Samuel McKeown II
Show & Cast Coordinator

Hailing from Hawaii with formal dance training in ballet, jazz, tap, street and hula to name a few, Samuel McKeown II has danced professionally along the Las Vegas strip for shows of international repute, has travelled the world with Princess Cruise Lines and performed in Tokyo Disney Resorts.

Being the Entertainment Manager for Sydney Showboats, McKeown II has consistently strived towards maintaining the highest standards for our show onboard, thereby ensuring upkeep of the excellence of Showboat’s entertainment segment.

Ashlee Winmill
Ashlee grew up dancing on the Central Coast, NSW at Premiere Elite. Finishing her full-time training in 2012, she went on to start her first contract with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line in 2013 and continued performing and sailing with them till 2017. After her time at sea, Ashlee has gone on to perform in Macau, China (Sands Sirens 2017) and Palazzo Germany (Crazy Palace 2018), all whilst continuing to perform regularly in Sydney. Currently, alongside performing on Sydney Showboats, Ashlee is studying for her Diploma of Pilates.
Erikka Macpherson
Erikka followed in the footsteps of her two older sisters and began dancing at age 3. She went on to train extensively as an artist, gaining formal accreditation in 2014. First performing on Showboat in 2015, she’s since been fortunate to work alongside global brands and for international production companies like CIRCUS KRONE (Germany), ConelliCircustraum (Switzerland), Johnny Walker (Malaysia), Schwarzkopf AU/NZ and Amway AU/NZ to name a few. Erikka is delighted to once again be performing in her hometown aboard the world-renowned Sydney Showboats.
Jenna Kratzel
Jenna is one of Sydney’s sought-after dancers having performed for artists such as Deni Hines and Zoe Badwii, also performing at major events such as the 40th Anniversary for the famous Australian band INXS. She is actively involved in the film and TV industry, appearing in many major TV series’ and TV Commercials. She danced her way across screens in Peter Allen: NotThe Boy Next Door and has had roles and features in the ABC series Hiding and Janet King. She has been the face of the Snowy Mountains campaign for DestinationNSW (Tourism) too.
Lana Hennes
Since completion of her formal training in dance in 2015, Lana has performed for several stage, theatre and corporate events.
Michelle Screaigh
Originally from Perth, Michelle moved to Sydney in 2014 to complete her Diploma in Performing Arts at ED5 International. After graduating, Michelle travelled the world dancing for Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line. Now, back in Australia, she is excited to be with Sydney Showboats for another season.
Cameron Forwood
Born and raised in Sydney, Cameron has been dancing professionally for over 7 years, since graduating from ED5 International with a Diploma in Performing Arts. He has worked all over Sydney with various companies, including Luna Park Sydney, Dargie Entertainment and in Sydney Drag Queen’s touring production shows-Les Divas and Prada’s Priscillas. International credits include contracts for Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and the Galaxy Casino in Macau. Cameron has loved every moment of his time dancing and entertaining guests aboard Sydney Showboats.
Mitchell Roach
Mitchell graduated with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts at Brent Street Studios. He has performed for Princess Cruises (2011-2018), Bor Productions (MSC Cruises). He has also been a showgirl within Caroline O’Connor, Ben Hur Arena Spectacular (STADFRANCE). He has also appeared in a number of TV Shows and movies. He is currently enjoying his time with Sydney Showboats and eagerly looks forward to entertaining guests onboard.
Laura May
Laura, born and raised in Adelaide, was greatly inspired by her dance teacher Kathy Earle. She then moved to Sydney to further her career undertaking Brent Street’s Performing arts certificate IV. She has since graced stages, runways and theatres internationally from London to Dallas and feels it is a great honour to be able to pursue such a creative vocation.
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