Teaching Artist

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CURRENT WORK

In Brisbane, Sandi’s teaching artist portfolio focuses more within a community engagement and development context. However she remains passionate about the education sector and has facilitated at the last three annual Ausdance Educators Network Queensland Professional Development Conferences (2016, 2017, 2018).

In addition to planning and delivering her own projects, Sandi works as a  Dance Program Director on a number of Sounds Across Oceans initiatives that involve inter-discipline, and often inter-cultural exchange through music and movement improvisation frameworks.

The most recent Sounds Across Oceans project – Tree if Life is a music and movement community wellbeing program for seniors.

PHILOSOPHY

Sandi’s teaching style is informed by the belief that teaching and facilitating is a two way exchange. We are ALL responsible for what unfolds. She facilitates to not only learn from those in the session, but also to intentionally give space for those present to develop their own creative voice. A crucial part of Sandi’s facilitation style is the constant attuning to opportunities that arise in the moment, which results in a dynamic energy where we are ALL responsible for what unfolds.

If you are keen to have Sandi work with your students, facilitators, trainers and/or educators, please get in touch to discuss the possibilities. Amazing things happen when people embark on creative play and improvisation through movement!

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  • improved sense of wellbeing
  • improved physical activity and mobility
  • improved group collaboration
  • being seen, heard and valued
  • fun
  • laughter
  • more grounded sense of self
  • fostering reflective practices
  • sense of accomplishment from trying something new/different
  • creative expression and risk taking
  • fun and laughter (it is worth saying these again!)

HISTORY

Sandi has been teaching dance since 1992. She has a diverse experience of teaching classes and facilitating creative workshops. She has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels – and within private dance schools.

She has taught hip hop, jazz, contemporary and composition.

Most recently, Sandi’s teaching focuses on delivering movement improvisation frameworks to encourage self-expression and self-directed movement discoveries. She offers space that acknowledges that whilst we learn from each other, we learn most deeply from ourselves.

Sandi has taught some leading organisations, including:

  • Queensland University of Technology
  • WA Academy of Performing Arts (Dance and Music Theatre)
  • Queensland Academy of Creative Industries
  • Ausdance Educators Network Queensland
  • Lutheran Services
  • Sounds Across Oceans
  • Phluxus2 Dance Collective
  • Ausdance Qld
  • AusdanceACT
  • AusdanceWA
  • University of WA (Perth)
  • Vogue Entertainment (Perth)
  • ACHPER WA
  • Hampton SHS – Specialist Dance Program (Perth)
  • John Curtin College of Performing Arts – Specialist Dance Program (Perth)

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