Performers/Collaborators


Veronica Shum

Since graduating from Adelaide Centre for the Arts, Veronica managed, created and performed with Adelaide company, dropArt: Aerial Dancers. dropArt created dance theatre work for Legs On The Wall Physical Theatre, Australian Dance Theatre’s Ignition seasons and the Adelaide Fringe. Veronica has performed harness aerial with Legs On The Wall in Singapore and New Zealand. More recently, Veronica has worked as a performer and marketing manager with Bare Bones Dance Collective (with Ros Warby and Rebecca Hilton), as a dancer in Alison Currie’s 42a, and as a rehearsal director for Kelly Alexander (Babyface [2006] for Ausdance SA’s Youth Dance Ensemble, Falling For Frank, 2008 NEXT WAVE Festival, Melbourne). Most recently Veronica performed in Katrina Lazaroff’s Pomona Road (2008-10). Veronica has a Bach. Arts (Dance) with Honours, WA Academy of Performing Arts (2003), Grad. Dip in Management (Arts) University of South Australia (2005), Diploma of Remedial Massage, Endeavour College of Natural Health (2009).

Ben Stuart Carberry

Benjamin grew up in Sydney, first dancing at The Conlan College. At 14 he moved to Melbourne to spend 4 years at The Australian Ballet School and a subsequent 3 years with The Australian Ballet Company. Repertoire highlights have included works by Gideon Obarzanek, Robert Curran, Stephen Baynes, Timothy Harbour, Lisa Wilson, Graeme Murphy, Natalie Weir, Cranko, Macmillan, Balanchine and Kylian. This year he has moved to freelancing, having already worked with Lucky Plush productions (Chicago), Deakin University's Motion.Lab, Sylvie Guillem and Victorian Opera. He will also be choreographing in this year's Bodytorque season for The Australian Ballet. Outside of dance Benjamin is a keen oboist and tailor - performing in Melbourne with Stonnington Symphony in works of Mahler, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich, and creating custom dance wear for his colleagues in the ballet.

Rebecca Bainger

Since graduating Rebecca has worked with choreographers Solon Ulbrich and Amelia McQueen in 'Soft Landing',2009 , co-founded and performed with 'Vision for Dance Collective' and after performing in Katrina Lazaroff's first development of 'Involuntary', 2010 Rebecca has now been invited to join Onepoint618. Currently performing as an independent artist, Rebecca is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience through teaching dance in Primary/Secondary Schools and Dance Studios across SA. Rebecca first began her dance training at the Cerlienco Centre for Performing Arts in Victor Harbor SA. She later moved to Adelaide for fulltime dance study at the Sheila Laing Academy for Performing Arts graduating in 2003 with a Diploma. During this time she also performed with cabaret group 'Fab Cab' and trained in tumbling with Gymnastics SA. In 2008 Rebecca graduated with a Dance Performance Degree at the Adelaide Centre of Performing Arts where she worked with choreographers Leigh Warren, Jo Lloyd, Adam Wheeler, Peter Sheedy, Kynan Hughes and Michael Carter. 

Tae-Li Andrew Haycroft

Andrew began formal dance training in 2007 with the Sunshine Coast Academy of Dance Arts in Queensland, starting as a part time school of excellence student till half way through the year where he transferred to full time for preparation for the two year Diploma in performing arts which he completed in dec 2009. From this Andrew developed a passion for contemporary dance which led to him being accepted into Adelaide College of the Arts and completing his Bachelor of dance performance in of December 2012. In his time in full time study, Andrew has worked with choreographers such as Melissa Lanham, Gabrielle Nakiville, Xiaoxiung Zhang, Paul Gazzola, Kristina Chan and Peter Sheedy. During this time Andrew has also worked professionally for BMW, Aiden Brook Homes, and various other commercial dance contractors. Upon graduating Andrew received contracts to work with Garry Stuart on the upcoming film “The boy castaways”, Alexandra Knox on her new Adelaide fringe project “Cor”, and Remnant Dance collective in Western Australia for “Remnants found in you” also performed in the 2013 Adelaide fringe.

