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Richard HurstScar

Place of Birth: Bath, England

Training: The Tobacco Factory (Bristol Academy of Performing Arts); The Royal Academy of Music

Theatre: The Duchess of Malfi and The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Bodyguard (China tour); Sunny Afternoon (UK tour); Jane Eyre (National Theatre); My Night with Reg (Apollo Theatre / Donmar); Around The World In 80 Days (Chipping Norton Theatre); Worst Wedding Ever (Salisbury Playhouse); Dick Whittington and His Cat (Salisbury Playhouse); Little Shop of Horrors (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); The Winter’s Tale (The Rose Bankside)

Television: Eastenders (BBC); Doctors (BBC); Casualty (BBC); Look (ITV); The Sitcom Trials (BBC); Eastenders E20 (BBC Three)

Workshops: Pinocchio (National Theatre Workshop); The Suicide (National Theatre Workshop).

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Jean-Luc GuizonneMufasa

Place of Birth: Bondy, France

Training: The Michel Slobo Central School of Music; The Val Maubuee Academy of Performing Arts; The Lorenzo Pancino School of Voiceover

Theatre: The Lion King (Hamburg, Singapore, Paris); Chicago (Mogador Theater); Madiba The Musical (Comedia Theater, Olympia); Gospel Sur La Colline (Folies Bergeres Theater); La Légende Du Roi Lion (Disneyland Paris)

Television: Loire Mon Amour; Petits Secrets Entre Voisins; Star Academy; Munch

Film: Anna; Hidden Figures; Instinct Animal; Moana; Temps Mort

Other: Jean-Luc is featured on the soundtrack for the animation movie Salma’s Big Wish. He was also nominated for a ‘Musical Award of France’ for his role as Billy Flynn in Chicago.

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Thandazile SoniRafiki

Place of Birth: Ixopo, South Africa

Training: Sifiso’s Drama Society

Theatre: The Lion King (New York, Chicago, London, North American tour); Batopele (The Playhouse, Durban); Joyous Celebration 2 (Durban Christian Centre); The Durban Divas (Durban Playhouse)

Film: Qhakaza

Other: Thandazile was nominated for ‘Best Performance’ at the BTAA Awards for her role as Rafiki in the Chicago production of The Lion King. In addition to Thandazile’s stage work she is also a recording artist having released her own solo album in 2008. Her music was nominated for ‘Best R&B Neo-Soul Album’ at the SAMA Awards in 2009. Thandazile has performed around the world and has provided backing vocals for artists including Busi Mhlongo, Dorothy Masuku, Sonti Mndebele, Mbongeni Ngema, Ntando and Zulu Boy. She has also performed at the Hazelmere Dam Jazz Festival and Ugu Jazz Festival. Thandazile provided vocals for the motion picture soundtrack for Amazing Grace.

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Matthew ForbesZazu

Place of Birth: Leicester, England

Training: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre: War Horse (International, Europe, South African & UK tour); Treasure Island (Leicester Haymarket Theatre); Skellig (Nottingham Playhouse); Holes (Nottingham Playhouse); Babe The Sheep-Pig (Polka Theatre & national tour); Kiki’s Delivery Service (Southwark Playhouse); The Wizard of Oz (national tour); The Witches (Dundee Rep); Alice’s Adventures Underground and Dinner at the Twits (Les Enfants Terribles); War Horse (National Theatre); War Horse - The Prom (Royal Albert Hall); Beauty and the Beast (Dundee Rep); Permission to Play (Shakespeare’s Globe); Boy A (Embassy Studios); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Embassy Theatre); The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Little Angel Theatre & The Old Vic)

Television and Film: Robin Hood (BBC/Tiger Aspect); Hot Fuzz (Working Title Films); The Silent Cormorant (Passion Pictures)

Voiceover: Shelby in Boyster (Disney); The Fashion Priest (My Daily); SoulBoy (Soda Pictures); Snap (MTV)

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Steve BeirnaertTimon

Place of Birth: Kapellen, Belgium

Training: HIDK Studio Herman Teirlinck

Theatre: The Lion King (The Netherlands); Cabaret (Belgium & Switzerland); Mary Poppins (Holland); Annie (Belgium); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belgium); Alice in Wonderland (The Netherlands & Belgium); Jungle Book (The Netherlands & Belgium); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Netherlands & Belgium)

Other: Steve voiced the role of Pantalaimon in the Flemish dubbed version of The Golden Compass.

