Now Appearing on The Grand Classica on Bahama Paradise Cruise Line

Soul of the City, Featuring Special Performances by Rocco & Nova

A celebration of classic Motown hits, soulful songs of the Seventies, and modern day tunes that will feed your soul. From The Four Tops to Bruno Mars, The Jackson 5 to Adele and everything in between, Soul of the City is one non-stop party.

Rocco & Nova

Rocco

Juggler, Equilibrist, Fitness Powerhouse. Cruise Ship Entertainer. Combat Zone Veteran. Elite Acrobat.

Rocco went full-time touring his own show in his first year as an acrobat. Today he is on the development team for four full-length stage shows in addition to touring internationally himself. His most popular acts are handbalance, hand to hand (duo acrobatics), acrobatic pole, tall unicycle, fire, and juggling. He's also the co-founder of GRAVITY Entertainment, gravityentertains.com  

Nova

Nova Hawkins began her cirque career in a very peculiar way. Starting with a circus-themed mission trip to Paraguay, a community circus program for underprivileged Brazilians, and a circus club at the University of Sydney, Nova eventually joined a small Atlanta-based circus in 2013. After meeting Rocco Lapaire in 2016, Nova became a full-time performer with their newly formed company, Gravity Entertainment, and has performed on cruise ships and in international tours. Nova specializes in partner acrobatics, but also performs juggling, Chinese pole, aerial silks and lyra, fire, stiltwalking, and contortion.

Elijah Wood     

Tamsin Ireland        

Singer and Dancer

Singer, Dancer and Contortionist

Elijah Word is a south Florida native who is so excited to be at sea in these amazing productions. Elijah studied musical theater at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York! He wants to thank his friends and family for all their love and support through out his career, and a huge thank you to the cast, crew and creative time for making he job so amazing. Enjoy the show!

    
Tamsin is a Dancer, contortionist, aerialist and singer with 8 years professional experience in shows, corporate events and productions across the world. She completed her musical theatre training at Associated Studios in London after completing a degree in dance from Sunderland University. She is very excited to be joining Maybury and Webb in their latest shows onboard Grand Classica. 

Credits include: Italian Tour West Side Story- Maria, 80’s Mania international tour- Dancer, Louis Cruises- singer/ cover vocalist, MSC Cruises- Dancer, Bahamas Paradise- Specialist Dancer, TUI Magic Life Hotels- Special act



    

Ginelle Gordon   

Joseph Nguyen        

Singer and Dancer

Dancer

Ginelle Gordon is a dynamic mezzo soprano raised against the colourful backdrop of Pasadena California, USA. She studied classical music and music business, majoring in vocals and minoring in theory and piano at Fisk University and Belmont University in Nashville TN. She’s sang all over the world in various bands and on many stages captivating audiences with styles of cabaret, jazz, rock, funk and soul. During a residency in New York City at the now renowned HK Lounge in Hells Kitchen she was referred to by entertainment rag HX magazine as “divalicious” and stating “a new star of NYC nightlife is born!” ​

    
Master of karate. Guardian of the universe. Joseph has dedicated his ninja training to the world of art. Taken under the wings of many legends, he has gain many titles like "Asian Sensation", "Thunder from Down Under", and "Hot." His wild lion mane can be seen lashing the stage for miles. 

But really....

Joseph has been dancing for 7 years. His previous work can be seen with Legends in Concert, the world's biggest tribute show. Along with dance, Joseph has undergone martial arts and cirque training: aerial, juggling, Chinese pole, trampwall, etc. 

Ishmael Kenpach     

Margarita Murakaeva

Dancer

Dancer

Ishamael is a professional trained dancer and has experience in musical theatre, jazz, contemporary, ballet, choreography, hip hop, house and freestyling.  Ishameal has trained at the Northern Ballet School in England and has recent credits in various productions such as The Nutcracker Ballet , Giselle Ballet, Courteeners Music Video and Desperados City Hack.

    
Margarita, is a professional trained dancer from Russia, she covers ballet, jazz, contemporary, folk, commercial, ballroom and tap.  She has worked throughout the world as dancer, choretographer and also a magicians assisstant.  She is excited to be part of this fabulous crew on board The Grand Classica.

Brydi Pedder           

Hannah Lewis     

Dancer

Singer, Actor

Hannah Lewis graduated from Colchester institute with a BA HONS in Musical Theatre back in 2012 and has worked professionally ever since. She has worked all over Europe within production casts for TED GROUP and on board P&O Britannia as part of PULSE last year. She is now thrilled to be part of the production cast on board Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line for Karen Maybury Creative Connections. 
    
    
Brydi is a 24 year old professional dancer from the United Kingdom. 
She has danced from the age of 5 and appeared in her first professional production at the age of 11. At 16 she gained a place at the prestigious Bodywork Company International Dance studios in Cambridge for 3 intense years training to become a professional dancer and sucessfully graduated in 2013. Since then she's appeared in Pantomines, touring shows, theme park productions, kids TV and worked overseas in Hotels. This is Brydi's first Cruise contract and she is thrilled to be onboard The Grand Classica!
    
    

    

Jonathon Salviano           

Dancer

Jonathan Salviano, Brazilian, 31 years old natural from Natal-RN, started life in art at the municipal theatre Sandoval Wandeley with Theatrical initiation classes where he developed his skills as a dancer.
 
Shortly after beginning his training in contemporary ballet by UFRN (federal university) and classic ballet by the main ballet school in the city: EDTAM (dance school of Alberto Maranhão Theatre).
 
Jonathan made important spectacles in the state, participated in several DVDs of important bands in Brazil and in the year of 2012 started his trajectory in cruise companies.
Until now already 6 cruise companies where he collaborated around the world like a dancer in some and others like a choreographer, assistant or production manager, totaling seven contracts on the sea in all.