QB Ballet for Seniors Teacher Training

Extremely thoughtful and respectful of age. Ballet for Seniors Teacher Training participant, 2021 In 2020 and 2021, I led the development and pilot delivery of Queensland Ballet’s Ballet for Seniors Teacher Training Program. This work focused on upskilling ballet teachers to work with active older adults and addressed: cognitive and physical aspects of primary ageing,…

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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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Ballet for Seniors

I have taught Ballet for Seniors classes at Queensland Ballet since 2018. Grounded in ballet technique, my class includes 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 work through exercises slowly, explain technique,…

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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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