"I have only ever seen the movie once and, from memory, it's very different from the musical – I guess the common denominator is cheerleading," Katherine said. "The musical is full of fantastic songs and packed with high-energy routines and the singing under the guidance of musical director Phoebe Jackson is sounding fantastic."
"I'm also lucky to have Shanice-Kalina Thompson as our choreographer without whom I doubt I would have even attempted this production. The world of cheerleading is all very new to me and I rely on her for expertise in this field, along with her awesome choreography skills."
Learning dance as a three-year-old and performing at age seven, Katherine has performed extensively in range of productions with highlights including Evita at His Majesty's Theatre and Oliver, The King and I, The Mikado and Cruisin' The Musical (with Glenn Shorrock), all at the Regal Theatre. She studied at the WA Academy of Performing Arts and Trinity College of London and spent five years as part of the duo MUSE with Nat Ripepi, supporting numerous local, interstate and international acts while also releasing a CD.
"Bring It On is Black Box Performing Arts' second show, following on from Camp Rock at the beginning of 2017," Katherine said. "I'm extremely passionate about fostering youth in musical theatre and the opportunities Black Box are providing are a wonderful way to do this."
Bring It On: The Musical plays at 7pm February 2, 3, 7, 8 and 10 and 1pm and 5pm February 11. Tickets are $25, $20 concessions and children – book at www.trybooking.com/SQJW. The Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre is located at 48 Canning Road, Kalamunda.