Steph has been with us at No Strings since 2018. It all started as a placement role through Flinders University, but then we couldn’t let her go! Steph was offered a role as a support tutor, then making her way up to lead tutor of The Troupe workshops and now she’s also leading a brand-new Theatre making workshop on Thursday afternoons. Steph has since completed her Bachelor of Primary Education and Disability from Flinders University and actively works in disability support. The performance side of Steph started when she was just 5 years old. Starting with Beat Company Performing Arts (which unfortunately isn’t around anymore). Steph also has done jazz, ballet, tap and acrobatics, all from a young age. Steph has been part of No Strings performances in DreamBig Children's Festival, Adelaide Fringe, ReConnect!, Ignition Point, KYD-X and many more. .
A long time ago (1981) in a distant hellish landscape (Alice Springs) an Indigenous Arrentte male was born to become a struggling actor and artist and named a culturally unidentifiable name Jermaine Hampton. A Flinders University Drama Centre graduate, Jermaine Hampton has spent years in Melbourne acting in short films and television spots, John Safran Vs God being the most noteworthy. Returning to Adelaide and co-creating an Indigenous theatre group called: Karrikarrinya Theatre Collective (KTC), he started directing theatre Productions such as The Cherry Pickers, Belonging, Intervention as Creative Director. Leading to working with The South Australia’s State Theatre Company as Assistant Director to Geordie Brookman on Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter. Moving to film in 2010 playing the titular role in the movie Yudum, filmed in Oodnadatta with local population as extras, who would benefit from residuals., he worked with the same crew again for a Family Services short film Child Focus Dreaming. In 2017 No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (NSA) grabbed Jermaine as a tutor/creator helping the NSA indigenous participants in a group workshop: Tracking Culture. Jermaine is also in talks with former key KTC member to create a new Indigenous acting group for Adelaide.
Mitre is a versatile Actor, Singer, Dancer and Production Creative. Growing up with a passion for the Arts, Mitre is focused on Writing, Producing and Directing Film and Theatre in South Australia. After graduating form Adelaide College of the Arts in 2014 with an ADV. DIP in Screen and Media, Mitre is running ‘Mitre Khammash Media’ (MKM) an emerging production company focused on bringing new and enjoyable works to the stage and screen. Mitre’s skills range from his ability to act, sing, dance, read music, ensemble acapella singing, producing for stage & screen, cinematography, directing, screenwriting, playwriting, songwriting, film editing, sound mixing, film sound design, and the ability to play guitar, bass and piano. Recent professional theatre experience: “Counting Bars: The Tale of the Singing Inmates” – writer, producer, director, Jan 2016; and “Teen Dream” – actor, Mighty Good Productions, April 2015. Recent professional film experience: “Deadline Gallipoli” – extra – Gallipoli Pictures, Foxtel, June 2014. Qualifications: Adv. Dip Screen & Media (Film & TV Production) – Adelaide College of the Arts (2012-2014); Diploma of Music (sound engineering) – University of Adelaide (2011); Arts/Media Focus – Charles Campbell College (2006-2010).
Tyson graduated with a Bachelor of Dance Performance from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2015. He received further training in Bologna, Italy where he received a scholarship to study at Art Factory International in 2016. Since graduating ACArts, Tyson has worked with theatre, dance, music, installation and performance art. In 2016 he was nominated for the Adelaide Critics Circle Emerging Artist Award for his work as a co-director of Concrete Collective which brought their original choreographed work, personwhowatchestoomuchtelevision (2015), to audiences in Australia and across the USA. His other credits as a choreographer include Müll (2014), we: at a junction (2015) and Epimetheus Forgets (2016). As a composer and sound designer Tyson works regularly with AJZ Productions and True North Youth Theatre Ensemble and has been involved in the creation of multiple works for local and international festivals such as Babel (2016), A Kid Like Me (2015) and A Sense of Home (2014). Most recently Tyson has returned from a national tour of Sweden premiering new contemporary dance works by ilDance.
Roel is an actor, teacher and casting director from the Netherlands and his background is in physical acting. Roel is renowned in his teaching in movement of the body. His work is aimed at actors to build their physical expression on stage whether that be non-verbal or through the actors to build their physical expression on stage whether that be non-verbal or through the expression of words. The acting bug bite Roel at a young age. He has been on stage since he was 12. He studied Theatre at the internationally recognised Amsterdam School of the Arts, Mime Education which he is teaching our Thursday Thematics presently in class. As well as his work at No Strings Roel also runs movement workshop for professional working actors. Unique physical movements and awareness course. Think of who inspired you as an actor and how they use their bodies to express their art onstage or on camera.
Ashleigh has appeared in various productions in Adelaide including Spring Awakening as Wendla (Gin and Vodka Productions), Hansel and Gretel (State Opera South Australia) and was a lead vocalist at the Port Power Fundraiser Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre (though wants it stated, that she is a passionate Adelaide Football Club fan!). After study in Melbourne, she performed in Hello, Dolly! (Magnormos), sang at the Cancer Council Victoria's Tuxedo Junction “Raise The Roof” and was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment. Ashleigh played Lilly in Cinderella (Victorian Opera), performed in the Australian tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (TML Enterprises) and toured Australia and New Zealand as Tantomile and South Korea as Demeter in Cats the Musical (The Really Useful Group/Lunchbox Theatrical Productions). Ashleigh also performed in Funny Girl (The Production Company), Curtains (The Production Company), The Light in the Piazza (Life Like Company) and performed alongside many of Australia's Theatre and Entertainment greats such as Phillip Quast, Nancye Hayes and Debra Byrne in Follies - In Concert (Storeyboard Entertainment). Ashleigh performs with The Cover Girls as a guest entertainer around Australia in-between study.