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


  • Ballet (older adults) Queensland Ballet 2018-present
  • Jazz (kids) Creative Arts Australia 2018
  • Ballet (older adults) Viva Bodystrength 2018
  • Contemporary (adults, kids) Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council 2018
  • Jazz (adults) Phluxus2 Dance Collective 2017
  • Creative movement (adults) QUT Dance Society 2014



  • Creative movement & tasking Munglinup Primary School 2018
  • Creative movement & tasking Jerramungup District High School 2018
  • Creative movement & tasking Hopetoun Primary School 2018
  • Creative movement & tasking Ravensthorpe District High School 2018
  • Creative movement & tasking Lake King Primary School 2018
  • Can can All Hallow’s School 2016
  • Jazz Raw Dance Company 2010
  • Creative movement & tasking Sarina State High School 2009
  • Creative movement & tasking Bowen State School 2009
  • Creative movement & tasking Pioneer State High School 2009
  • Choreography Clayfield College 2009


Dance studios

  • Jazz (teens) Brisbane Performing Arts Academy 2018
  • Contemporary, jazz (teens, kids) DanCentrix 2017
  • Jazz (adult) Bayside Dance 2016
  • Contemporary (teens) The Studio Dance and Arts 2016
  • Contemporary, ballet (teens, kids) Dayboro Performing Arts 2015-16



  • Broadway jazz QUT Dance 2013



  • Contemporary Ausdance Queensland Pro Dance Classes 2019
  • Jazz IndepenDANCE Project 2018



  • Daggy dancing QUT Library 2018


Um (physical theatre development) Scott Sneddon (Director) 2016

Untitled (physical theatre performance) Anja Ali-Haapala & Natalie Lazaroo (Co-Directors) 2016

Untitled (dance choreographic development) Vanessa Mafe & Avril Huddy (Co-Choreographers) 2012

Mad Hatter (live music & dance performance) Scribble Sound (Composer) & Anja Ali-Haapala (Choreographer) 2011

DIRT (dance performance) Tiina Alinen (Choreographer) 2011

Night. Time. (dance performance) Ruth Osborne, Jodie Farrugia, Anton, Adam Wheeler (Co-Choreographers) 2010

Confined Space (dance performance) Tiina Alinen (Choreographer) 2007



Easy Lovin’ (music video) Jimi Beavis (Songwriter, Director) & Chris Sheriff (Choreographer) 2014

3Gen (dance film) Tiina Alinen (Director, Choreographer) 2010


Street theatre

Heard (dance performance/art exhibit) Nick Cave (Artist) & Will Gill (Choreographer) 2016

Grazing Zebras (street theatre act) Anja Ali-Haapala, Courtney Scheu & Jacob Williams (Co-Choreographers) 2012

Tether (dance performance) Mimi Van Buuren (Choreographer) 2010

Frog-On (street theatre act) Kari (Director) 2007-2013

Higher Education

Language and Learning Educator QUT Student Success Group 2019-present

Lecturer Australian Performing Arts Conservatory 2019

Tutor USC Indigenous Services 2018

Library Adviser QUT Library 2015-19

Curriculum Consultant Australian 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


Guest Co-Editor Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship 2019-present

Peer Reviewer for academic journals and conferences 2018-present

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

Mentor QUT Student Success Group 2017-18

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].