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Creative ID: 209

Art form(s): Dance.

Based in: Porirua.

When I'm available: I am available on: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays all hours of the day every term.

Where I'm available: All of Wellington region schools. Upper Hutt Lower Hutt Porirua Wellington Central Kilbernie Miramar Tawa Johnsonville Rongatai Wainui.

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

My creative practices heavily revolve around a street dance style called 'Krump' it is a free and expressive dance style which pulls a person's creativity from their emotions, imagination and expression. My specific focus for this art is to show the youth that everyone individual is different and unique. I want to make it known to youth that being creative and showing their individual ideas is OK and something we should not shy away from. I want to give youth another outlet and free form of bringing their creativity to life through dance and body movements. I can teach this through my 11 years of experience and practices within this art form called Krump.

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

  • 6-week creative programme with a College. Helping with assessments as well as helping the at-risk kids with giving them a new form of outlet and a safer way of self-expression.
  • Have taught multiple open workshops around Wellington and Auckland for all ages.
  • Taught at a summer camp in Pennsylvania, USA in 2015.

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

I have taught multiple workshops with students from 10 years old up to 20+ years old. I have run national events which have youth divisions involved for kids to participate. I have worked with students from a College in Wellington from ages 13 years to 17 years.

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

I want to give the youth in schools a different form of outlet than what is already given. I want to show that freely expressing one's emotions (negative or positive) through this art form called Krump is OK and safe. I want to give the youth another direction and/or pathway into releasing their inner creativity and expression. I want to teach the youth what I have learnt through personal experiences and open doors which could possibly help speed up their process of reaching their goals and gaining success within their chosen art form.

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