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PJ Clarke

With a career spanning 25 years in the entertainment industry as a consultant, performer, choreographer, model and agent, PJ has long been established as one of the most versatile and sought after entertainment industry personalities in Australia.

PJ is a key industry figure, with expertise across the broad spectrum of the entertainment industry and a reputation for excellence. Throughout his career, PJ has worked with event teams, advertising agencies, fashion stylists and choreographers at the forefront of their respective fields. His artistic flair and attention to detail ensure that each project is a resounding success.

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Nikki Davis

A trained dancer, Nikki’s Entertainment career started in 1993 with a Channel 7 Station ID commercial at the age of 15 and hasn’t stopped taking twists and turns since! Performing for many years as a dancer in the Corporate and Cabaret arena, Nikki has had the opportunity to work with amazing artists such as Jason Coleman, Rhonda Burchmore, Elle Macpherson and Paul McDermott.

Nikki’s dance career, under the management of PJ Clarke, also grew into a modeling career which continues today. Highlights so far have included catwalk shows for Australian Fashion Week, Allanah Hill, David Jones, Westfield, Perri Cutten and Jeans for Genes Day as well as various print and TV campaigns for clients such as Equip, Virgin Mobiles, Channel 7, Real Living Magazine and appearances on Mornings with Keri Anne and Sunrise.

In recent years Nikki has been focusing on her Television hosting and on-camera skills with a role in The Merrick Rosso Show as well as hosting videos and web clips for Canadian Club, Vodafone, Jim Beam and Toyota already under her belt. She can also be found comparing corporate and public events all around Sydney!

Nikki is also interested in the “behind the scenes” of the Entertainment industry and has utilized her Communications Degree with roles in producing events and videos as well as being the former Editor and co-creator of DANCEtrain magazine. Tapping into her passion for communicating and working with up and coming performers, Nikki is proud to now be a key team member of Electric Safari.

Adam Williams

Adam has an impressive Performance and Modeling CV behind him featuring a multitude of stage, screen, catwalk and photographic credits as well as musical theatre credits such as Chicago, Footloose, Saturday Night Fever, Leader of the Pack, Titanic and Full Monty.

Adam is the ongoing catwalk coach and recurring guest judge on Asia’s Next Top Model (Star World/FOX) with its premier season attracting an audience of 150 million viewers. Adam is recognizable also as a regular Choreographer for So You Think You Can Dance Australia (Season 1, 2 & 3) as well as hosting Season 1’s “Choreographer TIPS” segment.

Other television credits include Australia’s Next Top Model, Packed to the Rafters, The Morning Show, Sunrise, Australian Idol, Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, MTV Awards, AFI Awards, Bigpond Music BPM, Foxtel’s Wag Nation and Big Brother.

As a Choreographer, he has worked with first class Artists including Timomatic, Delta Goodrem, Natalia Bassingthwaighte, Fallout Boy, Kelly Clarkson, Tom Jones, Kylie Minogue, Vanilla Ice, Brian McFadden and international Supermodel Helena Christensen.

Julie Healy

It is often said that a good model makes for a good photographer, and this is no more the case than with Julie Healy. Australian born and bred, Healy came to prominence in 1996, emerging as a favourite with Australia’s leading designers and appearing in the pages of top titles including “Vogue Australia” and “Harpers Bazaar” before hitting the International circuit and the premier fashion capitals of New York, Milan, Paris and London.

With a work life spent largely in front of the camera, Healy used her ‘down time’ behind it, exploring the realms of photography when film was still the norm. Reportage style - which saw her shoot literally whatever caught her eye - eventually gave way to more stylised set ups as she convinced her friends and fellow models to ‘test’.

Now with more than 20 years experience in the industry working with many of the world’s leading Artists, Julie is now living her dream life as a photographer. Passionate about beauty and fashion, exploring the magic of still and motion formats, Julie also enjoys mentoring models, who need specialised assistance. Whether it be extra training for catwalk in preparation for the international runway or shooting their model portfolio, Julie has been called “The Model Whisperer’ by many top model agents here in Australia.

Susie Smither

Susie began her career as a dancer and model, joining variety cabaret trio Triple Treat at an early age. While continuing dance and modeling, Triple Treat has achieved an Ace Award for Vocal Trio and 5 Mo Awards for excellence in live cabaret performance, the most recent being 2007.

Moving into fashion event management and styling, while keeping the performance career bounding along, Susie has been projects manager for David Jones Suburban Fashion events for the since 1997, managing up to 4 full fashion teams and 16 stores, both local & interstate, per season. Store openings, book launches & celebrity appearances add to Susie’s David Jones association.

Styling, fashion events and fashion promotion are a major part of seasoned and well rounded career. Presenting, compere/MC work is a passion and Susie has interviewed and toured with celebrities from Trinny & Susannah to Tetsuya to Dora the Explorer adding diversity and constant experience to her career.

