Talitha teaches STRUT PUBLIC DANCE CLASSES
Talitha is an independent dancer, performer, teacher and choreographer. Her work experiments with the liminal spaces between country and city landscapes, interdisciplinary performance and state driven live art. She holds a BA in Dance from The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Talitha has performed in Australia and abroad with The Farm, Lucy Guerin Inc., Chrissie Parrott, Antony Hamilton, Helder Seabra, Neza Jamnika, Opera Australia, Co3 Contemporary Dance Company, LINK Dance Company, the Western Australian Opera and Ochre Contemporary Dance Company.
Currently, Talitha is delivering The Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council’s Regional Arts Partnership Project, as a Dance Teacher in Residence. She twice attended Attakkalari, Centre for Movement Arts in Bangalore, India as a classical and contemporary teacher in residence. She received mentorship by Alice Lee Holland for Ausdance regional WA’s Future Landings program, and teaches in various dance and yoga schools, including STRUT Dance and WAAPA.
Her choreographic works have been presented at MoveMe Festival Perth, Hong Kong International Choreographic Festival, First Run at Lucy Guerin Inc, Short and Sweet Festival in Melbourne and Short Cuts Perth presented by STRUT Dance.
In 2018 Talitha was a resident artist at Vancouver Arts Centre Albany and received an Ausdance WA Dance Artist Residency. Talitha received the 2016 Young People in the Arts Fellowship from the Department of Culture and the Arts WA, in which she collaborated with Ausdance WA Regional, sound designer Dane Yates, Bharatanatyam dancer Aruna Gandhi and was mentored by Narelle Benjamin. In 2013, Talitha received an Ian Potter Travel Scholarship.
About Talitha's classes:
Talitha's classes are a fusion of release technique, centrifugal force and generating power. She focuses on bringing awareness to alignment and breath through a series of exercises that are guaranteed to get the brain working and the body moving. Through a soft, energetic class, you will learn some wicked floor work skills, how to play with balance, flowing traveling sequences and how to move from the power in your centre. She may even throw in some improvisation tasks or power drills just to keep you on your toes!
But don't be alarmed, the main aim is to relax, have fun and enjoy getting hot and sweaty to cool beats in a supportive environment.