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Carl SandersonPumbaa

Place of Birth: Barnsley, England

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Theatre: Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Sunset Boulevard (UK tour); Aladdin (Bradford Alhambra); Kiss Me, Kate (Kilworth House); 42nd Street (Theatre du Chatelet); Guys and Dolls, The Pajama Game and The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre); Stephen Ward (Aldwych Theatre); My Fair Lady (Sheffield Crucible, UK tour); Ragtime, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hello, Dolly! (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Crazy for You (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Novello Theatre); Hairspray (UK tour); Sweet Charity (Menier Chocolate Factory); Cats (New London Theatre, UK tour); Doctor Doolittle (UK tour); Acorn Antiques: The Musical! (Haymarket Theatre, UK tour); Orpheus in the Underworld, The Mikado, The Merry Widow, HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, The Parson’s Pirates, La Vie Parisienne and The Cow and the Pianoforte (Opera Della Luna); The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre, UK tour); The Mikado (Savoy Theatre); Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria); Beauty and the Beast (Wakefield Theatre Royal); Peter Pan (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Camelot (Covent Garden Festival)

Television: Victoria Wood Christmas Special; Acorn Antique’s: The Musical!

Film: That Day We Sang; The Dresser

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Dashaun YoungSimba

Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York

Training: California State University, Fullerton

Theatre: Aida (Ogunquit Playhouse); Hello, Dolly! (Stages St. Louis); Hairspray (North American tour); The Lion King (North American tour, New York, Vegas, London, South Korea); Sister Act (North American tour); Motown The Musical (New York); Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (New York, North American tour); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Papermill Playhouse)

Film: Sex and The City 2

Other: Dashaun is featured on the soundtracks for Sex and the City 2 and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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Josslynn HlentiNala

Place of birth: Durban, South Africa

Training: UKZN Howard College Campus, Flatfoot Training Dance Company UKZN

Theatre: Annie (Young Performers’ Project); Frontlines (Tamar Meskint); The Lion King (Australian tour, Hamburg, International tour); King Kong (Fugard Theatre)

Television: South African IDOLS; Three Ships Whiskey

Film: Uthando Lwethu

Other: Josslynn was a finalist in the High School Musical Spotlight South Africa. Josslynn also received a Fleur du Cap nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Musical’ for the role of Petal in King Kong.

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Rebecca OmogbehinShenzi

Place of birth: London, England

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Theatre: Julie (National Theatre); Network (National Theatre); The Scar Test (Soho Theatre); House and Amongst the Reeds (Edinburgh Fringe and The Yard Theatre); Soho Young Playwrights Project (Soho Theatre); How Nigeria Became and Seesaw (Unicorn Theatre); Crowning Glory (Theatre Royal Stratford East)

Television: Casualty; Adult Material; Rhyme Time Town

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Simon TrinderBanzai

Place of birth: Stockport, Manchester

Training: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Theatre: The Tempest; Merry Wives The Musical; Arabian Nights; The Giant; The Dog in the Manger; Pedro The Great Pretender; House of Desires; The Taming of the Shrew; The Tamer Tamed; Cymbeline; Measure for Measure; Birdsong and Visible (Royal Shakespeare Company); Macbeth (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Oresteia (Home, Manchester); The Tempest (Manchester Royal Exchange); Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hamburg State Opera); The Importance of Being Earnest (Bristol Old Vic); The Arab Israeli Cookbook (Tricycle Theatre); Tintin and Amazonia (Young Vic/Barbican); Redundant (Royal Court); Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep); A Christmas Carol (Chichester); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Golden Ass (Shakespeare’s Globe); Buried Alive (Hampstead Theatre); Black and White (Staffordshire New Vic)

Television: Vera; The Good Karma Hospital; Katy Ordinary Lies; Wolfblood; Without You; Midwinter of The Spirit; The Hollow Crown: Richard 2nd; The Children; Dalziel and Pascoe; Holby City; In Search of Shakespeare

Film: The Duel; In The Dark Half

Other: Simon was a winner of the BBC Carleton Hobbs radio award in 2000 and joined the BBC radio repertory company. He has also recently provided text support on Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe. Simon was awarded a Clarence Derwent Award and nominated for Helen Hayes Award (USA) for his role in The Taming of The Shrew.

