Aaron Theodore Cooke
Aaron Theodore Cooke
Aaron Theodore Cooke is a dancer and performer who was born in London, England.
Aaron spent his formative years in Chicago,IL St. Paul, MN, and most recently, Los Angeles, CA.
Aaron holds a BFA in Dance & Choreography from the Sharon Disney Lund Dance school at the California Institute of the Arts.
Throughout his time at calarts, Aaron has been able to work with a slew of world- renowned choreographers such as Rosanna Gamson and Jacques Heim of Diavolo Dance Company
Outside of dance, Aaron is an intense lover of computer games, economics and Physical Therapy.
Aaron is thrilled to make his international performance debut as a cast member of MML AU
Aaron is eternally grateful to his parents for being lit.
Male Dancer - Mike
Anthony Bartley is an Australian born dancer, choreographer and teacher. Whom after his career in Australia relocated to Los Angeles.
Anthony’s career has seen him dancing on live television shows such as X Factor, The Voice and Dancing With The Stars. With other TV appearances including American Horror Story, Germany’s Next Top Model, the Aria Awards and The Bachelorette. Anthony has had the pleasure of performing alongside the likes of Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora, Charli XCX, Cody Simpson, HRVY, Timomatic, and Guy Sebastian, to name a few.
Anthony’s career also extended to include numerous stage productions. Namely, the touring musical The BodyGuard and Dirty Dancing: The Immersive Experience, plus numerous productions for the prestigious Opera Australia and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games of 2018.
Blake is one of the most exciting up and coming talents in Australia.
Blake began training in the performing arts at the age of 13, after a childhood focused on playing soccer at state level. Under the guidance of his mother Joy Varga, one of the country’s leading dance tutors, he soon poured his passion and dedication into a life in the Performing Arts.
He has appeared as a resident performer on The Voice and Australia’s Got Talent, and in performances with Kelly Rowland and Guy Sebastian. Blake also performed alongside Rita Ora at the ARIA Awards.
Blake is a graduate of the prestigious, Dance Force Studios where he was mentored by leading choreographers including Marko Panzic, Cat Santos, Sher Manu and the studio’s inspiring owner, Nicole Wells.
Upon graduating, Blake was signed to Jeep Management, and within a week flew to Sydney to successfully audition for his first musical. He made his professional debut in the Australian production of The Bodyguard (GFO), and then went onto perform Strut and Frets production of Life The Show.
Blake would like to dedicate his performance to all the people that have helped him on this journey to make his dream come true.
Male Dancer - Bboy/Guitar
Brian is from Aurora, Colorado and started off dancing in the Bboy style. Pursuing performance, he attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy where he studied musical theatre and dance. After graduating with a BFA in performing arts he took the industry by storm. Brian has worked with celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Paula Abdul, Fergie, Dove Cameron, and more. He can be seen on television on Tosh.0, and has worked in many commercials including Toyota and Nissan. Recently, Brian was cast in the original west end cast of Magic Mike Live: London. He is excited for all the world has to offer him.
Male Dancer - Dance Captain
"Dancer and choreographer, Charles Bartley has had huge success as a performer having worked on projects ranging from television to theatre. Most recently Charles performed in his home country of Australian for USHER, headlining at the RNB Fridays 2018 Tour as well as Smoking Grooves, Special Olympics, Michael Jackson Diamond Celebration and the Kentucky Derby.
Charles was the runner up for Network Ten’s So You Think You Can Dance Australia series 2. He went on to tour nationally as part of the top 10 and later went on to perform in musicals such as FAME The Musical, King Kong & Dirty Dancing.
His television credits are The Voice, X Factor, Australia's Got Talent, American Horror Story, MTV’s VMA’s, Latin billboards, Latin Grammy’s and Teen Choice Awards.
He has performed alongside international recording sensations Katy Perry, Bebe Rexha, Kylie Minogue, Kesha, Kelly Rowland, Sam & The Whomp, Rita Ora and Louis Fonsi.
And Australian music artists including; Timomatic, Paulini, Sneaky Sound System, Jessica Mauboy, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Deni Hines and Zoe Badwi.
Charles was also featured dancer in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and Australian film Goddess.”
Chris Van Doren
Chris Van Doren
Hailing from Queensland’s Gold Coast, Chris Van Doren is arguably one of Australia’s most in-demand dancers. Chris is trained in all aspects of stage and screen and since graduating from DLDC in 2007 he has worked with the best of the best in the Industry.
