Who We Are

Our Philosophy is Simple

We use the power of live performances and presentations to entertain, engage and inform students.

We are passionate about education.

We believe the skills students learn at school – be they academic or non academic – make a huge difference to the rest of their lives, and are the foundations upon which their future happiness, health and success are built.

Since our humble beginnings in 1988 we have gone on to deliver high quality, innovative and engaging educational performances and programs to over 250,000 pupils in close to 1000 schools throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and America.

Today we offer a broad range of shows, presentations and programs in fields such as Mathematics, Literacy, Wellbeing, Drama and more.

We are proud to have pioneered exciting new ways of using theatre and live performance to help students see maths from a different angle, created unique story telling and essay writing programs for students of all ages, helped students to improve their emotional, mental and physical wellbeing and helped senior and middle years students improve their study skills.

Contact us today to find out how we can make a real difference at your school – we look forward to hearing from you!

Brad Felstead

Brad Felstead

Founder/Director

Brad has over 25 years experience as an educator. He has a passion for helping students to engage with their studies and achieve at their personal best while maintaining excellent health. Brad is the author of The Balanced Student, and the creator of numerous educational programs including Study Calm, Be Your Best, Stress Management for Students, VCE Secrets of Success, The Maths Show, The History of Maths, Essay Experts and I Can Speak. Brad is also one of Australia's leading experts in mindfulness in education. His love of learning spans many diverse subject areas including wellbeing, mathematics and literacy. He is an entertaining and popular conference speaker as well as a highly sought after 'Personal Study Skills Trainer'.

Lani Brayer

Lani Brayer

Senior Educational Consultant and Presenter

Lani has been involved in education for thirty years. She has many years experience as a classroom teacher and as the head of highly successful language immersion programs. Lani holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She has a keen interest in communicating best practice standards in terms of the way in which students learn and how they can study more efficiently and effectively. She is also involved in international educational programs designed to give students greater understanding of important historical and cultural events.

Melanie Thorpe

Melanie Thorpe

Performer - The Maths Show

Melanie is our NSW performer for The Maths Show and The Maths and Sport Show. She brings a wealth of performance experience to her role. She is renown for her ability to work with a wide variety of audiences in different settings and school environments and always brings her vibrant sense of humour to each and every performance. A keen traveller, Melanie frequently tours our shows far and wide to help us engage with our regional audiences and bring our unique brand of mathematical humour and live performance to some of the more remote parts of Australia.

Christa Felstead

Christa Felstead

General Manager

Since arriving in Australia in the early 1990s Christa has been at the heart of Felstead Education’s progress to becoming one of the leading providers of specialist wellbeing programs for students in Australian schools. Christa has an extensive background in advertising in both Europe and Australia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics and is a highly sought after language teacher, currently teaching post graduate students at Monash University. She couples her rare combination of skills as both an educator and an advertising executive to be the perfect person to promote our message of healthy living and strong study skills to students throughout the country.

Chris Lyons

Chris Lyons

Memory Expert

Chris is one of Australia’s foremost memory improvement and study skills experts. He is a past Australian Memory Championship Holder and Record Breaker, having doubled the Australian Record by memorising Pi to 4,400 places. Over the last 5 years Chris has delivered more than 100 presentations, training courses and coaching programs for high school students showing them how to study more effectively and improve their grades. We are privileged to be able to offer Chris’s exceptional talents to schools around Australia with his focus on delivering unique, fun and highly effective workshops and coaching programs that empower students to read faster, remember more, tackle information overload and achieve at their personal best.

Patrick Collins

Patrick Collins

Maths Performer

Patrick is a professional comedian, magician and mime. His solo show Mime Consultantwas nominated for the Golden Gibbo (Best independent show) at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival as well as Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe in 2019. He is the host of Le Grande Cabaret as well as a frequent member of many cabaret shows around Australia including After Hours Cabaret Club, Netflix & Chill Cabaret and Red Light Confidential. Patrick has been working as a children’s entertainer for 8 years doing birthday parties, performances at Federation Square, and two full length kids comedy shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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Daniela Accary

Daniela Accary

Fitness Expert and 'Brain Fit' presenter

Daniela is passionate about good health, fitness and its benefits to students. She provides practical advice and training to students on fitness, posture, core strength, mobility, flexibility and wellness, through self-awareness, self-improvement and techniques to make it second nature. She enjoys presenting to a range of students, who walk away feeling inspired to get out and exercise for all its benefits – be they physical, mental, emotional or academic. She believes that exercise creates energy and a positive mindset, which results in a ‘can-do’ attitude. Daniela believes, ‘If we do not make time for wellness, we will need to make time for illness. Daniela also advises on how students can practice good habits daily, such as focusing on behavioral goals, to get the outcomes they desire.

Aviva Kaufman

Aviva Kaufman

Marketing and Communications Director

Aviva loves working with people and has done so in a variety of roles over the past 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Social Work and practiced for 15 years specialising in Child Protection and Disability Services. She then established a small communications business, facilitating communication services to small businesses and schools.
Aviva has a passion for education and understands the importance of physical and mental wellbeing to success not only at school, but in life beyond school. She combines her unique background as a social worker and a small business owner to help spread our vital messages into the education sector. As a parent with two teenagers, Aviva strongly empathises with all of us who are trying to make a difference and a positive contribution to the lives of children.

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    Scott CrozierHead of Pastoral Care, St Michael’s College

    The session was great – so refreshing, physically and mentally.

    Ash AbdouSt Michael’s College

    All the feedback has been very positive indeed. Hopefully we can call on you again in the very near future.

    Maria Crammond, Chief of Staff,Korowa Anglican Girls School