OUR Team

Our team at ZigZag Theatre is made up of professionals in the performing arts industry who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with young people and watching them grow.  

Errenn Ball | Artistic Director

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!

Roxanne Gardiner | Tutor

Roxanne is an Australian-born actor who spent her adolescent life as an ex-pat, studying in the Middle East, privileged to experience the melting pot of the world’s cultures. Confused about her growing identity, Roxanne sought community theatre as a place of play, experimentation, and newfound family. In doing so, she quickly saw firsthand the powerful impact of connected storytelling in a youth ensemble through her work with Mocking Bird Youth Theatre alongside the talented Jane Williams. Here they worked on refining students for their LAMDA exams as well as devising original jukebox musicals for their celebrated end-of-year show.

Roxanne then returned to Australia in 2019 and decided to chase her theatrical dreams. She is now a proud acting graduate of the 2022 WAAPA Acting cohort where she honed her craft and discovered a love for embodied storytelling through physical theatre. This is where she developed her skills as a teaching artist with the WAAPA Junior program and realised the positive impact she could bring to her students.

Now residing on the Gold Coast, Roxanne is thrilled to join the ZigZag community and is invested in their unique approach to developing work – the student as the number one collaborator!

Imogen Bryan | Tutor and Admin
Originally from the UK, Imogen has always had a great love for performing. She has been performing since the age of 6, with one of her first main roles being Hermia in ‘A Misummer’s Night Dream’.
After studying performing arts at college, Imogen went on to focus on her love acting, completing her BA(hons) in drama and then going on to train at drama school.
Imogen loves all aspects of performing, with some of her favourite roles being ‘Puss’ in the ‘Puss in Boots’ pantomime, Julia in George Orwell’s 1984, Ophelia in Hamlet and ‘Dracula’ in a spoof musical based on Glee.
Imogen hopes to inspire young people to be bolder, braver and take risks both on stage and in life and to be their most confident selves.

 

Suzanne Lewis | Musical Theatre Tutor

Suzanne trained at prestigious Musical Theatre school in London from the age of 16.

She then continued her training at Reading Theatre Arts in the UK where she gained her ISTD teaching qualifications in dance. 

As a professional dancer Suzanne worked internationally on cruise ships and in Cabaret. She also has a Certificate in Education from the University of Northampton UK and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116).

Suzanne specialises in ballet, tap, jazz and Musical Theatre dance styles and  has also choreographed extensively in Musical Theatre and for fashion shows, corporate events, commercial videos and for Gay Pride. Suzanne has also owned and managed her own dance academy in the UK attended by students from the ages of 4 to 21 yrs. 

Suzanne designed, created and course led a successful two-year Musical Theatre course at a college in the UK for 23 years, where students gained nationally recognised qualifications. Many of the students from Suzanne’s course have and are currently enjoying careers working on cruise ships, T.V productions and performing professionally in shows on Londons west end.

Suzanne has a strong passion for teaching and ensuring the wellbeing of her students. 

Vicky Rough | Tutor

Vicky has a long-standing love for acting – starting in her early primary years, she performed in theatre, TV and short film for 15 years in both a community capacity and professionally. She has a Bachelor of Theatre Arts, majoring in Acting, and a Cert IV in Training & Assessment. Vicky‘s other passion is coaching, training and facilitation (she has been an executive coach and trainer for many years). She has a deep love for helping others achieve and grow, and absolutely loves combining her two passions into her work with ZigZag Theatre.