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Thomas Lacey
Birth Name Thomas Lacey
Date of Birth 22 September 1995
Place of Birth Australia
Gender Male
Nickname(s) Tom Lacey
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Occupation(s) Actor, Dancer

Thomas Lacey plays Ben Tickle. Dancing since the age of two at the May Downs School of Dance, Thomas has extensive training in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and acrobatics. He has also had training in latin and ballroom at Danceworx, as well as vocal and dramatic training. Tom's professional work began on stage in 2000 in The Magic Faraway Tree for Garry Ginivan Productions. He has also been seen in productions of Singing in the Rain, Oliver!, The Wizard of Oz, Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, and Oklahoma. A career highlight was performing in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. While Dance Academy is Tom's first main cast television role, he has appeared in various television commercials and short films, including a guest role in Southern Star's Blue Heelers.


  • Thomas Lacey originally auditoned for the role of Sammy Lieberman
  • Thomas completed his year 12 studies while filming the second season of Dance Academy
  • The first scene he ever filmed for Dance Academy was the hip-hop circle on the wharf in Season 2 Episode 2, Dreamlife
  • He enjoys playing golf
  • He has a pet cat called Millie
  • He is 187cm tall
  • His favourite animals are meerkats and cats
  • His favourite television show is the X-Factor
  • Hugh Jackman is his inspiration 
  • His favourite season was Season 2
  • If he could be anyone else in the world he would be Harry Styles from One Direction
  • His dream role is to play Harry Potter because of the magic and stunts