Meet The Belles...
Carla is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre).
Carla’s theatre credits include Essgee Productions Pirates of Penzance, Mathilde in Thoroughly Modern Millie for The Production Company, Bodybag for Itch Productions , Twelfth Night (Viola) for Green Cyc. and Jen in the award winning WTF?! for Fine Work Theatre Company. Carla was awarded ‘Best Actress’ at Sydney’s Short & Sweet Festival in 2010 for her portrayal of Jen, and WTF?!, which Carla also wrote, was nominated for best comedy script.
Carla’s on screen credits include Satisfaction for Showcase, as well as various short films and commercials. She can also be heard on the air waves, having provided voiceovers for many campaigns.
For a number of years, Carla sailed the high seas working as a Guest Entertainer and Production Vocalist for Princess Cruises, headlining in over 12 onboard production shows. Early in her career, Carla performed in countless children’s shows and pantomimes throughout Australia and New Zealand, most notably as Host of the popular Wiggles Character Shows (Entertainment Store). She also performed the role of Wendy in Green Cyc’s summer production of Peter Pan in Apollo Bay.
No stranger to singing three part harmony, Carla is also a busy corporate performer, having performed in such cabaret acts as Champagne Serenade and The Dream Divas - a reimagined version of Debra Byrne’s Girls, Girls, Girls.
A career highlight, in 2008 Carla was a backing vocalist for Michael Bublé during his Call Me Irresponsible Melbourne concerts.
In 2014, Carla created The Jingle Belles and has since enjoyed the learning curve and challenges of juggling multiple roles as both Performer and Director of the trio. Carla is thrilled The Jingle Belles has thrived and 2017 sees the trio head into its 4th season.
Carla Jane McCallum - Director / Vocalist
Meg Hoult - Vocalist
Meg’s performing career began in London with the role of Belle in a pantomime production of Beauty & The Beast (M&M Productions) in 2000. She then returned to Melbourne to train at the National Theatre Drama School and went on to complete her Bachelor of Arts (Drama) at Monash University. Most recently, Meg wrote, produced and performed her first one-woman show, My Notorious Life at Chapel Off Chapel to rave reviews.
Since signing with RMK Voices in 2014, Meg has been thoroughly enjoying exploring the world of Voiceover and Presenting which allows her to get her fill of performing without having to leave Melbourne!
Recent acting credits include Any Questions for Ben? (Working Dog Productions), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (TML Enterprises), Motherhood The Musical (HIT Productions), Kismet (The Production Company), The Hatpin (Magnormos), It’s Only Life – featuring John Bucchino (DTM/ Stella Entertainment), The Shakespeare Revue (Australian Shakespeare Festival), Sylvia Plath – The Girl Who Wanted To Be God (New Performance Company), Harp on the Willow (Malcolm Cooke/Ensemble Productions) in which she understudied Marina Prior and Lucy Maunder, as well as the Australian and Asian tours of Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision (Glynn Nicholas Group). She also spent twelve months at Universal Studios in Japan and was Resident Vocalist on P&O’s Pacific Dawn. Meg has been a proud member of the MEAA since 2003.
Sarah Landy - Vocalist
Sarah trained at the Victorian Ballet School, Dance world 301 and the Melba Memorial Conservatorium of Music. She has performed the lead role of Ellen in the Australian production of Miss Saigon, Sophia and cover Annette in Saturday Night Fever on the West End, and has also covered and played the roles of Ashley, Pearl and Dinah in Starlight Express in Germany and New Zealand. In the Cameron Macintosh Australian/New Zealand tour of Mary Poppins, Sarah covered the roles of Mary Poppins, Bird Woman and Katy-Nanna. Other credits include Mack n' Mabel and Follies for The Production Company, The Man with The September Face, and the roles of Cosette in Les Miserables and Maria in West Side Story for the Jose Carreras’ Aids Benefit Gala in Germany.
Sarah has travelled around the world as lead vocalist on board the cruise liner M.S Amadea and has also appeared in a number of film and television productions and commercials, including the popular Paul O’ Grady Show (U.K), Starlight Express 3D Races shown in all the U.S, U.K and New Zealand productions, German MTV music awards with Sister Sledge and the 2010 Australia’s got Talent Grand final with Rolling Entertainment. Most recently, Sarah toured Australia in the musical Cats, playing the role of Bombalurina. In 2017 Sarah will be embarking on the national tour of Mamma Mia! covering the roles Donna, Tania and Rosie.
