Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 1999

Craig Behenna
  Craig trained as an actor, playwright and director at Flinders Drama Centre and at the Guildford School of Acting. He has more than ten years experience in theatre, screen production and performance. Craig began his career working primarily in theatre, and has worked in dramaturgy and script development for some of Australia's leading theatre companies, including Griffin Theatre Company, Australian Theatre for Young People, the Australian National Playwrights Centre and The State Theatre Company of South Australia. He has also appeared in the SBS series Fat Pizza and Danger 5. As a producer, Craig's theatre productions have won awards from the Adelaide Critics Circle (Best Music Theatre Performance) and the Adelaide Advertiser (Hit of the Fringe). Craig has also played a part in developing projects for screen, including several collaborations with Nick Matthews and David Ngo. Craig and Nick co-wrote the feature Anny and Luc Turn Left to be produced by David Ngo and directed by Nick Matthews, with Craig also fulfilling the role of co-producer. Craig also collaborated on the comedy short film Death Of A Bogan (Flickerfest 2012) and Justice Is Served (Tropfest Shortlist 2010). Craig and Nick have also co-written the feature script 38 and are developing the feature film project One Eyed Girl. Craig was also co-producer and script consultant for the SAFC-funded short Collision, written by Nick Matthews and David Ngo, and has just finished directing the short comedy Suburban Samurai (Tropfest People's Choice Nominee 2012, St Kilda Film Festival), which has recently been nominated for 6 awards at the South Australian Screen Awards.

Olivia Connolly
Olivia Connolly is an acting graduate with Honours from Flinders Drama Centre in South Australia. She is a founding ensemble member of Red Stitch Actors Theatre where she has performed in around 30 professional theatre productions. Olivia has appeared in Blue Heelers, Stingers, Prank Patrol and Tangle, the films; Rooms for Rent and Remembering Nigel, performed in comedy sketches for Angry Pinata and written and produced Pandora's Box and Clowns. Olivia is also a corporate actor for Maura Fay. In 2002 Olivia opened Limelight Drama School and 10 years later she is still discovering exciting new talent among her pupils who have appeared in films such as Jyndabyne, Where the wild Things Are and for the TV shows Tangle, Neighbours, Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries and Offspring. In 2006 Olivia obtained her Dip Ed in Drama teaching from The University of Melbourne. Limelight Drama School is in several Victorian Schools and she has handpicked her top students for the Limelight Management Agency.

Nathaniel Davison
  At Flinders Nathaniel starred in productions of Death and The Maiden and The Mahabarata. On graduating he peformed in the Howard Barker epic The Ecstatic Bible with Brink Productions for the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000. For State Theatre Company of SA his credits include Death Of A Salesman and the David Auburn classic Proof. Nathaniel has also worked with five.point.one in The Under Room , Wit and The Private Visions Of Gottfried Kellner with Blue Tongue Theatre and An Irish Joke for Splash Theatre Company. For the Bakehouse he has performed in Death Of A Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Brilliant Lies and Three In The Back, Two In The Head.

Danielle Gawler
  With a background in classical jazz music, as a pianist, Danielle graduated from the Drama Centre as an actor in 1999. In her graduating year she toured to Germany to participate in the Meiningen Shakespeare Festival. In 2000 she performed with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Chamber Singers, in The Second Hurricane, for the Adelaide Festival of Arts. Danielle performed for Brink Productions in Ursula for the Sydney Hydra Fest and the Adelaide Space Theatre. She formed the Company Gefiltefish Productions and premiered Falsettoland at the Adelaide Feast Festival in 2001. Danielle was a core member of the Berlin Cabaret Ensemble, winners of the Adelaide Critics Circle Award when they held residency at the Weimar Room in Adelaide and performed with them at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Fringe Festival in 2002 & 2003. Danielle also performed in the Melbourne Fringe, as comic trio @Wurst a Comedy Cabaret Theatre show. Danielle toured Malaysia with vocal ensemble 21Fox for the Adelaide Sister City Delegation. Currently Danielle is the vocalist and musician for electronic duo HyperSpatial.

Sentha Govin-Vel
  Sentha Govin-Vel is a Leadership and Behavioural Consultant/Mentor, NLP Master Practitioner, Trainers' Trainer and an accredited EDISC Consultant. Sentha combined her varied knowledge and experience that includes Banking, University Student Administration, Business Development, Computing, Applied Science (Disability Studies) as well as Performing Arts where she is a trained Director, Choreographer, Actor and Dancer to current dynamic roles. She has conducted workshops, lecture demonstrations and training sessions in various countries and settings of Singapore, India, United States of America, Denmark, Korea and Australia. She is a life-long learner and a TCI Masterminder who is passionate about providing value to her clients with her tailored-to-needs breakthrough to success, leadership, personal and professional development programs that empower her clients to learn, grow and lead themselves and others.

Nuala Hafner
  Nuala grew up performing in theatre, but began her television career in 1997 when she was chosen to co-present The Bookplace, an award-winning preschool program. She quickly caught the attention of news executives and in 1998 was asked to present the weather for South Australia's top-rating Seven News. Her role was further expanded when she became a reporter on Discover, a travel and lifestyle show. In 2003 Nuala transferred to Channel Seven Sydney to join their popular travel and lifestyle show Sydney Weekender and by the end of the year had teamed up with Ian Ross and Matthew White to form the new Sydney and Canberra Seven News team. Nuala became a favourite with viewers with her lively location weather reports and hourly news updates. Further a field, Nuala was chosen by Qantas to present their in-flight destination guides filmed on location in New York and Los Angeles. She also filmed live reports from Alaska and Canada for Sunrise. Nuala is a qualified lawyer and a trained actor. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in 2000 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 2001. Nuala has been delighted to return to the stage from time to time including playing the lead role of Gerda in the Sydney Theatre production of The Snow Queen

Ksenja Logos
  Since graduating from Flinders Drama Centre, Ksenja has worked extensively in theatre, including The Ecstatic Bible, 4:48 Psychosis and Drums In The Night with Brink Productions, Gorge 2003 and Despoiled Shore Medeamaterial Landscape with Argonauts and Disappearance with The Border Project. She has performed in Night Letters, Goodnight Desdemona (Goodmorning Juliet), The Real Thing, Architektin, Three Sisters and Top Girls for the State Theatre Company of South Australia. Her credits with Flying Penguin Productions include The Birthday Party and Blackbird for which she won an Adelaide Theatre Guild Award. 

Rebekah Leech
  Rebekah graduated from the Flinders Drama Centre in 1999. She is a dynamic, pro-active professional whose diversity has seen her succeed in a variety of careers from Producing, Account Management, copywriting, TVC production, owner/manager/marketer of a clothing label, right through to life inside a recording studio.

Kate Kelly