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Judge Paul J Tyler

Judge Paul J Tyler

Paul Tyler has been in the entertainment industry since the 70s. He was a floor show performer and an entertainment lecturer during the seventies through to the eighties. In the following decade, he became a professional DJ, performing for a number different events. Mr Tyler has won seven Queensland Entertainment Wallace Awards during the eighties.

Paul has had experience as a music programmer and an entertainment manager. He has also had experience as a recording artist which you can check out on YouTube (Venus – Quando). His current occupation is a radio announcer with 101FM Logan City and previously for 4CRB – BayFM.

Paul is looking for one male and one female from the competition to take around South East Queensland as an exciting new duo “New Image.”

Goodna Jacaranda Festival Judge Margaret Mikkelson

Judge Margaret Michelson

Singing Teacher Margaret Mikkelsen has been in the entertainment industry since the age of eleven as one of Channel 7’s Swallows Juniors with host Brian Naylor. She also performed regularly on 3DB Melb‘s radio with Dick Cranbourne as well as many Cabaret, Club and Concert venues throughout Melbourne.

For many years Margaret worked with Johnny Young of Young Talent Time as Singing Teacher and Principal of his Talent School in Melbourne.
While also in Melbourne Margaret co-ordinated a segment showcasing young Australian talent for Channel 10’s Early Bird Show hosted by Darryl Cotton.

Margaret is now based in Brisbane teaching singing and performance skills both privately and at venues around Brisbane.

She says there is nothing like performing and she is looking forward to seeing the Performers showcase their talents throughout this competition.

Goodna Jacaranda Festival Judge Cassie Willaimson

Judge Cassie Willaimson

Cassie Williamson has trained in all forms of dance including Acrobatics, Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Lyrical and Hip Hop. Cassie graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Dance (Musical Theatre) in 1994 and then commenced her professional career in Australia and Japan. On return from overseas Cassie recommenced her Teaching Career at The Dance Works Studio until it closed in 2016.

Whilst teaching at The Dance Works Studio, Cassie had the opportunity to assist in choreographing 2 shows for the students to perform at Disneyland LA and Universal Studios. Cassie was also asked to choreograph a show 2 years in a row for Fashion on Fire, this was in conjunction with Qld Fire Service in raising money for the Mater Children’s Hospital. Cassie loves to teach dance and has many students who are currently performing at a professional level throughout the world.