Carol Della Barca began her career in the theatre as a child watching and learning from her Father, Paul Person and his Auckland Opera Company, Perkel Productions. She continued her involvement in the theatre through her teens and then on into her early 20’s when she took on her first ever production as a Director.
Twenty-three years later, with 22 musicals under her belt, she remains passionate about the Theatre and her role as a Director, Choir Conductor and Teacher. Carol spent 5 years as the drama teacher at Heretaunga Intermediate School and during her time there directed four highly successful musical productions: “Seussical the Musical”; “Bugsy Malone”; Fiddler on the Roof and “Time Trap.
Carol is a visionary person who has a unique style when it comes to directing. She paints with broad strokes, has a way of bringing out the guts of whatever project she takes on and always manages to convey warmth and heart in whatever she does. Her tireless belief in all who work alongside her makes her fun to work with and a wonderful mentor for the younger members of our organisation.
Linda is an accomplished pianist, singer and teacher. She grew up working in the theatre with her musically talented family.
Linda is a qualified Makeup Artist and a skilled Pianist who has played the piano for many diverse groups including Theatre Hawke’s Bay; the Hawke’s Bay Orchestra; Four’s Company; Triage and other soloists around the Bay. She is also a very accomplished singer and can be heard regularly at many of the Music Societies.
Linda is passionate about passing on her skills to young performers and spends much of her time and energy working one on one with up-and-coming artists, polishing and perfecting their performances. Linda also acts as Production Secretary and administrates everything for Four’s Company. She is a terrific organiser and works tirelessly to ensure that everything within the organisation runs smoothly!
Jillian is an experienced Dance Teacher and Choreographer and she has worked tirelessly with our performers in past productions to create some stunning dance routines. With patience and a firm hand she always manages to bring out the best in everyone!
Jillian has been involved in many musical productions since coming to the Hawke’s Bay, some behind the scenes, choreographing and others as a dancer/singer/actor. Her most recent productions include: Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Gypsy,Cabaret, Seussical the Musical, Sweeney Todd and most recently, Amahl & the Night Visitors.
Jillian was appointed an Australasian Examiner for the British Ballet Organisation and Theatrical Dance International (now retired) and has traveled throughout New Zealand adjudicating Dance Festivals and taking workshops.