Zak has been passionate about theatre for as long as he can remember, undertaking both on and offstage roles for a variety of productions. He has completed a Certificate IV in Commercial Dance at Gravity Dance, specialising in tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, ballroom and ballet. Having been dancing for over eleven years, Zak has completed dance exams including tap exams up to the highest level (Level 9, High Distinction, Glenn Wood tap syllabus).
Zak’s choreography credits include Singin’ in the Rain JR (2017, TB Arts, Fringe Festival), A Peter Combe Extravaganza! (2017, Something on Saturday) and A Night on Broadway (2014, Glenunga High School). Zak made his professional debut with State Opera of South Australia’s production of Hansel and Gretel. Since then, he has played many memorable roles such as Boq in Wicked the Musical (2016, Matt Byrne Media), Mary Sunshine in Chicago (2017, Emma Knights Productions), The Tinman in The Wiz (2013, GIHS), Danny in Grease (2014, GIHS), Bert in Mary Poppins (2014, GIHS) and also appeared as a featured dancer in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2016, G&S Society of SA). An avid performer, he has entertained at many events around Adelaide, such as the Fringe Festival, the Royal Adelaide Show and Clipsal 500 as well as at private functions, weddings and parties. Zak also works as an entertainer for Nickelodeon and Showtime Attractions and has performed in many children’s shows with them.
Zak has had the privilege of working with industry professionals including Rob Mills, leaders of NIDA and Belvoir Theatre, and the vocal coach of the Australian touring production of Wicked.
Zak absolutely loves being a part of Theatre Bugs and he enjoys connecting with students and teaching them all he knows about the performing arts!