John is an energetic and highly skilled creative with a vast range of professional experience across the industry including theme parks, cruise ships, musical theatre, television, licensed mall shows and large-scale events.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, and 25+ years experience on creative teams as show creator, show director, scriptwriter, musical director, music producer, composer and lyricist, alongside his professional performing and teaching careers, John’s extensive and unique talent set have made him a highly sought after creative. He is able to dream up ideas with a childlike whimsy, but is also gifted with the practical skills and experience to bring these ideas to life.
His infectious energy and excellent interpersonal skills combined with a natural gift for positive communication have cemented his leadership abilities as creative and show director. He has worked internationally both leading and collaborating with creative and technical teams and a myriad of performers to deliver magical, memorable and moving shows and events from inception to performance.
"Nothing quite beats the feeling of connecting with an audience, taking them on a shared journey, moving them, and seeing them respond. It's been a privilege to do this in many countries and across cultures, proving that the world isn't quite as big as we might think." - JR
From big brand family entertainment for the likes of Cartoon Network & Disney, international touring theatrical productions like Smurfs Live on Stage, large scale events like the Victorian State School Spectacular, to TV shows like Australian Idol, John has created and directed across the gamut.
Large scale touring shows
Licensed mall shows
What I Do
Artistic & Creative Direction
Show concepts & pitches; program creation; sourcing & coordinating creative talent; casting; developing creative content from inception to stage; ongoing management and quality control.
Script writing; audio/video multimedia creation & production; voice direction and recording; music and song composition, arrangement & recording; co-ordinating show design elements.
Directing actors, singers, dancers, acrobats, puppeteers, and stunt performers.
Teaching, directing and coaching performers, singers and actors.