Shane Cortese

Gifted actor, singer and TV star of ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Shane can M/C your function and together with guitarist Chet O’Connell give an entertaining evening spot. Shane and Chet have their own band which could provide music for the remainder of the evening.

Shane Cortese began his career in musical theatre in England, starring in many well known shows in London's prestigious West End, and touring nationally on many occasions. He returned home for the role of Dominic Warner on Shortland Street – a role the New Zealand public has not forgotten even after the character was killed off in dramatic fashion. He was the street's longest serving villain, having played him over a two year period. Read Full ProfileMore recently, Shane danced his way into the hearts of the New Zealand public on the hit show 'Dancing With the Stars'. He and dance partner (and later wife) Nerida Lister shimmied their way into the final, and on their way raised $156,000.00 for Shane's chosen charity, the Starship Foundation. Shane created a band called "Class of 58" which plays to sell out audiences whenever they get together. They play some of the best Rock 'n' Roll music ever written, and a memorable part of the show is Shane doing the Elvis numbers, a role he played for a year in London. Shane toured New Zealand in 2005 in James Griffin's play 'Then Comes Love' along side 'Footballer's Wives' actor, Zoe Lucker. He hosted “So You Think You Can Dance”, and appeared on “Outrageous Fortune” and “Burying Brian” He has been asked numerous times to speak about his journey and how he came to fulfil his goal of working in the West End and, more recently, the truth behind some of the stories from the Hit TV show 'Dancing With The Stars'.