Emma Kate Nelson is a British performer. She is an actress, singer and dancer who performs mainly on stage in theater and opera but also in movies.
Recently Emma Kate has been seen on stage at the Monte Carlo Opera in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene. At the Grand Palais and the Théâtre du Châtelet for her interpretation of Lina Lamont in Singing In The Rain, or as Anytime Annie in 42nd Street.
She also played the role of La Fée Des Lilas in French in Peau d’âne at the Théâtre Marigny, re-orchestrated by Michel Legrand. She also recorded the cd of “Peau d’âne” with Sony Music Entertainment France. In 2020, she decided to create her own musical, Broadway Rhythm. Emma Kate Nelson began her career at a very young age in London’s West End, in Aspects of Love at the Prince of Wales Theatre: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (The World’s Greatest Show, The Enchanted Pig), Aldwych Theatre (Stephen Ward), Southwark Playhouse (Victor Victoria), Young Vic Theatre (Street Scene), Union Theatre (The Pajama Game), Jermyn Street Theatre (Jean de Florette), Open Air Theatre of Regent’s Park (The Music Man, The Boyfriend, Lady Be Good, (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), The Gatehouse Theatre (Call Me Madam), Theatre of Chichester (42nd Street), at the Swan Theatre of High Wycombe (Me and My Girl) but also on tour with White Christmas and That’s Entertainment.
Outside the UK, she performed the role of Princess Adelaide in The Enchanted Pig at the New Victory Theatre in New York on Broadway. Soloist in The Eldorado Showroom in Reno Nevada, the lead role in the Australian tour of Putting on the Ritz, and several roles in Starlight Express in Germany. Still touring with Street Scene (Tou Ion Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Theater an der Wien Vienna, Oper Koln and Opera De Monte Carlo).
Callum AU is a British composer, arranger and orchestrator. Also a trombonist, he composes all types of music and specializes in composition for Big Bands and large Jazz formations.
He has composed for some of the greatest international artists. His music is played in the West End in London but also more widely in the world around the musical. He has notably been able to compose for Jamie Cullum, Randy Brecker, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra or Burt Bacharach.
In 2016, he wrote the arrangements for “I can’t stop loving you” for Quincy Jones’ 80th birthday concert at the BBC Proms, with the Metropole Orchestra. He also orchestrates Jessie J.’s Christmas single “The Man with the Bag”.
Callum is a member of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra (RSJO) under the direction of Peter Long. The RSJO is one of the biggest jazz ensembles in the UK and arguably one of the most popular.
Callum has performed as a performer alongside other artists with international careers such as Curtis Stigers, Seth MacFarlane, Maria Schneider and in venues as prestigious as the Royal Albert Hall or Buckingham Palace.
A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Charlotte Gauthier began her singing career in 2012 at the Sofia Opera on a production of Werther conducted by Giuseppe Sabbatini.
She also works with Opera Fuoco on the work of Korngold, die Stumme Serenade (dir. David Stern) as well as on La Rondine by Puccini.
In 2016, his meeting with the Orchester Pasdeloup led him to perform at the Philarmonie de Paris alongside singer Liz Callaway during the “American Dreams” concert.
For the 2017/2018 season, Charlotte is assistant conductor and pianist on the production of Grease at the Mogador Theater and participates in the revival of Singin’ in the Rain at the Grand Palais. We can also find her alongside Catherine Lara at the Théâtre du 13e art for the show Bô as well as at the Dôme de Paris. (Inva Mula Masterclass).
She returns to the Mogador Theater for the 2018/2019 season as assistant conductor and pianist for the Chicago production and continues her collaboration with the Pasdeloup orchestra for the production of Prokoviev’s Cinderella at the Opéra Bastille (dir. Vello Pähn) . She took her first steps at Studio Marigny with the musical Marry Me A Little by Sondheim and then in the great hall of the Théâtre Marigny for the production of Funny Girl (dir. James McKeon) For the third year she will be assistant conductor and pianist for the production of Ghost at the Théâtre Mogador.
For more than ten years, she has accompanied the Choeur de Pierre, which specializes in musicals in Paris. From her meeting with the singer and author Sarah Bloch was born the duo Bec et Ongles, whose music Charlotte co-signed, and the musical Bel-Ami, which she co-wrote with the composer Jérôme Boudin-Clauzel.
She is composing her second musical for the workshop-troupe Musidrama, directed by Samuel Sené and is currently writing the sequel. She then works for the Théâtre du Châtelet; Sunday in the Park With George (dir. David Charles Abell), My fair lady (dir.Jayce Ogren), Into the woods (dir. David Charles Abell), A flowering tree (dir. Jean-Yves Ossonce), Il Re Pastore (dir. Jean-Christophe Spinosi), Singin’ in the rain (dir.Gareth Valen5ne/Stephen Beteridge), Kiss me Kate (dir. David Charles Abell), 42nd Street (dir. Gareth Valentine).
Dorel and Costel Surbeck are two choreographers and tap dancers, 15 times World Champions. Also authors of shows, they combine their creativity in international productions.
Lately, the Surbeck brothers are working on their new show; an original creation combining tap dance and new technologies for which they sign the writing, the choreography and the scenography.
