~ Ashlee ~

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Ashlee loves sharing her gift of music.

Ashlee started her classical training with Opera Soprano, Petrina Bishop at AKANNA Entertainment, spending many years under her guidance.

Ashlee has been the lead singer in many musicals including

‘Singing in the Rain’ and performed at the World Premiere Opera, ‘Rosetta’.

Ashlee has furthered her talents being an integral part of the Great Southern Choir, ‘About Face’ and strived to instill her passion in others, creating her own small singing business.

Ashlee is currently developing the next generation of gifted girls, working with the Australian Girls’ Choir where she has been a conductor, venue coordinator and music tutor.

Ashlee professional performs regularly for AKANNA Entertainment at  professional and private functions, and often appears in AKANNA Entertainment’s Morning Music concerts & shows.

   Katie Price

KATIE PRICE PH 3Katie Price has a joy and passion for the performing arts and is very grateful to be a part of the AKANNA Entertainment family. She began jazz dance at aged 4 with Dance Central, before studying song and dance at Johnny Young Talent School for several years, at which she won the metro wide Talent Quest for her performance of “Popular’ from the musical Wicked.  She has performed with Perth Youth Theatre, winning their Best Newcomer Award. In 2013 she joined the Stagedoor Performing Arts school, run by Ian Westrip and performed a lead role in their end of year musical theatre production of Beauty and the Beast. Katie has also performed in the chorus and as a trio at the Carols by Candlelight at Burswood and one year at the Supreme Court Gardens, where she got to sing on stage with her idol, Lucy Durack. You may also hear Katie’s voice singing on the soundtrack to the Adventure World advert!

Katie has appeared in two professional musical theatre productions, the first as Marta Von Trapp in the Sound of Music, and the second as Girl with the Blue Balloon, in Black Swan Theatre’s production of The Red Balloon, directed by Chrissie Parrott at the State Theatre Centre in 2016. In 2017, Katie made her community theatre debut with her opportunity to play the mean girl Lavinia in Playlover’s production of A Little Princess, directed by Lisa Johnson. Katie has been lucky enough to be accepted into the John Curtin College of the Arts programme for Musical Theatre where she is in her third year. Her performances with her school include ‘Baloo the Bear’ in ‘The Jungle Book”, ‘Young Fiona’ in “Shrek – the Musical” and this year she will be performing in “Fiddler on the Roof”. Outside of school Katie is continuing her love of dance with jazz and contemporary classes with K2 Dance, her love of music with piano lessons and her first love, her love of song, with her teacher, mentor and inspiration, Petrina Bishop whom she also recently appeared alonside with, in “A Classical Embrace”, accompanied by Australia’s pre-eminent accompanist David Wickham.

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Katie Price Testimonial -

I met Katie Price during an audition in my role as director of a music theatre version of The Red Balloon for Black Swan Theatre Company.

She immediately stood out for many reasons initially her lovely smile and manner, then I saw her natural dance ability and strong technique, coupled with her musicality and beautiful singing voice with perfect pitch.

During the creative process she was professional beyond her years and extremely generous and helpful to the other young cast members and always respectful with the rest of the adult cast.

It is rare to see such a young performer with such commitment and professional attitude in all aspects of the creative development and performance.

The production was performed at The Heath Ledger Theatre Studio Underground. Her performance was exceptional and I watched her consistently develop her character and play with the interpretation of the Blue Girl as the season continued. Many audience members and professional colleagues also commented on her beauty and talent … I look forward to watching her career and have no doubt she will be extremely successful. ‘Bon Chance’ ma Petit Katie !! Chrissie Parrott March 7, 2017