At 17 years, Jordan Tomljenovic has been on the stage for as long as he can remember. He enjoys sharing the stage with his friends in Adelaide Youth Theatre and Pelican Productions shows, with credits including The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), High School Musical (Zeke), Hairspray (Seaweed). In 2011, Jordan travelled to Singapore to perform the role of Pinnochio in a touring production. Jordan is a year 12 student at Scotch College and has performed in West Side Story (Pepe), Pirates of Penzance (Major General), Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zeolotes), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor), and this year he will be performing the lead role of Gomez Addams in The Addams Family. Jordan stays very busy regularly performing in various corporate gigs through Ding Productions and teaching at Precizion Dance and Martine Quigley’s Dance School. This Fringe season, Jordan was fortunate enough to be a dancer in the premier of Those Guys That Dance (Precizion) and a host in the kids show Populah (MQDE). Since joining The 60 Four in December last year, Jordan has had a blast sharing the stage with his mates and entertaining crowds all over South Australia.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START SINGING?
I was dancing from the age of 5, since then I would take any excuse to go on stage! From dancing at Mighty Good Talent School, he got selected to perform in the Young Talent Team, which introduced him to singing and acting in 2007.
FIVE MUSICIANS/BANDS YOU ADMIRE?
Bruno Mars; John Legend; Michael Jackson; Kurt Elling; Matt Corby
HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR A GIG?
In the words of Ben Francis, 'Sleep, steam, tea, vocal warmups, physical warm ups, and a large Hawaiian pizza.' Except I might change that Hawaiian pizza to a yiros and chips!
MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON STAGE?
My first performance at Mighty Good Talent School with the Young Talent Team. At 7 years old, I was quite inexperienced but extremely eager. We were dancing to Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry, I wasn’t placed at the front (understandably, being quite a few years younger than the rest!) and I was eager to get just one moment in the spotlight. We had 8 counts from one phrase to another in which we had to change positions in, I thought it was the perfect time to show the audience what I’ve got, I ran straight to centre front and did a high kick (my fortè) and got way too excited and missed landing on my feet and landed straight on my bum instead! That didn’t stop me though, I still danced for the rest of the number... I was just limping a lot more!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE (OR OTHERWISE) ABOUT THE 60 FOUR MEMBERS?
I love how each member of the group adds something really special and unique to performance, practice and hanging out! If one of the members is missing, it is very obvious and it’s just not the same!
I also love how welcoming and supportive they have been in the transitional process from Tom and now me, I’m very thankful for such a good group of mates to grow up and perform with!