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Alan McHaleEd

Place of Birth: County Mayo, Ireland

Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Theatre: The Clockmaker’s Daughter (The Landor Theatre); Lohengrin (Royal Opera House); Best of Irish Rock (Holland tour); Macbeth (Shakespeare 4 Kidz); Rebel Song (The Other Palace); Snow White (Dubai); Pirates of Penzance (Edinburgh Fringe); An Evening of Webborn & Finn (St. James Theatre); Babes in the Wood (Brick Lane Music Hall);The Beautiful Game (The Union Theatre); The Boys from Syracuse (The Union Theatre, London)

Other: Alan features on The Clockmaker’s Daughter studio cast recording.

Young Simba

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Kieron BellYoung Simba

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School; Stage Coach

Other: The Lion King marks Kieron’s professional debut.

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Hunter Del Valle MarfoYoung Simba

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School; The Space Theatre

Other: The Lion King marks Hunter’s professional debut.

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Joshua MoabiYoung Simba

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Innovation Dance Studios

Other: The Lion King marks Joshua’s professional debut.

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Benjamin ParkerYoung Simba

Place of Birth: Cheltenham, England

Training: My Stage School; Janet Marshall School of Dance

Theatre: Nativity! The Musical (New Theatre Oxford); Coram Boy (Gloucester Cathedral)

Television: AirCrash Confidential

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Theodore SomoluYoung Simba

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School; Whitton Centre Dance Academy

Other: The Lion King marks Theo’s professional debut.

Young Nala

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Minaii BarrowesYoung Nala

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School; Stagecoach; The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts; The British Theatre Academy

Other: The Lion King marks Minaii’s professional debut.

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Stella HarrisYoung Nala

Place of Birth: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Training: The Lion King Cub School; AkomaAsa Performing Arts

Theatre: Hansel and Gretel (The Place); UNESCO Remembering the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Abolition (City Hall London); Concrete Dreams (Southbank Centre); Narrating The Somatic: Gathering Voices, Sharing Practice (Middlesex University)

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Kayne MuhumuzaYoung Nala

Place of Birth: Manchester, England

Training: Stalder Academy of Dance

Theatre: Cinderella, Dick Whittington (Manchester Opera House)

Other: Kayne is a two-time finalist at the All England Dance competition.

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Mary-Anne Pity TiekouYoung Nala

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School; Ballet Belles; Rocksteady Music School; Saturday Music Centre

Other: The Lion King marks Mary-Anne’s professional debut.

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Drew ToussaintYoung Nala

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: The Lion King Cub School; Creative Kidz Stage School Other: The Lion King marks Drew’s professional debut.

Ensemble

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Khanyisani BeatoEnsemble

Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa

Theatre: The Lion King (The Netherlands)

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Mamido Bomboko SouchuSwing

Place of Birth: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Training: National Conservatory of Music (Belgium); Institute of Rhythm Methode Dalcroze (Belgium); Masterclass Icom (Paris)

Television: The Voice (France); Taratata (France)

Radio: Official voice for NJR radio, Fun Radio, Ado FM, Black Box, 2M, Radio Marseille

Other: Mamido has performed with artistes including Mylene Farmer, Pascal O’zBispo and Axelle Red. Mamido has also worked extensively as an animation voiceover artist with credits including Princess And The Frog, Phineas and Ferb, Kuzco 2: King of Kronk and Foot 2 Rue featuring Stomy Bugsy.

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Nigel BrownSwing

Place of Birth: Oranjestad, Aruba

Training: Pop-Sessie Musicus (The Netherlands)

Theatre: The Lion King (The Netherlands); Jeans (Netherlands tour); R&B ’90 Live (Netherlands tour)

Television: The Passion; The Voice of Holland; Dutch Idols

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Rushand ChambersEnsemble

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Training: The Brit School

Theatre: The Jumper Factory (Young Vic and UK tour); Aladdin (Broadway Theatre, Catford); Sundown Town (Tristan Bates Theatre)

Film: Firecracker (Working Title)

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Tau-En ChienSwing

Place of Birth: Taipei, Taiwan

Training: Taipei National University of the Arts

Theatre: The Lion King (The Netherlands, Shanghai); Miss Saigon (UK & Ireland tour); Cats (China tour); Flights of Fantasy (Hong Kong Disneyland); Festival of The Lion King (Hong Kong Disneyland)

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Javier CidEnsemble

Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Training: English National Ballet School, Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid Theatre: West Side Story (UK tour); Cats (West End, UK and European tour); Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Guys and Dolls (Kilworth Theatre); Saturday Night Fever (UK tour)

Film: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Other: Javier performed as a backing vocalist for Adele at Wembley Stadium.