Chris’ stage and screen credits include Kelly Rowland, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Ricky Martin, Jason Derulo, Kylie Minogue, Jessica Mauboy and Havana Brown. He has regularly performed on The XFactor Australia, The Voice AU, The Masked Singer and Australia’s Got Talent as well as appearing in numerous music video clips and television advertising campaigns. In 2017, he was one of the elite dancers selected for the cast of Opera Australia’s Carmen at the Sydney Opera House,choreographed by Kelley Abbey.
Chris made his musical theatre debut in the Australian production of The Bodyguard and then went on to appear in Saturday Night Fever. Chrisis thrilled to be taking to the stage again for Magic Mike.
Male Dancer - Piano
A prodigy in the business, Dayton performed his first lead role as a child in the musical Billy Elliot and was invited to join the cast on Broadway as Billy Elliot. Whilst in the USA, he performed at the White House for Michelle Obama and sang the American National Anthem at an NFL game.
As an adult, Dayton’s stage credits include Opera Australia’s Carmen, choreographed by Kelley Abbey and The Dream Dance Company’s Genesis, The Secret Society and Enter the Vortex. He also featured in the acclaimed Blue Saint Production’s ‘In The Heights’ at the Sydney Opera House in 2018.
Dayton has worked with Artists such as Ricky Martin, Kelly Rowland and the Black-Eyed Peas and performed on The Voice AU and X -Factor Australia as well as starring in television campaigns for Toyota and Taco Now.
Most recently Dayton played Indio – a member of ‘The Sharks’, in the hugely successful Handa Opera version of ‘West Side Story’ on Sydney Harbour.
Jake Paul Green
Male Dancer - Possible Drummer
Jake Paul Green
Originally from Perth, Jake began his dance training at the relatively late age of 13 at The Performance Company. Keen to continue his training, at 18 he moved to Sydney to study Fulltime at Brent Street Studios.
Whilst studying, Jake kicked off his professional career as a resident dancer on The X Factor, also choreographing for artist Elen Levon. Since graduating, he has been fortunate enough to work consistently as a commercial/hip hop dancer alongside some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, such as Kelly Rowland, G.E.M., Ricky Martin, Charlie XCX, Sneaky Sound System, Red Foo, Delta Goodrem and Timomatic to name a few. Jake also appeared regularly as a dancer on our screens in the television shows The X Factor, The Voice, Australia’s Got Talent and The ARIA Awards.
As an actor, Jake has appeared in television commercials for CBA, Telstra, KFC, Vodafone, Transferwise and BBL Cricket as well as in the television series’ Ready for This and Top of The Lake 2: China Girl. His modelling credits include brands such as Dyson, Topman, Samurai Customs and Superdry.
Jake’s career has seen him work across the globe as both a dancer and choreographer. He has performed throughout China and the Asia Pacific, the USA, Mexico, New Zealand and Europe. He toured Australia with the stage production The Illusionists and returned to the iconic Sydney Opera House stage for Meow Meow’s Pandemonium for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Represented by T&E Management Jake is thrilled to be hitting the stage in Magic Mike Live.
Male Dancer - Singer
Josh likens his upbringing to that of The Jackson 5. Coming from a musical family, Josh followed his sisters into the world of music and dance and in 2006 achieved silver medals with his Hip-Hop dance crew Dziah at the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships in L.A. Josh launched his career as a solo artist in 2008 and his debut album Young Love went to No.5 on the NZ Album Charts. The New Zealand Herald voted Josh one of the Top 20 New Zealanders to watch out for. In 2013 Josh toured Australia in Disney’s The Lion King understudying the lead role of Simba. During this time his album Virgo was released, which included collaborations with well-known NZ artists Brooke Duff, K One and Dane Rumble. He is currently working on his own new music as an independent artist looking to release his new album in 2020.
Josh has worked alongside some of the best music artists in the world. He has performed as the Opening Act for Ray J, Jason Derulo, Backstreet Boys, Pitbull, Flo Rida and Chris Brown. In 2016 Josh successfully made it through to Guy Sebastian’s top 12 on The X Factor - Australia. @jwilliamsmusik
Male Dancer - Blues
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI and now thriving in LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - KITWANA "KIT" CLARK, originally a football player, decided to make a serious commitment to dancing late in life. After moving to LA just over a year ago he has already worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj', Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Mc Hammer, The Jonas Brothers, KeKe Palmer, Jenn Morel, Alyson Stoner, and Kierra Sheard and more. Kit has appeared performing live on the Billboard Music Awards and the MTV Movie & TV Awards. He has assisted on choreography for JLo “It’s My Party” Tour and MC Hammer “House Party” Tour. Kit is currently working on two special projects and plans to take upon more opportunities in the near future.
