DENNIS AND JENNIFER LANDSBERT-NOON launched Panda All-Stars after directing Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Theatre St Michel in Brussels in January 2017. They have both performed on stage in Brussels.
Dennis is the founder of Panda Communications (www.panda-communications.com) and in his professional life he counsels and coaches CEOs and government ministers in delivering powerful performances in the media or on public platforms. He is a speechwriter, story-teller and strategic communications guru. Previously, Dennis was a national journalist working for The Independent, Sunday Times, Observer and The Economist.
Dennis has an Associate Diploma in Performance Arts teaching, an internationally recognised qualification listed by the UK’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation and awarded by Performance Arts Awards.
Jennifer is a writer and educator and has spent the past two decades supporting her four thespian children. In her youth, she was a student actress and member of OUDS, performing in the Oxford Playhouse, Trinity open air theatre and the Royal Albert Hall.
Professionally, Jennifer was a journalist at the Financial Times in London, as well as a writer of plays and novels. She was writer in residence at the Three Counties Arts Festival in Wales, where her play Outta Here was staged after winning the Dylan Thomas Award.
LAURA FORD is a musical performer and educator, based in Brussels.
Laura is passionate about the role that music plays in people’s lives. An American soprano with a degree in Music Performance from the Biola Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, California, Laura has spent the last 10 years performing in a wide variety of concerts, oratorios, musical theatre and stage productions.
Laura is also an experienced educator and, every day, inspires children to explore music in a dynamic way and to find their voice.
“I believe that children and adults of all ages and abilities can benefit from singing lessons. My own journey towards musical performance began as a young girl when I was lucky enough to meet a teacher who inspired me and believed in what I could become. Now it’s my turn, to help others discover their passion, master their musical ability, and accompany them along their journey of self-discovery.”
MARTA DE IOANNA started her performing arts career as a gymnast aged five, before switching to ballet at the age of 13 and later adding jazz and contemporary dance.
In 2005 she was awarded a full-mark degree in Theatre and Literature at the University of Rome “Sapienza”. She went on to study acting and clowning. In 2006, she won a scholarship to a dance program at Steps on Broadway, in New York, where she perfected her dance skills, as well as developing a new approach to movement. She has since worked for several choreographers and Italian directors as well as in many music shows.
In 2008 she started teaching contemporary dance at La Sapienza Danza, a project born to develop theatre and dance within the University of Rome Sapienza. In 2009, she returned to singing training (which she had started in 1999) and joined the Jazz Orchestra of the University Sapienza. In 2014, she created her first dance project as choreographer based on the book “A volte non abito qui”, a collection of stories raising awareness about epilepsy.
In 2015, she moved to Belgium to further her career as a dance teacher, as well as to continue her music projects.
CHARLIE CATTRALL is an actor and filmmaker based in Brussels.
His directing projects have included the multi-award winning feature film Titus, and the award-winning short film Watching, starring Ian Hart.
His most recent work as an actor was as the lead in the short film Recalculating, and in the short film At the Edge of Night.
He has also recently starred in a number of commercial spots.
Charlie is a graduate of The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
BENEDICT NOON is an actor in Brussels, who has appeared in both musicals and theatre.
Benedict played the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as well as the title role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the English Comedy Club's production of Peter Shaffer's award-winning play Amadeus. He has also performed regularly for the Brussels Shakespeare Society, as Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Prince Hal in Henry IV, as Sebastian in Twelfth Night and he won best actor in the Brussels Union of Theatre Technicians Awards in 2016 for his performance of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet.
In 2016 and 2017, Benedict studied Acting Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.
In addition to Joseph, he has also performed in numerous musicals, as the lead dancer Dancing Wolf in Peter Pan the Musical and the martial arts bodyguard The Asp in Annie.
Benedict has an Associate Diploma in Performance Arts teaching, an internationally recognised qualification listed by the UK’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation and awarded by Performance Arts Awards.
Benedict is currently studying for a BA in Acting at The Lir Academy in Dublin, Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Arts.
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