World's slickest dance quick change artists

About Us

Lydia and Gavin are the creators, producers and performers of Soul Mystique® - the international stage act renowned for being the first in the world to merge the ancient Russian art of magical high speed costume transformations with professional DanceSport.

A partnership since 1996, first as former International DanceSport Champions - this duo is now famous for their innovative and modern twist to this ancient art of quick change, and for pushing their boundaries to deliver world record breaking creations in their shows.

Together, they have captivated audiences in over 60 countries, from television, live theatre, to high profile corporate events. They have graced the stages of famous theatres such as The London Palladium to Las Vegas, performing next to the likes of John Cleese, Siegfried & Roy and Katy Perry just to name a few.

Lydia

Lydia is the Creative Director and Executive Producer of Soul Mystique®. She writes the storylines, designs the costumes, and produces the music. Together with Gavin, their productions are innovative and cutting edge – and as quoted by Asian Geographic “…glamorous, mesmerizing, and powerful”.

Lydia’s ideas come from her openness to imagination and her passion for music, dance and creativity. In 2013, Lydia created ‘Soul Mystique®. Boutique’ a range of quick change fashion items for their fans and some of the charities they support.

Behind the scenes, Lydia combines her passion for entertainment with her trained skills in business marketing and advertising - specialising in branding, product development, video productions, graphic design, and copywriting.

Lydia was born in Singapore and raised in Australia. She is a graduate of Distinction in BA Business Communication, specialising in Advertising and Multimedia Technology - from Queensland University of Technology.

Gavin

Gavin is the Executive Director of Soul Mystique®. With a passion for live entertainment, coupled with a background in building and construction, Gavin is also the brains behind the stage sets and props.

He designs the mechanics behind each prop, and strives to create trailblazing, original hand crafted pieces, taking into consideration the stage and production crew who may have to handle the props behind the scenes. He has a brilliant mind for logistics, and ensures that the shows must not only deliver the wow factor, but also be easily transported around the globe.

He develops and implements strategic plans for the shows in a manner that is both cost effective and time efficient for the clients. Gavin was born in Brisbane. Before show business, he held managerial positions in the Australian building industry.

Awards

Industry Accolades

Australian Entertainer of The Year Finalist - Australian Event Awards, 2014
Australia's Got Talent - 2nd Runner Up, 2012
Australian Entertainer of The Year Finalist - Australian Event Awards, 2012
Australian Entertainer of The Year Finalist - Australian Event Awards, 2011
Chosen as Asia's High Society Entertainment - Asian Tatler/Shanghai Tatler Magazine, 2011
Listed in 'The World's Top 10 Greatest Magic Acts' - Foxtel Bio Channel, 2010
Australia's Got Talent - Grand Finalist, 2007

Dance Championships

Paris International Open Latin Championships (Paris, France, 2000)
Belgium Open Latin Championships  (Antwerpen, Belgium, 1999)
Greater London Open Latin Championships (London, UK, 1998)
Singapore International Open Latin Championships (Singapore, 1998)
Lion City International Open Latin Championships (Singapore, 1997)
Australasian Open Latin Championships  (QLD, Australia, 1997)
QLD Dancesport Classic Open Latin Championships (QLD, Australia, 1996 to 1998)

RECENT APPEARANCES

  • 'The 25' Extraordinary Passions, RTL German TV (2013, Germany)
  • Maharaja Awards, Stein TV, (2013, Sri-Lanka)
  • Today Tonight, Channel 7 (2012, Australia)
  • Sunrise, Channel 7 (2012, Australia)
  • Australia's Got Talent Grand Finalists, Season 6, Channel 7 (2012, Australia)
  • Australia's Got Amazing Talent, Channel 7 (2011, Australia)
  • Featured in the Top 10 'World's Greatest Magic Acts', Bio Channel, Foxtel (2010, Global)
  • WA Telethon, Channel 7 (2009, Australia)
  • The Shak, Channel 9 (2009, Australia)
  • Mornings with Kerri-Ann, Channel 9 (2009, Australia)
  • World Latin Dancesport Championships, Foxtel / Channel 7 (2008, Australia)
  • WA Telethon, Channel 7 (2008, Australia)
  • A Tribute To Siegfried & Roy, (2008, United Kingdon)
  • Heinz 'Transformation' Commercial (2008, Australia)
  • NBC Las Vegas (2008, USA)
  • Lunchtime with Ira (2008, Las Vegas)
  • Radio KLAV 'Amy Jo Corner for Success' (2008, Las Vegas)
  • Australian Dancesport Championships, Channel 7 (2007, Australia)
  • Australia's Got Talent Grand Finalists, Season 1, Channel 7 (2007, Australia)
  • 2006 NRA Australian Fashion Design Awards, Channel 9 (2006, Australia)
  • CNN UK - International Business Traveller (2004, UK)
  • Australian Film Festival Awards (2001, Australia)
  • Good Morning Sacramento (2000, USA)
  • ‘TrikStars’ (Guest Act) - Her Majesty's Theatre - Melbourne, Australia  (2012)
  • ‘A Tribute to Siegfried & Roy’ (Closing Act) -The London Palladium, UK (2008)
  • ‘Variety Live’ (Closing Act) – Suncoast Casino, Las Vegas (2008)
  • ‘WOW!’ Gala Magical Experience (Closing Act) - Theatre Royal, London West End, UK (2006)
  • ‘IBM British Ring’ (Guest Act) – Eastbourne, UK (2006)
  • ‘One World - by Spirit of the Dance’ (Lead Ballroom Dance Act) – Eldorado Casino, Reno, Nevada, USA (2000-2001)

