Archives

Darren Ball

In 2011, after achieving the rank of Fudoshin Master, the rank of 5th Dan, and being awarded the title of Shihan (Model Teacher), Darren Ball formed the Yamagawa Budo in Melbourne, an official branch of the Fudoshin Ryu. Darren was on the mat, training in classes from 3 years old. Since that time, he has […]

Categories:

Majeda Beatty

Taking you on a journey of Australia’s First Nation dreamtime through an interactive and vibrant experience, Majeda Beatty presents both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures as well as sharing her perspective on being an indigenous millennial woman. She believes in the importance of cultural pride and carrying on past traditions as well as moving […]

Categories:

Shyamla

Shyamla is an accomplished Performing Artist, Choreographer and Teacher with three decades of dance experience and a Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law. She has taught at renowned studios throughout Australia and abroad (Sydney Dance Company, Ettingshausens, Dance Attic UK) and specialises in cultural dance (Hip Hop, Bollywood, Traditional Indian and Brazilian Samba), having […]

Categories:

Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna originally studied to be a lawyer, but after deciding law was not for her, she trained as an actor. Sofie began her writing career as an author for children and has written over twenty books for young people. Her work has been published in the US, the UK and in translation throughout Europe […]

Categories:

Jamel Singh & Dheeraj Shrestha

Jamel Kaur Singh studied Classical South Indian, Barathanatium Dance since the age of 6 and has travelled to Singapore to further her studies in North Indian Kathak dance and Classical Indian vocal music and tabla. Her upbringing in Punjabi folk dance, Bhangra, and interest in modern forms of dance such as hip-hop and Latin allows […]

Categories:

Anne Norman & Toshi Sakamoto

Toshinori Sakamoto is a master TAIKO drummer. He has founded RINDO DAIKO in Kyushu as well as several Taiko teams in Melbourne since settling here in ’95. He performs regularly in Festivals and schools throughout Australia and Japan. Anne Norman is a highly acclaimed musician and composer who took up the shakuhachi in 1986 while […]

Categories:

Vardos

Driven by Alana’s wild violin, chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos have been performing in Australia and internationally for over ten years. Vardos learnt to play this beautiful music in Hungarian folk music schools and remote Transylvanian villages. They have also learnt irresistible songs and infectious dances which are energetic and fun. Alana tells […]

Categories:

Singh Sisters

The three Singh sisters, Jamel, Harsel and Parvyn, were brought up dancing and singing on stage with their father Dya Singh. They have travelled around the world and bring their excitement and experience to each performance. Presentations and performances are available either solo or duo (two of the three sisters, or one accompanied by a […]

Categories:

Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs has illustrated many children’s books as well as having his cartoon illustrations appear in newspapers. He also paints, draws and sculpts, his Flinders Street Railway Station teapot is in the National Gallery of Victoria and he has worked on Luna Park both in Sydney and Melbourne. Leigh has built a cult following among […]

Categories:

Richard Scholes

Richard Scholes is a multi-award winning entertainer, scientist and teacher. Richard’s life has been a unique blend of academic life and performing arts. Richard has a Bachelor of Education and has also won Australian Stage Magician of the Year and twice won Queensland Entertainer of the Year. He has studied mime, mask and commedia in […]

Categories: