CentreStage is an ethical community theatre that gives back to the Geelong Community in so many ways. 

In the 10 years since the company launched, CentreStage has remained true to their cultural values donating more than 800,000 dollars to charities located within Geelong area.


Our small team  have worked tirelessly to ensure performers needs are of paramount importance and placed at the core of our business structure. CentreStage provides a safe and accessible place for performers to develop their craft and feel included in the Geelong musical theatre community through opportunities to be involved in local productions. Whether it be performing, volunteering behind the scenes or joining a production team, CentreStage has given back to our community by providing opportunities to an exceptional number of musical theatre enthusiasts. This has allowed CentreStage to become the largest amateur theatre company in Australia.

We Value our Team

At CentreStage, we believe in our community. We value our volunteers, staff, performers and individuals that help shape our future growth. To find out about our cultural frame work policy, click here

At CentreStage, we:

  • respect our volunteers, staff and performers

  •  create ongoing and sustainable theatre

  •  use benchmarks and surveys to constantly improve

  •  remain ethical and true to that Geelong spirit

  • don't pre-cast

  • create a 'buzz' for theatre in Victoria

  • improve the standards in amateur theatre

CentreStage is driven by a desire to provide access to the Arts, through musical theatre, to as many people in our community as possible. As an organisation, we support the inclusion of all people and offer opportunities to various community groups to access the arts and attend our productions through support of charitable organisations. This includes local community services providers, such as Gen U, supporting people with disabilities and people in aged care facilities to attend productions, along with local schools, clubs and community partners.

We Value our Team

We Value our Team

David Greenwood - Managing Director

In 2010 David launched CentreStage Geelong  and has remained the Managing Director for 10 years. Some of those shows include A CHORUS LINE, and has since continued to successfully stage shows such as SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, THE WEDDING SINGER, 13, ZOMBIE PROM, RENT, GUYS AND DOLLS, EVITA, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA!, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, NUNSENSE, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, OLIVER! and recently 42ND STREET. He was able to draw upon his knowledge base after completing a Double Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Arts, majoring in marketing media and theatre performance. In 2007 David was announced as Youth Business Person of the Year and in 2008 named Youth Entrepreneur of the Year. Additionally he competed at an international business competition (held in Scotland) where  he  placed 3rd of 43 countries involved with his multilingual multi-socioeconomic friendly new business concept. Most recently, David was announced as a Finalist for the Australian of the Year Finalist (2018).

Email: david@centrestage.org.au

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Michele Marcu - Head of Tuition

Michele Marcu has extensive experience in education supporting students of all ages and abilities. Michele has experience in theatre performance and coaching through 30+ years of training and possesses strong skills in building new educational platforms. Michele is a highly qualified professional educator and is currently the Assistant Principal at Hamlyn Views School. Michele is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to lead our team of educators at CenterStage Performing Arts Academy (CPAA) again in 2019 and is extremely grateful to have the opportunity to merge her passions for Performing Arts and high quality educational experiences through the CPAA programs and can’t wait to bring our 2019 productions to life with our young performers

 

Email: michele@centrestage.org.au

Keith Greenwood

Business Advsor

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Richelle White

Business

Manager

Brett Wallis

Merchandise Manager

Marnie Parkinson

Health and Wellbeing Manager

Junior Troupe Staff

Michele Marcu

Head of Tuition

michele@centrestage.org.au

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Jake Waterworth

Educator

Jake@centrestage.org.au

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Jamie Long

Educator

jamie@centrestage.org.au

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Middle Troupe Staff

Trent Inturrisi

Student Engagement Coordinator

trent@centrestage.org.au

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Matilda Hassal

Educator

matilda@centrestage.org.au

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Charlotte Crowley

Educator

charlotte@centrestage.org.au

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Bec Harland

Educator

bec@centrestage.org.au

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Cate Dunstan

Educator

cate@centrestage.org.au

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Senior Troupe Staff

Michele Marcu

Head of Tuition

michele@centrestage.org.au

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Jake Waterworth

Educator

Jake@centrestage.org.au

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Jamie Long

Educator

jamie@centrestage.org.au

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Martin Croft

Educator

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Katie Long

Educator

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Clare O'Brien

Educator

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Georgia Perkins

Educator

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Rose Chambers

Educator

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Stefani Aleksic

Educator

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Fiona Luca

Educator

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Production Staff

Lizette Wingrave

Costumes

cpaa@centrestage.org.au

Joel Lane

Technical Coordinator

joel@centrestage.org.au

Brett Wallis

CPAA Assistant

brett@centrestage.org.au