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Jorrell Coiffic-KamallEnsemble

Place of Birth: London, England

Theatre: Robin Hood (Watermill Theatre); Dennis of Penge (Oval House Theatre); The Wind in the Willows (UK tour & London Palladium); Ross (Chichester Festival Theatre); Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre); Beauty & The Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Jungle Book (Birmingham Rep & Camden Roundhouse); The Water Babies (Leicester Curve); The Jungle Book (Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow); The Warriors  (Barbican Theatre); Jack & The Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Freaked (The Helix Theatre, Dublin); Jackson 5 Alive (UK tour)

Television: Wind in the Willows; Ireland’s Top Teens; MTV Super Sweet Sixteen; Ahead of the Class; Top of the Pops; CBBC Proms in the Park; Blue Peter Radio: Magic at the Musicals (Magic FM)

Other: Jorell has appeared in music videos for DJ Ironik, Nolay and Orson and performed at the MOBO music awards in the 02 Arena. Jorell worked as the Choreography/Movement Director on NAKED atthe Vault Theatre.

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Tevin DanielEnsemble

Place of Birth: Trinidad and Tobago

Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar (JCS Entertainment, Trinidad)

Other: Tevin has appeared in music videos for JusNow x Mad Hed City x XOriginals, Nailah Blackman, Erphaan Alves, Abdiel, Stef Kalloo ft. Mark Hardy, Richie Luna, Machel Montano and Kes the Band. Tevin was runner-up at the 2017 ‘Dance de Coco Awards’ returning in 2018 to take first place.

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Lwando BamSwing

Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa

Training: Rainbow Arts Organization

Theatre: They Died Singing (Cape Town/East London/Port Elizabeth); Izityilelo Zobuze (Cape Town); Ityala Lamawele (Cape Town/Grahamstown National Arts Festival); Unsung Heroes (Zabalaza Festival Baxter Theatre, Cape Town); The Lion King (Madrid)

Television: Hectic Nine 9

Film: Honey 3

Radio: Radio Zibonele FM

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Tim DriesenStandby Timeon/Pumbaa/Zazu/Scar

Training: Laine Theatre Arts

Theatre: The Lion King (The Netherlands); Jersey Boys (The Netherlands, Prince Edward Theatre, UK tour); Rock of Ages (Shaftsbury Theatre, Garrick Theatre); Coronation Street of Dreams (MEN Arena); We Will Rock You (Antwerp); Notre-Dame de Paris (Antwerp & Asian tour); Never Forget (Savoy theatre, UK tour); Rent in Concert (Garrick Theatre); Starlight Express (UK tour); The Rocky Horror Show (European tour); Bat Boy (Shaftsbury Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); Thank You for the Music (UK tour); Jet Set Go (Jermyn Street Theatre); Richard O’Brien’s Mephistopheles Smith (Brighton Fringe)

Film: Final Portrait

Other: Tim was awarded the Flemish Musical Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Notre-Dame de Paris. Tim also has a recording career including releases: In My Corner (solo album); Jersey Boys Christmas; Notre-Dame de Paris; Coronation Street - The Musical.

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Matthew Elliot-CampbellEnsemble

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Trinity Laban

Theatre: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (UK tour); Festival of The Lion King (Hong Kong Disneyland); Alice in Wonderland (QE2 Dubai)

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Oraine FraterEnsemble

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Training: The University of Technology, Jamaica; L’acadco: A United Caribbean Dance Force

Theatre: Amalgamation (Plie for the Arts); Long Walk to Freedom (Jamaica’s National Stadium)

Television: Smile Jamaica Morning Time Shows

Other: Oraine has appeared in Fragile Minds with L’acadco and performed at International Association of Blacks in Dance, Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA), Reggae Sumfest, Jamaica Independence Festival: Grand Gala and the One Love Reggae Festival in Japan.

