Jordan has been involved in many areas of the entertainment industry as a director, performer, master of ceremonies, producer, corporate performance coach and all-around theatre creative. Since studying at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art (AADA), Jordan has been fortunate to work across all genres from, musical theatre to music videos, TVC’s and event comparing.
As a multi-hyphenate Jordan has worked as a mentor for the Department of Education – Arts Unit, working specifically on the Solo Vocal Camp, the Drama Camp, PULSE and a Featured Artists Manager for 2017 and 2018 School Spectacular.
Jordan has directed for a number of Theatre companies across Sydney including, Packemin Productions, HMDS inc, Wenona, SMS, and Birdie Productions. He has staged such titles as High School Musical, Sweet Charity, Sweeney Todd, Joseph, and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Back to the ’80s, Mary Poppins, FAME, The Producers, Wizard of Oz, Wicked, Into the Woods and Mamma Mia.
Producing since 2015 Jordan has worked as Producer on Meet in the Sky (Filmclip), Annie, Calamity Jane, The Drowsey Chaperone, Pirates of Penzance, Oklahoma, Grease, and Into the Woods, also asAssociate Producer on Shrek- the Musical, Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables and Jesus Christ Superstar for Packemin Productions.
In 2019, Jordan along with his wife Laura May Vassallo produced their first full-scale production under their company Bloom Creative Productions, Into the Woods starring 15 of Australia’s best musical theatre talent was performed at The Concourse Concert Hall in March 2019 to rave reviews and critical acclaim. Also in 2019 Bloom worked with the Department of Premier and Cabinet to produce a 500 strong community choir to perform at the 2019 Australia Day Celebrations in Sydney Harbour. In 2020 Bloom will be touring a School’s Incursion Production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Laura May Vassallo.
Nicholas Gentile has established himself as a fine talent in the music industry with shining testimonials concerning theatre, performance and composition. A proud graduate of the prestigious Talent Development Project, Nicholas has performed and studied around the world.
His BMM scholarship allowed Nicholas the opportunity to study conducting on the West End under Denise Ham and Colin Pettit on Les Miserables. In 2013, Nicholas travelled to Broadway through the Talent Development Project to work with composers such as Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, Godspell, Pippin) and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Aladdin), going on to perform in theatre venues around New York and Washington such as Don’t Tell Mamma and The Kennedy Centre. He was invited back as a student in the Marvin Hamlisch Broadway Conductors Program. Back home in Australia, Nicholas became the Chief conductor of the Sydney Girls Orchestra.
Nicholas was later invited back by the ASCAP Foundation, and has since participated in the development of new musicals as a performer and Musical Director under the direction of Stephen Schwartz.
Nicholas is the composer of La Creole, Together Apart, and a musical short film trilogy online (Identical, Devoted, Loving) starring Philip Quast. He has worked as a composer and orchestrator on various short films for international film festivals. Most recently Nicholas has been commissioned by Fine Music Australia to write a new Opera entitled Émile & Voltaire. His opera was developed in Italy in 2019 as part of the Puccini International Opera Composition Program and will premiere in Lucca, Italy in May 2020.
As a teacher Nicholas has designed the musical theatre curriculum for the Sydney Actors School and continues to teach musical theatre at the Australian Institute of Music, occasionally joining the staff at NIDA.