Sydney Showboat

Showboat Cast


Talented All-Australian Cast

Sydney Showboats is a cruising, dining and entertainment venue that sets high standards for entertainment in Sydney. But, it’s definitely our talented cast that makes the show what it is! Our glamorous all-Australian showgirls, dancers, vocally-enchanting songstress will enthrall you with jaw-dropping performances that are guaranteed to leave you spell bound!

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Showboat Cast Auditions

Seeking experienced male and female dancers as well as female singers for our nightly Cabaret Dinner Cruise on Sydney Harbour. For more information and to register please contact our Entertainment Manager.
Ebony Wright

Ebony Wright - Showboat Ambassador

Mackay, Nth QLD

Ebony pursued her dance training at Queensland University of Technology before moving to Sydney. She has worked with the likes of Basement Jaxx, Human Nature, Rove McManus, Jeniffer Hawkins, Guy Sebastian, The Square Division and Peter Cousins. Most recently, Ebony featured as a tap dancer in the Bollywood blockbuster Dhoom 3, choreographed by Dein Perry. She has also toured Australia and South-East Asia with the famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. With fantastic theatre and television credits and her experience as a model, Ebony has an established reputation in the entertainment industry. She is Australia's Casting Assistant for Hong Kong Disneyland and also resident Dance Captain/Lead Performer with Pacha, Sydney.

Samuel Mckeown

Samuel Mckeown II - Team Leader & Dance Captain

Hawaii, USA

Samuel hails from Hawaii where he began his formal dance training in ballet, jazz, tap, street and hula. Pursuing a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Nevada, he never missed an opportunity to dance along the Las Vegas strip in shows such as ‘Siegfried and Roy’, ‘Rios Show in The Sky’, ‘Legends in Concert’ and ‘Jubilee’ – the last and longest running showgirl show in America. Samuel has travelled the world performing with Princess Cruise Lines and Tokyo Disney Resorts. In Sydney, he has choreographed performances for the ‘Rogue Dolls Australia’ and other cabarets in Sydney and Canberra. You can catch him on big screen in the 2012 musical drama/comedy ‘The Sapphires’, ‘Lifestyles You’ and ‘Eat Yourself Sexy’.

Laura May

Laura May - CHORUS

Adelaide, SA

Laura May was born and raised in Adelaide where she was inspired by Kathy Earle and Terry Simpson to pursue her love of dance. In 2006, she moved to Sydney to dance full-time at Brent St School of Performing Arts. After graduating from Brent St, she earned herself a fine reputation as a dancer and model, while she strived to further her musical interests as well. Laura spent two years living and working in London where she fell in love with the vibrant city, its creative scene and the opportunities it offered. Laura is represented in Sydney by Jeep Management and feels fortunate to be part of an industry that is so creative and full of joy.

Sabina Fredrikkson

Sabina Fredrikkson - Singer (guest artist)


Sabina is a Swedish singer and songwriter. Her passion for music began at the age of 10 when she commenced her education in vocals and performance at Sodra Latin, Stockholm. She then mastered the art of song writing and music production at Kulturama. As a singer, she has toured Sweden and Europe with E-type and other musicians, besides performing aboard Viking Line Cruises. Her performance skills have also been showcased at dinner shows at Cabaret Lorensberg in Gothenbourg. Her most memorable moment on stage was performing for Nordic Events in the Whitney Houston Tribute Show. Sabina fell in love with Sydney and has lived here for two years enjoying her role as a singer on Sydney Showboats.

Karley French

Karley French - Singer

Brisbane, QLD

Karley French has been trained in all styles of dance at the Conroy Dance Centre in Brisbane. Graduating at the top of her class in performing arts and having completed high grades of ballet, jazz and tap examinations, Karley has gone on to perform professionally on national and international stages. Karley has had the pleasure of performing for companies such as Universal Studios Japan, Singapore and Florida. She was the headlining artist for Singapore’s first Casino on the beautiful Sentosa Island. She has fronted a number of bands, girl groups and corporate events and has appeared extensively on Australian television.

