C.V.

Billie Cook dip dance
Artist, Performer, Artistic Director, Dance and yoga teacher, Model.

E: billiecookmovement@gmail.com
W: www.billiecookmovement.com

PERSONAL 
Professional, energetic worker, bringing a highly developed physical awareness to the Investigation of the human condition through artistic practice. 

EDUCATION 
~ Diploma of Performing Arts Dance WAAPA
~ Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts Perth, Edith Cowan University 1993. 
~ Yoga teacher, Yogic studies 1&2 Satyananda Yoga Academy 2003-2006. 
~ Therapeutic massage therapist, South Australian College of tactile therapies 1999. 
~ Auslan, Australian Sign Language, Deaf society of South Australia 2001. 
~ Theatre studies Mike Leigh method with Robert Marchand. Acting for film with Genevieve Mooy at SAFC. 
~ Audition workshop with Angela Heesom Casting. RMT management, acting and model studies 2013. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 
Dance and Theatre Artist 
~Actor for PMHTU Womens and Children’s hospital.
~Launching Northern suburbs classes for ‘Move Through Life’ in contempory dance and ballet

~ ‘MAD FOR’ performance exhibition and artist in residence Light Square gallery, group exhibition with 7 artist mothers artistic mediums of visual art, dance and installation 2015 
~ Artist in Residence Elizabeth East Primary school/ Ausdance S.A. Implementing the new arts curriculum 2015 
~ Dance Facilitator Flinders University Disability and social inclusion program for East Timor 2015 
~ Actor Professional development with Genevieve Mooy S.A. Film Corporation 2014 
~ Ballet and Contemporary dance teacher Move through Life Southern and Northern suburbs 2009-curent 
~ Actor for Radio Rentals, Ian Berry Insurance, Adelaide casino, Morphettville race course, TAFE SA, commercials 2013-current 
~ Acorn Infant mental health work for mothers and babies with Sally Chance and Anglicare 2013 
~ Conference facilitator at The National Rural Health Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre with M.T.L 2013 
~ Lead role dance and theatre artist in ‘Shiver’ by Dank Micich, state tour of Western Australia, 2012. 
~ Artistic peer for Arts SA Advisory panel ‘Small companies and organizations’ 2010-2012 
~ Artist in residence for Forestry S.A., 2011 International year of the forest, photo media and dance film with Sam Oster 
~ Artistic Peer for Arts S.A. Independent makers and presenters 2009. 
~ Solo Dance Artist ‘Have you seen the Horizon lately?’ with Dutch artist Lily Kiara 2008. 
~ Solo Dance Artist - SALA festival ‘String Theory’ time lapse stop motion film 2008. 
~ Dance Artist Funded professional development by Australia Council & Arts S.A., throughout Europe 2007 
~ Dance Artist performing in dance film, ‘Mute stark rich’ mentored by Sue Healey 2007 
~ Artist in residence with Australian Dance Theatre 2005 & 2008 
~ Dance Artist ‘Ignition 5’ Australian Dance Theatre, directed be Sarah Neville, ‘Vintage’ 2004 
~ Dance Artist ‘Emptiness’ Adelaide Fringe Festival 2004 
~ Dance and Theatre Artist with Buzz Dance Theatre, performing- ‘Rumplestiltskin’, ‘Mercurial’, ‘Snaphappy’, ‘Papercity’, ‘Plastic Fantastic’. International Perth Arts Festival, Awesome Children’s festival, theatres all over W.A. 1999-2001 
~ Dance and Theatre artist -Fieldworks Performance Group performed- ‘Rites of Passage’, ‘Time out’, ‘On Site’, and ‘Memories’ during an International tour of Dublin and Paris 1996-1997 

Artistic Director
~ ‘Carclew Youth Arts’ DVFM, multi art film for Lower Murray Nunga Club 2008
~ ‘Restless Dance Theatre’, Adelaide 2005- 2007 
~ Associate Director ‘Desire’ Theatre Production written by Kym Davey 2009 - 2011 
~ Director of works for Restless Dance Theatre, ‘Within These Lines’ for the Australian Youth Dance Festival, ~ ~ Horsham, Victoria. ‘Continual Unfolding of Now’ at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre 2006 
~ Assistant Director to Kat Worth of Restless Dance Theatre ‘Vocabulary’ with Australian Dance Theatre 2005 
~ Assistant Director to Paige Gordon, Buzz Dance Theatre for ‘Siwela Sonke’ Durban, South Africa 2001 

Modelling 
~ ‘Design Ethic’ nude pregnancy and motherhood model 2014 
~ ‘Roustabout’ nude pregnancy and motherhood beach model 2014 
~ ‘Silvertrace’ photographic headshot model 2013 
~ ‘Round She Goes’ Women’s Vintage Clothing market 2013 
~ ‘Forestry SA’ International year of the Forest 2011
~ ‘Active Art Studio’ Nude life drawing model 2011 
~ ‘Human Locomotion Project’ Silvertrace photographics 2009 
~ ‘String Theory’ SALA Festival 2008 
~ ‘Fremantle Festival’ and ‘Northbridge Alive’ catwalk Anna Cat and Perth local designers 1998-1999 

Dance Lecturer and Company Class Teacher
~ Australian Dance Theatre, 2002-2013 including Adelaide Festival 2008 season of ‘G’ 
~ Drama Department Flinders University 1st, 2nd, 3rd years 2003-2008
~ Performing Arts School Harlem, New York City ‘dance club’ 2007 
~ Indigenous youth Dance, ‘Imbala Jarjum’ 2005
~ South Australian State Choreographer for Australian Girls Choir 2004-2005 
~ Adelaide University Elder conservatorium of music 2003-2005 
~ A.C Arts 2003-2005 
~ Zulu Dance Company ‘Siwela Sonke’, South Africa, Buzz Dance Theatre 1999-2001 
~ Australian Dance Theatre, Ausdance, Primary Schools and High schools throughout Adelaide and Perth, Western Australia, Move through Life Company 1999-2013 
~ Tutti kid’s movement and theatre for 6-8yr old children with a disability 2011 
~ Lower Murray Nunga club, Murray Bridge, young indigenous women 2008 

Yoga Teacher 
~ Flinders University Drama Department 2013-current 
~ Surrey Downs Community centre and Salisbury East Community Centre 2013 
~ The Centre Om, University SA, Adelaide University, Wandanna Community Centre, Collingswood Yoga, St ~ Agnes Primary school 2000-2007 

National and International Dance Tours 
~ Western Australia with Dance and Theatre work ‘Shiver’ by Dank Micich 2012 
~ Amsterdam, Spain, New York City Aus Council funded professional development 2007 
~ Melbourne and Horsham with Restless dance Company 2006 
~ Durban South Africa with Buzz Dance Theatre 2001 
~ South West Western Australia, Pilbura region of W.A, Perth metropolitan area, with Buzz Dance Theatre 1999-2001 
~ Dublin, Ireland, Paris, France with Fieldworks Performance Group 1997 
~ South West Western Australia with Kalika Dance Company 1995 

Funding, Awards and In-kind Support 
Funded: Forestry S.A., 2011 
~ Artist in residence. Arts S.A., New work 2008. 
~ Australia Council ‘skills and development 2007. 
~ Arts S.A., skills and development 2007. 
~ Australia Council ‘foot in the door’ 1999. 
Awards: First place Silver Shot awards 2009 and Robert Finley Award WAAPA 1992. 
In-kind: Australian Dance Theatre, Ausdance, Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, Carclew Youth Arts Centre, Leigh Warren and Dancers.