E D U C A T I O N  .  T R A I N I N G

 

2015

Suzuki Company of Toga, Summer Intensive

Residency and training in the Suzuki Method of Actor Training

 

2014

Responsive Performance Practice, Fragment 31 
Weekly training led by Leisa Shelton, August - September

 

Graduate Diploma in Performance Creation (Animateuring)
Victorian College of the Arts

Responsive Performance Practice, Fragment 31 
Weekly training led by Leisa Shelton, July - November

Physical Actor Training, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre
Weekly training in the Suzuki Method and Viewpoints, Winter Intensive in 2012

 

2012

Winter Intensive, Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre
Intensive training in Suzuki Method, Viewpoints and Butoh, Montville, Queensland

 

2008

Bachelor of Performing Arts (Major in Theatre & Performance, Minor in Movement)
Monash University

R E S I D E N C I E S  .  A W A R D S  .  G R A N T S

 

2019

             Vicarts Grant, Creative Victoria

             For the creative development of 'Geelong Sweats', a theatre project in collaboration with gym                           enthusiasts from Waterworld

2019

             Creative Communities Grant, City of Greater Geelong

             For the creative development of 'Geelong Sweats', a theatre project in collaboration with gym                           enthusiasts from Waterworld

2019

             Curious Mechanics Commission, Geelong Arts Centre

             For the creative development of 'Geelong Sweats', a theatre project in collaboration with gym                           enthusiasts from Waterworld

2017

Performance-maker/ Performer, Seedpod Residency, Punctum

Creative Development of Baby Cake, created in collaboration with Kerensa Diball

 

2016

Carlton Connect LAB-14 Residency, City of Melbourne and Creative Spaces

Investigating social resilience through storytelling, performance and the ethics of food.

2015

Vicarts Grant, Arts Victoria

$16,000 for the presentation of ‘Neighbours’, a multi-disciplinary social and theatrical promenade performance through the  streets of Footscray, as part of the 2015 Big West Festival.

Artstart, Australia Council for the Arts
$10,000

 

2014

New Work (Creative Development) Grant, Australia Council for the Arts
Kerensa Diball and Yuhui Ng Rodriguez (Vic) - $15,000
Neighbours, a community-engaged, site-based performance work in Footscray

Vicarts Grant, Arts Victoria
$7,000 for the creative development of a site-based, socially-engaged performance project, Neighbours

Co-performer/performance-maker/ Member of Odd Body Collective, Metro Arts Residency, Brisbane
3-week residency with Odd Body investigating strategies specific to our collective's process of performance-making

Co-performer/performance-maker/ Member of Odd Body Collective, Mechanics Institute Residency, Melbourne
Weekly training with Odd Body

 

2013

Belura John Tallis Award
Victorian College of the Arts

2008

Awarded by Monash University 
Monash University International Scholarship for Excellence
Dean’s Recognition Awards, Faculty of Arts
Honorable Mention for Excellence in Creative Work, Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies
Prize for Achievement in Writing, Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies

P E R F O R M A N C E S  .  P R O J E C T S

2018

Performance-maker, Baby Cake, Next Wave & Darebin Speakeasy 

Autobiographical theatre work on 2 women's decisions around childbearing

In collaboration with Kerensa Diball

2016

Guest Curator, Victorian Theatre Forum

Curated the ‘Out and About’ series on theme of resilience and adaptability

 

Performer, Paperless Office, A is for Atlas

A durational performance and action art project

Artist & Co-facilitator, Museum of Me, Darebin City Council and Westgarth Aged Care

A cross-generational performance project which places elders and children in charge of the system

In collaboration with Kerensa Diball

Artist, Mama Gladis & Me, A is for Atlas & Carlton Connect LAB-14 Residency 

A performance project and life project by the artist and her mother-in-law

 

2015

Co-facilitator and performance-maker, Neighbours, Big West Festival
A site-based, community engaged performance project with the residents of Footscray
In collaboration with Kerensa Diball


Co-creator, Uncommon Places, Melbourne Fringe Festival
A site-based audio work and installation in the Nicholas Building, Melbourne