Madeleine Kazda

Madeleine Kazda - CHORUS

Melbourne, VIC

Madeleine received scholarship training at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. She turned down the New Zealand Contemporary School to play the enchanting role of Little Mermaid in an aerialist show in Tokyo Disneyland. Her stellar performances earned her multiple contracts as a dancer and aerialist at Hong Kong Disneyland, after which she pursued training at the Broadway Dance Centre NYC. She then shifted her focus to cruises, turning down offers from Holland America Line and Norwegian Cruise Line to work with Princess Cruises. Having returned to Australia, Madeleine plans to reside in Sydney and is thrilled to have the privilege of dancing aboard Sydney Showboats.

ashleigh woodlands

Ashleigh Woodlands - CHORUS

Sydney, NSW

Born in Sydney, Ashleigh has received extensive training in a variety of dance styles since the age of four. In 2012, she graduated from Excelsia College (formerly known as Wesley Institute) with a Bachelor in Dance, majoring in contemporary. Ashleigh has since been working in the industry both as a performer and a model, largely through her employment with the Dargie Entertainment Production Company. Before joining the Sydney Showboat cast, Ashleigh worked as a Showgirl at a Palazzo variety dinner show in Germany, popularly known as Crazy Palace. She is now in the process of becoming a qualified Xtend Barre instructor.

Tara Atkinson

Tara Atkinson - CHORUS

Sydney, NSW

With many years of performance experience under her belt, Tara’s major credits include P!NK, the Opera Australia, Venetian Casino Macau, Luna Park Sydney and Princess Cruises to name a few. Tara has performed for corporate clients such as SONY, Mitsubishi, L’Oreal and Naked Tan. She has also had the opportunity to feature in TV commercials for Electrolux and Kirin Beer (Japan) and has appeared in music videos for Australian artists Guy Sebastian, Sparkadia and Jackson Jackson. Presently dancing for Sydney Showboats, Tara welcomes you to her hometown of Sydney and wishes you a wonderful time aboard the glamorous Showboats.

Ellen Sawdy

Ellen Sawdy - CHORUS

Gold Coast, QLD

Growing up on the beautiful Gold Coast, Ellen's love for dancing began at a very tender age. On completing high school studies in 2010, Ellen was accepted into her first professional show, 'Genesis' at Jupiter's Casino. Ellen then went on to work for Princess Cruise performing on the 'Ruby Princess' for six months, followed by performances on the 'Coral Princess' for about 8 months. After returning home in 2013, she was accepted as a dancer in another popular Jupiter show called the 'Cabaret De Paris'. Having gained such rich experience so young, Ellen is definitely appreciative of the fact that she is working in her home country and dancing aboard Sydney Showboats.

Kristian Crowe

Kristian Crowe - MALE LEAD

Sydney, NSW

Kristian spent the last eight years in the entertainment industry honing his skills as an artist whilst working alongside exceptional talent. His recent work includes Lead Male ‘Follies’ on Sydney Showboat, Dancer/Illusionist ‘Bon Voyage’ M2 Productions, Dance Captain ‘Kings of Tap’ Scandinavian Tour and Ensemble ‘Musical Starnights’ European Tour. During his stint in London, he worked for brands such as Hermes, Schwarzkopf, Agcatton, Westfield, Desperados, Amway, Hello Fashion and more. In early 2014, he choreographed his first music video in London for artist JoCee’s number 'Give me my love back'. Working alongside such extraordinary artists has helped shape him as a dancer and he looks forward to enriching his experiences in Sydney.

Kim Hudman

Kim Hudman - CHORUS

Gold Coast, QLD

Kim Hudman completed her Cert 4 in Dance Performance at the Australian Dance Performance Institute training in classical, jazz, tap, contemporary and musical theatre. For 20 years she trained in all styles and completed her Intermediate RAD syllabus with Honours. At 18, she gained her first contract in Macau, dancing at the prestigious Sands Casino as a principal dancer. Kim then joined MSC Cruises travelling to South Africa, Brazil and the Mediterranean in a cabaret/jazz production. After her cruise ship contracts, Kim resided in Singapore for two years performing as a singer/ dancer for Universal Studios. Returning from Singapore, she was lucky enough to dance in her own hometown, on the Gold Coast in M2’s production of ‘Cabaret De Paris’ alongside the longest running Principal of the Moulin Rouge, Marissa Burgess. After moving to Sydney, Kim made her musical theatre debut in GFO’s Australian tour of ‘Dirty Dancing’.

Chanelle Freeland

Chanelle Freeland - CHORUS

Sydney, NSW  

Chanelle has spent the past 8 years working professionally in the dance industry, both in Sydney and internationally. With 20 years of training and a Cert IV under her belt, she has worked with the likes of Kelly Rowland and performed at events such as the Sydney Festival and Short + Sweet Dance. Chanelle has embarked on multiple 6 star Cruise Ship contracts, performing most nights and touring the world. She has worked extensively with Jean Ann Ryan Productions and was previously a member of Dargie Entertainment Production Company. Chanelle recently performed at Hayes Theatre in a theatre production of ‘AKIO’. She is thrilled with the opportunity to perform aboard Sydney Showboats on Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour.

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