At Rhubarb Jam Productions we love to create, love to perform and love to work with young people who love what we do EVEN MORE!

Our workshops are designed for participants to create a production from start to finish, under the guidance of experienced mentors in DANCING, SINGING and ACTING. We value the process of putting a themed performance together and ALL workshop participants will be involved in every aspect of the production – even sets and props!

We invite participants aged 5-12 years to join us to access their silly side, develop friendships while having fun learning new skills, harboring talent and creating an awesome show together.

WHAT’S AWESOME ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS?

The performing arts gives children important life skills that can help them navigate their way through life with confidence and purpose.

Not only can it give CONFIDENCE, it can help children exercise their CREATIVITY, develop EMPATHY, help them learn how to WORK AS A TEAM, COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS and above all else FIND THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL VOICE.

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At Rhubarb Jam Productions we love to create, love to perform and love to work with young people who love what we do EVEN MORE!

Our workshops are designed for participants to create a production from start to finish, under the guidance of experienced mentors in DANCING, SINGING and ACTING. We value the process of putting a themed performance together and ALL workshop participants will be involved in every aspect of the production – even sets and props!

We invite participants aged 5-12 years to join us to access their silly side, develop friendships while having fun learning new skills, harboring talent and creating an awesome show together.

WHAT'S AWESOME ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS?

The performing arts gives children important life skills that can help them navigate their way through life with confidence and purpose.

Not only can it give CONFIDENCE, it can help children exercise their CREATIVITY, develop EMPATHY, help them learn how to WORK AS A TEAM, COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS and above all else FIND THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL VOICE.

Who are the teachers

ANNA ASQUITH

Anna is passionate about facilitating creativity in young people and helping them to value their ideas as well as the ideas of others. She is very excited to be co-founder of Rhubarb Jam Productions since 2014!

Anna has a vast experience working with students in a variety of contexts. After completing a Certificate IV in performance at Brent Street School of Performing Arts, she worked as a dance teacher across varying styles for ten years.  

In 2011, Anna has completed a Masters in Teaching (primary) and has worked in a number of schools with a particular focus on working with students with a range of special and specific needs. She is also currently studying Montessori Education.

KIM IVERSEN 

Kim has been teaching in all areas of performing arts for eight years and is excited to meet all new students in the upcoming school holidays!

Kim grew up in Adelaide and was passionate about performing arts from a young age. At the age of 16, Kim moved to Sydney to continue her study in all areas of performance at the McDonald College.

She then went on to ED5 International gaining a certificate IV in performance. Since graduating Kim has performed all over the world including contracts in Bollywood, India, The Sands Casino, Macau and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

 

ERICA BRENNAN

Erica is a theatre director, writer and performer with a B. Performance from Theatre Nepean (UWS.) She has been teaching acting and performance making across Sydney since 2012. She has a passion for education in the dramatic arts and is devoted to teaching young people and adults alike the joys and subsequent skills of theatrical storytelling.

Erica has written two plays for The Old 505 Theatre ‘A Feat Incomplete’ and ‘This Is Not Mills and Boon’. In 2011 she was an ArtsLab Resident Artist for Shopfront Theatre and in 2015 was short-listed for the Ensembles Theatres Sandra Bates Directing Award.

MEL CICCINI

Mel has worked as a professional dancer and aerialist all over the world and within Australia.

With over ten years of experience Mel is both a high school and primary school trained teacher in the area of the creative arts!

She has created productions at various primary schools and has been involved with CASPER (Blacktown Diocese), dance and choir ensembles within her schools and entered them in various eisteddfods with winning and pleasing results.

Many of her students have gone on to achieve successful achievments within the creative arts ( State Dance Ensemble, Captivate, and Art winning awards in prestigious state art competitions).

Mel enjoys 'molding' her students into artistic and creative individuals and tap into their innovative and confident selves!

​JESS KNAUS

Jess is an original artist, singer, musician, dancer and teacher. Originally from Sydney, Jess is now located in Newcastle where she teaches piano and vocals each week with the hope her students love performance and achieve their performance goals!

Beginning at age 6 Jess began dance training in a number of styles including tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and ballet. Throughout her 15 years of dance training she also competed in eisteddfods across Sydney and taught large dance classes for a number of years.

Jess’s musical training includes classical piano and contemporary vocals, combining these skills to release a debut EP in 2012, and very soon a debut album. Currently Jess performs in venues and at events throughout the Hunter in a number of local acts and as a solo artist.

JEAN ROLLS

Jean is our wonderful props and costume mentor at our Marrickville venue.
She has danced since the age of 4 and has been passing on her knowledge for the last 10 years.
With a child of her own, Jean believes letting children explore their creativity is one of the most important things you can do for your child.

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All teachers have current Working with Children Checks

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