Amber Nofal is a dedicated dance practitioner with over 17 years of dancing knowledge and experience. Amber is a QUT dance performance graduate performing and being mentored by many renowned industry professionals, majoring in contemporary and ballet techniques.
In 2017 she went to China as part of the 2017 Beijing Dance Festival and took part in many contemporary based workshops as well as performing a work the festival. She has been involved in the BrisAsia festival as a creative artist, as well as working with Force Majeure in their Festival18 world premier work titled FLOCK.
Choreographically Amber appreciates taking risks and isn’t afraid to push the conceptual boundaries of an initial idea. She has developed and created dance works that inspire and are different among the rest in terms of works individuality and creative flair.
Jacob Watton is a Queensland-based choreographer and performer working primarily in Brisbane and Toowoomba. In 2016 Watton Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). He went on to attain a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) with first class honours also from QUT in 2017 with his research unpacking themes of audience, dance, and technology. In February 2017 Jacob premiered his work ‘and JULIET’ at Brisbane’s SUPERCELL Contemporary Dance Festival to a sold-out audience as part of the INDEX independents program. He went on to secure funding to tour ‘and JULIET’ alongside two smaller works to perform at Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre’s in December of 2017. In September 2017 Jacob presented ‘1:1’, a dance and technology performance about the onstage relationship between a human and a robot at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. In 2018 Watton performed ‘Turbine’ with Collusion Music and Dance as part of the Brisbane Powerhouse’s Melt Festival. Watton returned to his role when Collusion toured ‘Turbine’ to China in September 2018 as part of the Shanghai Festival ‘Dance Stages’. In 2018 Watton also secured a bursary to professionally develop his skills with internationally acclaimed choreographer Crystal Pite and her company Kidd Pivot in Perth under the tutelage of Kidd Pivot company member Sandra Marin Garcia, and Perth’s STRUT Dance Company. His other choreographic credits include: ‘Into the Blender’ 2014, ‘Here, In My Bed’ 2015 and ‘Human (read Humane)’ 2016 at the DIY Festival, ‘Loops’ 2016 and ‘First Light’ 2017 as part of the Motion Capture Video Art and Short Film Festival.
Most recently Jacob is involved in the development of a circus and contemporary dance hybrid performance based in Regional Queensland for the newly created Pinnacle Collective. In Late 2018 Jacob will commence work with theatre director Angela Chaplin on ‘If Only I Could’, a performance partnering with residents of aged care facilities to unpack the themes of age and dance. Jacob continues to teach and facilitate workshops in contemporary dance and storytelling across south east Queensland working at private dance studios and high school dance programs.
Sandi Woo is an award winning Brisbane-based independent producer, community development facilitator, dance and teaching artist. For over 25 years, Sandi has worked in the arts industry both as a freelancer and with established organisations in WA, NSW and Qld.
Sandi has worked for organisations such as Australia Council for the Arts, West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Steps Youth Dance Company, Quantum Leap Choreographic Ensemble (now QL2 Dance), Australian Youth Dance Festival, Ausdance WA, Theatre Kimberley, Marrugeku, Playwriting Australia, Dance Integrated Australia, Annette Carmichael’s Projects, Ausdance Qld, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Faculty, Sounds Across Oceans and Phluxus2 Dance Collective.
Sandi’s arts practice exists at the intersection of contemporary dance, creative practice and community engagement, focusing on providing opportunities for artists and non-artists to engage with movement and dance improvisation to develop their creative voice.
Tiana Pinelle graduated a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2016 then went on to attain her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2017.
As part of her Honours year she underwent a full-time traineeship with Expressions Dance Company and her professional credits with EDC include Converge, Behind Closed Doors, Mozart Airborne (with Opera Queensland), Aida: Opera on the Beach (Opera Australia) and Carmen Sweet.
She has predominately spent the last year working as an independent artist travelling around Australia and doing a mix of residences, secondments, workshops and developments with Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move, Dance North, Lucy Guerin, Co3, Tasdance, Force Majeure and Dirty Feet. She also recently became a company member with Karul Projects and Locreado Dance Company.
Tiana is also a fully qualified and registered Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Teacher.
Nadia Milford is a dance performance artist who also creates her own multidisciplinary works integrating film, theatre and visual art. She is inspired by a vision to create a more compassionate world by engaging people in experiences that encourage self reflection and empowerment. She has produced, choreographed and performed works for national and international audiences; is a graduate of QUT’s BA Dance Performance (distinction); a recipient of Arts Qld Individuals fund 2017, and winner of Darts Short Film Festival Judges Award in 2018. As a teaching artist, Nadia has presented workshops and master classes across Brisbane, Toowoomba and regional areas of Queensland and New South Wales.
Georgia Pierce is a Brisbane-based artist who performs, choreographs and teaches
contemporary dance. Since graduating from QUT with a BFA Dance Performance
(Distinction) in 2017, Georgia’s work has been presented at House Conspiracy’s Techne,
Mad Dance House’s Up Close, Anywhere Theatre Festival and Supercell Festival of
Contemporary Dance. She has performed at festivals in Austria, Beijing and Brisbane and
has experience in a variety of contexts including film, transdisciplinary work and
improvisation. Georgia’s choreographic interests currently lie with explorations through film
and investigating how to engage audience members both with and without dance
Georgia has years of teaching experience in contemporary, classical, jazz and tap. In 2017,
Georgia travelled to teach and choreograph in Malaysia and she currently teaches in studios