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Willians FerreiraEnsemble

Place of Birth: Salvador Bahia, Brazil

Training: Ballet School of The Afro Dance Foundation; High School of Arts and Craft

Theatre: The Lion King (Netherlands); Capoeira (US tour); CIA Robson (Brazil tour)

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Brian GilliganStandby Pumbaa/Scar

Place of Birth: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Training: Royal Irish Academy of Music

Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Mill Theatre, Dublin); Jimmy’s Hall (Abbey Theatre); Assassins (The Gate Theatre); Eugenius (The Other Palace); Bananaman The Musical (Southwark Playhouse); Once (Olympia Theatre Dublin); The Commitments (The Palace Theatre; UK and Ireland tour); Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s Theatre); Piaf (Charing Cross Theatre); Michael Collins: A Musical Drama (Tivoli Theatre); The Promise (Helix Theatre Dublin); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noah and the Tower Flower and Fool for Love (New Theatre Dublin); Songs for a New World (Mermaid Arts Theatre); Fiddler on the Roof (Gaiety Theatre Dublin); The Pirates of Penzance (Belfast Opera House)

Television: Bachelors’ Walk; Damo And Ivor; Britain’s Got Talent

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Daniel GriffithEnsemble

Place of Birth: Trinidad and Tobago

Training: The Oratory Foundation, Vanessa Briggs Vocal Academy

Theatre: The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Othello, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew (Naparima Bowl, Trinidad)

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Caleaf HensonEnsemble

Place of Birth: Pennsylvania, United States of America

Training: Chester Fine Arts Center; Touch of Class Dance Studio; Pa Academy of Ballet; Broadway Dance Center; Brandywine Ballet

Television: So You Think You Can Dance

Other: The Lion King marks Caleaf’s professional debut.

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Alicia HaywardEnsemble

Place of Birth: Cheshire, England

Training: Bird College; Northern School of Contemporary Dance; Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive

Other: The Lion King marks Alicia’s professional debut.

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Zalika HenryEnsemble

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Manchester Metropolitan University BA (Hons) Contemporary Theatre and Performance

Theatre: Respect Aretha: Song Book Tour (UK tour); Caroline, or Change (Playhouse Theatre); Disneyland’s Mickey and the Magician (Disneyland Paris); Yesterday’s House (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Touching Moments (Arc Theatre); Flesh (Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

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Olivia JonesEnsemble

Place of Birth: Ascot, England

Training: The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Theatre: One Man’s Story (Liverpool Philharmonic Hall)

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Melvin Le BlancEnsemble

Place of Birth: St. Maarten, The Netherlands

Training: Associated Studios, BlakeArts, National Institute of Arts (N.I.A), Dance Theatre of St. Maarten

Theatre: Afro Dance Explosion (Blake Arts Ensemble); Bournemouth Dance Festival (ADAD); Hairspray (Dance Theatre of St. Maarten)

Television: Sing: Ultimate A Capella

Film: The Desert River; Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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Tara PriceEnsemble

Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica

Training: Wolmer’s Dance Troupe; Dance Theatre Xaymaca

Television: RE TV Charts Show; Smile Jamaica Morning Show; TVJ Daytime Live; Hype TV Up & Live; CVM at Sunrise Buss a Move Segment

Film: Bond 25; Origins; Kingston: Heart of the City

Other: Tara has performed at C’Danco Dance Company in Suriname, DTX Tourin Beijing, Reggae Sumfest, Your View Awards, Actor Boy Awards at the Miss Jamaica Universe. Tara has also appeared in a number of music videos - most notably with artist Cardi B.

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Zanele MazibukoEnsemble

Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa.

Television: Uzalo

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Daniel MejiaEnsemble

Place of Birth: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Training: Ecos Dance School; National Company of Contemporary Dance; Institute Alicia Alonso (Madrid); Broadway Dance Center; Fine Art School (Dominican Republic); Central de Cine (Madrid)

Theatre: The Lion King (Madrid); Hairspray (Teatro Nacional, Dominican Republic); Dreamgirls (Palacio de Bellas Artes, Dominican Republic); Chicago (Teatro Nacional, Dominican Republic); Cinderella (Teatro Nacional, Dominican Republic)

Television: Latin American Idol; Minuto de Fama; El Fan Club

Other: In 2017 Daniel was nominated for a Soberano Award in the Dominican Republic as an outstanding artist abroad. Daniel has also performed with the National Company of Contemporary Dance in the Dominican Republic.

