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Laine Loxlea-Danann has an absolute passion for music, theatre and art. Performing is Laine’s
motivating force that has propelled her successful 24 year career and keeps her inspired.
She is a graduate of the Conservatorium of Music Queensland with a Diploma of Music majoring
in Voice, with a second study in Composition. She has a Double Diploma in Vocational Education
and Training and Training Design and Development, a Cert 4 in Training and Assessing and is
currently enrolled in Master of Music Studies – Performance Strand majoring in Jazz Voice at
the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Laine has completed an internship in Theatre Practices
and Stagecraft in the Conservatorium Opera School under the tutorage of Guiseppe Sorbello and
has completed 2 years Arts Business training with Briz Arts Makers at the Metro Arts. Laine
has had the pleasure of being the Head of Music at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing
Arts (ACPA) for the last 2 years as well as Music Genre Coordinator at ACPA for many years
She is well known throughout Brisbane and Queensland as a, Singer, Actress, Performer,Tuitor,
Music Entrepreneur, Musical Director and Composer. Her recent success being VoxOnyx performed
at the Brisbane Powerhouse Visy theatre, Fused for the QMF performed at the Brisbane Powerhouse
and she own production A Blind Date with a Diva and Other Shenanigans an original one woman
cabaret performed at the Arts Centre Gold Coast.
Laine’s eclectic career as a professional performer has included everything from Opera to
Jazz to Musical Theatre; however her favorite style is intimate cabaret, performing her own
Some of Laine’s credits include an Artist in Residence Project in Cairns for Musica Viva,
Musical Direction for Soul Music / Souls Entwined performed at QPAC and Q150 Shed Tour
performing with her female a cappella ensemble Paisley Lane. Past credits include a sold out
season of her one woman show Quintessential Songs of the Naffy Twee, The TV show Forensic
Investigators, the short films Summer Camp and Carpool working along side famous Australian
actress Kerry Armstrong, fictitious Opera starlet Esmeralda Walschtang in the Limelight Revue
produced by the Queensland Folk Federation, performing her one-woman shows as part of the
Brisbane Cabaret Festival and the release of her CD of original work–Barefoot–a collection of
jazz cabaret comedy songs.
Laine has worked extensively as a Musical Director, Choral Conductor and Vocal Coach and in
productions such as The Queensland Folk Federation’s Boadicea and The Limelight Revue; Dogs
in the Roof’s The Understudy; The Fabulous Gooney Girls’ Cabaret, Bobcat Magic produced by
the Queensland Music Festival and La Boite Theatre Company performed in Mt Isa, and the
Centenary of Federation production, Voices and Visions, to name a few. As a composer Laine
has had the privilege of writing six short-film scores, two of which won Queensland New Film
Makers Awards and one a Woodford Film Festival Award and as written string arrangements for
performers such as The Ten Tenors and Brianna Carpenter.
Laine has run a highly successful music and theatre training business for the last 24 years.
She specializes in coaching versatile singers and performers capable of all genres of
vocal/musical performance from Classical, Jazz, Music Theatre to Pop and Rock as well as all
types of Stagecraft from Musical Theatre, Rock/Pop Performance, and straight Dramatic Theatre.
During her career Laine has been vocal coach to numerous well know singers, actors and
performers including Thelma Plum, Patience from the Grates, Michael from Yves Klein Blue,
Sean from Last Dinosaurs and Elise Grieg. Laine’s students have a appeared in both Queensland
Theatre Company and La Boite Theatre Company productions, some of Laine’s students have
gone on to secure places with The Ten Tenors, Melbourne State Opera, Sony Records (Japan) and
popular T.V. Show’s. Laine also facilitates strategic career planning for aspiring professional
During her career Laine has had the pleasure of working with some outstanding musicians and
theatre practitioners including James Morrison, Wesley Enoch, Kate Miller-Heidke, Azaria from
The Art, Brian Lucas, Stephen Helper, Mark Gasser and Darren Percival.
Thriving on music, theatre and the creative arts, Laine is committed to working diversely,
creatively and with a song in her heart.