 

Performance-maker/ Performer/ Ensemble, Particulate Matters, Oddbody 
Devised full-length work

2014

Associate Artist (Part-Time), A is for Atlas
Collaborator on Dining Room Tales series

Platform Artist Representative, Singapore Suitcase Project, Platform Youth Theatre
Working group - key role in conversation on collaborations/exchanges with Singapore artists

Co-facilitator and performance-maker, Neighbours (Creative Development)
A site-based, community engaged performance project with the residents of Footscray
In collaboration with Kerensa Diball

Performer/ Collaborator, Written on the Body, Blink Dance Theatre
A dance work based on the writing of Anais Nin

Host/ Performer, Since I Suppose (work-in-progress showing at FOLA), One Step At A Time Like This
An audio-visual walking tour 

Director's attachment, Dining Room Tales, A is for Atlas
A performance based in a home, with food and storytelling

 

2013

Performance-maker/ Performer, A small fish in a small pond was found between the devil and the deep blue sea
Part of 876 Oranges All in a Row, a series of solo devised performances at VCA

Performance-maker/ Initiating Artist/ Facilitator, A Very Long Table
A Community and Site-based project, VCA

Performer/ Performance-maker/ Collaborator, Pull The Thread
Group-devised performance, VCA

Provocateur, Malthouse Theatre
Facilitate post-performance conversation with audience members

 

2012

Performer, This Placement       
Teater Ekamatra, Irfan Kasban dir.
A site-based work in the vacant Old Geylang Fire Station

Performer, Staged Reading of Garisan Kuning            
Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Writers Week Platform, Jonathan Lim dir

Performer, Dream Country                                                       
Led by Marion D’Cruz, Singapore Arts Festival
An outdoor movement work with 35 women, 35 urns and a lot of water

 

2011

Performer, Re: Almost Left Behind
Thespis, Singapore Arts Festival

 

2010

Director, People Like Us
Short and Sweet Festival

Performer, Down Fall Down
Short and Sweet Festival, Cara Whitehouse dir.

 

2009

Director, The Table
Short and Sweet Festival

Performer, Red Queen
ECNAD, Lim Chin Huat dir.

Performer, Actually I
Act 3 International, Nina Siew dir.

Performer, Little Kite
Act 3 International, Nina Siew dir.

Performer, Songs for Gaia
ECNAD, Tan How Choon and Lim Chin Huat dir.

Performer, Unlibrary Project
National Library Board and The Necessary Stage, Alvin Tan dir.

 

2008

Performer, In His Own Write
Melbourne Fringe Festival, Fleur Kilpatrick dir.

 

2007

Co-Writer, A Psalm
Storyboard 2007, Shed.Ink: overnight scriptwriting competition, 3rd Prize
Adapted into short film, Girl With the Red Balloons; produced and screened at Singapore Short film Awards, Benjamin Tan dir.

A R T S   A D M I N I S T R A T I O N

 

2019

           Casual Administrator, Theatre Network Australia

2015

Marketing Assistant (Part-Time), Back to Back Theatre
Media reports, social media, database of stakeholders, e-news, administration

 

2014

Administrator (Casual), Back to Back Theatre
Assist marketing team with upkeep of database (salesforce) of stakeholders and supporters, assist with general marketing administration

Performing Arts Intern, Regional Arts Victoria
Executed pilot of Mapping Complexity, a survey and an interactive map which charts relationships between performing arts venues & orgs in regional victoria.

Administrator (Contract), Geelong Performing Arts Centre
Document, evaluate and generate report for education workshops (Kaleidoscope) 

 

2013

Communications Intern, A is for Atlas
Social media and online activities, crowd-funding campaign for VOYAGE

Volunteer, Fortyfivedownstairs
Theatre bar shifts, gallery sitting, assist communications staff with office duties

 

2010 -

2012

Manager, Sector Development (Theatre), National Arts Council
Administered, processed and coordinated theatre grant schemes and funding programs. Initiated residencies and developmental programs in partnership with local theatre companies