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photography: Shane Reid

Emma Stokes

Emma Stokes was raised in Adelaide, South Australia and from early on showed a passion for creativity and performance. Pursuing this love led Emma to dance, theatre and voice training.

Emma completed her Bachelor of Dance Performance Degree in 2007 at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts and was the recipient of the Helpmann Academy and Minter Ellison Rising Star Award. Whilst studying Emma had the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed choreographers including Leanne Ringelstein, Professor Xiao Xiong Zhang, Lina Limosani, Aidan Kane Munn, Troy Mundy, Kynan Hughes and Peter Sheedy.

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Josephine Were

Josephine Were is performance maker from South Australia. She’s interested in communitystory telling – in new stories and perspectives. She is searching always to uncover relevant andvisceral ways to find and share these

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Larissa McGowan

Born in Brisbane, Larissa began training at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence, and graduated from the VCA winning the award for ‘Most Outstanding Talent’.

Larissa joined Australian Dance Theatre in 2000 and toured extensively nationally and internationally with the company for 11yrs.

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Jo Curren

Jo is a dance graduate ACA (2008) and has worked as an independent dancer, teacher, aerialist and rehearsal assistant. Jo’s performed in The Adelaide Arts Festival, Fringe Festival and Adelaide Film Festival, as well as various commercial performances. She received funding to participate in the European Aerial Dance Festival, and National Circus Festival (2010 – 2013).

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Andrew Pandos

Andrew started working with Restless Dance Theatre in 2004 as a workshop participant in Restless Central. He was invited to join the Youth Ensemble in 2005 and performed in Sustenance at the State Opera Studio and Vocabulary, a collaboration with ADT in the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre. Andrew has also performed in Rebel Rebel, The Heart of Another is a Dark Forest, and the 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Youth and Community Dance award winning work Bedroom Dancing. He was one of the key performers in Sixteen one of the three films that make up Necessary Games, the award winning dance film screened at a number of national and international film festivals.

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Bonnie Williams
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Stephen Noonan

Stephen Noonan is a performance maker. He works across the fields of dance, theatre, puppetry and circus.

His first performance with Restless Dance Theatre in 1991 in their show Fidget and Funk. He went on to perform in Ikons, Love Dances, Sex Juggling, Perfect Match and 2007’s Safe from Harm.

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Caroline Hardy

Caroline is a singer and dancer. In her final years at school Caroline joined the Tutti Ensemble as a chorister and her first major performance with this ensemble was in Co-Opera’s Die Fledermaus. After completing her schooling she joined Tutti Arts and has performed with the group in Hobart, Sydney and country Victoria and at SA’s Bundaleer Festival. She has also participated with the Oska Bright team from the UK in film-making workshops.

 

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Michael Hodyl

Michael has loved to dance and sing from a very young age. He joined Restless Central at the age of 21 and in 2013 he was invited in to the Youth Ensemble. Michael performed in Lorcan Hopper’s Debut 4 production of The Elements. He has also made his professional debut in a film clip for the band, The Audreys which was released in 2014.

 

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Jianna Georgiou

Jianna joined the Restless Youth Ensemble in 2006 and has since performed in Rebel RebelDebutThe Heart of Another is a Dark ForestBedroom DancingNext of KinTake Me There and Howling Like A Wolf. She collaborated with Sophie Hyde (Closer Productions) and Kat Worth on the multi award winning film, Sixteen for Necessary Games.

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