Meet our Team

Loic Valmy Broadway Academy would be nothing without our incredible team of teachers and coaches.

Loic Valmy

Artistic Director – Musical Theatre – Vocal Coach
Loic has worked almost his whole life in the theatre and music industry. He started to perform professionally when he was just 6 year old and has never stopped working in the industry since.

Graduated at 18 year old from one of the toughest Performing Arts Schools in Paris, Alice Dona’s Studios.
Then, Loic became one of the most renowned Artistic Director in Paris. The biggest Major Record Companies such as Universal, EMI and Sony Music called him to coach and direct their talents.

Pascal Negre (CEO of Universal Music France) said: “Loic has the rare ability of spotting the strengths and weaknesses in any singer or song in just a few seconds. He has the knowledge to fix any issue and make anyone and anything sound better.”

Vocal coach and Artistic director for the past 26 years, Loic has mentored hundreds of young perfomers; most of whom have now professional careers. Along the years, Loic has developed his own teaching method which makes him one of the most respected Vocal Coach and Musical Theatre Trainer in Australia.

Loic has produced and directed more than 60 Musicals (Les Mis’, Aladdin, Van Gogh,…) and Cabaret shows in France, Europe and Australia.

More about Loic: http://loicvalmy.com

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Inclusivity

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No Diploma or bachelor (1)

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No Diploma or bachelor (2)

A diploma or a bachelor don’t prove you’re a good performer. You will get roles based on your skills, not on a piece of paper.

Leanne Schmidt

Leanne Schmidt (Ms. Lee)

Co-Director and Dance Coordinator
Lee has been dancing (Ballet, Broadway Jazz and Tap) from the age of 4 years old. Leanne is an active member of the dance and musical theatre community of Brisbane as both a performer and choreographer.

For the past 12 years, ‘Miss Lee’ has taught Ballet, Broadway Jazz, Hip-Hop and Tap Dancing to children and adults in Brisbane and across Australia.

She has performed in Musicals such as Singin’ in the Rain, Disco Inferno and The Little Mermaid.
She has also choreographed numerous Musicals and Cabaret productions including Snow White, The Wizard of Oz’, Singin’ in the Rain and more recently, Billy Bucket and Mary Poppins.

PERMANENT TRAINERS

Virag Dombay

Virag Dombay

Acting II for Adults

Virag is a passionate teaching artist, theatre-maker and author who is committed to creating works that connect audiences, whether it be for the main stage or youth productions.
“No matter what ‘hat’ or ‘hats’ I wear in my creative projects, the most fundamental aspect of my work in the arts sector, as a youth educator, and in the literary scene, is this idea of connection; to each other, to the characters, to the story, and to the audience members.”

Graduating from QUT with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama with Distinction in 2019 and a Masters of Education (2021), Virag has performed and trained with a plethora of theatre companies in Brisbane. Through these experiences, she has performed her original works at a number of venues including the Brisbane Powerhouse and Metro Arts and festivals including Anywhere Festival, Short+Sweet, Backbone Festival and Brisbane Fringe.

Virag is also the director of Room to Play Kids; a youth arts company for kids and teens based in the inner-city suburbs. Virag is very passionate about youth arts engagement, as reflected when she created and directed the play “Dear Adults…”, and its successive tours and seasons, as well as the drama programs she delivers for schools.

Aurelie Roque

Singing II / Musical Theatre II for Adults

Aurélie studied Vocal Performance and Dance at the UMKC Conservatory before moving to Australia 7 years ago. Her cabaret career started at the famous bar Natasha, where she wrote and co-starred in several cabarets: A CABARET AT LAST, TAKING ON The MOUSE (I & II), which held the record for highest attendance of a cabaret, as well as her first one woman show, THE DOCTOR IS IN. She then came to Australia in 2016.
In the last few years, Aurélie choreographed for the 24 HOUR MUSICAL PROJECT (2017-2019), and choreographed / directed in Taipei. Most recently, she created a 6 part workshop series called CABARET CREATION (which assisted individuals in designing and showcasing their own shows from scratch). A complete artist who’s mastered the triple-threat of singing, acting and dancing, Aurélie has performed in numerous professional productions such as (but definitely not limited to) Boy&Girl and a very naughty Christmas.

Nykita O’Keeffe

Youth Singing, Acting and Musical Theatre teacher

Nykita is a musical theatre performer and musician from Brisbane.

With an avid love for musical theatre, she has been involved in multiple productions across Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Her theatre credits include Funny Girl (Noosa Arts Theatre), Annie: The Musical (Mad About Theatre), Spamalot (Brisbane Arts Theatre), Pirates of Penzance (Lynch & Paterson), and Mary Poppins (Brisbane Arts Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar and in 2022, Nykita will play Eponine in Les Miserables.

Aside from theatre, Nykita also devotes her time to studying her degree in Music Performance. She performed in professional gigs around Brisbane such as Bigsound Music Festival, the Lord Mayor’s Seniors Christmas Parties, and Brisbane City Sounds gigs.

Nykita has trained with LVBA for 2 years, working on advanced singing and performing techniques in musical theatre. Loving every part of what LVBA teaches, she has stepped into the role of teacher and couldn’t be more thrilled to share her experiences and knowledge to young minds.

GUEST TRAINERS

Robbie McMillan

Bree Walker

Broadway Jazz Teacher

Bree was born & raised on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland where she began dancing at the age of 5. After graduating high school, she was accepted into prestigious full time college, ED5 International Performing Arts in Sydney. She successfully earned a scholarship and completed 2 years of full time, graduating with a Diploma of Performing Arts in 2013.

By the end of 2013, Bree landed her first professional dance contract with Princess Cruises where she has professionally & creatively been working with the company for 6 years now. Bree has travelled the world performing in shows by world renowned choreographers such as Liz Imperio, Danny Teeson & many more.

Bree has also featured and modelled in “Too Late” music video for pop artists in Italy & has respectively assisted choreographers on set for music videos in LA. In between contracts, Bree continues her dance training in Sydney or London to keep progressing and evolving within the industry. Bree has been teaching most styles of dance since age 14. She has taught & managed professionals onboard contracts and teaches back home on the Sunshine Coast as well as in Brisbane & Sydney. Bree aspires to be a creative director & choreographer and thrives off sharing her knowledge, experience and passion for dance to the young and up and coming talents of today.

Robbie McMillan

Robbie McMillan

Broadway Jazz & Tap Teacher

Robbie studied at the Queensland Ballet before moving to Europ where he toured professionally for almost 10 years.

In 2008, Robbie competed in the Australian version of “So, you think you can dance”.

Robbie performed in the most prestigious shows such Cats, Flashdance, Chess and Guys ‘n Dolls to cite only a few.

He toured professionally in Paris, London, Los Angeles and in Florida before recently coming back to Queensland.