Meet the cast


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Madeleine is 14 years old and in Year 10 at Loreto College.  She has been dancing since she was 7 and is a student at Xcel Dance Studios. She also attends the ETEP class run by Lucy Ellis and Kylie Norris.  She 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 school and dance performances. She has performed with Ding Productions for their AFL and New Years Eve performances as well as the Pacific School Games launch, training video and opening ceremony 2017.  When not dancing, she can be found hanging off a silk at Aerial Artists Adelaide.  She Performed in Cirque du Gymnastique as an aerialist in the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2016 and in the pre-show for Le Aerial (Adelaide) 2018.  Maddy is incredibly excited to be part of “A Thousand Cranes” and is looking forward to bringing Sadako’s story to the stage.

HEADshots - Single 300x461px-02Calin 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.

HEADshots - Single 300x461px-03From 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.

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Growing up, Jess always loved the performing arts but preferred to be a spectator rather than a participant. However, that all changed in 2015 after an insistent friend persuaded Jess into joining her first musical – Northern Light Theatre Company’s production of Big the Musical. Jess inevitably caught the theatre bug and has been performing non-stop since then.  These include NLTC’s productions of Mack & Mabel (2016), The Pajama Game (2017), Annie (2017) and more recently, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2018). She will be playing Christmas Eve in the Hills Musical Company’s upcoming production of Avenue Q in November 2018. When Jess isn’t on stage, you can find her secretly moonlighting as a paediatric speech pathologist.
HEADshots---Single-300x461px-08Arwen 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.