|Jordin is currently working on her PhD in contemporary opera at the Queensland University of Technology after completeing a Masters of Creative Industries to further her career as a professional stage director. With performance experience in so many genres, Jordin has developed a talent for fusing styles and understands the importance of utilizing innovative techniques to reach new audiences. She has professional experience in costuming, make-up and set design as well as on-stage direction, movement coaching and characterization.|
Jordin is passionate about the human voice and concerned with the lack of opportunity given to young classical singers. She formed the Outcast Opera Company in 2009 to give young performers and composers an opportunity to break new boundaries and re-invent opera through new media and multidisciplinary performance practice.
|Stephanie began dancing at age seven. In 2004, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at Queensland University of Technology. During that time she worked with noted choreographers, Rosetta Cook, Evan Jones, Susan Wang, Brian Lucas, Maggie Sietsma, Csaba Buday and Ming-Shen Ku. Between 2003 and 2005, Stephanie was a member of Ballet Theatre of Queensland, enjoying soloist and principle roles, in productions of Aladdin and Beauty and Beast. Moving to London in 2005, she continued her dancing and began modeling. Upon moving back to Brisbane in 2007, she was invited to perform with a new contemporary company, dada dance. Directed by Jodie-Anne White and Boris Bivona, she performed in the premier season of ...Arrivi ...Partenz Continuing Journeys and Spirit of Water.|
Throughout 2008 and 2009, Stephanie worked with Project Auske, run by independent choreographers, Joseph Lau and Bridget Fiske on the works, Static Change and Study in Trio. In late 2008, Stephanie collaborated with Brisbane composer, Alexander Ablett in a choreographic season named Impulse. In early 2009, Stephanie performed in the nationally aired video-clip, What You Do with Enjoy Productions. In mid-2009, she performed with the Paris Opera Ballet in their Brisbane season of La Bayadere. In early 2010, she joined dance collective plan b and choreographed her first full length work, Flash Company which was performed at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in collaboration with Australian Dance Week.
|Stephen Stewart is well versed in administration and logistics having run several successful businesses over the last eight years. He has extensive experience in business management and is excited to be turning his hand to show production.|
Stephen is the co-founder of Outcast Opera and is passionate about making classical music accessible to a young audience through fusing contemporary artforms and music.
|David is a Brisbane based screen composer, pianist and teacher. He enjoys the process of writing a film score or piece of music, and then discovering the incredible talent from Brisbane musicians during the collaborative recording stages of the creative process. He is also known for working well with samples from his extensive musical instrument library, as well as programming and working with electronic sounds and rhythms. He has a strong interest in world and cross cultural music alongside his soundtrack, classical, electronica, jazz, and rock interests.|
David has completed a Bachelor of Music (B.Mus) and a Master of Music (M.Mus) in film composition. He has also been playing piano for twenty-two years, holding a C.Mus.A (AMEB) in classical piano performance, and an A. Dip.A (ANZCA) in modern piano performance, and continues to play to audiences regularly. David is a member of the Gamble Sisters ensemble, a jazz/swing band, which recently performed at the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland.
All in all, David has provided music for over 50 projects ranging from documentaries, promotional, animations and various lengthed films. Recent projects include scoring the feature film "Down Under Mystery Tour" by Michael Noonan with a 17 piece ensemble, and writing music for the documentary "Stronger Smarter" about Aboriginal children and education. Other projects include scoring the award winning short film 'Carpool' starring Australian actress Kerry Armstrong, and writing music for the opening titles for a Singaporean TV series called "Purnama (Full Moon Nights)". He won the QNFA Award for 'Best Original Screen Music' for the film 'Broken Road' in 2009, and he has been nominated again in this category for 2010.
|Alexia was born in France where she studied interior and set design. After participating in a few projects there, she decided to move in Australia to carry on her studies and her career in set design.|
Alexia is passionate about music and loves to work within an environment where various artists and performers are involved. She loves to explore and combine different genres and to interpret their fusion into a unique visual atmosphere. Her organic and anatomical design is aimed to interact with every performer and art implicated, offering the audience an outstanding experience.
|Wayne Jennings grew up in a funeral parlour in a mining town in a barren desert in central Australia. There he learnt how to play the cello, how to dig holes, and that life was a Very, Very Serious matter. He still plays the cello, but digging holes and Taking Life Seriously didn't really work out.|
Wayne developed his technique of Cello Dancing in order to make performing Pachelbel's Canon more interesting. He has toured Australia, Europe and the Pacific with assorted orchestras and chamber ensembles. Most recently he has worked with busking trio Strictly Strings, alt-rock band the Red Paintings, jazz duo the Gamble Sisters and the West End Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with Evermore, Grinspoon, Missy Higgins, the Rogue Traders, Mogwai, Jason Webley and the Dresden Dolls. He is currently the Music Director for the Ragtag Review burlesque cabaret and the Chrome St Follies.
He is currently studying Jazz Bass, and learning Circus Arts at Circa - Rock and Roll Circus. Wayne is also a long standing member of the Deep Blue Orchestra and has a passion for combining music, movement and multimedia.
Wayne's cello is made of carbon-fibre and is indestructible.
His dreams are made of coal and they burn.
Dirk is an Australian writer, who resides in North-eastern Tasmania. After finishing a Science degree at Queensland University, Flinthart began writing in feature journalism, and quickly shifted to fiction. Probably best known for "How To Be A Man" which he co-wrote with fellow UQ alumnus John Birmingham, Flinthart has been recognised for his short work in speculative fiction. He shared the 2009 Ditmar Award for Australian SF Short Story with Margo Lanagan, and has short stories coming out soon with Twelfth Planet Press and others. The science fiction anthology "Canterbury 2100" that he edited in 2008/09 for agog! press included works from some of the very best of the crop of new science fiction and fantasy authors in Australia.|
Despite being the stay-at-home parent to three active children, maintaining a fifty-acre rural property, and teaching classes in martial arts, Flinthart is currently hard at work on a novel-length tale in his popular 'Red Priest' series, as well as writing an opera libretto, working towards a Masters degree, and trying to qualify for his 2nd dan black belt in ju-jitsu. Observers have noted that Mr Flinthart is possibly a somewhat unbalanced individual. Mr Flinthart tends to laugh in a disturbing manner at observers.