Mudit Dhami (Director)
Mudit Dhami is a Melbourne based performer and theatre-maker, currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at Monash University. Mudit has performed in numerous musicals and plays around Melbourne, with recent productions including Heathers The Musical (SLAMS), Much Ado About Nothing (MSC), and Shrek the Musical (SLAMS).
Mudit has had various experiences in other areas of production including production manager, assistant director, and being the secretary of the Monash Shakespeare Company. In his directorial debut, Mudit hopes to explore modern dating and peer pressure with Ace of Hearts.
Hayden Dun (Co-Writer, Music Director)
Hayden Dun is a Melbourne based writer, pianist, composer, teacher and producer. His music has been performed live by Ensemble Phorminx in Germany, the Canberra Youth Symphony Orchestra, and by Melbourne-based ensemble Plexus. Hayden specialises in composing for music theatre, and his latest productions include Stick And Stones, Metamorphosis, Melbourne Comedy Festival show Heart Thy Neighbour, and Melbourne Comedy Festival musical Jamie And The ATAR.
With an AMusA in piano and Bachelor of Music Composition from Monash University, Hayden has received numerous awards and selections including The Elizabeth Stainkamph Memorial Prize, The ASME Young Composer Award (Victoria), and a selection for Top Class and Top Acts in 2013. Hayden is one of the pianists in Impromptunes - a professional improvised musical comedy troupe, and has performed on radio on numerous occasions including for North West FM and 103.5FM.
Natasha Pearson (Co-Writer, production manager)
Natasha Pearson is a Melbourne based composer/songwriter with a Bachelor of Music Composition from Monash University. Her works have featured in new musicals and chamber ensemble concerts both locally and internationally, including Ensemble Goldentree, Grainger Wind Symphony, Ensemble Phorminx and Melbourne's own PLEXUS.
Natasha has a strong backing in both the jazz and classical genres, taking classes at tertiary institutions since the age of 13. At the heart of her work is a passion for story, melody, and a love of sunlight and beauty. After releasing her debut album New Leaf in 2016, this year Natasha looks forward to working with Lirica Musa.
Bradley Beard (choreographer)
Bradley Beard is an emerging artist in the Melbourne entertainment industry. In 2017 he graduated from Spectrum Dance with a Diploma in Musical Theatre and a Cert IV in Dance. After graduating, Bradley continued training with Robert Sturrock dance intensive as well as the Musical Theatre Mentorship Program with Dana Jolly, Roger Hodgman and Tim Smith.
Bradley has danced on the AFL Grand Final Footy Show: Players Review 2015 and 2016, appearing in Audi TVC’s. He has also danced in Grounded: Battle Of The Arts 2017 and 2018, and has featured as a dancer in Robert Sturrock's French Twist Cabaret. Bradley has directed, choreographed and musical directed showcases specialising in Musical Theatre for dance academies around Melbourne.
Paris Balla (set and costume designer)
Paris is a Melbourne-based designer, director, writer and performer. Paris recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Performance at Monash University. Their recent design credits include costume design on After Hero at the Malthouse theatre and Monash University Student Theatre’s (MUST) 2018 Orientation show, Back to the First Year, and lighting and set concepts on Figment with Vision Australia. In their own practice, Paris is passionate about making inclusive and accessible theatre for those who might not otherwise be able to experience it.
Paris performed in the inaugural Jeannie Pratt Musical Theatre Artists in Residency Program in the 2018 production of Jack of Two Trades in the principal role of Chelsea. Whilst studying, Paris performed in a number of pieces with the MUST and Monash Shakespeare Company, and has since gone on to perform professionally with Playhouse Pantomimes, and has featured in shows at Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2019, Paris is performing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival as well as creating a new piece for primary school children with MUST. Paris is very excited to be doing set and costume design on Ace of Hearts.
Jamie Turner (sound and lighting designer)
Originally from Perth, Jamie began working and studying theatre from a performance perspective, and has since gone on to work as an actor in several performances ranging from screen to stage. During this time, he has also worked as a Lighting Designer and Operator for several Fringe and Independent performances.
Since moving to Melbourne, he has taken time to advance his understanding of the technical elements within theatre in order to diversify his range of knowledge and expand the experiences within in his career. Recently a graduate from the Live Production and Technical Services Diploma at Melbourne Polytechnic, Jamie now works in all facets of the theatre.
louise howard (stage Manager)
Lou Howard is a Melbourne-based actor, stage manager and writer. She has worked on a range of genres of theatrical performance, with a specialty in comedy and comic acting.
Louise played the role of Fanny Fry in MUST’s Man the Balloon in 2015, before studying Stage Management at LAMDA in 2016. She then went on to SM a series of shows including Bare: A Pop Opera by MUST, Jamie and the ATAR by T Minus Theatre, and the Monash CTP production of Uprising directed by Susie Dee. The Monash Comedy Law Revue marked Louise’s return to the acting spotlight in 2017 just before her graduation with a Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies)/Dip Lang (German) from Monash University. Louise co-wrote, produced and acted in new comedy Gravel in the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.