Our school holiday workshops will see your Popstar Kidz mentored by the very best in their chosen field. Not only do our mentors have years of experience under their belts but a wealth of knowledge from training, living and breathing their own industry. With mentors in Singing, Dance, Stage, Styling, Hair, Make up, Recording and more your child will be training with the very best PLUS our special guest mentor from Australia’s hit TV show The Voice will be making a visit to mentor, perform for and inspire your Popstar Kidz during the week. Some of our mentors have had multi platinum selling songs, number 1 hits, performed in front of crowds in packed out entertainment centres across the country and abroad, they have appeared on The Voice and other hit reality shows themselves, written and sung on hit dance tracks, dressed celebrities and created make up and hair styles for those in the media, they have recorded Pop Stars and lived out their own dreams. So who better to mentor your kids to reach for their dreams than people who have already achieved theirs. Want to find out more? Read on to meet our mentors…
TIFFANI WOOD is most well known as one fifth of Australia’s highest selling girl band BARDOT.
BARDOT burst onto the scene in the year 2000 from one of Australia’s very first reality singing shows called POPSTARS. From the moment the band was formed Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, the UK and India went crazy for them. Their self titled album “BARDOT” and single “Poison” went straight to the top of the ARIA charts both sitting at number 1 at the same time (only 10 other Australian acts have ever achieved this).
After Bardot folded in 2002, Tiffani went on as a solo artist, signed to Warner Music, and released “What R U waiting 4” which sat at #27 on the ARIA charts. The song writing bug became too strong for Tiffani so she went out on her own and co wrote her first solo album “Bite your tongue” and a very successful children’s lullaby album ” Acoustic Dreams – Lullabies for babies” that she dedicated to her daughter Lillian.
“I’m so excited to bring my Popstar Kidz workshop dream to life. To see amazing up and coming talent and watching it develop into fully fledged Popstarz in just 3 days is inspiring. To see the smiles on the kids faces during the school holidays and how excited they all are to create, live and breathe their very own girl/boy band or solo Popstar, just like I did when I was in Bardot, brings such a positive energy to everyones experience and we can’t wait to see what Popstar magic each workshop brings”
CHARNE LOUISE is a very outgoing & vivacious personality. Her charm will guide our Popstar Kidz of tomorrow on how to not only be a great singer and performer in a group environment but a great pop star and stage extraordinaire. Charne will be taking our Popstar Kidz right through from vocal warm ups to handing out solo parts during the weeks.
Hailing from Draculas cabaret on the GC, a well known and loved housemate on Big Brother, making the top 100 on The Voice, a member of The Titanix, Off the leash & Girl group ‘The Diamond Doll’ and various cabaret endeavours, live bands and solo work, Charne is loaded with a wealth of experience, know-how and just down right awesomeness!!
She can’t wait to meet new faces and those who come back workshop after workshop and have everyone singing the top hits from groups such as Little Mix, One Direction, 5th Harmony, The spice Girls, Bardot and more. For more information on Charne click on the Facebook link below and make sure to like her page or go support her at one of her many shows.
KIMBERLY WOOD is 22 years of age and is a professional dance teacher and owner of Currumbin Performing Arts Academy ( CAPA ) on the GC. She has danced around the world including Disneyland and Universal Studios, since the age of 3. Kimberly was a dance excellence student at PBC for 5 years winning many awards representing her school. Kimberly has been teaching dance to kids of all ages for 3 years and dance is her Passion. Kimberly says “I have absolutely loved mentoring at every workshop, the kids are amazing and I feel they learn so much over such a short period of time. I can’t wait to come back each time.”
Anika is the perfect industry dance mentor, having travelled the world as a resident entertainer with Princess Cruises USA and P&O Australia. In 2011 she performed the lead role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon for TandEm Productions and is tertiary qualified in performing arts, dance ( classical and performance ) and is a certified Zumba and Pilâtes instructor. If that’s not enough to get you excited Anika is an experienced and dynamic business owner, program director and choreographer with over 20 years experience teaching students from year 3 through to adults in child care centres, schools, corporate work places and performing arts studios. Anika says “ I’m excited to share my knowledge, experience and love of the performing arts with Popstar Kidz and it will be an absolute joy to see young talented kids engage in the create process to share ideas, learn new things, collaborate and bring their performance to the stage”.