From roller skating and flash mobs to huge group entertainment, there is nothing that Chantelle and Benji Fava-Leeks will let stop them from doing what they love – performing! Catching a big break in 2010, Chantelle wowed the audience AND the judges of Australia’s Got Talent and took the show by storm, from there it’s all about keeping fit, raising four beautiful boys and bringing more entertainment and sparkle into each day!
WHAT IS… Fresh Creative Entertainment?
Fresh Creative Entertainment devise and produce amazing entertaining concepts Australia wide. We also provide workshops and touring productions, plus we were also invited to entertain at Canny Group’s amazing new office for their launch party in February last year.
HOW DID FRESH CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT COME ABOUT/TO LIFE?
Chantelle started the business as Rolling Entertainment and had her big break on Australia’s Got Talent in 2010. To shake off the roller skating only image, she rebranded to Fava Productions in 2014, and Benji became more involved than just one of the performers. He officially partnered Chantelle in 2018 and this year the company took its final shape as Fresh Creative Entertainment.
Moving our company to Canny sparked this image shift. Mandy pushed us to achieve far more than we could have ever imagined and putting us in contact with Roxie Bennett who was instrumental in establishing who we are and why we do what we do.
IF YOU HAD TO PICK ONE THING… what do you love the most about your job?
We are all about the creative. We love watching an idea develop from inception to final product! Seeing the audience/participants reaction and the passion in our performers. We also love being able to create work for the arts industry and nurture young talent.
IS YOUR JOB EXCITING… or do you just dress up in costumes + get to play on roller-skates all day?
Isn’t dressing in costumes and skating around exciting?! We think so!
We are pretty lucky to work in an industry where each day brings something a little spectacular, breathing fire, acrobatics, dancing and even pretending to be Aussie bogans in our theatre show, Memoirs & Mullets. It’s not all glitz and glamour however, we also need to fit in raising 4 boys, keeping Xero reconciled & costumes clean … so that part is pretty ‘normal’.
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE… what’s planned for the future of Fresh Creative Entertainment?
Well Covid-19 has definitely been a challenge for the entertainment side of our company. We look forward to re-opening the Potato Shed season with Memoirs & Mullets when restrictions ease and hope to start performing for live and online events later in the year. In the meantime, we are redirecting our focus to teaching more circus and Musical Theatre workshops as well as offering hump day entertainment for office’s when staff return.
TELL ME MORE… how do I get in contact or find out more about Fresh Creative Entertainment?
WEBSITE // https://www.freshentertainment.com/
E-MAIL // firstname.lastname@example.org + email@example.com