We are delighted to have industry experts Liezel Vogel and Meghan Lucken on board as judges for the 2018 Breakthru School Music and Dance Competition!
Liezel completed a bachelor’s degree in drama in Pretoria, South Africa and was also vocally trained by an opera singer during her time at University. She has performed in industrial theatre and musical and educational theatre, and has also taught drama and singing.
She currently sings as part of the Coolum Beach Baptist Church Worship team and has experience in judging, having judged the 2017 Breakthru School Music and Dance Competition and the Airlie Beach Idol contest. Liezel loves music and says singing in the car is her favourite pastime!
Meghan Lucken graduated from the North London Dance Studio in 2012 and has since worked in Disneyland Paris as a dancer for Magic on Parade. She also played the character of Alice in Chaplins’ touring pantomime Dick Whittington.
Meghan moved to Australia in 2015 from the UK and her credits most recently include ‘Frenchy’ in The ShowCo’s production of Grease, ‘Super Trio/Ensemble’ in Gateway Theatre Production’s Jesus Christ Superstar and ‘Liz/Ensemble’ in Mad About Theatre’s premiere musical production, Chicago.
She has judged for dance and glee competitions Australia wide and is looking forward to seeing the talent here on the Sunshine Coast.
Please note: judges will deliver verbal feedback to students following their performance. If a dance act contains elements of music/singing or a music act contains dance moves, students will only be judged on the criteria relevant to the category they are competing in.