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Zac completed a B.A (Hons) Musical Theatre at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. There he received first class honors and won the Academic Excellence Award for the performing arts faculty.. Zac has performed a number of roles in national touring musical and cabaret acts playing venues from Melbourne Recital Hall to the Hisense Arena.

In recent years Zac has turned his attention to producing and directing, currently holding the position of Associate Producer at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival; the world’s largest cabaret festival. Working with world-renowned Artistic Directors Kate Ceberano, Barry Humphries, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect Zac has assistant directed the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Variety Gala Performances, and Love Songs for Sir Les in 2015 and The Last Galah in 2016. He has also directed the 2014 & 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Regional Roadshows as well as originally producing a number of Festival shows including the world premiere of the Ruby Award nominated work Peter & Jack, which featured Barry Humphries, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Greta Bradman and The Idea of North with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Zac was the inaugural director of Made in Adelaide, which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2016.

 

Ruth began her professional career in the arts touring Australia with NSW State Opera’s The Ten Sopranos. She has since played the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, performed Silver Rain: Illuminated Opera to 15,000 people for White Night Melbourne, and recently made her Melbourne Festival debut as a featured soloist in Percy Grainger’s, Random Round. Ruth was thrilled to be invited to co-produce and perform one of the lead roles in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Ruth is the recipient of the 2015 & 2016 Walter Kirby Singing Scholarship, the Charles Melton Performing Arts Scholarship, the Frances Quinn Arts Award for Excellence in Performance and the Melbourne Global Scholars Award.

In addition to her work as a performer and producer for Release Creative, Ruth has worked as Company Manager for contemporary dance company, KAGE. During her time with the company, KAGE developed and presented Out of Earshot, Team of Life, Picnic and Forklift, the latter of which recently enjoyed a highly successful season in Scandinavia’s Cirko (Centre for New Circus). In the second half of 2017, Ruth will be training under scholarship in Helsinki at the prestigious Sibelius Academy.