WRITER/COMPOSER: NED — A NEW AUSTRALIAN MUSICAL
Paige began her training locally in Bendigo studying all styles of dance including ballet (cecchetti and vaganova), jazz, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, national character and tap. From a young age she regularly commuted to both Melbourne and Ballarat for extra training and master classes, as well as auditions.
At the age of 16 she was accepted full time into The Australian Conservatoire of Ballet in Melbourne. She has trained at the Conservatoire for the past three years, graduating in 2016 with a diploma of dance and an advanced diploma of dance.
Although she is only at the beginning of her career, Paige has already been fortunate enough to have performed in numerous full length ballet productions including ‘The Nutcracker’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and ‘Coppelia’ performed at both the State Theatre and Hamer Hall in Melbourne.
Previously a student at Bendigo South East College, and having been involved in numerous school productions and other arts events. Paige is excited to be back at the school working with students.
Richard Atkins is a Visual Artist from Bendigo, Victoria. He has worked in a range of mediums from paint to pencil, various sculptural materials and a wide range of digital media (including Web design, Photography, 3D modelling and other interactive media). Richard has been employed as a visual arts teacher at Bendigo South East College since 2012, teaching a large variety of classes within the Arts Domain.
Richard has several connections within the local arts community, having been a Member of BendArts for some time. He has connections with several gallery owners and a wide range of Artists. Currently he is a member of the BendArts Festival organising committee which is planning a Festival of the Arts for 2018.
Richard has exhibited and been involved in organising exhibitions both for BSE and the arts community in Bendigo. Richard is also a writer, philosopher, poet, gamer, avid reader and dabbles with music and film when he can find the time.