Nathan is a born-and-bred Kiwi. He began dancing at the age of 5 and has since become one of New Zealand’s top male commercial dancers. His background in Urban Dance, Tap, Contemporary, Breaking, Martial Arts, and Acrobatics makes him a versatile and dynamic mover.
Nathan has featured in music videos and live performances with artists such as Rudimental, Stan Walker, & Kings, plus he has spent the last few years travelling back-and-forth from Asia, dancing with Taiwanese Pop-Superstar Jolin Tsai. His dance crew ‘The Bradas’, won back-to-back Gold Medals at the ‘Hip-Hop International World Championships’ and competed on NBC’s ‘World Of Dance; Season 2’, which also led them to work with brands such as Russell Athletic and Puma.
Nathan was in the cast of New Zealand’s first dance feature film “Born to Dance” and has featured in TV Shows; The X Factor, Shortland Street, Power Rangers and Street Dance NZ plus TV Commercials for brands like Samsung, Westpac, and the New Zealand Police. He even starred as a b-boy on LaserVision’s Megamedia LightShow ‘A Child’s Dream’ that played in Dubai and won a Guinness World Record for the “World’s Largest Permanent Projection Mapping”.
Not only a dancer, he’s choreographed for various Music Videos, Live Events, TV Commercials and Shows; including TVNZ’s ‘The Exceptional Squad’, Maori TV, and New Zealand Fashion Week.
Outside of dance, Nathan trains as a stunt performer and an actor. He is excited to take up residency in Australia alongside the rest of the MML Australia cast.
Male Dancer - Aerial
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Ned started dancing at the age of 5, and has trained extensively in all areas of dance.
Ned studied full time dance with APO Arts Academy & Patrick Studios Australia , where he completed his Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts & Performing Arts Degrees as well as studying full time ballet under Brian Nolan.
Ned was offered his first professional contract with Norwegian Cruise Lines & since then has been a principal dancer for Opera Australia nationally over many contracts; Julie Tamor’s ‘The Magic Flute’ , ‘The Love For Three Oranges’ , premiere of ‘Turandot' (Dance Captain) and the touring season of Graeme Murphy’s ‘The Merry Widow’ . He then decided to move across to musical theatre breaking in with ‘Bring It On’ The Musical as ensemble/ cheerleader in 2018 and toured with the show to selected Australian cities into 2019. He recently starred as ‘The Bull’ in the dance show ‘Matador’ and played the lead role of Johnny Castle In ‘Dirty Dancing The Immersive Experience’ .
‘An enthralling, technical dancer with a down to earth attitude.’
Male Dancer - Aerial
Originally from Melbourne, Nick relocated to Los Angeles in 2016 with his biggest dream being to book a major show that would bring him back home. Magic Mike Live has fulfilled that dream.
Dancing since the age of 11, he has trained in all genres of dance and completed three years of full-time training in Dance and Musical Theatre at Patrick Studios Australia. Nick comes from a family of dancers, both parents having danced professionally with the Australian Ballet Company as well as his Uncle and Aunt performing all over Europe with companies such as Stuttgart Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Deutch Oper Berlin and Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse to name a few.
Nick built up an extensive list of credits back in Australia having performed with artists such as Havana Brown, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Brian McFadden, Anthony Callea, Zoe Badwi, Aston Merrygold, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Red Foo as well as being a regular on TV shows Dancing with the Stars and Australia’s Got Talent.
Since moving to the US, Nick’s resume now includes Britney Spears, Cher and Kylie Minogue, and has appeared on TV shows such as America’s Got Talent, American Horror Story and Germany’s Next Top Model, in which he performed with MML announcing the opening of the show in Berlin.
Male Dancer - Aerial
Petr hails from Russia, which is where he completed his incredibly versatile training in the performing arts. Skilled in the areas of Aerial flying, Silks, Leura and fitness as well as dance, Petr is a truly unique artist.
Petr has performed in the iconic Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, appeared on television in Russia and China, and has travelled the world performing aboard first-class cruise liners. He now brings his talents and charisma to Australian audiences, settling here with his young family.
Petr is thrilled to be a part of the cast of Magic Mike!
Male Dancer - Tap
Hailing from Brisbane, Sam trained in all styles of dance at the Conroy Dance Centre. He was fortunate enough to begin his professional musical theatre career as a child when he was cast in Les Misérables, Singin’ in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz.
