Teachers

James Pratt – Performance

James Pratt graduated from the John Bolton Theatre School in 1996. He then co-founded the comedy physical theatre troupe “The 4 Noels”. The company devised and performed narrative musical comedy shows which were performed in festivals around Australia, New Zealand and Edinburgh during which time they were twice nominated for the Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award.

He is a solo theatre maker and has written and performed 5 solo shows gaining a Green Room award nomination In 2007. His most recent so show, ‘The Blueform’ premiered at La Mama theatre in 2015.

Co-foundering the devised theatre ensemble ‘Company 13’ in 2005, James is the company’s director and producer. The Company premiered their new work Macdeth, an adaptation of Macbeth for 8-12 yr olds at the Arts Centre Melbourne in 2017. The show will tour Victoria in 2018 and 2019.

James teaches Neutral Mask and Clown at Federation University’s Bachelor of Acting course in Ballarat and is a sessional teacher for NIDA Open. He is the Extreme Character teacher at the Malthouse theatre’s education program and has taught improvisation and screen performance at Geelong’s Mooregrace Acting Studio’s.

 

Josephine Lange – Singing

Josephine is a classically trained musician and graduate of the John Bolton theatre school. She has lead and conducted numerous choirs over the years and taught both music and singing at the John Bolton Theatre. She has toured to Europe with outdoor theatrical music company ‘Spindrift’.  Josephine has composed and performed music for Back to Back Theatre’s Theatre of Speed, VCA graduate and The National Theatre School productions. She is also an accomplished sound designer and composer. She composed the sound for Company 13’s 2015 show the ‘The Hunter, The Hunted’. She designed sound for an art installation in the 2015 Mount to Mouth Festival and continues to compose and publish her work.

 

 

Lyndel Quick – Dance

Lyndel is the founding Artistic Director of Blink Dance Theatre. She began her dance training at the comparatively late age of 20, studying contemporary dance, ballet & theatre in Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Contemporary Dance) & Bachelor of Teaching at Deakin University, Rusden. Lyndel’s early career focused on teaching, movement direction, workshops and choreography for schools, theatre companies, training organisations & private dance studios in Australia and the UK including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Victorian College of the Arts, Ausdance Victoria, Back to Back Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre and Courthouse Arts. Lyndel was co-artistic director of Room2move Youth Dance Company for 4 years (twice nominated for an Australian Dance Award) producing & directing numerous full length performances. Her work has received support from Arts Victoria, The City of Greater Geelong and the Next Wave Festival. Her movement practise is influenced by an abiding interest in the complexity of human behaviour as well as master classes with theatre companies such as Force Majeure, Augusto Boal & Frantic Assembly. For over a decade, Lyndel has facilitated community dance workshops and events at her own studio, The Loft, located in Geelong; where she regularly teaches contemporary dance. She is currently completing her Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching.