Meet Our Team
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.
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.
School Communications Supervisor & Content/Activation Manager
Alicia has worked with Perform! Education for 7 years in the School Communications Team and is the Content and Activation Manager. Prior, Alicia performed professionally in Musical Theatre and is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne where she grew up. Alicia also teaches Pilates at various boutique studios around Melbourne. She is passionate about all things health and fitness and loves camping, travelling, watching a good movie, delicious food and enjoying a wine with friends.
School Communications Coordinator
Sarah joined Perform! Education 2 years ago 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 9 years ago 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.
Design & Digital Manager
School Communications Scheduling
Elise comes to Perform! Education with an extensive background in performing and arts administration. As a vocalist and actor she has appeared on stage for The Production Company, Tokyo Disneyland, Disney Special Events and P&O Australia to name a few. As an actor her credits include The Secret Life of Us and Neighbours. For the past 10 years she swapped to the other side and worked as a booking agent, contracting talent onboard cruise ships worldwide. Elise is thrilled to be working at Perform! Education, combining her passion of arts with the love of learning. Outside of work, you will find Elise running after her two young children Harper and Jesse who keep her busy. Elise, her husband and kids love their Bayside living and can often be found down at the beach, along with their dog Hollie.
Marketing & Business Development
Lewis began working at Perform! Education as a Marketing Assistant in October 2019, where he has since transitioned into the role of Marketing & Business Development, curating the social media accounts and other various channels. Much like the rest of his colleagues, he too is originally from Western Australia - but later moved to Melbourne to complete his Bachelor of Communications, Advertising at Swinburne University of Technology. Unlike his colleagues, Lewis is not a performer and sings strictly in the shower, alone, badly. Lewis loves to cook big meals for his friends and then makes them wash the dishes while he sits and drinks.
Client Services & Business Development
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.
People, Casting & Culture Manager
Meg started her career with Perform! Education as an actor in 2004 and performed in several productions over the years before joining us in the office in early 2010. Meg is genuinely passionate about bringing theatre into schools and educating students, teachers and families on important health/social issues. She takes pride in ensuring that everyone from our actors to our clients enjoys a seamless and positive experience from their very first contact with the company. Now a mother of 2 young performers who keep her extremely busy at home, Meg juggles her time to stay as involved with the company as possible and ensures we find and cast the best people for each role.
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.
School Communications Supervisor & Services Manager
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.
School Communications Representative
Hailing from Perth, Finn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2017. Alongside acting contracts, he joined the team in his role as a communications representative in February 2019. In his spare time, Finn enjoys a humble life of cooking, gardening, and surrounding himself with his friends and family.
School Communications Representative
Originally from Perth, Meg moved to Melbourne after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA.) Whilst appearing in works with Australian Shakespeare Company, Melbourne Shakespeare Company and La Mama Theatre, Meg returned to Perth with the company in 2018 and joined the Communications team after visiting over 40 schools for Book Week that year. Outside of NTC, Meg enjoys yoga, piano, baking, and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in Counselling.
School Communications Representative
Kaya began working with Echelon as a touring actor in 2018 and has since performed in 5 different Echelon productions. When not performing with Echelon, Kaya works in the office as a School Communications Representative, speaking with contact teachers and helping to schedule the upcoming Echelon tours. Kaya completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) at The Victorian College of the Arts and has since been working professionally as an actor around Australia. Outside of work, Kaya loves writing and playing music, cooking up a (hopefully edible) storm, and playing video games. His favourite time of year is anytime he gets a chance to travel home to Canberra to hang out with his family and especially his dog, Pico.
IN THE OFFICE
Jeff Richards - Production
Anthony O'Donohue - Creative Content
Jolyon McDonald - Creative Development
Sophia Simmons - Content Writer
Ian Rae - NZ Office
Alec Levy - Accounts