This global artistic vision also leads them to be offered the scenic and choreographic direction of an international music festival in the West Indies for 2022.
Born in Switzerland in the mid-80s, they learned the art of tap dancing at the age of 5, and immediately made it their specialty. Their talent and inventiveness quickly brought them to the most beautiful international stages. They then make their feet resonate from Broadway to Moscow, via London, Madrid, Doha, Paris, or Berlin.
On stage, Dorel and Costel Surbeck acquired experience and virtuosity, but it was in competition that the brothers surpassed themselves by winning their first title of World Tap Dance Champions in the Duo Junior category at 14 and 12 years old. From there everything accelerated, and the decade that followed saw them crowned with the same title a total of 15 times in all categories.
In 2004, the duo also confirmed their talent for choreographic writing with a first show (Têtes À Clac).
Then at 25 and 23, two of their creations (Shoebiz, Clap!) perform across Europe for 4 years of touring. They then chain several productions as soloists in Europe, USA and South America including the show Tap Factory.
From 2016 to 2019, Costel Surbeck co-wrote and choreographed the winter reviews of the Casino de Montreux for Groupe Barrière.
For his part, Dorel Surbeck signs for Disneyland Paris, the tap choreographies of the hit show Mickey & The Magician since 2018, and has performed at the Théâtre du Châtelet with 42nd Street.
At the same time, the two brothers are also involved in the transmission of their art in international festivals and for artistic institutions such as the Cours Florent in Paris.
A professional musician for more than fifteen years, Benoît Levesque has always wanted to make the art of music his profession, and to bring the double bass, his favorite instrument, to the highest possible level, and this in all music because his motto is and remains “The musician of tomorrow will have to know how to play everything”.
Although from a so-called classical training (DEM from the Conservatory of Le Havre, Gold Medal from the CRR of Saint Maur, double master’s degree in performer and chamber music at the CNSM in Paris), his first teacher, Philippe Tragin, advised him very early on to discover other musical styles.
Hence a first part of his career in universes as diverse as bossa-nova, funk, jazz, pop-rock, operetta, without forgetting a main pillar in the classical repertoire through various orchestras, position of tuttist up to that of solo double bass (among others Orchester Français des Jeunes, Orchester des Lauréats du Conservatoire, Orchester de l’Opéra de Paris, Orchester de Paris, Orchester National de Lyon…). At the same time he perfected himself with the great masters of his instrument (Thierry Barbé, Nicolas Charron (soloists of the Paris Opera, Bernard Cazauran (soloist of the orchestra of the Paris Orchestra).
A double trigger occurred in 2010, when he won a place as soloist with the Orchester Opéra National de Montpellier and joined the SpiriTango Quartet from its inception, an adventure that would last 10 years (three albums acclaimed by critics, the last of which in November 2018, selection of the World and 5* Classica and many radios: France Musique, Radio Classique, France Inter, RFI, RTS Espace 2, Cultura FM Brazil, NHK Tokyo…).
With several musicians from the Orchester National de Montpellier (ONM), he founded another group devoted to the same repertoire in 2020: the Quinteto Pulsación.
Another passion, chamber music, which he practices in multiple formations, which leads him to work in particular with Amaur y Coeytaux, Denis Pascal, Philippe Müller, Gilles Apap, Françoise Gnéri, Grégor y Daltin, the Debussy quartets, Psphosos, Alexandra Soumm, Marie Chilemme, Vanessa and Ralph Szigeti, Lise Martel, Adrien La Marca, Victor Julien-Laferrière, Renaud Capuçon… among many others.
In 2021 he joins singer, dancer, choreographer and actress Emma Kate Nelson around a new project combining musical comedy, jazz, dance and tap dancing.
And his professional spectrum is constantly expanding: one week he can be in front of a studio microphone, recording music for films or video games with the ScoringOrchestra Paris, and the next playing one of the contemporary pieces he is the dedicatee (Creations by Alexandre Fontaines, Matthieu Stefanelli, Bernard Cavanna…)
Didier Guazzo was born on January 31, 1967 in NICE He entered the CNRR in Nice at the age of 11 in percussion and drums class.
He entered the CNRR in Nice at the age of 11 in percussion and drums class.
In 1988, he obtained a first prize in Jazz drums as well as a diploma in percussion. Based in Paris since 1993, he accompanies on stage or in the studio several French and international artists in the following contexts:
Gilbert MONTAGNE, ENZO ENZO, DAVE, Serge LAMA, Patrick BRUEL, Nicole CROISILLE, Charles AZNAVOUR, Hindi ZAHRA, Paul MAURIAT
The GOLDEN GATE 4TH, MARCIAC Jazz Festival, MONTREUX, COGNAC, LA VILLETTE, COUTANCES, NICE
FA SI SING IT, VIVELY SUNDAY, TARATATA
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – Theater Du Châtelet
SINGIN IN THE RAIN – Theater Du Châtelet
KISS ME KATE – Theater Du Châtelet
42 ND STREET – Theater Du Châtelet
GUYS AND DOLLS – Marigny Theater
FUNNY GIRL – Marigny Theater
CHICAGO – Mogador Theater
GREASE, PARISIAN LIFE, CABARET, THE LION KING, SISTER ACT, LES PARISIENNES – Théâtre Mogador