Independent Researcher For details, view my research and publications 2015-present

Project Lead, Creative Health Queensland Ballet 2017

PhD Candidate QUT Creative Industries 2012-16

Dance teaching


  • Queensland Ballet 2017-present
  • Viva Bodystrength 2018
  • Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council 2018
  • Phluxus2 Dance Collective 2017
  • QUT Dance Society 2014


  • Munglinup Primary School 2018
  • Jerramungup District High School 2018
  • Hopetoun Primary School 2018
  • Ravensthorpe District High School 2018
  • Lake King Primary School 2018
  • All Hallow’s School 2016
  • Raw Dance Company 2010
  • Sarina State High School 2009
  • Bowen State School 2009
  • Pioneer State High School 2009
  • Clayfield College 2009

Dance studios

  • Brisbane Performing Arts Academy 2018
  • DanCentrix 2017
  • Bayside Dance 2016
  • The Studio Dance and Arts 2016
  • Dayboro Performing Arts 2015-16


  • QUT Dance 2013
Academic teaching & learning support

Academic Mentor USC Indigenous Services 2018-present

Library Adviser QUT Library 2015-16, 2018-present

Curriculum Consultant Performing Arts Conservatory 2015

Acting Unit Coordinator QUT Creative Industries, Dance 2012-13

Sessional Academic QUT Creative Industries, Dance 2011-17

Tutor QUT Oodgeroo Unit 2011-12



Sneddon, S. (Director). (2016). Um [physical theatre development]. Brisbane, QLD: Raw Dance Company Studios.

Ali-Haapala, A. (Co-Director), Lazaroo, N. (Co-Director). (2016). Untitled [physical theatre performance]. Brisbane, QLD: Vulcana Womens Circus.

Mafe, V., & Huddy, A. (Choreographers). (2012). Untitled [dance choreographic development lab]. Brisbane, QLD: Brisbane Powerhouse.

Scribble Sound (Composer), Ali-Haapala, A. (Choreographer). (2011). Mad Hatter [music & dance performance]. Brisbane, QLD.

Alinen, T. (Choreographer). (2011). DIRT [dance performance]. Brisbane, QLD: Gardens Theatre.

Osborne, R. (Director, Choreographer), Farrugia, J. (Choreographer), Anton (Choreographer), Wheeler, A. (Choreographer). (2010). Night. Time. [dance performance]. Canberra, ACT: Canberra Theatre Centre.

Alinen, T. (Choreographer). (2007). Confined Space [dance performance]. Brisbane, QLD: Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts.


Beavis, J. (Songwriter, Director), Sheriff, C. (Choreographer). (2014). Easy Lovin’ [music video]. Brisbane, QLD.

Alinen, T. (Director, Choreographer). (2010). 3Gen [dance film]. Brisbane, QLD.

Street theatre

Cave, N. (Artist), Gill, W. (Choreographer). (2016). Heard [dance performance/art exhibit]. Brisbane, QLD: Gallery of Modern Art.

Ali-Haapala, A. (Choreographer), Scheu, C. (Choreographer), Williams, J. (Choreographer). (2012). Grazing Zebras [street theatre act]. Brisbane, QLD: Queensland University of Technology.

Van Buuren, M. (Choreographer). (2010). Tether [dance performance]. Brisbane, QLD: Queen Street Mall.

Kari (Director). (2007-2013). Frog-On [street theatre act]. Woodford Folk Festival & community events in South-East QLD.


Research and Documentation Network Adviser World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific 2018-present

Mentor QUT Student Success Group 2017-present

Founder & Co-Chair Early Career Researchers Community – Dance 2014-present

Treasurer Pro Dance Classes Brisbane 2013-15


Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Industries) QUT Creative Industries awarded 2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (First Class Honours) QUT Creative Industries awarded 2011

Image: Dene Bingham [Adult class in Ravensthrope Regional Arts Council dance project].