Industry Day Information
At Ausdance Victoria, we set ourselves high standards for the level of support provided to students through out RTO. In particular, we support safe dance practices and aim to deliver the best possible and age-appropriate skills, content, and materials. Inclusive learning is supported through providing opportunities to connect and engage with the industry. With this in mind, we engage respectable dance artists and choreographers in the industry to deliver workshops for our annual Industry Days. Each student receives two complimentary sessions as part of their enrollment with Ausdance Victoria. This year's session includes:
- One dance workshop; and
- One Audition Techniques workshop.
16 June (Friday) *FULL*
23 June (Friday) *only 8 spots left*
Ministry of Dance studios - 64 Sutton Street, North Melbourne
10am - 12pm Dance workshop*
12pm - 12.30pm BREAK
12.30pm - 2.30pm Audition Techniques with Luke Alleva
*Teachers, you need to register your students into ONE out of the 3 workshop options.
To register your students, you would have received an email from our RTO Coordinator, Sue Dent. For further inquiries, please contact Sue at 03 9689 2055.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE - KYALL SHANKS
Kyall started dancing in 2009, spent four years with the NSW-based youth company, fLiNG Physical Theatre. He is a Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) graduate.
In 2013, Kyall joined Melbourne based youth dance company, Yellow Wheel, as a company dancer and returned in 2016 to co-choreograph the full length work "Quark", alongside Artistic Director Adam Wheeler.
In 2014, he represented VCA and performed at the Malaysian Tari Festival in Kuala Lumpur, and choreographed his work "Pit" as part of the VCA Dance season Dance On in 2015. In that same year, he graduated from the VCA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance, receiving the Creative Scholarship for Disadvantaged Undergraduate Students, and the Orloff Family Charitable Trust Award for Most Outstanding Dancer. Kyall also performed in Antony Hamilton's work "Nyx", as part of the 2015 Melbourne Festival.
In 2014 and 2016, Kyall taught and choreographed works at the Casuarina Senior College in Darwin, and performed his solo work "Ore" in Japan and taught workshops alongside Macoba Dance Company. In 2016, he also performed at the Sibu International Dance Festival in Malaysia.
In 2017, Kyall was cast as Edgar/Stranger in Sir Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and Re:Bourne production of Lord of the Flies at Arts Centre Melbourne, whilst commissioned as a Community Dance Artist with the company. He will be performing in Opera Australia's "King Roger" in May and will be working on a regional Arts project under the direction of Lee Pemberton in late 2017/early 2018.
Throughout his career, Kyall has worked with choreographers Lee Pemberton, Adam Wheeler, Antony Hamilton, Don Asker, Phillip Adams, Lina Limosani, Gideon Obarzanek and Rebecca Hilton.
BROADWAY JAZZ - LUKE ALLEVA
Luke began his musical theatre career in the Gordon Frost Production of Man of La Mancha, Brains in Get Happy, and the role of Cliff for the Australian tour of We Will Rock You.
Following this, Luke went to perform in London’s West End with credits including We Will Rock You at The Dominion and Saturday Night Fever at Apollo Victoria, understudying and performing the roles of Joey, Chester and Cesar in West End Rocks.
On his return to Australia, Luke appeared in the recent revival of The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia, Xanadu, Moonshadow as dance captain/assistant choreographer, A Chorus Line, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many more, as a result of his brilliant skill and outstanding performance ability. He was also featured in The Production Company’s 42nd Street, Little Me and The Boy Friend.
Luke’s experience off-stage and on the television screen includes Always Greener, Australia’s Got Talent, Paul O’Grady Show, Kerrie-Anne, Sunrise and various TV commercials appearances. On the big screen, Luke was the lead Montmartre dancer in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, Dein Perry’s Bootmen, and Gallipoli From Above as Tom Usher.
URBAN/HIP HOP - JACK MAY
Jack May is an independent choreographer, dance artist and educator. He started dancing at the age of 13, when his interest in freestyling created a number of opportunities for him to represent the ACT at national dance competitions.
In 2010, he moved to Melbourne to pursue a career in the performing arts and since then, started what he hopes to one day become an empire. 2015 saw Jack accomplish a life long dream – the opening of Momentum Arts Studios, his very own dance school. His passion for teaching and love for dance fused, to create a place where aspiring dancers of all ages can learn and develop their skills alongside a highly sort after Melbourne-based Choreographer.
Over the years, Jack has had an immense performing career, working on a number of large scale events such as the Footy Show Grand Finale Players Review, Australian Hip Hop Champs, Grounded, Short and Sweet Dance Festival, and many more. His choreographic achievements include co-choreographing a number of productions for contemporary company, Collaboration the Project.
As a dance educator, Jack was selected to teach at the Victorian Dance Festival in 2014 and 2016, assisted world-renowned choreographer, Erica Sobol, on her teaching tour in Guam, and taught workshops around Australia and most recently, in Japan. Jack believes his capacity to connect with students is his greatest strength. He loves working with people all ages and abilities, and strives to create a classroom environment where everyone feels comfortable to step outside their box and discover their own capabilities.