Meet the cast


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Madeleine is 16 years old and in Year 12 at Loreto College. She has been dancing since she was 7 and is currently a student at Terry Simpson Studios. She has previously been a student in the Adelaide ETEP class run by Lucy Ellis and Kylie Norris. Madeleine has participated in several youth theatre productions including most recently AYT’s “13” and Adelaide Theatre Academy’s “Little Shop of Horrors”, as well as multiple school and dance performances. When not dancing, she can be found hanging off a silk or a hoop at Aerial Artists Adelaide. She has performed with Ding Productions as a junior dancer, as well as participating in the Pacific School Games launch, training video and opening ceremony (2017), for Future Casting. Maddy performed in Cirque du Gymnastique as an aerialist in the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 and in the pre-show for Le Aerial (Adelaide) 2018. 2019 saw her begin the year performing as an aerialist in Aerial Unleashed at the Adelaide Fringe, as well as undertake the role of Sadako in A Thousand Cranes. In late 2019 she was honoured to be nominated for Best Female Young Performer, for her role as Sadako, in the ATG “Curtain Call” Awards. Maddy is thrilled to be part of The Gemini Collective and “A Thousand Cranes” and is looking forward to bringing Sadako’s story to the stage once again in 2020.


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Calin Diamond, born in Minnesota, USA, is 16 years old and a quintuplet threat of talents with high level skills in circus, acting, dancing, singing and magic. Calin grew up in the entertainment industry, having worked and trained alongside some of the worlds biggest names in Magic, Calin also had the rare opportunity to perform with Lance Burton in 2009 in Las Vegas. After moving to Australia in 2010, Calin and his sister, Arwen, became the worlds youngest professional buskers with their duo street act, which later premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2013. Calin became international renowned and in high demand, being invited to perform in Malaysia, Spain, Portugal and Germany, including countless TV and film spots Australia wide.  In 2015, Calin made his theatre debut in “Mortido” sharing the stage with Australian legend Colin Friels.  Calin is currently heavily involved in a multiple of Australia’s leading performance companies including Australian Company of Performing Arts, Ovation Centre of Performing Arts, and Sydney’s Australian Youth Performing Arts Company.  He is also co-producer and performer with Dreamstate Circus, with the production of “Diamonds found in Dreams”, touring the show Nationwide.


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From a young age Iman has always been a performer, from joining school choirs to playing in local bands, and now finding his calling in musical theatre.  Iman has performed in various shows from Grease (JamaeRaw) as Danny Zuko, Anything Goes (JamaeRaw) as Moonface Martin, Saturday Night Fever (Matt Byrne Media) as Bobby and most recently as lead role Galileo in the South Australian Premiere of We Will Rock You (Matt Byrne Media). Iman studied Cert 4 and Diploma of Music at TAFE majoring on bass guitar which has led him to play in the orchestra pit for Northern Lights musical ‘Annie’. He was accepted to study at Film and TV International with a scholarship and has had vocal lessons with Marrilyn Air.


Taylor has been a dedicated performer for 12 years of her life, beginning from the age of 4. She currently trains in dancing and acting at TIDC performing arts studio as well as studying singing with Emma Riggs and Jen Trijo. She has worked professionally with esteemed companies such as Opera Australia in their production of South Pacific, Shane International and Heaps Good Productions. She actively participates in the Adelaide Youth Theatre and has recently played Gabriella in High School Musical Jr and Madame Morrible in Wicked as well as being the musical director for their production of Cinderella Kids. Taylor is very excited to be taking on the role of Mother and Oba Chan in the Gemini Collective’s 2020 season of A Thousand Cranes and cannot wait to perform this challenging and mature role.

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Arwen Diamond, born in Minnesota, USA, is 13 years old and has trained in multiple art forms including Aerial hoop and silks, gymnastics, archery, fencing and horseback riding. Arwen grew up in the entertainment industry, having worked and trained alongside some of the worlds biggest names in Magic, Arwen also had the rare opportunity to perform with Lance Burton in 2009 in Las Vegas. After moving to Australia in 2010, Arwen and her brother Calin became the worlds youngest professional buskers with their duo street act, which later premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 2013. Arwen became international renowned and in high demand, being invited to perform in Malaysia, Spain, Portugal and Germany, including countless TV and film spots Australia wide.   Arwen is currently heavily involved in a multiple of Australia’s leading performance companies including Australian Company of Performing Arts, Ovation Centre of Performing Arts, and Sydney’s Australian Youth Performing Arts Company.  She takes singing lessons with Jemma Allen (ACPA) and is also co-producer and performer with Dreamstate Circus, with the production of “Diamonds found in Dreams”, touring the show Nationwide.