Archive for the ‘Happenings’ Category

Introducing #3

Posted: February 2, 2018 in Happenings, Uncategorized, Updates


Dear Creative Moves Friends,

I’d like to introduce you to Clara, she’s what’s been keeping this creative Mommy very busy over the past year!  I’ve missed all my special movers very much but this little girl and her brothers have definitely been keeping me on my toes!

I was able to return to my Creative Moves teaching position at St. Paul’s School and Clara’s adapted very well to the time away from me (I’ve definitely missed her more than she misses me!).

I am not currently teaching any regular studio classes but I’m happy to announce that I’m taking event bookings for Birthday parties and group events.  So if you have a little mover and you’re looking for a fun and creative party idea, let’s chat!  Or if you are part of a Mother’s group and you’re looking for a special way to spend playgroup this week, these get togethers are always a hit too!

Feel free to email me at to discuss party/event details.  These events can be booked at any venue of your choosing but I do have a great relationship with Nia Moves Studio in the Heights and they have a beautiful studio/party room space that can be added on to my birthday package if you need a venue!

Thank you for bearing with me during my year off (how is my baby almost 1!) and I look forward to dancing with you again one day soon!

Best wishes,

Ms. Amanda



Amazing Residency, Amazing Kids!

Posted: November 27, 2011 in Happenings

2011 Creative Challenge Punmu Montage from AWESOME Arts on Vimeo.

Check out this video created by my fellow AWESOME Artist, Jarrad Seng, during our stay in Punmu, a remote community in the north west of Australia.  We were guests of the community for 2-weeks as part of the AWESOME Arts 2011 Creative Challenge ’15 Minutes of Fame’ Project.  We worked on using video & photography to capture stories about the famous places in and around Punmu.  As we will be leaving Australia in June 2012, this will be my last residency with AWESOME Arts.  Over the last 5 years, I’ve visited so many amazing places and worked with some very special bright young things!

Enjoy the video, it’s truly beautiful and really captures the lovely spirit of all the kids and teachers we had the pleasure of working with during our 2-week stay in Punmu!

’15 Minutes of Fame’ currently has a collaborative exhibition of all 14 residencies from the past year as part of the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things.  The exhibition is being held at the 140 William Complex beside the Perth Underground Station.  If you live in Perth, please stop by to check out all the amazing work from the past year!  The festival runs until Sunday November 27th, so you’ve still got time left.

To check out other exhibitions and shows happening as part of the festival click here for a sneak peek of the works from the last few days of the festival.  Also here is a link to an article in the Pilbara Echo about the residency.

Working with Rock Stars

Posted: July 26, 2011 in Happenings, Updates

Voltaire Twins music video, photo by Jarrad Seng at

It’s been an exciting few weeks!  I was lucky enough to be asked to work as the Movement Director/Choreographer for my good friends The Voltaire Twins for the music video for their newest single, Animalia.  The video was directed by Ben Young and his concept for the direction was very inventive and left so much room for creative movement possibilities!

I met the dancers for our rehearsal the week before the shoot and couldn’t have been happier with the level of professionalism and skill, not to mention how lovely they all were to get along with!  We had a great rehearsal session and got everything accomplished that we needed for the shoot!

The shoot was amazing, when the dancers got into the fantastic costumes, designed by Emma Vickery they transformed into dark, aggressive but beautiful birds!  Despite the wet weather, we persevered and from the playback I saw on the night, there will be so much great footage to use for the final video.

I felt very privileged to be part of the process of making a music video of this caliber, this is going to be a huge project to come out of Western Australia.

The launch of the Animalia Single and Music Video will be held on 20th August at Amplifier Bar in Perth, WA. More details of this can be found on the facebook event page.

I can’t wait to share the final video with you all, watch this space!

To view more photos by Jarrad Seng taken during the music video shoot please check out his facebook page.

A taste of things to come…

Posted: October 20, 2010 in Happenings

What can I say, I’m an AWESOME girl and therefore I can’t wait to share the 2010 AWESOME Program with the world!  Check out this fantastic Festival Reel for a taste of what’s to come…you’ll recognize the music as the single, D.I.L, from my good friends, The Voltaire Twins!

The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things boasts an awe-inspiring line up for 2010, showcasing amazing artists from the Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA, Australia and of course, the best from the West.

The 2010 AWESOME Festival is on in the Perth CBD from 19 – 28 November and is a must see-do-experience event! Many events are free and are suitable for the young and the young at heart!  For more information on the full program visit or call (08) 9485 0560.


Posted: September 7, 2010 in Happenings

Our last concert in the 2010 PEET Young Artist Concert Series is approaching very soon!  If you love Opera, you won’t be disappointed with the classic arias, duets and scenes we have in store in this concert.  If you have never listened to Opera, this is a perfect introduction with lots of beautiful melodies and interesting story lines to keep you entertained!

Photo from PEET Concert Series 2010 Banner -

The talented young singers for the evening include soprano Jennifer Barrington, mezzo sopranos Ileana Rinaldi and Louise Fenbury as well as baritones Sitiveni Talei, Christopher Lewis and tenor Matthew Ward.  Piano accompanist for the evening will be the fantastic, Tommaso Pollio.  I am very excited that we will have Simon Kenway across as guest Music Director for the concert, Simon and I last worked together on The Elixir of Love, for Opera in the Park 2009!  I’m looking forward to be directing the show and hope that anyone in the Perth area that is free will come join us at the beautiful Government House Ballroom for the evening.
Friday 17 September, 2010 at 7.30pm
Government House Ballroom
Virtuosic writing for the voice will be on show tonight in arias, scenes and ensembles that will shatter the crystal.
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