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Our Team

Daniel Stoddart

Daniel is from Newcastle, Australia and is one of the region’s most well-established performers and event promoters. He is an actor, director, artist, producer, entertainer, singer, business owner, blogger, designer, entrepreneur, public figure, teacher, and writer. Daniel is the Founder of Hunter Drama and was the Artistic Director for 10 years, running weekly courses in Acting, Screen Acting, Musical Theatre, Script Writing and much more. Daniel is a Multi-City of Newcastle Drama Award winner, with recent theatrical credits including Mary Poppins, Phantom of the Opera, Grease, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), and Waiting For Godot. Daniel is a recent Freddie G Fellowship recipient and was also presented with the “Keys to the City” in Elizabeth City, NC, for his services to the arts. Daniel is Co-founder of the Junior Theatre Festival Australia, sponsored by MTI Australasia.

Hayley Stoddart
Assistant Producer

Hayley grew up dancing in the Hunter region and has been teaching for over 10 years. It was this experience that saw her introduce Musical Theatre courses at Hunter Drama, an acting academy for young people in her home town. Hayley has been part of the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, USA and the Junior Theatre Celebration in Auckland, New Zealand. Her motto is “The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious” and she loves to do all those jobs no one would ever think about. Hayley is also mother to three children who are all very dramatic!

Tim Turner
Production Manager

Tim loves all things performing arts and has done sinse he was very young. With a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in drama) Tim has many years of experience in the performing arts and entertainment industry here in Australia. Tim is an accomplished event manager, having coordinated some of the regions beggest theatrical events.Tim has also tread the boards as an actor and is a regular drama tutor with various organisations in NSW. Tim is also a regular face with Travel Gang and mentors young people in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles as part of the performing arts programs through Travel Gang and the Aussie All Stars through the Junior Theatre Festival Australia.

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