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CLIA Australasia pays tribute to performing artists at sea

Entertainment at the annual dinner will celebrate the number of Australian performers who have been employed by cruise lines around the world
Dozens of students from Sydney’s Brent Street Performing Arts Academy will again entertain 500 guests at Cruise Lines International Association Australasia’s annual black-tie dinner on March 9.

‘Brent Street has been nurturing talent in the performing arts sector for more than three decades and is a leading source of stand-out performers for cruise lines around the world,’ CLIA Australasia MD Joel Katz said.

Fitting celebration

Katz said it will be a fitting celebration at a time when the global cruise industry is enjoying new vitality.

‘Cruising’s resurgence has brought a huge burst of energy and creativity in the entertainment offered at sea and Brent Street will give us a taste of that energy through the incredible new generation of performers coming through its ranks,’ Katz said.

Major employer

Brent Street’s Managing and Creative Director Lucas Newland said the cruise industry had become a major employer of dancers, singers, musicians and other performers around the world.

‘Brent Street alumni have featured on almost every major cruise line brand in the world and thousands of our students have gone on to perform at sea,’ Newland said.

Next month’s dinner will honour the top achievers in the Australasian travel advisor community.