WORLD BUSINESS, BANKING & FINANCE
World Mining Forum, Australian Industry & Export Awards 2008, BHP Billiton, UBS, HSBC, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australian Institute of Management, Australian National Retail Association, Australian Automobile Association, MFAA, EMC, Suncorp Banking, World Credit Union, Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference

TOURISM

Australian Tourism Exchange, ACCOR (Berlin, Los Angeles, Beijing), Conrad Jupiters (Gold Coast), Conrad Treasury (Brisbane), Intercontinental (Bangkok), NSW Tourism Awards, Suncity Casino (Darwin), Crown Casino (Perth & Melbourne) Marina Bay Sands (Singapore), Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Bureau (promoting Victoria to India & China), Las Vegas Sands Corporation


SPORTING

Formula 1- Singapore Grand Prix 2012, Asian Football Cup, Australian Grand Prix, Indy Ball, Westcoast Eagles, WA Cricket Association, VIC Cricket Association, Perth Racing, Thoroughbred Racing Awards Australia


MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

CNBC Bombay Advertising Awards, Hong Kong Showbiz, Perth Fashion Awards, NRA Fashion Awards, Australian Film Festival Awards, Tatler Ball (Shanghai & Hong Kong)


COMMUNICATION

Optus, Vodafone, Seimans, Samsung, Blackberry, Singtel Group


INTERNATIONAL | NATIONAL BRANDS

Bentley, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Mazda, Toyota, Cadbury's, Heinz, Hennessy Cognac, Amway China, Harvey Norman, Malouf, Hewlett Packard, Master Builders, HIA


WORLD GOVERNMENT

ASEAN, QLD Government, Department of Premier & Cabinet Victoria

SOME CUSTOMISED CORPORATE PROJECTS

  • Heinz Soup TV Commercial – choreographed a snappy routine of quick changes, into a custom made ‘chef’ outfit transformation finale & a product reveal
  • ITTEQ (Nippon TV, Japan) – choreographed a witty quick change routine for Japan’s most loved comedian ‘Imoto’ for prime time tv across Japan.
  • WHSC live event (Singapore based construction company) – featured safety work suits & construction accessories in 10min corporate show
  • ASEAN Gala – featured Chinese, Thai, and Malay costumes for an Asian inspired audience (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
  • Audi (Australia) – revealed 3 new Audi’s in 10min corporate show
  • Audi (Hong Kong) - revealed the new Audi A3 & S3 for it's media launch in 3min extreme impact show
  • AFC –revealed the new 2015 Asia Cup Logo on a major prop at it’s launch on Fox Sports
  • Helloworld (live industry launch) – revealed the new logo in a spectacular confetti transformation for Jetset Travel Group’s new brand
  • The Official Australia Day Luncheon – revealed the Australian Flag in a spectacular confetti finale for the Premier of Victoria & media officials
  • Multico 40th Anniversary – produced a full ‘Red’ finale to match company branding colours
  • SNAP Printing – CEO reveal by transforming Lydia into him in the finale
  • Perth Markets 25th Anniversary Gala - produced a cultural themed show consisting of Chinese, Indian, Spanish, Latin costumes
  • Coles – CEO reveal by transforming Lydia into him in the finale
  • Vaseline – revealed the new ‘Vaseline Quick Dry’ spray in 5min show during a costume transformation for media & PR officials
  • KMART Wishing Tree – produced a dress made of cardboard wishing tree tags for MX Magazine to promote this Australian charity organization.