Barbara Easton & David Ellen (Ellams)
The Barbara Easton Dance Studios have been established at Wetherill Park for 33 years.
Specialising in the teaching of Classical Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Drama.
Barbara believes in the "hands on" approach, and regularly teaches most classes. Her daughters Pippa and Bronte also teach, so personal contact with all pupils is maintained throughout their training. David has retired from teaching and is now the studio office manager.
Barbara & David, both being qualified teachers and adjudicators, were also professional entertainers and have travelled all over the world in Cabaret, Revues and Musicals. David was Director, Choreographer and "Leading Man" in the Danny La Rue shows in the UK, Canada, Europe and Australia. for over 25 years.
Using their experience as entertainers, they direct and produce a mid year Pantomime and end of year concert, with productions of “Aladdin”, “Mother Goose”, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, “Robin Hood” "Sleeping Beauty" and “Cinderella”, which are performed by every pupil in the Studio from preschool to seniors, using actors that have studied in the drama section of the studio.
Throughout the year the children perform in and around the local area with great success.
Their most recent public performances were the Christmas Spectacular at Club Marconi, Canley Heights Town Square Christmas Show, Relay for Life, Italian Festivals at the Marconi club and McHappy Day.
The aim of the studio is to bring out the talent and personality of each individual student with a healthy educational and fun activity.
Below are Barbara and Davids Previous Show Business Achievements
“Voila” - Wrest Point Casino 1980 – 1981
“Viva La Nuit” - Alice Springs Federal Casino 1981
“Voila” - Wrest Point Casino 1982
“Voila” - Seagulls Rugby Leagues Club, Tweed Heads 1983
“Artists & Models” - South Sydney Juniors 1984
“Astor Magic Show” - South Sydney Juniors 1986
Many South Sydney Production Shows 1984—1991
Danny La Rue 1987—1991
“Bandels” Magic Show—Rialto Theatre Brisbane 1988
“Soir de Paris” - Townsville Casino 1987—1990
“Touch of Paris” 1984,1990
“Di Heaton Dancers” 1984
“La Belle Dancer” 1987—1990
“Razzle Dazzle” - McMahons Manor 1984
“Viva Espana” - Bankstown Theatre Restaurant 1984
“Vergin on Ridiculous” - Bankstown Theatre Restaurant 1985
“Touch of Paris” - Adelaide 1985
“Bare Necessity” - Club Circuit
“Crystal T’s” - Dancer 1989
Fashion Parades & Shopping Centre Promotions
“Good ol’ Days” – Macarthur Square, Campbelltown 1983
“Broadway” - Macarthur Square, Campbelltown 1984
“Broadway” – Bankstown Shopping Square 1986
“Fashion Parade” – Martian Character 1987
Television & Film
“John St Peters” Special 1984
Winfield Cup Grand Final – David Atkins 1984
Lotto Special – Colleen Fitzgerald 1985
“Danny La Rue” dancer – Midday Show with Ray Martin
“Those Dearly Departed” – Pamela Stephenson & Garry McDonald
“Voila” - Sheraton Walker Hill – Seoul, Korea 1982-1983
“Los Alegres” – Monumental Theatre – Madrid, Spain 1983
“Dance Encore” – Tropicana Theatre Rest – Singapore 1985
Pantomime – “Aladdin” – Halifax Civic Theatre – United Kingdom 1989 – 1990
Hello Dolly – Parramatta New Theatre Company
Various Club Ballets
Movement Teacher for Singers and Talent Quests
“Toyworld” Show – Shopping Centres 1989 – 1991
Fashion Parades for Shopping Centres -Sydney Metro Area 1992 – 1995
Achille Lauro with “Danny La Rue” 1992
Currently running a successful dance studio with partner/husband David
David Ellen (Ellams)
Born in the United Kingdom, David was trained in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Acrobatics in London. Turning professional, he toured with his own act throughout UK until being discovered by Australian Director Freddie Carpenter who starred him in many shows. Joining Danny La Rue as leading man in his world famous night club in London, he went on to star in Shows at the Palace Theatre for 2 years, Saville Theatre, 1 year, Prince of Wales Theatre, 2 years and the London Palladium for 2 years. During this time appearing in 7 Royal Variety Performances.
These are a few of his appearances
Players Theatre, London Music Hall. Own Act
UK Theatre Tour Danny La Rue Show. Directed, Choreography & Leading Man
Australian Club Tour. Directed, Choreography & Leading Man
Churchill Theatre, Bromley Mother Goose. Directed, Choreography & Leading Man
BIC Centre, Bournemouth Danny La Rue Show. Directed, Choreography & Leading Man
Middle East Tour Arab Emirates & Hong Kong Danny La Rue Show. Directed, Choreography & Leading Man
Theatre Royal, Blackpool Aladdin. Directed, Choreography & Leading Man
Civic Theatre, Halifax Aladdin. Directed, Choreography & Leading Man
Australian Theatre Touring Pantomime and Danny La Rue Show
BBC 1 Ninety Years On Churchills Birthday Celebration, City Varieties, Ragtime, Sounds & Sweet Airs, Queen Passionella, Aladdin, Club Night, Monty Pythons Flying Circus
BBC 2 Splash ok, Ooh La La Feydeu Farce Series
STV Hogmanay Show, Andy Stewart Show, Scotland On Show, St Andrews Night Show, Standby Announcer
LWT Danny La Rue Specials, Danny at the Palace Special, Come Spy With Me Choreography, 3 Royal Variety Shows
KRO Amsterdam WOW Series
NZTV Danny Down Under
Australia Midday Show 7 times
Commercials for Television & Cinema
VTR Darlings Sale, Scottish Sunday Express, Scottish Daily Express, Scottish Daily Mail, Scottish Sunday Mirror, Ross Carpets, McGraths Dog Food, Andrew & Booths Sales, Skellys Cars, Caterpillar Tractors, Eastern Carpets, Simpsons Sales, Walls Ice Cream.
Voice Overs for all of the above. Regular Announcer for Market Place VTR
Vampire Killers, Dance of the Vampires, Goodbye Mr Chips, Our Miss Fred
Germany US Forces Bases, Canada Royal York Hotel, Toronto, QE2 4 Cruises, London Dannys Club, Hanover Square 8 years, Talk of The Town, Late Joys, UK All major Clubs over 20 year period with Danny La Rue, Australia All major Clubs in NSW, Wrest Point Casino, Tasmania