Alexandra Knox  

Alexandra performed with Quantum Leap Dance Company in Canberra in 2003.  In 2007 she graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dance.  During her time at VCA she collaborated and performed with Australian choreographer and dancer Sara Black on “Biogenisis” and “To explode Beautifully” by Alistair Macendoe.  Alexandra has performed in works by Australian choreographers and dancers, Rebecca Hilton, Anna Smith, Anthony Hamilton, Paul Zivovich, Stephanie Lake, Tanya Leidtke and Phillip Adams. In 2008 Alexandra worked with award winning choreographer Liz Lea and performed in her work “The Ballet of the Matrouskya Dolls” in Bondi and Mackay (Queensland).  Before spending six months overseas Alexandra performed with the Australian Theatre for Young People in “VX18504” with Artistic Director Meryl Tankard.  In New York Alexandra continued her professional training at the Alvin Ailey School, Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research, and Peridance.  In Europe she continued to further her dance education attending professional dance classes in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Luzern and London.   While in Luzern Alexandra did class and attended rehearsals with the Luzern Dance Theatre.  2010 saw her perform in “Ripple” choreographed by Ian Colless for Dirty Feet Dance Company and “Sapling to Sliver” with Mirramu Dance Theatre, Artistic Director Elizabeth Cameron Dalman.  “Wyrd…. with grace” choreographed and performed by Alexandra was shown at the 2011 Melbourne Fringe Festival and the Ausdance, Chorelab season in Adelaide 2011.  “Wyrd… with grace” was also performed at the Holden Street Theatres during the Adelaide Fringe 2012. 

Jessica Statton

Jessica is currently a core performer with One Point 618 dance theatre. Graduating from a Bachelor of Dance Performance from ACArts in 2004 Jess then travelled to the UK working as an assistant choreographer for a youth break dancing company, as well as developing her own hip hop and break dance skills through various workshops and professional development opportunities. Further travels saw Jess teaching dance and music at a number of international schools in Thailand, inspiring her to undertake a Master of Teaching at the University of South Australia on her return. Jess has since been working as an independent artist and teacher at numerous primary, secondary and private dance schools throughout Adelaide and regional SA as well as performing works with the State Opera SA and independent choreographers; Jade Erlandsen ‘Out of The Dark’, 2009 Adelaide Fringe, Aidan Kane Munn ‘Scandalous’, 2009 Cabaret Fringe and Katrina Lazaroff’ ‘Involuntary’ (creative developments), Ausdance SA’s 2010 Choreolab season. A successful applicant of the 2010 JUMP mentorship program, supported by Carclew youth arts and the Australia Councill, Jess further developed her skills in Community Arts Practice with support from Sally Chance, and showcased her first youth, community dance work ‘Waiting For…’at Ausdance SA’s 2010 Choreolab season.

Emma Stokes

Emma completed her Bachelor of Dance Performance Degree in 2007 at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts and was the recipient of the Helpmann Academy and Minter Ellison Rising Star Award. Whilst studying Emma had the opportunity to work with choreographers such as Leanne Ringelstein, Professor Xiao Xiong Zhang, Aidan Kane Munn, Troy Mundy, Kynan Hughes and Peter Sheedy. Since graduating Emma has worked as a performer with Katrina Lazaroff on Pomona Road Pt 3 (2008), Pomona Road Final Development (2009) and Pomona Road World Premiere (2010). She has worked on creative developments with Lina Limosani- 'The Tighter You Squeeze' and 'A Delicate Situation'. Emma also performed with the South Australian State Opera Company in 'Turandot' and 'Rigaletto' and most recently in the 2010 Adelaide Festival's La Fura dels Baus' 'Le Grand Macarbe'. In 2010 Emma also performed in and one8in dance collective's 'Heavier Than Milk' Adelaide Fringe Festival Season. Emma has also performed overseas in the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and the Oman Military Tattoo. 

Ninian Donald   

Ninian has been performing internationally since he was a child. Through the mediums of dance, street, puppetry, circus, and theatre he has performed and directed with such companies and individuals as; Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Windmill Performing Arts, Patch Theatre Company, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, One Point618, Slack Taxi, Country Arts SA, Knee High Puppeteers, 4Bux: Progressive Arts (co-founder), Pooka Puppet Company (co-founder), Cate Fowler, Aidan Kane Munn and Cirkidz. He has passionately dedicated most of the last decade to early childhood and family performance and will continue to do so around the world.

