Artistic Personnel

Katrina Lazaroff - Artistic Director & One Point 618 Founder

Katrina Lazaroff

Katrina has worked extensively as a director, choreographer, dancer, performer, creative producer, rehearsal director and dance educator since 1994. She graduated with a BA in Dance at the University of Adelaide in 1996, studied at the Hooger Instituit Voor Danse in Belgium in 1997 and graduated with an Honours in Dance at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2001.

In current years Katrina has worked as assistant producer for The Royal Croquet Club Adelaide, Bamboozled Productions/Stirling Fringe, Programming Manager at The Mill and artistic associate/performer with Dave Brown of The Paperboats. In 2018 she became the Director at The Mill Adelaide.

Katrina joined Buzz Dance Theatre in Perth in 2001, under artistic directors' Paige Gordon, Carol Wellman Kelly and Felicity Bott until 2006. In 2007 she worked with Buzz as a rehearsal director and as a project Artistic Director in 2008. 

In 2006 and 2008 Katrina worked with Leigh Warren & Dancers on three works as rehearsal director and assistant to the choreographer. 

Katrina has been employed as a performer and choreographer by companies;  Patch Theatre Company, Strut Dance WA, Perth Theatre Company, Steps Youth Dance Company, Restless Dance Theatre, Artrage, Steamworks Productions, Ausdance SA, Ausdance ACT and AusdanceWA and Diwali Dance House. 

She has worked as a performer with choreographers and directors; Dave Brown (Paperboats), Thomas Lehmen (Germany), Clare Dyson (QLD), Bianca Martin, Claudia Alessi, Dawn Jackson, Danya Puckeridge, Molly Tipping, Lena John (WA), Deon Hasties, Richard Seidel, Sarah Neville, Naida Chinner, Alex Graham, Amanda Phillips, Lenni Messing,  (SA), Olivia Millard, Ingrid Voorendt, Vanessa Ellis (VIC) and as movement director for actor, Mark Storen. She has also performed for Sunam (Papua New Guinean Song and Dance Group) and The Storm (Torres Strait Islander Song and Dance Group).

She has enjoyed international tours to the Shanghai International Arts Festival, the Beijing International Dance Festival, the Assiitej Festival in Seoul, Korea, IPAY in Philadelphia USA, Hong Kong and in 2019 will be heading to Atlanta Georgia with The Paperboats.

Katrina has choreographed works for Adelaide Festival Centre's inSPACE Program, Australian Dance Theatre's Ignition Season, Australian Dance Theatre's Youth Ensemble, Adelaide College of the Arts, The Blueroom Theatre WA, SA Independent Dance Collection, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Come Out Festival, AFC Open Space, The Adelaide Feast Festival, Choreolab SA, Artrage WA, PICA'S Putting on an Act and Fresh Bred - SA Youth Dance Ensemble.

Katrina's first full-length main stage work POMONA ROAD premiered in 2010 at the Adelaide Festival Centre inSPACE Program and was shortlisted for a 2011 Australian Dance Award. He next full length work INVOLUNTARY premiered in 2012 at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre's inSPACE Program. INVOLUNTARY went on to tour to the Regional Arts Australia Conference in 2011 and had a second Adelaide season in 2013 at the The Marion Cultural Centre followed by a Victorian tour to Wangarratta Performing Arts Centre, Shepparton Riverlinks Theatre, Portland Arts Centre and Hamilton Arts Centre.

Her first schools touring work titled SKIP premiered in 2011 at The Arts Centre, Port Noaulunga and has had successful seasons in the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Festival Centre's Something on Saturday and CentrED Programs, at numerous metropolitan schools and was presented in the 2013 Come Out Festival. 

Her next full length work QUICK FIX premiered in 2014 as a schools touring show in the Mid Murray region of SA and has continued to be toured to high schools and a GP season at The Marion Cultural Centre in 2016.

Katrina's One Point 618 works in development are; WASTED and FOUR HEARTS.

In 2011 & 2012 Katrina founded and worked in the creative producer role for ExpressWay Arts a multi-arts performing arts project supported by Carclew Youth Arts.

Katrina directed the 2008 Youth Dance Festival in Canberra presented by Ausdance ACT and worked as a project artistic director with Buzz Dance Theatre, a leading dance education company based in Perth, WA. In 2015 she was a key artist in the National Youth Dance Festival run by Ausdance SA, VIC and National.

Over 20 years Katrina has worked as a dance teacher and workshop leader in a range of dance styles to all ages from early childhood to senior adults.

Katrina reguarly teaches for Move Through Life Dance Company and lectures at Adelaide College of the Arts in the dance and acting departments. Over the years she has also taught company class for Australian Dance Theatre, Leigh Warren and Dances, Buzz Dance Theatre and Restless Dance Company.

She has taught in hundreds of metropolitan and regional schools in SA, WA, Vic and NSW. She has led professional development workshops and choreographic workshops for ACHPER (the Australian Council for Health and Physical Education), Carlclew SA, Adelaide Festival Centre Ed Program (Leaps and Bounds Days and Moving Sculptures Programs), Ausdance SA (Dance Teacher's Days), Ausdance ACT (Secondary Dance Teachers PD) and Ausdance WA (Dance Dialects for Multicultural Artists and Country Week for regional schools). She has given movement for actors workshops for the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, nationally and Adelaide College of the Arts and has taught at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, University of Notre Dam and Flinders University. She has led workshops programs for youth festivals, camps and residencies including The Meeralinga Children's Festival, The Festival Of the Wind/esperence, City Of Joondalup's Little Feet Festival, Whiteman Park's Ground Water Festival, The Pemberton Food and Wine Festival, Port Headland's School of the Air Camps and Derby's Boab Festival in the West Kimberley - a Festival's Australia initiative.