Johanna Allen - Vocalist
Johanna joins The Jingle Belles in 2017! After graduating with both a B.A. (Drama Performance) and Bachelor of Music Performance (Hons voice Elder Conservatorium), she was awarded an Emerging Artist Scholarship to study at Juilliard School New York City. As a result, her professional credits span New York, the UK, and Australia.
Australian theatre credits include The Sound of Music (Mother Abbess), The Light In The Piazza (Signora Naccarelli), Dogfight (Marcy), Wicked, Dr Zhivago, The Mikado (Pitti Sing), The Pirates of Penzance (Kate), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), The Wild Party – Music of Andrew Lippa, Guys and Dolls, Dead Man Walking, The Threepenny Opera for Sydney Theatre Company and Colletta in Packemin Productions’ Phantom of the Opera. State Opera of South Australia credits include Il Trovatore (Inez), Treemonisha (Lucy), and Candide (Old Lady). New York theatre credits are Constanza in Amadeus, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible and Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd.
Johanna’s concert credits include performances with the International Montreal Jazz Festival, the Australian Pops Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Big Band and as backing vocalist for Reece Mastin on the X-Factor Winner Goodnight Tour. Johanna premiered her sold-out solo show Mixtape for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2012.
Her film and television credits include McLeod’s Daughter’s, Rewind (Seven Network),Travelling Light (Toi toi films/SA Film Corp), The Front Bar (Channel 9), and El Morado (Australian Film Commission).
Johanna’s versatility as a performer has led to collaborations with an eclectic array of international artists including David Helfcott and Suzanne Vega with further appearances in Carols by Candlelight, Mornings with Kerri-Anne, G.M.A, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Morning Show.
Co-founder of the acclaimed cabaret trio Gentlemen Prefer Curves, she has performed in all capital cities, including sell out performances at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the International Spiegeltent, and His Majesty’s Theatre Perth.
Johanna’s most recent one woman show The Songs That Got Away - The Songs Of Harold Arlen played to sell out audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Johanna has also recorded her first CD, Calling Card, in collaboration with Jazz pianist Mark Ferguson, which is now available on iTunes.
Elise is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Arts Academy. Since graduating she has appeared in the Donmar Warehouse/Ambassador production of Guys and Dolls as Mimi, and cover for Miss Adelaide. She also spent time singing back-up and touring with James Reyne for his latest album, 'TCB'. She starred in Jersey Boys as the wife of Frankie Valli, Mary Delgado, and understudied and played the lead role of Paula Pokrifki in the musical production of An Officer and a Gentleman. She also had the privilege of working with Geoffrey Rush in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Elise played the role of Catherine in the Magnormos production of Pippin and also had the pleasure of working on a workshop production of a new Australian musical based on the life and music of The Seekers; Georgy Girl. Most recently, Elise has sailed the high seas for Princess Cruises performing as a lead Vocalist in many onboard productions, including the new Stephen Schwartz show, Magic To Do.
Elise Brennan - Vocalist
Angela's musical theatre credits include: Guys And Dolls as Miss Sarah Brown (Harvest Rain Theatre Company), Godspell as Lindsay (Magnormos), The Last 5 Years as Cathy (Tall Trees Productions), Oklahoma! as Laurey (Harvest Rain Theatre Company), The Wizard Of Oz as Glinda (Harvest Rain Theatre Company), Dear World as Nina (Magnormos), Songs For A New World as Woman 1 (Harvest Rain Theatre Company), Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as the Narrator (Harvest Rain Theatre Company), The Mikado (Esgee Productions) Beauty And The Beast as Belle (Harvest Rain Theatre Company) Into The Woods as Cinderella (Harvest Rain Theatre Company), Little Shop Of Horrors as Crystal (Harvest Rain Theatre Company).
Angela has also performed in the Brisbane Lord Mayors Carols / Carols In The City for the Channel Seven, Ten and Nine Networks and at the NRA Fashion Awards (2008). Angela has performed in concert with the QLD Pops Orchestra, the Divas, and with American composers Scott Alan, Georgia Stitt and John Bucchino. As a singer / song-writer, Angela won the 2011 International Cabaret Contest (Your Theatrics). In 2012/2013 her cabaret show Just Like You... Only Different toured nationally with performances in Sydney, Brisbane Powerhouse, Noosa Long Weekend Festival and the Adelaide, Melbourne and Ballarat Cabaret Festivals.
Angela Harding - Vocalist
*** The Jingle Belles are all high calibre, professional performers in their own right. As such, the combination of Belles performing at your event will depend on the availability of our in demand performers. Specific cast requests are welcome but can not be guaranteed.