Bonnie Curtis

  • Sydney, Australia
Bonnie Curtis

Artist

Work History

Work History
Jun 2014 - Present

Dancer

Russian Doll Productions

'Resplendent Fatales' feature film directed by Lauren Batschowanow

Red Light Confidential

Jan 2009 - Present

Artistic Director

Freelance

2015

Berggasse 19

Producer, Director & Choreographer

15 minute stage production over 2 nights at NIDA Playhouse Theatre Sydney.

Costume, set and props, lighting, and sound design, along with choreography development. Developed marketing material such as photography, flyers, posters, event programmes, and social media campaigns.

Fixated

Producer, Director, Editor, Choreographer & Dancer

Short dance film.

Costume design, choreography development, camera work and editing. Currently in consideration for numerous international film festivals.

Peaches & Cream

Producer, Director, Editor, Choreographer & Dancer

Short dance film.

Costume design, choreography development, camera work and editing.

2014

Railway Romances

Dancer

Tropfest entrant and TV Pilot directed by Adam Long, choreographed by Maya Gavish.

Emotive Arts Contemporary Dance Company

Dancer & Teacher

Works choreographed by Corinne Urquhart along with teaching open ballet classes to company members

2013

Platform Shorts (Sydney Fringe Festival)

Dancer

'Spring Comes' choreographed by Nicola Baartse.

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014

Dancer, Choreographer & Backstage Assistant

Porcelain Productions

Regular performer with Porcelain Dolls Cabaret & Burlesque Show. Performed under the pseudonym 'Miss Bon Bon'

Darkside Dance Collective 'After Dark'

Assisted at shows doing ad-hoc tasks such as costume organisation, tasks for performers, ticket sales and money handling, dealing with audience queries, and so on.

2014 - 2014

Dance Teacher

Acro Dance

Development and implementation of lesson plans for ballet for pre-school aged students incorporating creative movement with technical training.

Jul 2012 - Feb 2013

Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Rebecca's Dance School Camden

Development and implementation of technique classes for Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop ages ranging from pre-school to 16 years. Developed choreography for 3-4 minute tap and jazz dances for the annual student showcase.

2013 - 2013

Stage Hand

Platform Shorts

Setting up of props on stage, removal of props off stage, other ad-hoc tasks

2012 - 2012

Children's Party Performer & Entertainer

Fairy Good Times

Performed under the name 'Fairy Sugarplum'.

Performed at Children's birthday parties incorporating various character roles including fairy sugarplum, mermaid, Cinderella, clown, and so on.

2012 - 2012

Dance Teacher

Jing Dance School

Guest Jazz Workshop Teacher for a Chinese Folk Dance school.

2012 - 2012

Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Studio 7 School of Dance

Development and implementation of choreography and technique classes for creative movement, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, Troupes and group fitness for ages ranging from 18 months to adult.

2011 - 2011

Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Minto Primary School

Choreographed year 6 Farewell song and dance performance for a class of approx. 25-30 students ages 11-12 years.

2009 - 2009

Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Cabramatta High School

Choreographed Rock Eisteddfod performance for approx. 15-20 students aged 13-17

2009 - 2009

Dance Teacher & Choreographer

Coco's Dance School

Cecchetti Ballet Syllabus for selected groups. Development and implementation of technique classes for ballet, jazz, hip hop, and musical theatre for ages 2-16 along with teaching of Cecchetti Ballet Syllabus. Development of choreography for group classes.

2009 - 2009

Dance Teacher

Karen Hurney School of Dance

Development and implementation of lesson plans for ballet, jazz and tap technique classes.

Education

Education
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015

Bachelor of Dance

AMPA

Classical Ballet training with Ben Marett and Cathie Goss.

Contemporary training with Jason Winters and Maya Gavish.

Jazz Training with Alyssia Jarvis and Amy Petsalis.

Hip Hop training with Rosa Aguis.

Dance Appreciation taught by Norman Hall.

Film training with James Marshall.

Regular performance opportunities in classical ballet, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary along with student works.

Feb 2013 - Nov 2014

Associate Degree of Dance (Classical Ballet)

Wesley Institute

Classical Ballet training with Aude Florentin, Suzi-Anne Ryan, Andrew Mortimer, Val Lloyd, Stephen Colyer and Samantha Simpson.

Jazz training with Stephen Colyer, Maya Gavish,  Alysia Jarvis and Amy Petsalis.

Contemporary training with Ronne Arnold, Anca Frankenhaueser, Graeme Spencer and Maya Gavish.

Choreographic development training with Graeme Spencer and Anca Frankenhaueser.

Dance Appreciation taught by Ronne Arnold and Norman Hall.

Production training with Nate Edmondson.

Regular performance opportunities in classical ballet, jazz, musical theatre and contemporary along with student works.

2012 - 2013

Classical Ballet Training

Select Dance Co

Ballet Australasia Ltd examinations and classical ballet scholarship competitions.

2013 - 2013

Summer School

Studio Tibor

Ballet summer school taught by Tibor Horvath and Vadym Domashenko. Classes taken included technique, variations and pointe work.

2007 - 2009

Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, and Hip Hop Training

Karen Hurney School of Dance

Ballet Australasia Ltd syllabus examinations and troupe classes in classical ballet, jazz, tap, modern and hip hop.

Annual dance concerts, solo performances for musical theatre and tap. Group performances for Wests Tigers Dance Spectacular at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Deca Dance Eisteddfod, Ingleburn Alive Festival, Fishers Ghost Festival, Springtime Dance Eisteddfod.

Attended Ballet Australasia Ltd Summer School program in 2009 for ballet and 2012 for ballet and jazz.

1999 - 2005

Classical Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Training

Mary Easton Dance Studio

Ballet Australasia Ltd syllabus examinations in classical ballet, jazz and tap.
Mid-year and annual concerts with styles ranging from classical ballet, modern, jazz ballet, musical theatre, modern jazz and tap.

Attended Ballet Australasia Ltd Summer School programs in 2002 and 2003 for ballet, tap and jazz.

Skills

Skills

Choreographic

Choreographed for stage productions, music videos, short films, and theatre shows.

Performing

Classical ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, contemporary, cabaret and burlesque performance experience.

Teaching

Classical ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary teaching experience for ages 18 months to adult.

Film Editing

FCPX and Adobe Premier Pro knowedge.

Text Section

Bonnie Curtis is a multi-faceted artist, driven by an inquisitive imagination and desire. Her artistic practice incorporates various mediums involving performing and visual arts, having worked as both a choreographer and performer before venturing into filmmaking. She has choreographed works for cabaret shows dance along with her own independent works. Her first major production 'BERGGASSE 19' debuted in 2015 at the NIDA Playhouse Theatre in Sydney, as part of a collection of student works, featured along side works developed by internationally renowned choreographers.

She has performed for ‘Platform Shorts’ in the 2013 Sydney Fringe Festival, contemporary dance company Emotive Arts, numerous cabaret and burlesque shows, and has also performed in short and feature films including 'Resplendent Fatales' directed by Lauren Batschowanow.

During her studies as a Bachelor of Dance student at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts (AMPA) she developed a taste for filmmaking, creating her first short dance film 'Fixated' in 2015. Bonnie's fascination with the darker themes in life is prevalent in her work. She is inspired by themes that are often thought of as taboo in society and loves to make her audience question their views on humanity.