OUR TUTORS

Our highly skilled tutors are professionals in the performing arts industry and are passionate about teaching young people drama.

ERRENN BALL

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | TUTOR

Errenn Ball is the founder and Artistic Director of ZigZag Theatre.

Originally from the UK,  Errenn achieved her degree in drama, theatre and performance studies at Aberystwyth University. She then went on to perform professionally in many theatrical productions, alongside running a youth theatre group.

Errenn travelled to Australia in 2012, met her partner, started a family and decided to call Australia her forever home. Since being here, Errenn has further strengthened her love for working with young people and creating wonderful theatre.

Errenn was a tutor at the ACT’s renowned Canberra Youth Theatre for five years and directed many original works. Later, she became their Admin and Marketing Coordinator and acquired first-hand knowledge of running a youth theatre company.

After moving to Queensland in 2019, Errenn has worked in various theatre tutoring roles and still tutors for NIDA Open. Since ZigZag Theatre opened in March 2020, the company has gone from strength to strength, hitting the Gold Coast news for their ‘Stay Home Superheroes’ project that connected young people across the world during the first COVID-19 lockdown.

Errenn lives and breathes youth theatre, but when she’s not at ZigZag she is having fun with her own two little ones and spending plenty of time at the beach!

KEIARN CHESEBRO 

TUTOR

Keiarn Chesebro is a singer and actor. 

As a recent graduate from the New York University, Keiarn has studied under the likes of Alexander Gemignani, Stan Tucker, Ana Flavia Zuim and Gabriel Barre. 

In 2020, Keiarn was a semi finalist for the prestigious Rob Guest Endowment. 

Keiarn is a hard core Julie Andrews fan, loves all things vocal and mental health. She’s passionate about teaching her love for acting and singing to her students in a positive and encouraging environment.

 

PORTIA MORRIS 

TUTOR

Gold Coast/Brisbane based performer Portia Morris initially started her training at Hinterland Dance Academy, performing at her local theatre ‘Spotlight Theatre’, and majoring deeply in the arts at high school.

In 2020, she completed a Cert IV in Musical Theatre in her first year at the Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre. She then continued her studies there in the Performance Course for 2021, doing a range of professional shows, including Footloose, Spamalot and Sweet Charity.

Recently has she found a love for teaching and inspiring the next generation so this year she has been accepted to begin her study at UQ to obtain her Bachelor of Arts/ Secondary. With this she hopes to share her love and knowledge of the arts to future generations for the years to come.

Her recent credits include, Mayor of Finland plus multiple roles in SPAMALOT, Wendy Jo in FOOTLOOSE Ella in her own self devised cabaret 18 (Brisbane Academy of Musical Theatre), Alice in ALICE IN WONDERLAND THE PANTOMIME, Natalie Haller in ALL SHOOK UP and Pilar in LEGALLY BLONDE (Spotlight Theatre), Sherrie in ROCK OF AGES and Ensemble/Christine US in BE MORE CHILL (National Academy of Performing Arts). She has gone on to do multiple workshops in modelling, dancing and acting with Sydney Dance Company and famous American Director Cinzia Coassin.

 

KRYSTAL SHUTTLEWORTH

TUTOR

Krystal Shuttleworth completed her Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media from New York Film Academy in 2015 on the Gold Coast, and since then has gained experience both in front and behind the camera as a writer, actor and director. Furthering her studies with short courses and workshops with NIDA Open, The Warehouse Workshop and Australian Actors Studio.

Between working with Indelibilityarts Theatre, to help create artistic opportunities for community members who identify as disabled, and being contracted by QUT to direct a promotional video for a theatrical performance aimed to open a dialogue about eating disorders and mental health. Krystal is also the director of her own short film festival, The Screen It International Film Festival, with the goal of providing aspiring filmmakers a platform to learn about the industry and showcase their projects.

Having written and directed two short films as well as a short theatre play and having lead acting roles in two indie feature films, Krystal is very passionate about working with diverse groups of talented performers.