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Zanele Patricia NdlovuEnsemble

Place of Birth Durban, South Africa

Training: Ekhaya Multi Art Centre; Duma Ndlovu Academy

Theatre: In My Own Voice (Playhouse Opera Theatre, Durban); Sarafina (State Theatre, Joburg Theatre); How Long (Playhouse Opera Theatre, Durban)

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Buhle NkomoEnsemble

Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa

Theatre: Homeless (Umlazi Cinema Hall); The Truth Heals (KwaMashu Khaya Multi-Art Center) Jesus, What a Disgrace (Stable Theatre); King Kong The Musical (National Arts Festival) 1976 The Musical (National Arts Festival); Ubhuku Lamanqa, Sophia Town and Cry, the Beloved Country (Schools Sets Work); The Girls of Aboke (National Arts Festival. Standing Ovation Awards); To Be Like This Rock (Playhouse Loft Theatre, Windybrow Theatre); King Dinuzulu The Musical and King Cetshwayo The Musical (Playhouse Drama Theatre); Refugees (State Theatre, Botswana Maitisong Festival); King Cetshwayo The Musical (Theatre Brycheinoig, Brecon)

Television: Usiko

Film: Between Friends

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Brianna OgunbawoEnsemble

Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria

Training: London College of Music

Theatre: Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); Hairspray (UK and Ireland tour); Crush The Musical (UK tour); Bel Ami (Charing Cross Theatre); Merrily We Roll Along (Waterman’s Theatre)

Film: Phantasm; Moments

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Jochebel Ohene MacCarthySarabi/Ensemble

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Theatre: Ghost (UK & International tour); The Color Purple (Leicester Curve & Birmingham Hippodrome)

Other: Jochebel has performed at the Wembley FA Cup Finals (2017 & 2018) and performed as a dancer/ drummer for the NFL London Game (Minnesota Vikings vs. Cleveland Browns).

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Paige PeddieSwing

Place of Birth: Nottingham, England

Training: Royal Academy of Music

Theatre: Equus, Female Transport, Enron (Nottingham Playhouse)

Other: Paige appeared on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show as the ‘Unexpected Star’ on Christmas Day in 2018.

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Connor Pele WilliamsSwing

Place of Birth: London, England

Training: London Contemporary Dance School, The Brit School

Theatre: The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre); Cendrillon (Glyndebourne Opera); Polaris (Sadler’s Wells)

Other: Connor appeared in music videos for artists Caswell and Elixr. Connor choreographed Taffeta Dreaming for TRAH and CHIPS Theatre Ensemble in 2019 as part of Resolutions festival at The Place (London).

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Charlotte SamarooEnsemble

Place of Birth: Florida, United States of America

Training: Grier School, George Mason University

Theatre: Upfront Convention (CTC Dance Company); Dear Diary Series (O’Kody Arts)

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Cristiane Santos De JesusSwing

Place of Birth: Salvador-Bahia-Brazil

Training: Candolina School, Ballet Folkloric of Bahia, Cultural Foundation of Bahia, Harmonic Dance School Paris

Theatre: The Lion King (Brazil and The Netherlands)

Television: Faustao Globo; Programa Do Faro Record

Film: Copacabana

Other: Christiane has performed with Dance Brazil Company at the Joyce Theatre, New York and with Bale Folclorico da Bahia at the Miguel Santana Theatre. Christiane has also performed with singers Ivete Sangalo and Daniela Mercury.

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Sherry TaySwing

Place of Birth: Singapore

Training: University of Oklahoma, BFA in Dance Performance; Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Intensive; Alvin Ailey Summer Intensive

Theatre: The Lion King (The Netherlands), The Substation (Singapore); Dance Nucleus Hatch Performance Series; Raw Moves; Samarpana Festival; Dance In Situ; ECNAD (Singapore)

Other: Sherry performed as a dancer with T.H.E. Dance Company (Singapore), John Mead Dance Company and Connecticut Ballet and as a dancer and choreographer for Maya Dance Theatre. Sherry is also a ballet and contemporary Dance Instructor at Lasalle College of the Arts and is a trained Stotts Pilates Instructor.

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Francesca ThompsonEnsemble

Place of Birth: Manchester, England

Training: Gwyneth Hare School; Northern Ballet School

Other: The Lion King marks Francesca’s professional debut.

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Maria YimEnsemble

Place of Birth: Hong Kong

Theatre: The Lion King (Shanghai); Beauty and the Beast (Shanghai)

Other: Maria performed on the GEM X.X.X. Live Concerts World Tour, Aaron Kwok De Showy Masquerade World Tour and the Andy Lau Unforgettable Concert Tour.

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Bukiwe ZingantoEnsemble

Place of Birth: South Africa

Other: The Lion King marks Bukiwe’s professional debut.

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