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.
THOMAS WILKINSON is a musician and music teacher living and performing in Brussels.
His love for viola and playing music blossomed from performing with the National Youth Chamber Orchestra of the United Kingdom.
After completing his studies in Cardiff with a distinction in performance in 2018, Thomas moved to Brussels to teach music in schools, following his strong belief of cultivating a love of music and performance in young people.
When he’s not teaching music, Thomas leads the viola sections in ensembles including the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, the Italian Cultural Institute Orchestra and the Bruocsella Symphony Orchestra.
BENEDICT NOON is an actor based in London and Brussels, who has appeared in film, musicals and theatre.
Benedict is a graduate of The Lir Academy in Dublin, Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Arts.
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.
The Panda Cubs team of (left-right) Rachel Lane, Clair Coates, Lauren Igwilo, Angela Igwilo and Thomas Wilkinson all look after and coach our youngest musical theatre stars, who are aged from 5 years upwards.
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