and Cat Steven’s Moonshadow the Musical.
Jenni Little - School Communications Representative (She/Her)
Jenni (she/her) is a multi-passionate theatre artist with over 10 years experience in arts education which she is excited to bring to her role at Perform! Education. She grew up on Dharug land in NSW, made the move to Naarm to study at the Victorian College of the Arts and loved it so much here that she decided to stick around. Since she graduated you might have seen her on stage in School of Rock the Musical (GWB Entertainment) or Kinky Boots (Michael Cassel Group).
Charmaine Gorman - School Communications Representative (She/Her)
Charmaine has been working extensively in children's theatre for over 25 years both in Australia and Germany. She first worked for Perform! Education 20 years ago and returns to the company as a School Communications Representative. She divides her time in the Echelon office and working for her own production company Baby Banksia. She is an actress, writer, producer, and mother of two primary aged children, who also enjoy Perform's incursions!
Ryan Muir - School Communications Representative
Born and raised in England, Ryan eventually made his way to Melbourne to study a Bachelor of Film and TV at Swinburne University of Technology. While there he had the opportunity to work on multiple short films, a TV show for CBS, and had his directorial debut short film Without Water selected for the 2019 Environmental Film Festival of Australia. Since graduating, he has found a passion for communications which he brings to his role at Perform! Education. When he's not at work you can find him writing scripts, drinking coffee, and paying for expensive gym memberships he doesn't use.
Tim Minturn - Client Services Administrator
Tim has worked for Perform! for over 20 years... On and off! He started as an actor in the first tour of New Zealand and in the Sydney and Perth seasons. When he aged out of playing a ten-year-old, he went on to direct, then worked in the office, to finally becoming Company Manager. After yet another hiatus, his love for the company has brought him back as the Client Services Administrator, supporting the team yet again. A graduate of WAAPA, his career highlights include the New Zealand tour of Cinderella, The Sound of Music, Disney Live!, the World Premiere of The Boy from Oz and the Original Australian Cast of Sunset Boulevard. Tim also works as a Performance Coach (www.timminturn.com).
Jacqueline Ketty - School Communications & Costume Designer
Jacqueline has over 22 years experience in costume design and garment construction which eventuated through her passion in creating Latin and Ballroom dancing garments. As a Latin and Ballroom instructor, choreographer and performer for over 23 years, when it comes to Glitz and Glamour, she knows the ins and outs. Jacqueline has worked closely with international suppliers in Italy, Germany, New York, South America, China and locally within Australia sourcing and importing unique products. During her spare time, she enjoys attending the Theatre, Ballet, Comedy Shows, Art Gallery and all things artistic. She enjoys playing golf, roller skating, playing tennis, loves going to the cinema and most importantly she loves shopping!
Lily Jones - Communications Representative
Dinh Tran - Marketing Coordinator (She/Her)
Meet Dinh Tran, a dynamic individual venturing into the exciting world of digital marketing. Formerly in the insurance industry, Dinh's passion for exploring the online realm led them to make a career shift. Dinh indulges in travel, with Japan as a favourite destination. As a foodie, Dinh loves discovering new restaurant spots and baking choc-chip cookies. They find solace in walks, yoga, and enjoying quiet moments with music or their favourite podcast. With a zest for adventure and a keen eye for digital trends, Dinh is poised to make a splash in the digital marketing landscape.