Master of Arts degree majoring in Dance Pedagogy and Movement Studies and currently director of Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität's extramural dance study - Akademie für Zeitgenössisches ballett.
Born in Australia and living in Austria, I studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and the London Contemporary Dance School (The Place), graduating with a Bachelor in Dance. My first appearance as a professional ballet and contemporary dancer was with The West Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet, followed by soloist contracts with the Vienna Chamber Ballet, Graz Opera Ballet, Bremerhaven Stadttheater, Theater St Gallen and Landestheater Linz. My dancing career saw me perform on several European stages thoughout Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland while working with many prestigious artistic directors and choreographers such as Jörg Mannes, Richard Wherlock, Mauro Bigonzetti, Nils Christie, Darrel Toulon, Jonathan Taylor, Barry Moreland, Harold Collins, Linda Papworth, Christine Comtesse and Phillip Egli.
I additionally choreographed for musicals and operettas with Opera Graz, Landestheater Linz, Bad Hall Landestheater, Komödienspiele Schloss Tillysburg and the Lübecker Sommerfestspiele. Works include 'Turandot', 'Robin Hood', 'Tapetenwechsel', 'Die Geschichte vom braven Soldaten Schwejik', 'Der Lebkuchenmann' and 'Die Lustige Witwe'.
as dance teacher and certified Pilates instructor has sent me across Austria, Ireland, Germany and Australia, teaching classes, workshops and summer school programs for more than 20 years. Additionally, in 2012 I became founder and director of European Dance Tours; educating and mentoring dance groups and individuals with tours, workshops and auditions throughout Europe. I am currently director of the Akademie für Zeitgenössiches Ballett. An extramural pre-professional dance study for the young and talented with the Institue of Dance Arts (IDA) at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Linz.
I have been focusing significantly on creating innovative dance methods for Ballet and Contemporary dance training. Therefore by complimenting this focus I completed a Master of Arts degree majoring in Dance Pedagogy and Movement Research from IDA Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Austria.
concentrates predominantly on the grounding philosophy of working truthfully for each individual dancer. To understand and value ones own corporal capacity and then applying this knowledge to enhance movement efficiency and diversity. I aim to explore and enhance how ballet technique education can develop the versatility and creativity needed in today’s eclectic dance environment. I believe (and consistently practice) in implementing modern dance concepts and historical movement methods in ballet and contemporary technique training as a tool to enhance perception of the body, movement mechanics and versatility.
The porfolio of Workshops I offer for the curious include:
Contemporary Ballet Fusion Workshop
Structured silimar to a ballet class but taught with a twist! Ballet exercises and combinations fused with contemporary dance elements and concepts.
Train the Trainer Workshop
Innovative pedagogical concepts and fresh ideas to take your dance classes to the next level. Designed for Ballet and Contemporary dance teachers.
Principles of Movement Scope Workshop
A creative research method delivered through six movement concepts that help enhance movement expression, creativity and individualism. The Principles of Movement scope is implemented through a task-oriented approach with structured improvisation and aligned with repertoire.This workshop is designed for both student and teacher.
I specialise in teaching:
Classical Ballet/Point Work,
Contemporary Dance, Jazz Dance, Pilates Matwork and Chroeography for Dance Competitons.
Workshops and Summer Dance Programs 2019/20 include:
Dance Studio's where I regularly teach and choreograph for:
An extramural dance study for the young and talented with the Institute of Dance Arts (IDA) at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität. This training program is a pre-professional pathway designed specifically to challenge and develop the students dance skills, creativity and knowledge, while enhancing individualism and diversity.
The aim is to give participants correct professional preparation and training they require for further undergraduate dance studies and professional stage work.
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