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Creative ID: 034

Art form(s): Design, Dance, Multi-Disciplinary, Music, Theatre.

Based in: Auckland. 

When I'm available: Any time in 2020 any days.

Where I'm available: Anywhere from Warkworth to Pokeno.

My arts or creative practice (including details about my specific focus within that art form/practice and my strengths)

I am a producer, director, educator and performer. I have a strong understanding and lived experience of many aspects of theatre and education.

My track record of experience and success - or the track record of experience and success of the creative or artist that I will partner with

  • Director/producer of children's music theatre festivals.
  • I have taught in secondary schools for 16 years.
  • I have taught in America at JTF a children's festival with 6,500 children.
  • I have won a number of awards for directing, lighting design, sound design, set design, and costuming.

Describe the experience you have had working with children or young people, teaching or facilitating creative processes

  • Own performing arts practice teaching singing, speech and drama, acting, communications and musical theatre.
  • Primary Education Degree.
  • Diploma in Performing Arts.
  • Masters in Dance Education.
  • 16 years' classroom practice in Dance and Drama.
  • President of the Drama Teachers Subject Association for five years.
  • Taught workshops around New Zealand in Musical Theatre, building your actors toolbox, scholarship drama.

Why I want to be part of the Creatives in Schools programme and how my involvement will link to my creative practice

I currently relieve in schools and know a number of schools do not have resources to provide creative endeavours to students. I feel this programme will open schools up to amazing and endless possibilities.

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