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Adjudicator 2023

Jaz Flowers

Jaz Flowers graduated from the University of Ballarat Musical Theatre course in 2008 and has consistently garnered roles in several productions to critical acclaim.

Most notably, Jaz won the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the multi award-winning production of Dainty Entertainment’s Hairspray for which she won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical and received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Female Actor in a Musical. Jaz’s theatre credits also include the female lead role of April, originally portrayed by Rhonda Burchmore, in David Atkins’ Hot Shoe Shuffle, Frauline Schneider in Terence O’Connell’s Cabaret, alongside Eddie Perfect in the Neil Armfield-directed Shane Warne the Musical, and Gordon Frost’s Fame The Musical, for which she receive a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Supporting Female Actor for her performance as Mabel. Jaz was lucky enough to be chosen to sing the National Anthem at the 2011 State of Origin third game decider at Suncorp Stadium as well as the Australian Open grand final at Rod Laver Arena. Owner of a powerful voice, Jaz has appeared as a contestant in the hit television show The Voice in which she won a spot on Grammy Award-winning Keith Urban’s vocal team. Jaz moved to London in 2014 and sang with Broadway’s contemporary musical theatre writer Scott Alan on London’s West End. Later that year, Jaz went on to score herself a role in the BBC Proms production of Kiss Me Kate with the John Wilson Orchestra, directed by Shaun Kerrison, conducted by John Wilson in The Royal Albert Hall which was televised on Christmas Day 2014. Jaz performed to sold-out audiences as Veronica Sawyer in the Australian premiere of Heathers The Musical, and scored another Sydney Theatre Award

nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical for the role. Most

recently Jaz starred as Oz in Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You. In 2017 Jaz took over her mums dance school of 47 years “Vicki’s Dancing Academy” and revamped it into Jaz Flowers Performing Arts, where she achieved great success over 6 years. Jaz has since closed JFPA to be a full time mum, but is looking forward to her new journey as an adjudicator.

Scribe 2023
Lanii Douglas 


Past Adjudicators 


1992 Roslyn Boothroyd

1993 Robyn McCarthy 

1994 Lorraine Dawson

1995 Peter Stock

1996 Christine Waters

1997 Brian Nolan & Wendy Russell-Clarke

1998 Diane Talbot & Michelle Whitford

1999 Christine McCarthy

2000 Sheila Laing

2001 Christine Denny

2002 Wendy Russell-Clarke

2003 Roslyn Boothroyd

2004 Lisa Fernance

2005 Marilyn Morrison

2006 Wendy Laraghy

2007 Loretta Bertei

2008 Ann Butler

2009 Barbara Komazec

2010 Darren Disney

2011 Susan Martin

2012 Christine McCarthy

2013 Fleur Harlick

2014 Donna Lierse

2015 Nathan Sheens & Grant Dale 

2016 Keith Hawley & Katie Kermond

2017 Lisa Maloney

2018 Drew Anthony & Nicky Manego 

2019 Lisa Fernance & Summer Till

2020 No Competition due to Covid-19 Pandemic 

2021 Lucy Robertson

2022 Nicky Manego

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