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 & facilitation


  • 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


  • QUT Library 2018
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

Qualifications & training

Leading Dance with Older People People Dancing: The Foundation for Community Dance 2018

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].