CV


EDUCATION

1998-2001 Bachelor of Arts (Dance) University of Western Sydney, Nepean

2002-2003 Bachelor of Teaching (Dance/ Drama Secondary Studies) University of Western Sydney, Nepean

2014-2017 Yoga Synergy 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Goa, India and Sydney, Aus

EXPERIENCE

Independent Teaching Artist | Present

Teaching Dance, Movement and Yoga

Development and delivery of independent yoga, dance and movement classes at Plus.Space, Esem Yoga and Latin Dance Project on the Gold Coast. Also covering classes for yoga and dance classes at Deva and Co. and EMF Performance Centre, Robina.

Iris | August-September 2018

Performer (Gold Coast Show 2018)

Dancer in Iris directed by Gogi Dance Collective at Gold Coast Show. 

Video link https://youtu.be/mGS8dxhk4bA

Sydney Dance Company | 2016-Present

Teaching Artist

Development and delivery of dance workshops relating to company repertoire and company choreographic creative process, program evaluation and general administration assistance (2017) to education manager in company office. Regional Australia Touring.

Lines In the Sand: (re)making contact | February-April 2018 

Performer, Collaborator (Commonwealth Games Festival 2018)

Worked under the direction of Meredith Elton and collaborators Victoria Hunt, Carole McGregor and 11 local women; in the process of making Lines in the Sand: (re)making contact for Commonwealth Games Festival 2018. Listening and responding to environment and its people.

Video link https://youtu.be/hdTvBnnKewk

Quiet By Nature | March-April 2018

Performer (Bleach Festival 2018)

Dancer in Quiet By Nature directed by Alicia Min Harvie and collaborators Ashleigh White and Viviene Frehner. Held a plow position for the entire five performance :) .

Video link https://youtu.be/vavVXtqs4_I

High School (located in Northern Rivers) | January-March 2018

Teacher/Assistant to Unit Coordinator

Program New Dance Elective course, deliver dance classes, develop assessment units within curriculum outline, course direction/ documentation & administration. Curricular and co-curricular dance teacher, admin support to program coordinator. 

High School Casual Teacher | May 2018 - Present

Dancing Moments 2 | December 2017

Improvisor, Ensemble Dancer, Collaborator

Invited by Alice Cummins and Catherine Magill to train and perform at Riddles Creek Improvisation and Performance Weekend, Victoria. 

Body Mind Centering | October 2017

Dancer

Alice Cummins BMC work and workshop in Sydney.

Australian Dance Festival | September 2017

Panel Speaker

Invited to speak on panel for Teachers VIP Room with Kelly Abbey and Perfect Form Physiotherapy on the topic ‘Resilient Dancer’. 

Dancing Moments 1 | April 2017

Ensemble Dancer, Collaborator

Invited as dancer by Alice Cummins and Cathrine Magill to Improvisation and performance weekend at Riddles Creek, Victoria. 

Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen Sydney, Aus Workshop | March 2017

Participant in Sydney 3 day Workshop. Focus on Embryological Foundations as part of the Body Mind Centering Practice. 

Yoga Synergy Aus | 2014-2017

Yoga Synergy Yoga Teacher

Greeting students at the studio prior to class, signing students in using mind body, applying discount/ vouchers, signing up and introducing new students to the classes and studios, cash handling, setting up teaching space and office, teach 1 and 1.5 hour classes.

Critical Path Choreographic Centre | February-April  2017

Performance collaboration with visual artist Stella.Chen. Initial conceptual play on performance art work and grant writing. 

Brooke Stamp | February-April 2017

Project Manager and Assistant to Brooke Stamp on final master performance from QUT. Performance at Bombo Quary in Kiama, NSW. 

Alice Cummins BMC Professional Development | January 2017

Participant at Alice Cummins Body Mind Centering Professional Development week. Riddles Creek, Victoria. 

PACT Theatre | December 2016-2017

Front Of House 

Oversight of venue FOH operations, bar and box office. Ticket sales, delivery of food and beverage, bar service, ushering, banking, cash handling, open and close of front of house, making pre show introduction speeches to the public. 

Observation | October 2016

Dancer and collaborator

New development of Observation by Brianna Kell, Produced by DirtyFeet. 

Video link https://vimeo.com/199914027

Indochina Theatre Project | October 2016 

Researcher, Dancer, Choreographer (The Elder Hall)

Invited to 2016 Vietnamese World Music Festival @ The Elder Hall, Adelaide to present Cleo De Merode’ ghostly dance from the 1900’s. A work i originally choreographed in 2013 in collaboration with Letuyen Nguyen. 

Website project link https://indochinatheatre.wordpress.com/

Jonathan Jones - Skin and Bones | 2016

Project public facilitator (Kaldor Pubic Art Project)

Invigilator of outdoor art work at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney. Interpreter for Spanish speaking guests. 

Forge | 2016

Rehearsal Director

A solo work by Annalouise Paul - Forge @Parramatta Riverside Theatre.

