Queensland Dance Audiences: A Focused Analysis of the Audience Outlook Monitor

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way people engage with arts, culture and creativity. Artists and cultural organisations are faced with decisions about how to connect with audiences and adapt to the changing circumstances. Patternmakers, 2020 In response to this challenge, a large-scale nationwide study is being undertaken to capture actionable data about how audiences…

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Interactive Zoom pedagogy

With the recent and urgent shift for dance practitioners (teachers in particular) to move their work online, I have been leading sessions on interactive Zoom pedagogy to support this transition. These sessions give participants the experience of my interactive online classroom where I model approaches that I have developed in the higher education sector over…

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Broadway Jazz for Seniors

This year I am the commencing teacher for Queensland Ballet’s Broadway Jazz for Seniors class. My love of dancing bloomed in a musical theatre environment, so I’m ecstatic to be going back to my stylistic roots and bringing passionate older dancers with me. This class focuses on Broadway Jazz artistry and choreography, drawing from some…

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Ballet for Seniors

For two years (2018-2019) I taught weekly beginner level Ballet for Seniors classes at Queensland Ballet. Grounded in ballet technique, my class included barre work, centre practice and choreographic sequences pitched for older adults who are new to dance (or coming back to it after a little or no so little break!). I worked through…

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Evaluation Workshop

Ausdance Queensland invited me to present a workshop on evaluation. This is a field of work that I have discovered after my academic research training and is a great example of how useful research skills are in the arts! As an introduction to evaluation, I designed this workshop to focus on broad, overarching ideas and…

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The Quest

The Quest (2019) was a movement workshop program led by professional artists to develop a new performance work. Working with a team of teaching artists, led by Sandi Woo, we undertook the development of community performance work in two stages. The first stage was weekly workshops with three community groups: Access Arts, Micah Projects, and…

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‘Daggy dancing’ with QUT Library

In 2018 I had the absolute pleasure of leading a ‘daggy dancing’ session for QUT Library’s team-building day. My task was to ‘reinvigorate’. So, naturally, I led 30 librarians in embodying zombie-like qualities and we danced to Thriller. This was a particularly memorable session as the group had an incredible enthusiasm for trying something completely…

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Brisbane Writers Festival

In 2018 I undertook audience research and evaluation of the Brisbane Writers Festival, presented by UPLIT. This was predominately a quantitative project which opened up the possibility of collecting data across several areas: festival patron demographics, interests and reading habits; experiences of the festival; marketing; and sponsorship and philanthropy. By taking care to study previous…

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