A born performer, Kellyn Morris started dancing at the age of three and launched into acting when she was eight. Kellyn made her television debut as co-host of Network Ten’s preschool show Puzzle Play in 2006. She then moved on to co-hosting Toasted TV from 2008-13, reported for Ten’s broadcast of the Australian Grand Prix and Moto GP in Melbourne, and was the on-ground presenter for the Queensland Reds rugby team at Suncorp Stadium. Kellyn then worked as a producer on Cybershack in Sydney before returning to Network Ten in Brisbane to present Totally Wild. She has a longstanding relationship with the Children’s Hospital Foundation, for which she volunteers her time emceeing events.
Michael Balk has had over 15 years’ experience as a performer and producer. Best known for his association with the ABC’s dirtgirlworld, Michael plays the role of scrapboy in the AFI and Emmy Award-winning show. He worked with Network Ten in Brisbane on their preschool show Wurrawhy and was Director of Entertainment at Australia Zoo, responsible for overseeing the management, content, style and delivery of all shows and entertainment. BrainBuzz will be the perfect format to bring his broad areas of experience together. Michael is also Vice-President of the Actors & Entertainers Benevolent Fund of Queensland, and President of Actors Equity Queensland.
Clare Van Dorssen
Clare Van Dorssen is an exciting new talent for the Nine Network. She recently graduated from the Shell Questacon Science Circus, travelling around Australia presenting school science shows and leading teacher development workshops. With a formal science background and experience in research and education, Clare has a fresh, down-to-earth style which is perfectly suited to connect with and engage our young audience. She holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) degree and a Masters in Science Communication Outreach. She brings real-world industry experience to the program, having worked as a research assistant and laboratory assistant, and most recently been a presenter with Questacon at the National Science and Technology Centre. In addition to Clare’s extensive experience as a science communicator, she has spent five years working as a science tutor.