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OUR TEAM

The team of HOPE Event Entertainment.  Nicci Hope company director, Rhonda Binnie Producer.

NICCI HOPE

COMPANY DIRECTOR

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Nicci Hope currently serves as a versatile freelance choreographer, proficient in a diverse array of dance genres. With an extensive background in adjudicating across Australia, she has now ascended to the esteemed position of Director at Hope Event Entertainment.

Nicci Hope's qualifications encompass an R.A.D. advanced certification along with C.S.T.D. and A.T.O.D. endorsements. Her prowess extends across various domains within the industry, including teaching, choreography, singing, acting, and modeling. She has had the privilege of collaborating closely with numerous outstanding artists both domestically and internationally, including luminaries like Hugh Jackman.

Her illustrious career in professional musical theatre encompasses productions such as 42nd St, South Pacific, Sunset Boulevard, Kismet (Victorian State Opera), Die Meistersinger of Nuremberg (Australian Opera), Boy from Oz, Chicago, Gypsy, Carousel (in the lead role of Carrie Pipperidge), and A Chorus Line (in the lead role of Cassie). Noteworthy performances also include Tivoli (with Sydney Dance Company), Storm (in a lead role/singer capacity at Jupiters Casino), and Hanky Panky (in the lead role of dancer/singer at Tivoli Theatre).

In the realm of television, Nicci's contributions are significant, with guest appearances on Neighbours, participation in Channel 7's Man O Man (as a dancer/model), roles in Halifax and Feds, and even hosting the children's TV program Teleclub. Her remarkable talent has graced esteemed shows like Don Lane, Hey Hey it's Saturday, Ray Martin Show, and Take 40 TV show. Her cinematic portfolio includes notable appearances in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, and the Marine.

RHONDA BINNIE

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PRODUCER

Starting her dance journey at Brisbane's Davidia Lind School of Dancing in 1971, Miss Rhonda Binnie honed her ballet, tap, and jazz skills under the guidance of various esteemed teachers, including Margaret Ross, Glenda Watling, Jill Casey, Kirsten Schofield, Katrina Page, and Helen Lewis. Throughout her formative years, she showcased her talents in productions like "The Wiz," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs," and "Man of Steel," even gracing the Ballet Theatre of Queensland's 60th Anniversary "The Nutcracker" in 1997.

Her dance education culminated in Full Teachers Diplomas from CSTD in Theatrical Dance, Tap Dance, Jazz, and Classical Ballet. She took on roles such as State Treasurer, State Secretary, and Annual Convention Producer & Organiser for the society. Teaching across the globe – from Scotland to Canada, New Zealand to Melbourne and Sydney – she also adjudicated various dance competitions, including the New Zealand National Tap Dance Championships.

In 1985, Rhonda founded The Ritz Dance Studio, starting with around 20 students and eventually growing into one of Brisbane's premier Performing Arts Centres. Her students have gone on to remarkable achievements, from the Australian Ballet School to Broadway and even international cruise lines. As the president of BPAC (Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge), Rhonda continues to champion the local dance community and nurture young talents.

LAUREN

PROFESSIONAL DANCER
TEACHER

CLAIRE

PROFESSIONAL DANCER
MARKETING MANAGER

KAITLYN

PROFESSIONAL DANCER
TEACHER

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