Meg Day (she/her)
Stage Whispers recently said ‘Day always pushed the envelope in theatre - conceiving original and intriguing interpretations.’
This is exactly why Ikigai Entertainment are thrilled to have Meg on board the Production Team as DIRECTOR for Xanadu the Musical.
Meg made her directorial debut in 2008 and has since gone on to direct over 15 productions around Sydney - credits including ‘Thirteen’ & ‘Seussical! The Musical’ with Birdie Productions plus the NSW Amateur Theatre Premiere of ‘Heathers’ with Miranda Musical Society.
She studied Performance Studies and Education Sydney University and is currently an Entertainment, English & Drama teacher in Sydney’s South West - recently being promoted to Head Teacher of the ‘Teaching & Learning’ Faculty.
Nerissa Cavaliere (she/her)
Nerissa has played piano since the age of 9, studying singing since the age of 6 and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of International Studies / Media (Communications & Journalism) at UNSW.
She has been in many performing arts ensembles during her music career and has performed at the NSW Choral Concerts at the Sydney Opera House, the NSW Principals Conference, ENCORE, Combined Schools Concerts and the NSW Schools Spectacular.
While regularly mentoring and tutoring several younger students - Nerissa also organises rehearsals, arranges music & provides vocal and piano accompaniments.
A woman of MANY talents - the team are ecstatic to have this musical genius as MD for Xanadu 2023!
Jessica Kuit (she/her)
Jessica Kuit is a performer, choreographer, personal trainer and currently a High School teacher in the Illawarra, who is extremely excited to be making her musical theatre choreographic debut with Ikigai Entertainment.
Jessica is a proud ED5 International alumni who graduated with a Diploma of Performing Arts and then continued to further her studies at the ACPE with a Bachelor of Dance and PDHPE Education.
She has been fortunate to perform, choreograph and manage many corporate and sporting events under the direction of JLD Entertainment for the Illawarra Hawks, NRL Dragons, Phoenix Flames & NSW Swifts Suncorp Super Netball and personally performed alongside Vanessa Amorosi & Delta Goodrem.
Jessica has a passion for teaching and sharing her love for the performing arts and is honoured & thrilled to be joining the creative team and cannot wait to bring the magic of Xanadu the Musical alive to audiences in 2023!