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Stars of Newcastle 2017

17th June 2017: Hunter TV and Daytan Productions will LIVE stream the Cancer Council’s `Stars of Newcastle` where leaders from our community have been hand picked to step out of their comfort zones and will fund raise and dance their way into Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX – Wests City) on 17 June for a one-night-only performance that is sure to entertain – all in a bid to raise $100,000 for Cancer Council NSW!

First year $140,000 was raised
Second year over $225,000 was raised

This year $240,000 was raised!!

A BIG thanks to Out of the Square media for creating all the graphics for this production.

LIVE Streamed Gala Event: Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX) 25th June 2017 LIVE from 7:00pm


Event MC: Jane Goldsmith, NBN News
Judge 1: Marc Glanville, Knights Legend
Judge 2: Dr Nikki Verrills, Cancer Researcher
Judge 3: Tracy Caldwell-Ostermann, Newcastle Dance Academy
Green Room: Mel Sargeant, New FM

Our ‘Stars’ announced their dance genres’ and officially launched this fantastic community fundraising event at the Sydney Junction Hotel.



Event Supporters

Stars Dances

ALL dances will be uploaded one by one over the next few days. Keep checking back here to watch your video.

Jack Lodge, Event Cinemas Glendale

Sam Djodan – NBN News

Brodie Owen, Newcastle Herald

Cveta Jovanoska, Yoga Loft


Britt Coombe, QBE

Squadron Leader William Trott, RAAF Williamtown


Kim Elliott, The Block 2016

Richard King, Radio 2HD

Chris Elliott, The Block 2016

Clare Rogers, Sydney Junction Hotel

Mato Demir, Demato Construction

Cristen Cable, Kis Marketing


Dr Susannah Ward, Ataraxia Collective



Special Guest Performer – Wayne Rogers



Live Stream PROMO

Media Launch on YouTube


Media Launch on Facebook


Stars Reveal Video


2017 Stars

Star Representing Dance Genre Newcastle Dance Academy
Dance Partner
Cveta Jovanoska Yoga Loft Lyrical Isabella “Bella” Ostermann
Cristen Cable Kis Marketing Ballroom Alan Dempsey
Clare Rogers Sydney Junction Hotel Broadway Aimee Birch
Chris Elliott Channel 9’s The Block Musical Theatre Rachel Mackie
Brodie Owen Newcastle Herald Contemporary Madaleine “Maddi” Magennis
Britt Coombe QBE Hip Hop Madaleine “Maddi” Magennis
Kim Elliott Channel 9’s The Block Bollywood Teaghan Birch
Jack Lodge Event Cinemas Glendale Cheer Chloe Toms
Sam Djodan NBN News Broadway Jazz Rachel Mackie
William Trott (Wil) Squadron Leader RAAF Williamtown From the Movies Isabella “Bella” Ostermann
Richard King Radio 2HD, Sandgate Charleston Amber Harrison
Mato Demir Demato Construction Country Rock n Roll Eliza Magennis
Dr Susannah Ward Ataraxia Collective Musical Theatre Michael Conry



Event Auction

A number of supporters have donated items for the event’s auction. The following items are available to bid on, all proceeds go to Cancer Council in the Hunter.


Event Credits

If you are volunteering and you are not listed below, please email us your details.

Event MC
Jane Goldsmith

Green Room Host
Mel Sargeant

Marc Glanville
Dr Nikki Verrills
Tracy Caldwell-Ostermann

Executive Producers
Lauren Dale
Georgina Young
Leah Farrell
Shayne Connell

Nathan Daymond

Assistant Director
Matilda Grace

Technical Director
Rod Breis

Vision Switcher
Matt Morris

Stage Production & Choreography
Newcastle Dance Academy
Tracy Caldwell-Ostermann
Roxanne McCoourtie
Simone Birch
& the STARS dance teachers

Dance Teachers
Isabella Ostermann (Bella)
Alan Dempsey
Aimee Birch
Rachel Mackie
Madaleine Magennis (Maddi)
Teaghan Birch
Chloe Toms
Amber Harrison
Eliza Magennis
Michael Conry

Cveta Jovanoska
Cristen Cable
Clare Rogers
Chris Elliott
Brodie Owen
Britt Coombe
Kim Elliott
Jack Lodge
Sam Djodan
William Trott
Richard King
Mato Demir
Dr Susannah Ward

Floor Manager, Auditorium
Kathy Moore

Floor Manager, Green Room
Melissa Eastwell

Stage Manager
Gavin Murray

Venue Lighting and Sound
NEX / SCION AUDIO and Events Pty Limited

Sound Engineer
Anthony Tillman

Lighting Engineer
Isaiah Griffin

Cable Runners

Graphics by Out of the square Media
Toby Lakeman, Motion Graphics / Editor
Rob Vincent, Head of Client Services
Marty Adnum, Managing Director

Luke Partridge
Ken Ross
Sally Ross
Daniel Morgan
Stephanie Meyrick
Seb Kaczorowski
Michael Smith
Mark Owens

Event Support
Sue Boswell
Ann Grimshaw

Janette Caldwell
Elizabeth “Betty” Stevens
Sue Cordwell

Dave Cobbin
Andy Faulkner

Stage Props
James Ostermann

Event Supporters
Newcastle Dance Academy
Daytan Productions
Hunter TV
KROSS Video Productions
Mr Morry Media
Newcastle Herald
105.3 New FM
OOTS, Out of the square Media
NEX, Newcastle Exhibition and Convention Centre
Sublime Hair Design
The Mask Academy
Kirsten Woodforth Photography

Stars Sponsors
Event Cinemas Glendale
Royal Australian Air Force
Yoga Loft
Sydney Junction Hotel
Kis Marketing
Radio 2HD
Newcastle Herald
NBN News
Channel 9
Demato Construction

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