Tim Rodgers  

After graduating from the Australian Ballet School in 1993 Tim joined The Australian Ballet performing a variety of roles within the company’s repertoire. 1996 Tim created his first work for the company’s choreographic workshop. During this time he was also invited as a guest artist with The Dancers Company two years running. 1999 he joined The West Australian Ballet as a dancer then went onto create a further four works for the company’s choreographic workshop seasons. 2003 his work The View Outside was accepted into The Dancers Are Space Eaters program. Tim has also had creative input and worked choreographically with students from The West Australian Academy Of Performing Arts. Since Tim has worked with a wide range of independent choreographers including Buzz Dance Theatre, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Barking Gecko Theatre, Sue Peacock, Skadada, Kompany Kido, Claudia Alessi, Paul O’Sulivan, Paea Leach and Katrina Lazaroff. Tim has performed with the Shanghai and Bangkok international arts festivals, worked with Indigenous communities and youth education programs. Tim spends a lot of his time creating original musical and film compositions for his works to help give his works extra depth and perspectives. Tim is currently establishing Rodgers&Ward a company dedicated to manufacturing quality handcrafted percussion.

Sascha Budimski

Sascha Budimski is a South Australian based sound designer whose interest lies mostly in creating and designing sound and music for modern dance, theatre and art installations. He has created scores for a large range of directors and companies across Australia and works featuring his sound design have been toured both nationally and internationally. Although a specialist in sound, Sascha's skills also extend beyond sound and include video editing, dvd authoring and operating visual media in live performance and has operated and compiled live film and visual effects for several works including Daniel Jaber's award winning 2010 Adelaide Fringe show 'Too Far Again, Not Far Enough...' and for Leigh Warren & Dancers' 2009 Netherlands tour of 'Impulse', which featured at the 50th Anniversary of the Holland Dance Festival.Sascha is a qualified sound engineer and has studied at the SAE College in Adelaide where he received a Diploma of Music Industry. Although his focus is primarily in sound for theatre, Sascha loves every opportunity he can take to record and mix bands and musicians. His “I’ll finish it one day…” website can be found at www.svb-audio.com.

Nic Mollison 

Nic has been working as a freelance stage lighting & projection designer since graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 1995. Since then Nic has worked with diverse range of theatre, dance & youth arts companies on local, national & international productions, including lighting & video projections for concerts, festivals, nightclubs & visual art installations. Recently Nic created lighting & video design for Diary Of an Imaginary Man with Various People Inc at the Old Adelaide Goal as part of the Adelaide Festival of Arts 2012. Monomyth directed by Olivia Allen, Riverland Youth Theatre, Escape by Leigh Warren & Dancers & The Magic Flute with Various People, Tutti Inc & Cirkidz at the State Opera Studio. Some of Nic’s other design credits include video designs for Brink Productions’ internationally acclaimed production When The Rain Stops Falling and Superheroes with Stone-Castro. Lighting & projection designs for Honk If you are Jesus with The State Theatre Company of South Australia, Vesalius Requiem with Various People Inc, Pomona Road  directed & choreographed by Katrina Lazaroff.

Carol Wellman Kelly  

Graduating with a B.A. Dance from VCA in 1985, Carol has worked with many companies during her 25-year career. Australian companies: 2 Dance Plus, Chrissie Parrott Dance Collective, WA Ballet, Dance North and Thwack!, followed by seven years in Europe performing for Compagnie Velvet, Compagnie Pascoli, Theater am Ballsaal, Greifswald Theater, V-Tol, English National Opera, Green Candle Dance Company and the Claire Russ Ensemble. She has worked with the education units of Rambert Dance Company, Richard Alston Dance Company, Cando Co foundation course and the London Contemporary Dance Theatre. Carol worked with Australian Dance Theatre as the Assistant Director/Rehearsal Director by Artistic Director Garry Stewart from 2000 – 2008. During this time, she was invited to Artistically Direct Buzz Dance Theatre (2002). Carol has returned to her Freelance status as Dance artist, performer, creator, manager, educator and mentor. Carol often rehearses and tours with Tasdance - Launceston, Tasmania and was commissioned to choreograph short works for Quantum Leap Youth Dance Company and ‘Fresh Bred’, Ausdance SA’s Youth Dance Company and work with Restless Dance Theatre. Recently Carol has been in creative development as a dancer with Katrina Lazaroff “Pomona Road” and Lina Limosani “A delicate situation”.  

