I’m back In Australia + Ready + Rearing To get my BIZ ON!
Currently I’m writing an Article For Aussie Theatre.Com about my glorious Friend
Stephen Wheat (here’s a snippet)
You were working a full time job ‘cushy’ job (getting a regular pay cheque I imagine) at a performing arts school before you left, what did it feel like to you’re your bags and head overseas, all be it, alone?
I have a very comfortable life in Australia, I have terrific friends, a wonderful partner and a great career so the thought of leaving all of this behind for 4 months was a bit daunting. When I won the Fellowship I started contacting the friends I have in New York and realised that I was hardly going to be doing this alone. I have more people to stay with in New York than I do in Sydney. Rachel Bickerton was my rock when I first got here, she gave me a place to stay, showed me how to navigate the very confusing subway and helped me settle into the city. It’s a tough city to get used to but once you do it really gets in your blood and when I started class I knew I was here for the right reasons. I do get homesick from time to time, but Skype has changed my life. Whoever invented Skype needs be given a sainthood.
You have 2 months of the course left, what has been your biggest learning curve so far?
Don’t take time for granted!!!. When I was teaching back in Australia I always used to harp on at my students about how fast the term was going to go and seize every moment. Now that I’m a student again I am reminded of this every day. The more my work develops the less time I seem to have. I’ve got 7 weeks left of classes and I feel that I’ve only just started to scratch the surface. Time management has become a new friend of mine.
What has heading overseas, taking a risk and following your craft inspired you to do when you return home?
Take more risks!!! For the past few years I felt like I was floating around from job to job working and not feeling very inspired and maybe a little frighten of taking risks. This trip has been great for sorting out where I want to go in my career. I now have a clear plan of what I want, the type of work I want to do and how I’m going to achieve that.
+ Also have been interviewed myself for a great website inspiring others
with our zero to hero stories! CHECK OUT MY INTERVIEW on TAL-GUR’S SITE
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- “As my Life Coach, Rebecca Grennan has been of great value in helping me out of my sluggish and unproductive comfort zone, fueled by fear, to begin setting and achieving goals towards the next phase in my life… found with each session I achieved clarity, motivation and energy… Thank-you for sharing your knowledge and skills Rebecca, I have learned that the greatest resource in moving forward is myself!” — Vicki Haralabakos • Melbourne
Where You Can Take My Classes
'Bex Musical Theatre Jazz was awesome!! A great class for anyone who wants to pursue a career in dance and perform! I think it would be an awesome class for heaps of different dancers...Jazz through to Musical Theatre students. It was so fun also because you just get to dance it out, play it up & have fun with it! Thank you Bex :)
MAD DANCE HOUSE
Level 1-2, 43 Adelaide Street, Brisbane City, 4000
Kicks, Turns + Jumps
Musical Theatre Jazz