Aaron Cash is an Australian actor, singer, dancer and choreographer who now calls Long Beach California home, although the world remains his stage.
He has worked with the Twyla Tharp Dance Company, performed as Cher’s lead dancer on the Believe, Love Hurts, and Heart of Stone tours. He has danced with Baryshnikov and Michael Jackson. He was an original cast member of Tap Dogs, the Australian show that took the world by surprise and expanded the reach of tap dancing around the world. His credits include Hook, Titanic, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Singin’ in the Rain, The Full Monty, Dancing Man and others. He was a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance Australia” in 2014 and the Australian Judge on the “Wall of the World” for CBS’ hit talent show “World’s Best”. Also he performed his hit Solo show Last Dance, The Forgotten Masters on Broadway, Los Angeles, Long Beach and at the 2019 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Roclan González Chávez
Born in Cuba, Roclan Gonzalez Chavez studied at the prestigious Escuela Nacionales in Havana, graduating in 1996 with a distinction in both contemporary and folk dance and was the only person in his class to be awarded a post-graduate scholarship to study choreography. Since then he has worked with most of Cuba’s best known music and dance groups, including Omar Portuondo, Company Segundo, salsa big band Los Van Van and the famous Tropicana Cabaret.
He is the main choreographer of the Cuban television ballet with regular performances on TV programs and state events. For the past years, he has choreographed the national Cuban music awards, Cuba disco and many music videos for top Cuban bands. His international tours include choreographies for the hit shows Lady Salsa, and The Kings of Salsa, which have toured in Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA to great critical acclaim. He has also worked extensively in South America and studied many styles from this region, from Brazilian samba and contemporary ballet to Argentinean tango. Roclan has an unrivalled understanding of salsa and Cuban dance’s folkloric roots, which he blends with breathtaking contemporary moves producing a unique dance fusion.
The graduate nuclear ecologist Jorge Alexis González Madrigal was born in 1967 in Cuba and discovered as a model in the former Czechoslovakia. Parallel to his studies in Bratislava, he made his first contacts in the fashion business during stays in Prague. He soon became a stylist and fashion choreographer for renowned designers and organized fashion shows. After completing his diploma, he moved to Hamburg. He quickly became involved in relevant campaigns and still works with international designers and brands to this day.
From 2010 to 2012 he appeared as a catwalk trainer and model coach on the TV casting show “Germany’s Next Topmodel by Heidi Klum” – and became the favourite of the audience in no time. Jorge released the song „Don’t Touch My Shoes“ in 2012. In his biography (2013) “Hola Chicas – Auf dem Laufsteg meines Lebens” (Hola Chicas – On the catwalk of my life), the popular figure talks about how he had to fight his way into his present life. In 2014 he opened the „Chicas Walk Academy“ in Hamburg, in which every woman could learn to walk self-confidently through life with a great posture and type-appropriate style. Jorge’s motto: „The way you walk, determines how you´ll get through life“. From 2013 to the present day, Jorge has delighted viewers as a juror of the german RTL dance show “Let’s Dance” with his charm, wit and infectious Cuban passion for life. His first career wish as a child was to become a dancer. Jorge González is therefore particularly pleased to have been able to combine his passions for fashion and dance at Ballet Revolución as a costume designer since 2012.
From 2012 until today, Jorge González has also repeatedly taken on roles in TV series and feature films: around 2018 in the ZDF feature film series Herzkino. Märchen, in the SAT. 1 movie Unsere Jungs (Our Boys) and in the ARD children’s show Die Pfefferkörner (The Peppercorns); in autumn 2019 he was featured in the German cinema production Eine ganz heiße Nummer 2.0.
Mark Brady is a leading Australian producer with a passion for making live entertainment infused with cultural richness and diversity accessible to western audiences. Representing the third generation of an entertainment business family, Mark Brady was breathing showbiz from a young age; Mark’s grandfather was a major venue owner and restaurateur in Berlin during the roaring twenties when the Cabaret era flourished; and Mark’s father, Tony Brady is recognised as one of Australia’s most respected entertainers and experienced producer/promoters in Australia and around the World. Consequently, Mark was introduced to the entertainment world from backstage, where he would watch his father, 50s bandstand singer Tony Brady perform.
In the early 90’s Mark and Tony began developing the theatrical show arm of the business. Mark’s first success was Gaelforce Dance, which he co-created during the era of Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. His first foray into producing proved hugely successful and Gaelforce Dance went on to tour Australia, New Zealand, and USA, Canada and spent three years touring Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
In London during the late 90s, Mark was introduced to a show playing on the West end called Lady Salsa. This production instantly caught his attention and so his love affair with Cuba began. Mark collaborated with the shows original producers and together they re-produced, recreated and re-launched Lady Salsa in Australia. It was a great success and spent the next 5 years touring Europe, Australia and South East Asia. Motivated by the great reception and inspired by the famous documentary Buena Vista Social Club, Mark collaborated with the co producers of Lady Salsa and investigated the famous quarter in Havana of the same name, Buena Vista. Home to the intensely passionate music and dance for which Cuba is famous, they created an extraordinary show The Bar at Buena Vista featuring three legends from the era of the Buena Vista Social club, who tell its history through music and dance. The Bar at Buena Vista has been touring the world consistently since 2004.
