Our People Bring the Experience to Life

Our dedicated team members are the heart and soul of Alpha Shows, each playing a vital role in bringing our productions to life. Their passion, creativity, and hard work ensure that every show is a memorable and transformative experience. Get to know the talented individuals who make it all happen.



Management and Creative Team

The core team at Alpha.

Ben Jackson - Founder & CEO

Ben Jackson – Founder & CEO

Ben’s mission in life is to create transformative experiences that leave a lasting impact. In 2002, he founded Alpha Shows with a groundbreaking vision: to revolutionize children’s theatre by delivering life-changing events. As the visionary leader and Managing Director, Ben has redefined what it means to entertain and educate young audiences. With decades of hands-on experience, Ben has worn many […]

Kyle Rowling - Fight Director

Kyle Rowling – Fight Director

Since 2008, Kyle has been an integral part of Alpha Shows, bringing his expertise in professional stage combat to our productions. He has choreographed numerous hand-to-hand and sword fights, ensuring each performance is both thrilling and safe. Kyle’s craftsmanship shines in the beautiful armor and specialty costumes he creates for our characters. His extensive experience includes choreographing all the lightsaber […]

Kat Glieson – Creative & Talent Director

Kat Glieson – Creative & Talent Director

Katja’s passion for Alpha Shows stems from its unique blend of fun, excitement, and educational value. As the Creative Director, she is responsible for the overall messaging and direction of all shows, script writing, and adaptations of lyrics. She manages a diverse team of designers, including artists, costume designers, set builders, and technical staff. Katja has led multiple new marketing [...]
Abby-Rose Kerr – Head Choreographer

Abby-Rose Kerr – Head Choreographer

Abby-Rose Kerr joined the Alpha Shows family as a touring performer in 2019 and quickly fell in love with the fun, loving work environment and the impactful messages conveyed to children. Now serving as the Head of Choreography, Abby-Rose works closely with directors and actors during rehearsal periods to create dynamic dance routines that add an extra spark to Alpha’s […]

Cortnee Jarvis – Head of Costume & Staging

Cortnee Jarvis – Head of Costume & Staging

Cortnee is essential to bringing Alpha Shows to life, meticulously designing and creating to ensure our actors look their best for every performance. As the Head of Costume and Staging, she oversees the creation, maintenance, and expansion of our extensive library of costumes, wigs, mascots, sets, staging, and props. Her passion for costuming and design shines on stage, while her […]

Petra Glieson - Acting Consultant

Petra Glieson – Acting Consultant

Petra Glieson brings a wealth of experience and a profound dedication to character development to Alpha Shows. With a distinguished career in television and theater, including notable roles in “Blue Heelers,” “The Doctor Blake Mysteries,” and “State Coroner,” Petra has a deep understanding of the craft of acting. Her extensive background includes both performance and production, highlighted by her recent […]

Jacqui Martin - Administration

Jacqui Martin – Administration

Jacqui has been an invaluable part of Alpha Shows since 2011, bringing a wealth of experience and dedication to various roles within the company. Starting as a Company Cast Member, she quickly took on the responsibilities of Tour Manager and later Company Manager. In these roles, Jacqui directed all the shows and ensured smooth operations on the road. Now in […]

Lachlan Murdoch – Fight Instructor

Lachlan Murdoch – Fight Instructor

With over a decade of hilarious performances and significant roles as driver and artistic director, Lachlan has been a cornerstone of Alpha Shows. His current focus is on our world-class stage combat, working closely with Fight Director Kyle Rowling to choreograph engaging sword fights and other combat sequences. Lachlan prioritizes audience and actor safety in every performance. He is deeply […]

Phil Jackson - Production Executive & Set Designer/Painter

Phil Jackson – Production Executive & Set Designer/Painter

Phil has been intricately involved in every aspect of production for Alpha Shows. His dedication is evident in the amazing sets and backdrops, known for their distinctive style and intricate detail, which require weeks of painstaking work to perfect. Phil also oversees, maintains, and invents all technical aspects of our shows, including ingenious props and special effects. His creativity and […]

Nicole Whittorn - Operations Assistant

Nicole Whittorn – Operations Assistant

Nicole is the backbone of Alpha Shows, managing all administrative and logistical aspects to ensure seamless operations. Her dedication is the lifeblood of the company, making her an invaluable team member. Both our customers and actors rely on her support to keep Alpha running smoothly. From weekly costume washing and mail outs to calling schools for confirmations and handling the […]

Heide Scholz - Venue Manager

Heide Scholz – Venue Manager

Heide Scholz is the dedicated Venue Manager at Alpha Shows, ensuring that every performance space is maintained to the highest standards. Her core responsibilities include overseeing the proper treatment of the venue, maintaining cleanliness, and ensuring everything runs smoothly during shows. Additionally, Heide takes care of costume washing and other cast care duties, demonstrating her commitment to the well-being and […]

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