contemporary dance creative
born & based aotearoa new zealand
KIA ORA, WILLKOMMEN, HELLO.
welcome to my online creative portfolio
photos: jocelyn janon
I am a versatile dance & performance artist
born amongst the geothermal ruptures of rotorua,
raised in the valleys of the mighty waikato
and found one of my many homes amongst the
contemporary dance community of tāmaki makaurau auckland, growing my craft formally at unitec performing arts faculty .
my bloodlines trace through german, italian and english heritage.
currently I live in whāingaroa raglan.
my body of choreographic and performance work is
diverse, multi-disciplinary and spans a decade.
framed within my millenial cis-female lens,
common thematic and energetic imprints include
dissecting power dynamics & social structures and
utilizing the body's inherent political & symbolic potency
to extrapolate something of the human psyche.
commissioned choreographies include:
'transit' for T.H.E. dance 2nd co. singapore 
via an asia:nz foundation residency;
'revilery' for footnote nz dance ;
'stranger people' by doprah for candlelit pictures,
a VMA-nominated music video 
I've had the pleasure to perform with friends such as
malia johnston x auckland live
red leap theatre
nz fashion week x jason lingard CHAOS
charles koroneho & lilibeth cuenca rasmussen x living room fest
splore festival x lucy-mary mulholland
under the [now-retired] moniker 'black sheep productions',
I have created & collaborated on more than than 8 independent shows presented all around aotearoa nz
supported by creative new zealand
& various other festivals and funding bodies.
our first show 'how to make friends and still appear normal'
won best dance at NZ fringe ;
our show 'everything anyone ever wanted' was part of q theatre's curated programme 'q presents' .
aside of my personal creative endeavours
I have nurtured my art form & its community via
producing work, including with
foster group dance [sarah foster-sproull] 2014 -19
orchids, sisters of the black crow
& okareka dance co. [taiaroa royal & taane mete] 2012 -17
mana wahine, k' rd strip, nga hau e wha.
my teaching relationships include
t.h.e. dance 2nd co. singapore
foster group dance
footnote nz dance
okareka dance co.
independance x wellesley studios
st. peters' cambridge
westlake girls' high school
colenso college napier