In 2010 Mark commenced conceptualizing and working on a new production from Cuba utilizing the incredibly high level of talent found in classical and contemporary dance. Ballet Revolución was born and premiered in Australia in 2011. Since then Ballet Revolución has successfully toured and has proudly played sold out seasons in London’s West End. In 2018, Mark Brady was revisiting his love for Cuban culture with Ballet Revolución and a new touring production. The show goes from strength to strength and this story is far from over.
In 2003, Mark was inspired to investigate India and the World’s most prolific film industry namely Bollywood. Mark began researching and fell in love with its cultural majesty and diversity. A new production was born direct from Film City Mumbai. The Merchants of Bollywood. This show has received 5 star reviews from some of the Worlds most respected and has been an international success story.
During this time, Mark also produced smaller shows such as Kings of Salsa and traditional Irish folkloric shows around regional Australia including Spirit of Ireland and Celtic Reign and was assigned touring rights for Red Bull Flying Bach, Shadowland amongst many others.
In 2017 Mark acquired the touring and production rights for the iconic and legendary Cabaret, Crazy Horse Paris. Established in 1951, Mark was immediately drawn to the shows history and cultural importance in Paris. Australia was treated to an incredible 10-week tour taking in all major cities for le Crazy’s first tour ever produced Down Under. Mark then took the production to Singapore and Macau.
Jon Lee’s career started as a professional trumpeter working extensively in London’s West End and session scene. In 1995, he formed the jazz orchestra Echoes of Ellington that toured for two years with the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s highly acclaimed jazz ballet The Nutcracker Sweeties. The orchestra also played at all the major European jazz festivals and had a regular club spot at Ronnie Scott’s. It was at the Edinburgh Festival in 1997, that he first started producing shows and his love of Latin music led him to put on his first Cuban production Lady Salsa with Toby Gough. This show went on to run in London’s West End for 16 months and has toured the world in partnership with Mark Brady of ATA Allstar Artists Pty Ltd.
Founded in 1987, BB Promotion GmbH is a key player in the international live entertainment industry, with an unwavering vision and commitment to producing an ambitious mix of genres, including top-class theatre, dance, musicals and concert productions. As one of the European market leaders in the field of high-end live entertainment, BB Promotion GmbH is a pioneer in the production, marketing and staging of national and international tours of musicals, shows and events, as well as in the organisation of concerts and events in the west and the southwest of Germany. In 2015, it became part of The Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd. (ATG), a world-leading British production company and theatre operator. This enabled it to expand its international network of theatres. In 2018, still under the umbrella of ATG, the BB Group merged with Mehr! Entertainment to create the Mehr-BB Entertainment GmbH, which now also includes BB Promotion.
As a co-producer of high-class dance productions, BB Promotion works with renowned companies such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Its portfolio is made up of international hit shows and musicals, including STOMP, Disney’s The Lion King and Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon. Own productions and co-productions such as West Side Story, Dirty Dancing, Cats, Ballet Revolución, Bodyguard – The Musical and Carmen la Cubana (a co-production with the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris) have toured to theatres all over the world. In 2019, BB Promotion celebrated another success with its new in-house production Berlin Berlin, a 1920s-style revue that returned to the Admiralspalast in Berlin in a lavish restaging in 2021.
Ralf Kokemüller joined BB in 1995 and was appointed Managing Director by Michael Brenner, the founder of the group of companies, just one year later. During their close collaboration BB Group developed into one of the most successful promoters of live entertainment in Germany and Europe.
Responsible for scouting and booking, he has been in charge of numerous internationally acclaimed productions such as STOMP, Yamato and Tanguera. As CEO of the BB Group, Ralf Kokemüller upheld the BB Group’s maxim to discover new and fascinating shows and artists and to realise the high-quality shows with great passion. The productions and co-productions, whose realisation he has been able to celebrate in German-speaking countries, include musicals as Disney’s The Lion King, We Will Rock You, West Side Story, Tango Passion and the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
In 2015 Ralf Kokemüller produced the original German-language production of Bodyguard. The first Cuban musical Carmen la Cubana, co-produced with the renowned Théâtre du Châtelet, premiered in Paris in 2016 and has been running in theatres worldwide since 2018. At Mehr-BB Entertainment, with which the BB Group merged in April 2019, Ralf Kokemüller was CEO and producer until the end of 2022. In this role, he was responsible for the in-house production of the 1920s revue Berlin Berlin, which celebrated an acclaimed premiere at the Admiralspalast in 2019 and subsequently went on tour several times. By now, Kokemüller is devoting himself to his tasks as a producer and consultant.
Martin Flohr has been passionate about music and theatre all his life. While studying economics at university, he gained experience in show business by working on Broadway in New York, in London’s West End, and by travelling all over Europe and Asia as tour manager for STOMP.
In 2006, he joined BB Promotion. As Head of Project & Booking he was responsible for BB Promotion’s own productions, including West Side Story and Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show, and for international touring productions including Cats, Evita, Porgy & Bess, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Tanguera. Due to his special talent for combining creative and organisational processes, he became the company’s Artistic Director in 2014. He bears artistic responsibility for all in-house productions and has executive-produced Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story and We will rock you. He also successfully brought Bodyguard – The Musical and Carmen La Cubana to Germany for their German premieres. By creating the concept of Berlin Berlin, he fulfilled his long-held dream of bringing his favourite era to the stage in a spectacular 1920s-themed show.
In May 2021, Martin Flohr was appointed Managing Director of OnStage Productions, a subsidiary of Mehr-BB Entertainment responsible for creating first-class in-house and touring productions.