Meet our Mermaid Team

Our professional mermaid team is happy to teach mermaid courses in a safe and fun way. All our mermaid instructors are experienced water professionals, who love to bring more magic into this world. Meet our mermaid entertainers and mermaid instructors from Perth and Townsville.

Western Australia

Perth was the first branch of Mermaid Kat Academy that opened in Australia. In Western Australia we have a small pod of mermaid entertainers and mermaid instructors, who spread magic around Australia’s West coast.

Mermaid Kat is a professional mermaid and mermaid instructor in Perth

Mermaid Kat – Founder

Katrin Gray aka Mermaid Kat is a full time professional mermaid as well as scuba and free diving instructor. In August 2012 Kat founded Mermaid Kat Academy in Thailand, which was the world’s first public mermaid school. Since then she taught mermaid courses in over 12 different countries and opened branches of her mermaid school in Europe and Australia. Together with her qualified mermaid team, Mermaid Kat Academy has already trained over 7,000 new mermaids and mermen. Kat is being filmed and photographed during her underwater stunts at up to 40 m under the surface. She dances through shipwrecks and sometimes she is surrounded by hammer head sharks, dolphins, tiger sharks or even saltwater crocodiles. The Perth based mermaid loves to teach others on how to become mermaids and mermen themselves. She loves to spread her mermaid magic and her goal is to create many new ocean ambassadors to protect our seas. Kat also developed her own range of highly functional mermaid tails, which she now sells at her online store Mermaid Kat Shop.
Mermaid Gypsea Jess Mermaid Instructor Fremantle

Gypsea Jess – Mermaid Instructor

Gypsea Jess is Fremantle based, offering mermaid experiences for all who are curious. She wants to encourage more people to become a mermaid and protect the oceans. Jess has travelled the world and is on her way to becoming a certified scuba instructor. She has dived in places like Indonesia, Sicilia, Turkey, Ningaloo and Western Australia’s southwest doing free-diving, deep dives, wreck dives and enjoying the company of Manta rays, stingrays, whale sharks, dolphins and plenty of fish species. The highlight of her underwater adventures was joining the Mermaid Week Maldives with Mermaid Kat in September 2019. Jess works in child-care and out of school care, inspiring all ages about using their imagination through play. She also operates her own children’s entertainment business. She loves encouraging children to believe in themselves and see the magic in the world through nature. She will enlighten everyone’s hearts and leave behind a magic energy that will have you in a state of wonderment!
Mermaid Madeleine is a mermaid instructor at Mermaid Kat Academy Perth

Mermaid Madeleine – Mermaid Entertainer

Mermaid Madeleine loves the ocean and enjoys bringing magic to life. With a strong passion for marine life running in the family it’s only natural she wanted to be a real life mermaid since she was little. She’s been lucky to scuba dive and swim in many beautiful locations like Ningaloo (Western Australia) and Indonesia seeing many animals including whale sharks. Sharks are one of Madeleine’s favourite animals and she enjoys educating young children about them and all ocean life. Madeleine is a child at heart and gets so excited to see children happy, her goal is to always keep the magic alive. Madeleine loves engaging with children and listening to their stories. With a diploma in performing arts, Madeleine has studied children’s theatre which makes her a very enthusiastic performer. She is also a previous full time ballet dancer who strives to glide with grace through the water and move with an ethereal quality. The most rewarding thing for Madeleine is to see children’s faces light up with excitement to see a real life mermaid as she only wishes she could have as a child.


From Western Australia we continued to spread our mermaid magic into other parts of Australia. Meet our Queensland based mermaid team.

Elle Jaye is a mermaid instructor at Perth Mermaid School, Mermaid Kat Academy

Mermaid Elle Jaye – Mermaid Entertainer

Mermaid Elle Jaye is originally from tropical Queensland. Coming from a sea faring family, Elle Jaye always heard the call of the mermaids. She would spend her entire childhood at the beach and hoped that one day she could swim with the mermaids in the open sea. With a major in arts, Elle Jaye has covered all aspects of art in general. These days she loves to create art with an ocean’s background. Therefore she creates paintings of sunfish and sharks and designs shell jewellery. Mermaid Elle Jaye loves to inspire children to become ambassadors of the ocean and loves to spread her mermaid magic during mermaid parties and public events.