On graduating from the Conroy Performing Arts College Full Time Course at 17 years of age, Sam joined the Asian tour of CATS. His extensive list of theatre credits include national tours of Wicked,South Pacific, Dirty Dancing, Singin’ in the Rain and the world premiere of King Kong Live on Stage. Most recently Sam appeared in Hello Dollyand Brigadoon for The Production Company. Having been a member of The Tap Pack since 2015, he has made various corporate, cruise ship and fringe festival appearances. He fulfilled a lifelong dream by joining the cast of Tap Dogs in 2010, going on to perform on London’s West End, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South Africa and the US.
He has also worked extensively in the Australian commercial dance industry. Television appearances include Casey Barnes’ ‘Be Mine’ music video, Sunrise, The ARIA’s, 3 seasons of The X Factor as well as various TV commercials and corporate events.
Sam is the Co-Director of Rhythmism Tap Co. based in his home state of Queensland and is represented by T&E Management
Rik is an Actor and Improvisor who for the past 20 odd years has appeared in numerous Comedy and Fringe Festival shows including Late Night Impro, Celebrity Theatresports and Spontaneous Broadway. He has taught and performed improvisation throughout Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.
He has featured in the television shows Comedy Slapdown, Utopia, SlideShow, Prank Patrol, It's a Date and How To Stay Married
He is also a veteran podcaster, with weekly comedy podcast "How Bout This?" and his father/daughter history podcast "Yonks Ago" proving strangely popular.
He is very excited to join the cast of Magic Mike Live where his lack of coordination, flexibility and abdominal muscles will make him truly unique.
Female MC Alt
Originally from Queenstown, New Zealand, Alexia moved to Melbourne in 2010 to study Music Theatre at Danceworld studios.
Since graduating Alexia has worked extensively across the music theatre and corporate entertainment industry.
Alexia has spent the past few years performing and choreographing for the corporate entertainment trio “The cover girls AU” around Australia and internationally as guest entertainers on Princess, Holland America and P&O cruise ships. Alexia is also a company member of the Improvisation group “Impromptunes” and has performed “The completely improvised musical” in multiple comedy festivals around Australia.
Previous stage and screen credits include: High Fidelity (pursued by bear), Pr!ck (pearl entertainment) Saturday night fever (Stageart), He Said She Said (Lion Heart Dance Company) and Gilligans’s Island (Humdrum Comedy) with TV appearances on ABC’s “It’s a Date” and “The Gruen Transfer”.
Amy Ingram is an actor and theatre maker who divides her time between Australia and New York. In 2008 she co-founded The Good Room Theatre Company with Daniel Evans. Their works include; I Should Have Drunk More Champagne ( Performer/Co- Creator/ Co-Producer), I Want To Know What Love Is (Performer/ Co-Creator/ Co-Producer) I Just Came To Say Goodbye ( Performer / Co-Creator/ Co-Producer) I’ve Been Meaning To Ask You (Co-Creator) These Frozen Moments (Co-Producer) . She has performed on numerous occasions with Queensland Theatre (Fat Pig, An Oak Tree, Seeding Bed, Trollop, The Seagull, The Odd Couple ) and La Boite Theatre Company (Out Damn Snot, Cosi, The Tragedy Of King Richard The Third, Blackrock). She has also performed with Elbow Room in We Get It and at The Old Fitz in Sydney in Justin Martin's Low Level Panic. Amy’s television credits include Bull, Harrow, Camp and Mabo. She also co-founded another company Myths Made Here and performed in their premiere production of Matthew Whittet's Cinderella earlier this year. Amy has been touring Australia with the award-winning I Want To Know What Love Is for most of 2019 and will squeeze in another short Sydney season in between her engagement with Magic Mike Live.
Female Plant Alt
Clare is the emerging artist to watch in Australia right now. After completing her full-time training in all facets of performing arts at Ettingshausen’s Pro in Sydney, she has been in demand for stage and screen opportunities both in Sydney and Internationally.
Clare has performed on stage for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Kids Comedy Fest and with the Locreado Dance Company. She has also been seen on screen dancing on shows such as The Voice Au and Dance Boss.
Clare would like to thank her teachers and mentors
at Premiere and Ettingshausens, along with her mum, dad, brother and entire family for their love and support.
Our mini and mighty mermaid, Max Francisco was born and raised in Sydney Australia.
Max has appeared on various TV shows like SYTYCD as well as national commercials and tours in both Australia and America. She can also be seen in music videos for artists such as Enrique Iglesias, Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Calvin Harris, Gwen Stefani, Big Sean, Passenger and Foster the People.
Until now, Max has been performing with the cast of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas as well as Magic Mike Live Berlin. She is so grateful and excited to be able to return home and share the joy of being on the MML stage with her friends and family. Max thanks all her loved ones for their continued support, as well as all of the talented and dedicated people that make this production happen.
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