Adam Linder Workshop | March 2016

Workshop participant (UNSW)

In his workshop Linder provided an in depth insight into his choreographic practice and facilitated us to commit to our task of his choreographic service ‘Some Cleaning’. Linder examines the real-time necessity for choreography to be both ‘at work’ and publicly effective – problematising the institutional and economic aspects of performance in the process (Biennale 2016)

Temporary Title, 2015 | October-November 2015

Collaborator, Performer (Kaldor Public Art Projects)

Collaborated and performed with internationally renowned performance artist’ Xavier Le Roy and Scarlet Yu in Temporary Title, 2015. Embodied lions and machines through physiological transformations. Presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects @ Carriageworks, Sydney.

Untitled Orange Attempt #001 - 1st stage development | September 2015

Choreographer and director (On The Cusp by Imagine Platform)

Presented by Imagine Platform @ Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney. 

Collaborated and rehearsed ideas on being pulled with magic duo Sharon Backley-Astrachan and Omer Backley-Astrachan. Coordinate creative process of choreographic work, scheduling and production for performance. Assistance with venue production and liaison, rehearsal schedules, technical bump in/ out. Rehearsal direction and creative team support, cast representative. 

The Draw In - 1st stage development | August 2015

Choreographer and director (On The Cusp by Imagine Platform)

Presented by Imagine Platform @ Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney. 

Conceptualised and directed the movement method in the ‘The Draw In’. Trained and rehearsed movers Kirsty Kiloh, Charemine Seet and Omer Backley-Astrachan. Composed a sweet sound track with Sound Engineer Ilia Bezroukov. Analysed and philosophised with Dominic Bock as Dramaturg. Coordinate creative process of choreographic work, scheduling and production for performance. Assistance with venue production and liaison, rehearsal schedules, technical bump in/ out. Rehearsal direction and creative team support, cast representative.

Indochina Theatre Project | August 2015

Dancer, Researcher, Collaborator (Brian Brown Theatre)

Made a dance, presented its research and danced Cleo De Merode’ ghostly dance from the 1900’s. Presented by 2015 Vietnamese World Music Festival @ The Brian Brown Theatre, Bankstown, Sydney. Presented my choreographic research at the events academic conference in collaboration with LeTuyen Nguyen. 

Marina Abramovic: In Residence | June-July 2015

Performer and Facilitator (Kaldor Public Art Projects).

Trained by Lynsey Peisinger in the Abramovic Method whilst fasting for three days. Held hands, walked slowly and gazed into many strangers eyes facilitating for Marina Abramovic: In Residence. Presented by Kaldor Public Art Projects @ Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay, Sydney.

JAPA - 1st stage development | 2014

Choreographer, director and performer

A solo work created with resonance of vibrational sound effects. Inspiration and research taken from Yoga Training and Philosophy in Goa, India. A collaboration with Yidaki player Gumaroy Newman on movement stimulus and Dr Barbara Doran on the final presentation of the work.

Presented at Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney by Imagine Platform, 2014.

Performance artist in Binary by Barbara Doran at Sydney BEAMS Festival, September 2014

Dancer in Mother Tongue Season, Directed/ Choreographed by Annalouise Paul, Aug- Sept 2014

Program and facilitate independent movement workshops/ masterclasses for staff from the NSW Department of Education, 2014 - Current

India Yoga Teacher Training - with Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg Olivier with Yoga Synergy. March-April 2014

Received 2 week Artist in Residency at Bundanon Trust - Research and Develop Independent work Project Amaya, February/ March 2014

Interpreter in Tino Sehgals ‘This is so contemporary’ at Art Gallery of NSW, Feb 2014

Masterclass with Sasha Waltz and Co: Critical Path’s The Drill, Jan 2014

Choreographer and dance teacher: Selected to be a dance facilitator in a movement study Falls Prevention being run by University of Western Sydney throughout 2013- 2014.

Project Amaya - 1st stage development | 2013

Choreographer, director and performer

A somatic collaboration between Tamara Pottier (visual artist), Victor Martinez (guitarist & composer), Baby Amaya and Geraldine Balcazar (dancer & choreographer).

A movement created, a body of work explored, a new composition written. Baby Amaya shared her movement and formed a rich artistic collaboration.

Presented at Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney by Imagine Platform, 2013.

Company 29x27 Nantes, France: Artist in residency for Project Amaya, 2013

Bundanon Trust: Assistant choreographer to Annalouise Paul in Mother Tongue, 2013

Masterclass with Aakash Odedra: Form Projects, Connected Studios, Oct 2013

Yoga Therapy Course with Simon Borg Olivier and Yoga Synergy, August 2013

Dance Education Officer: Invited by Ausdance NSW to attend DEAS- Dance Education in Australian Schools, Melbourne, September 2013

Performer in Tino Sehgal’s This is So Contemporary: Trained for the work with Xavier Del Roy at Pier 2/3 and The Art gallery of NSW, April 2013

Masterclass with Foofwa d’Imobilite: at Critical Path’s The Drill, Oct 2012

Vipassana Mediation 12 Day Silent Retreat. Blue Mountains, Sydney, NSW

Yoga and Pranayama with Clive Sheridan. 2012, 2013, 2016

Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga (annually) with Simon Borg-Olivier. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Yoga Training with Simon Borg Olivier at Yoga Synergy, Sydney. 2010 - 2014