Our highly skilled and proficient team work with the most forward-thinking Choreographers, innovative Musical Directors, finely tuned Vocal Coaches, fully prepared international Lighting Designers, incredible Technical Specialists and a strong list of additional creative personnel whom collectively pay close attention to every detail and every aspect of our Shows’ Production like no other.
Kathy Ryan – Director
Kathy began her professional career specializing in acrobatics, which was instrumental and invaluable for progressing her career into a Principal Dancer and a sought-after Choreographer and Show Producer: which included, a TV series and televised Pop Videos, Theatre, Cabaret and Cruise Ships such as: Celebrity, Sun Line, Epirotiki, Dolphin Hellas and Commodore. Her movements and exceptional eye helped her to work with some of the best Celebrities and Entertainers throughout the world, she has worked with: Sir Tom Jones, Sir Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield, Guy Mitchell, Matt Monroe and Cilla Black are just a few of the well-known artistes with whom she has appeared with. Kathy has no intention of slowing down, in fact she continues gracing several stages with her ability to create exceptional designs and spectacular costumes.
Tricia Blake – Director
Theatre was the star of Tricia’s life. Growing up with extensive dance training helped her to achieve immense first-hand proficiency in the entertainment industry and shine as a dancer, which resulted in her first contract at sea with Cunard Cruise Lines on board the prestigious Q.E.2. Numerous other cruising contracts followed, including recent appearances with the exclusive Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruise Lines. One of Tricia’s many talents was to create and form her own dance company, where she and her group appeared at several top-class venues throughout Europe such as; Caesars Palace in Thessaloniki plus a tour of Germany and Switzerland. She then returned to a life at sea performing in her husband’s Magic – Illusion Show. Creating Shows at sea has always been a passion for Tricia, where she continues to utilize her talents as she knows best.
Steve Blake – Operations Manager
Steve’s interest in Entertainment started at an early age due to his father’s special gift at sleight of hand magic. He spent time with his father during numerous Theatre Productions at the famous Blackpool Opera House, which quickly resulted in becoming his inspiration along with many other visual speciality acts. It is only natural that his passion inevitably guided him to become a Magician. He performed on several TV Shows that led him to a variety of supporting acts for International Stars such as Johnny Mathis and Jack Jones. This was followed by a top engagement to début his magic show at sea, where he met his wife Tricia. Together they formed a world class illusion act that has taken them on board several 5 and 6-star luxurious cruise liners.
Paula Pout – Vocal Coach
Paula trained at the Guilford School of Acting and quickly advanced into performing professional summer seasons, pantomimes, concerts and studio sessions. She started her career at sea as the lead vocalist and performing in cabaret. Later, contracts worked as Assistant Cruise Director and Social Director alongside husband Barnaby. Today, Paula vocal coaches for the genres of musical theatre and pop. Her talents have led her students into numerous ‘leads’ in West End shows from Les Mis to The Sound of Music, as well as, Shrek to Gypsy. Paula has an inept ability to inspire, encourage, believe and get the best out of every talented voice she coaches, and is an incredibly valuable member of the Inspire team.
Barnaby Pout – Entertainment Specialist
Barnaby trained and performed at the Mountview Theatre School in London. After graduating he spent his first cruising contract onboard the MV Marco Polo (Orient Lines). Barnaby was a strong lead vocalist and major headliner in cabaret. To add to his on-board repertoire of experience, he became Assistant Cruise Director for Orient Lines, Cunard, The Yachts of Seabourn and Oceania Cruises. Today, Barnaby enjoys being part of our special creative team with Inspire. He brings with him a wealth of awareness, knowledge and directing experience for both on and off stage. He also operates an entertainment company providing live vocal and band acts for numerous theatres, hotels, weddings and private parties.
James Rowell – Creative Consultant
James studied at Bodywork Company Dance Studios. Upon graduating, he performed in cabaret as a singer/dancer in five-star resorts. He later traded his performing life on land for a life-at-sea on numerous cruise ships. His vast skills have enabled James to become a Cruise Director for MV Voyager and Tour Manager for Haven, RIU Hotels and artistic adventures with Celebrity Cruises. His inventive talents have lured James into writing, producing, directing and choreographing a number of high-end projects for stage and screen.
Julie Hatton – Choreographer
Julie Hatton: Founder of the Julie Hatton College of Performing Arts is renowned for her incredible creative, dynamic and energetic choreography in theatre and cruising including Japan Cruise Lines. Her credits include; Best Choreography winner at “Can You Dance”. Several of her former pupils have successful careers including; Saturday Night at the London Palladium, Brit Awards, West End Productions and Choreography for Strictly Come Dancing. Julie is a valued and highly specialized member of the Inspire Team. Her talents lead our vast cooperative cast in giving an exceptional performance.
Laura Robinson – Asst. Choreographer & Cast Liaison
Having been extensively trained and graduated from the highly acclaimed Phil Winstons Theatreworks, Laura immediately commenced her professional career as a Dancer and Aerialist touring with Italian Circus the renowned ‘Circo Errani Orfei’. Well on her way with her specialized repertoire, she performed at the multi-entertainment park of Fantasy Island (UK); Next exciting contract took Laura to Japan Cruise Line aboard the Pacific Venus as a Dancer/Singer. Returning to England Laura took on the role of Magicians Assistant and Choreographer for the Spectacular Magic and Illusion show ‘High Jinx’ in the renowned Viva Cabaret Showroom, Blackpool and UK Tours. For the past 3 seasons she has co created brand new diverse shows with High Jinx, bringing new and exclusive choreography each year.
Beth Cameron – Aerial Instructor Specialist
Having graduated from Elwick Studios, Beth’s career took off with Japan Cruise Line for then Palio Productions. Through the next years, Beth had a string of successful shows including: ‘Stefano Forever’ in St. Tropez, Circo Tihany in Brazil, MSC Cruises onboard Productions and “Crazy Paris Show’ in Macau (while training for specific high end aerial feats). Recently – Beth performed in the prestigious and prominent Keith Harris Show in Blackpool (known as the Las Vegas of the U.K.). Beth’s performances are glittering aerial hoop routines that are spell bounding and breathless. Beth is a very welcomed addition to the Inspire Team and family filled with passion, hopes and desires to coordinate quality segments of our shows that sparkle with originality.
Joyce Gleeson-Adamidis – i-Inspire Consultant
“Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Swim out to it,” (Congressman Steve Southerland). Joyce likes to discover more souls in the experience, challenge the existing way and deliver a unique spirit of adventure. She prides herself as one of the first American Female Cruise Staff Members (after ‘Love Boat’s’ Jeraldine Saunders). After 27 years working at sea from Hostess to Cruise Director then a short break to freelance, write and raise her son, she is eager to be with Inspire Productions.
Angelo Coucke – Technical and Creative input
Angelo has been involved in entertainment, including dance, drama and musical theatre since his teens and his career took him all over the world performing at various venues. He has worked many years as entertainment manager and later in his career as technical director, this involved creating digital backdrops, lighting and sound design. Angelo is always active and creative and develops show ideas and technical implementation for various dance schools, theatre groups and agencies. Angelo also runs his own business building websites and mobile applications. A keen musician and composer Angelo write’s music and re-masters music tracks tailored for shows, performances, choreography and dance competitions. An added bonus is that Angelo is multi lingual and speaks fluent Dutch, German, French and English. He is proud to be part of the Inspire Productions team.
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