Welcome to Bright Stars
Five years ago, seasoned performer Michelle Roberts decided to combine her years of performance, entertainment skills and experience with children to provide unforgettable events, parties and performances. The first character she created was an original character 'Mermaid Merchelle' and due to the overwhelming success of her pool and land parties with her Pirate friend, she expanded to include a whole range of characters and different events.
Since then she has expanded not only her business but her work force and now works closely with her Husband and fellow performer Xander Black who also performs with her.
Both are seasoned performers and entertainers with years of experience and a huge array of skills including live vocal performance, face painting, balloon modelling, magic and illusion and much more.
With the business expanding even more, Michelle is adding to her books and is working with more incredible party leaders to provide the highest quality of events and entertainment.
Michelle has been performing from a young age with Lytham Academy of Theatre Arts before training in Musical Theatre at Blackpool Fylde Drama College. She continued her training at Pineapple Dance Studio, Arts Educational Summer Musical Theatre School and trained vocally with renowned Opera and Musical Theatre star Rosemary Ashe.
She is an excellent face-painter and can balloon model to a high standard and also has experience as a magician and illusionist. With her years working with children, she is a skilled and versatile party leader able to hold attention and keep children entertained for hours on end.
She has gone on to have a long and varied career which has taken her all around the world performing on stage, on tour, on cruise ships and on film and TV.
Previous roles include: Live Business and Brittany Ferries as Entertainments Manager and Vocalist onboard the ‘Cap Finistere’ Elite Productions as Cinderella in ‘Cinderella,' the voice of Mrs Tiggy Winkle for Pendle Productions tour of 'Peter Rabbit,' Sooty and Co as a Cowgirl in Season 2 Episode 2, Pendle Productions as Princess Jasmine in ‘Aladdin,' Radmakker Foundation as Desdemona in ‘Othello,’ Panto Bus as Girly Pants in ‘A Pants Pirate Adventure,’ False Impressions as Illusionist in ’The Ice Cave,’ Panto Bus as Alice in ‘Dick Whittington,’ Channel 4 as herself in documentary ’The Mermaid,’ Pendle Productions as Jill Goose in ‘Mother Goose,’ Iberostar Ltd as Sophie in ‘Mamma Mia,’ DFDS Seaways as Entertainment Manager and Vocalist onboard the ‘King Seaways,' Chaplins Panto as Lucy in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk,’ Average Joe Productions as Gabrielle in ‘High School Musical,’ PEEL Ltd as the Soprano in quartet ‘Fortissimo,’ Disney Cruise Line as Entertainment Host onboard the ‘Disney Magic,’ Qdos Entertainment as Princess Jasmine in ‘Aladdin 3D,’ Bitesize Theatre as Cinderella in ‘Cinderella.’
Xander trained at Laine Theatre Arts and East 15 Acting School before beginning his performance career that has taken him all over Europe.
His love of working with children is clear for all to see and he has an instant rapport and ability to make anyone laugh! His skills include amazing balloon modelling, stilt walking, fire breathing, poi and character singing.
Professional credits include; Pirate Pete in ‘A Mermazing Pirate Adventure’ Elite Productions UK tour, Entertainment Manager onboard the ‘Cap Finistere’ for Brittany Ferries, Dame Trott in ‘Dick Whittington’ Pendle Productions UK tour, Fleshcreep in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Pendle Productions UK Tour, Widow Twankey in ‘Aladdin’ Pendle Productions UK Tour, Peter Pan in ‘Peter Pan and the Lost Boys’ Heartbreak Production National Trust Outdoor Theatre Tour, Spooner in ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ Panto Bus UK Tour, Prince Charming in ‘Cinderella’ Radmakker Netherlands Tour, Aladdin in ‘Aladdin’ Panto Bus UK Tour, Silly Pants in ‘A Pants Pirate Adventure’ Panto Bus UK Tour, Ugly Sister Fruity in ‘Cinderella’ Panto Bus UK Tour, Beast/Philippe in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Dream Team UK Tour, Scarecrow in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Gary Starr Pantomimes UK Tour, Jack in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Magic Moments Productions UK Tour, Sherlock Holmes in ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Whatsit’ English Theatre Company European Tour and Dame Trott in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Theatre of Today UK Tour.
Xander also performs in a wide range of children’s events and parties with his wife for Mermaid Merchelle and Friends and will be continuing the tour of A Mermazing Pirate Adventure in 2020.