Cast of Fabulous showstoppers: 40th Schools Spectacular coming

IT is days away when selected students from Parramatta to the Hills perform their entries to the 40th Schools Spectacular at Qudos Bank Arena.

They will join more than 5,000 students from across NSW coming together for a two-day massive dance shows on November 24-25.

The dance routines to thrill audiences include ballet to tap, hip-hop to Bollywood and a showstopper: the entire cast performing the finale performance.

Our local students are among only 149 students chosen after rigorous auditions of more than 900 students to perform as featured artists and dancers at the Schools Spectacular’s 40th anniversary show themed, ‘Fabulous’.    

“To be chosen to perform at this world-class event is not only testament to their talent, but also an opportunity for students to nurture their love for performing while working alongside some of the finest talents in the entertainment industry,” executive producer Richard Spiewak said.  

“The featured artists are some of our brightest stars and, alongside this year’s performers, they will put on a spectacular show that highlights the incredible talent within our public schools.

“We’ve already seen a sneak peek of their talent during the recent rehearsals, and I can guarantee that this year’s show is going to be fabulous.”   

The annual variety show will also include an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a stage band, 2,600-voice choir, 2,300 dancers, the D’Arts Ensemble for students with disability, the Aboriginal Dance Ensemble, featured dancers and specialist performers performing under the guidance of more than 600 teachers.

The inaugural Schools Spectacular wowed its audiences 40 years ago, in 1983 at the opening of the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Darling Harbour.  

The Schools Spectacular is supported by Telstra, NSW Teachers Federation, School Bytes, RØDE, Smartsalary, Teachers Health, Colmed Group, Steinway Australia, Sony Australia and event partners Qudos Bank Arena, Seven Network and Ticketek.  

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek by clicking

Our local students performing as featured artists and dancers include:

  • Kellyville High School – Kya Murray, Year 10 (Featured Dance).
  • Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School – Bianka Jakovljevic, Year 9 (Featured Artist).
  • Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School – Ocean Lim, Year 10 (Featured Artist). 
  • The Ponds High School – Darcy Kelly, Year 10 (Featured Dance).  
  • Wyndham College – Jenna Cross, Year 12 (Featured Dance). 
  • Wyndham College – Aaliyah-jane Thomas, Year 12 (Featured Dance).  
  • Talent Development Project – Lilliana Davis, Davidson High School graduate (Featured Artist). 
  • Castle Hill High School – Nicolle David, Year 10 (Featured Dance). 
  • Castle Hill High School – Jude Leung, Year 10 (Featured Dance) .
  • Castle Hill High School – Lara McDermott, Year 10 (Featured Dance). 
  • Pennant Hills High School – Miles Beard (Featured Instrumentalist)
  • Riverside Girls High School – Mikayla Kelleher, Year 12 (Featured Dance) . 
  • Riverside Girls High School – Charlotte Nagle, Year 10 (Featured Dance).  
  • Ryde Secondary College – Alexandra Dennett, Year 11 (Featured Dance) . 
  • Ryde Secondary College – Nate Killiby, Year 11 (Featured Dance). 

Image: The students performing at ‘Fabulous’ for the 40th Schools Spectacular at Qudos Bank Arena on November 24-25, 2003.

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