Catherine Fitzgerald

Catherine is a director, writer and actor. She trained as an actor at Flinders University Drama Centre (1979 -1982) and worked primarily as an actor, working in theatre, film and TV. In the early ‘90s she was Artistic Director of Mainstreet Theatre and Artistic Director of Vitalstatistix National Women’s Theatre from 1996-2002, where she produced and/or directed over 40 productions and events. For State Theatre Company SA she has directed The Misanthrope, The Zoo Story, The Memory of Water, Third World Blues, Proof, Salt, Boston Marriage, Frozen, The Female of the Species and The Give and Take, The Misanthrope, The Zoo Story. Her writing credits include: Just a Little Crooked Around the Edge, (Sydney Mardi Gras and Slip of the Tongue, London), Boo! (Windmill and Mainstreet Theatre), Celebrity Vaudeville (MRPG) and DRY (Port Augusta Re-Imagines!). Catherine also co-wrote and directed Titbits! and Bull Bar Tours (Vitalstatistix). In 2003 she was awarded the Centenary Medal for the development of women artists in South Australia through Vitalstatistix. She is the 2011 State Theatre Company Associate Director.

Peter Sheedy

Peter’s professional career commenced in Canberra at Human Veins Dance Theatre under the direction of Don Asker, 1986. Then spent the next fifteen years performing and collaborating in Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies including Dance North, Australian Dance Theatre, Chrissie Parrott Dance Company and Leigh Warren and Dancers. He has worked with choreographers/directors such as Cheryl Stock, Graeme Watson, Nanette Hassel, Douglas Wright, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Per Jonnson and has performed lead roles in Glen Tetley’s “Pierrot Lunaire” and William Forsythe’s “Enemy in the Figure”. Peter has worked as a full time lecturer in contemporary dance at WAAPA and currently as the Head of Contemporary Dance at Adelaide Centre for the Arts (Tafe SA). He has choreographed extensively for AC Art’s. In 2001 Flutter was created on the graduating year for WAAPA. In 2005 Body Data 1” won 1st prize in the Contemporary Dance and Contemporary Choreography divisions. In 2000 Peter travelled to Taiwan on an Asia Link grant to the National Institute of Arts lecturing to most levels of students whilst performing with Taipei Crossover Dance Company. Peter’s professional choreographic engagements include work for Leigh Warren and Dancers, Chrissie Parrott Dance Company and Independent New Choreographers, Perth.  

Roz Hervey

Roz is a dance graduate of the Centre for Performing Arts. Over the last 28 years she has worked for numerous dance, dance theatre and theatre companies in Australia and the UK including: including; One Extra Company, Sydney Front, Dance North, Theatre of Image, Sue Healey, Meryl Tankard Co, DV8, Force Majeure, Brink Theatre Co, Slingsby and Patch Theatre Co. With these companies she has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, UK and South East Asia. In 2002 she won the Ausdance ‘Outstanding performance by a female dancer’ award for her performance in Force Majeures ‘Same same but Different’. She has taught physical theatre for numerous performing arts colleges and youth theatre companies, including Urban Myth Youth Theatre Company, Cirkidz, AC Arts and Flinders Drama Centre.  

Kerry Reid

Kerry has worked as a theatre designer in South Australia for 20 years. She has designed sets and costumes for Patch Theatre, Magpie Theatre, Vitalstatistix, Backstares Theatre (SYTE), Port Youth, Boulevard Theatre, Jumbuck Theatre, the ASO and Cirkidz.  Her most recent work was for Holden Street Theatre’s production of “Mr. Bailey’s Minder” (set and costume) in 2006, for Flying Penguin’s production of “Translations” at Holden Street (2005) and The Malthouse in Melbourne (set and costume) 2006, “The Birthday Party”for Flying Penguin (costume) at the Queens Theatre in 2006, set and costume for Flying Penguin’s production of “Assassins” at The Space in 2007, “Izy and Willow” for Children’s Champion Productions at the Adelaide Feast Festival in 2007 and set and costume for Urban Myth Theatre of Youth’s production of “Curfew” for the 2008 Assitej conference.  She is currently designing set for Urban Myth’s “Romeo and Juliet”

Zac Jones 

Zac trained at the Australian Ballet School and has worked with Queensland Ballet, Expressions Dance Company and Opera Australia.  In 2009 and 2010 he toured South Australia with Gavin Clarkes’s ‘A Country Dance’ and worked with Katrina Lazaroff on the final development and presentation of ‘Pomona Road’ in 2009 and 2010. Zac has also trained in martial arts and is a nidan in aikido.