Always supporting and mentoring young talent, Triple Treat Promotions – Susie’s production company with partners Clive & Chris - regularly produce talent quests and model searches for large Sydney shopping centres. These have assisted many young performers to begin their careers. This of course led to coaching and training young performers in stagecraft and presentation. With her dance and dance teaching experience, Susie has been instrumental in coaching and mentoring many dancers into the world of catwalk modeling.

Susie’s association with PJ has been a long and joyful experience, not only sharing an amazing and enduring friendship - they have also shared many great successes and adventures in their journey!

Rachel Schmalz

Rachel has been a professional dancer and model for the last 12years after graduating from Brent St performing arts fulltime course. Her successful career in the industry has taken her around the world and has been very privileged to perform for leading music artists such as Vanessa Amorosi, Kylie Minogue, Gloria Gaynor, Marcia Hines,Meatloaf, Hoodoo Guru's.

Tap dancing, as her passion, lead to travel throughout Australia then to New York city's Radio City Music Hall for "Dein Perry's Steel City", then to South Africa and London's West End for Dein Perry's "Tap Dogs Rebooted".

Modelling has lead to many Television commercials, Campaigns, and catwalk shows at Fashion Week. She has also done numerous bit part apperancences on TV shows and Feature Film "Bootmen". After 26 years of dedication and passion to performing arts shows that your dreams do come true.

Kelii Grauer

Kelii has worked extensively across various sectors of the industry all around the world. Starting off her career as a dancer she later crossed over into acting having guest roles on Breakers, Murder Call and All Saints. Kelii worked in principal positions in musical theatre productions Bye Bye Birdie, Get Happy and both tours of Saturday Night Fever.

She has performed with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Human Nature, Vanessa Amorosi, Christine Anu, Marcia and Deni Hines on stage and is featured in Sony's Nick Kingswell and Van Kelly music clips to name just a few. Some of Kelii's career highlights were working with Baz Luhrman on his feature film Moulin Rouge and Dein Perry in the Australian film Bootmen.

TVC's include Optus, Commonwealth Bank, Pizza Hut, Onetel, Four Four Two Magazine for the 2006 Soccer World Cup. The last couple of years Kelii has been focusing on TV and stage presenting/hosting having hosted everything from Westfields and David Jones Winter Fashion parades, distinguished corporate events to TV.

Melissa Ambrosini

Dancing, modeling, acting and presenting are second nature for Melissa. Her professional dancing career started at age 15 where she worked for many years in the corporate and cabaret scene throughout Australia, before getting scooped up by the prestigious Moulin Rouge In Paris.

After the Moulin Rouge, Melissa moved to London where she continued dancing on the West End and touring with Sophie Ellis Bexter. Melissa has also shared the stage with Ronan Keating, Marci and Deni Hines, The Veronicas, Hugh Jackman, Delta Goodrem and Caroline O’Connor just to name a few.

London was also were Melissa’s Film and TV career really took off after landing a roll on the hit teen drama series for The BBC called
"The Cut". Back in Oz, Melissa played ‘yummy mummy’ Stephanie on "Packed To The Rafters", and Cody Matthews on “Home and Away”.

Melissa also writes and produces her own content as a TV presenter for Yahoo’s “Spreets”, “Unseen TV”, “Mosman Media”, “Fashion TV” and much more.

More recently her journey lead her to study nutrition where she now has a successful health and life coaching business called 'Path To Wellness'. Melissa writes a monthly health and wellness column for the prestigious Cosmopolitan magazine, holds workshops and seminars educating women about living a healthy life in terms of how to love yourself and look after your body and mind.

Visit: melissaambrosini.comto learn more about Melissa Ambrosini.

Kieron Kulik

I trained all my life to be in the entertainment industry, but making the transition from student to professional is the most difficult challenge. Under PJ's guidance, i have been able to live my dream, and i know it wouldn't have been possible without him. He challenged me, and got me to think higher and broader each day. Im now working on productions that i never thought would be possible, if it hadn't been for his inspiring approach to career management.

Credits Include:

Burn The Floor', ‘Mamma Mia', ‘Happy Days’, ‘Grease The Arena Spectacular’, ‘Sisterella’, ‘Hot Shoe Shuffle’

Melanie Burnicle

As well as presenting, Melanie works in the fashion, advertising and television industries as a hair and makeup artist now going on a decade. She also has been known to don the producers hat and produced print media over the past 3 years. Melanie knows her way around the entertainment industry well, working closely with many local and international celebrities. She has also worked with Australia’s leading photographers, Directors, Stylists and artists on music videos, major fashion campaigns, editorial magazines, TV commercials and TV Series. Melanie was also acknowledged by the International Poets Society in 2006.

Melanie’s Profile was highly boosted after her role as Celebrity Beauty Presenter on Wedding TV in 2007. Melanie was sought out to attend major fashion launches, beauty launches, restaurant openings, movie premiers and has made her mark within the Sydney social scene, mixing and mingling with the top Celebs and popping all over the Sunday Social pages. Melanie is no stranger to the interview process, live TV, and all forms of media she is a natural.

Melanie has also trained extensively for many years in performing arts. She studied all styles of dance and performance and performed on stage at numerous venues and special events.

Cameron Jane Make-up Design

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