Billy Mustapha is a professional dancer born and raised in Canada. Living between Vancouver and Los Angeles for the past three years, Billy has been working as a series regular on season 2 of Emmy Award winning TV show, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist as an actor/dancer alongside world renowned choreographer, Mandy Moore. Dance Writer caught up with Billy to get an insight into how to break into the industry as a male dancer.
Arts Centre Melbourne’s Morning Melodies returns to Hamer Hall to delight audiences with a stellar line-up of music theatre, cabaret, opera, jazz and dance from May to December 2021. The much loved, feel-good concerts will celebrate Australian performers including David Hobson, Silvie Paladino, Zoy Frangos and Trevor Ashley as well as future stars with performances from The Australia Ballet School and Victorian College of the Arts.
Now an annual tradition, The Australian Ballet School’s performance opens Art Centre Melbourne’s 2021 Morning Melodies program with En Pointe – a wonderful repertoire filled with energy, athleticism and the refined skills of the School's young dancers; celebrating the art of ballet with new works from Stephen Baynes and Simon Dow along with the romance of Paquita.
The loud and rhythmic percussion show Drummer Queens is coming to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre in late April-early May 2021 for a ‘banger’ of a season. We speak to tap dancer and percussionist cast member Georgia Anderson about her role in this unique show.
Award-winning choreographer Alisdair Macindoe debuts Reference Material, a new dance work as a part of Darebin Arts Speakeasy season at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre. This piece adequately explores the process and history of dance making in the age of narcissism.
Dr Cathy Adamek has been appointed as Ausdance ACT’s new director after serving as chair of Ausdance SA while also juggling motherhood, performing and academia.
Dance is the most popular after-school activity for girls in Victoria, however, the Government has all but ensured the collapse of dance schools through a litany of on-the-run policy decisions being made by bureaucrats with little to no understanding of the dance industry.