Bio

Billie grew up in the Adelaide Hills. She is a Performing Artist, Director, and Community Dance practitioner.

She currently works as an actor for PMHTU with Women’s and Children’s hospital and has just launched the Northern suburbs classes for ‘Move Through Life’ in contemporary dance and ballet for adults.

She has just finished a yearlong artist in residence at Elizabeth East primary school a joint project with Ausdance SA, implementing the Arts Curriculum throughout 2015. She also worked with Flinders University disability and social inclusion program facilitating dance for participants from East Timor.

Billie has completed the ‘Circle of security’ course with child and youth health CYHS. In 2013 she worked with Sally Chance on ‘Acorn’ a project between Anglicare, Women’s and children’s hospital and the Hopscotch Foundation using Dance Play to help women who identify with mental health issues connect with their babies.

Graduating from Edith Cowan University, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), with a Diploma of Performing Arts Dance, Billie received an Australia council fellowship to join ‘Buzz Dance Theatre’ and has been developing her practice professionally for over 18 years. Billie has studied Auslan and is a Yoga teacher and qualified massage therapist. 

She has worked extensively with youth as a company member for Buzz Dance Theatre, performing to children touring South Africa and the deserts of Western Australia. Billie has also worked as a specialist dance teacher in primary and high schools throughout Perth, Adelaide, South Africa and New York City, and as artistic director for Carclew Youth Arts DVFM project, creating film with young Indigenous women at the Lower Murray Nunga club.

Billie gained Arts SA funding to bring Dutch artist Lily Kiara to Adelaide in 2008, and performed a solo season ‘Have you seen the Horizon Lately?’ Billie brings a highly developed physical awareness to the Investigation of the human condition through artistic practice. She received ‘The Robert Finley’ award at WAAPA for outstanding achievement; ‘Best all round effort’ in the ‘Oscarts’ award for Adelaide Advertiser for her work ‘Continual unfolding of now’ for Restless Dance Theatre, and Arts SA grants for professional development throughout Amsterdam, Spain and New York.

She was Artistic Director for Restless Dance Company 2005-2007, working with artists with and without a disability, where the company performed Billie’s work ‘Within these lines’ at the Australian Youth Dance Festival, Horsham, receiving a standing ovation.

Internationally and nationally, Billie has toured and travelled with dance to Europe, Nepal, New York, South Africa, Ireland, Greece, the deserts of Western Australia and South Australia.

She regularly teaches at Flinders University Drama department, for Move Through Life and Australian Dance Theatre.