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What we do

At Rhubarb Jam Productions we love to create, love to perform and love to work with young people who love what we do EVEN MORE!

Our workshops are designed for participants to create a production from start to finish, under the guidance of experienced mentors in DANCING, SINGING and ACTING. We value the process of putting a themed performance together and ALL workshop participants will be involved in every aspect of the production – even sets and props!

We invite participants aged 5-12 years to join us to access their silly side, develop friendships while having fun learning new skills, harboring talent and creating an awesome show together.

WHAT'S AWESOME ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS?

The performing arts gives children important life skills that can help them navigate their way through life with confidence and purpose.
 

Not only can it give CONFIDENCE, it can help children exercise their CREATIVITY, develop EMPATHY, help them learn how to WORK AS A TEAM, COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS and above all else FIND THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL VOICE.

Who we are

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ANNA ASQUITH

Anna is passionate about facilitating creativity in young people and helping them to value their ideas as well as the ideas of others. She is very excited to be co-founder of Rhubarb Jam Productions since 2014!

Anna has a vast experience working with students in a variety of contexts. After completing a Certificate IV in performance at Brent Street School of Performing Arts, she worked as a dance teacher across varying styles for ten years.  

 

In 2011, Anna has completed a Masters in Teaching (primary) and has worked in a number of schools with a particular focus on working with students with a range of special and specific needs. She is also currently studying Montessori Education.

KIM IVERSEN 

Kim has been teaching in all areas of performing arts for eight years and is excited to meet all new students in the upcoming school holidays!

Kim grew up in Adelaide and was passionate about performing arts from a young age. At the age of 16, Kim moved to Sydney to continue her study in all areas of performance at the McDonald College.

 

She then went on to ED5 International gaining a certificate IV in performance. Since graduating Kim has performed all over the world including contracts in Bollywood, India, The Sands Casino, Macau and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

 

Our leaders

Each member of the Rhubarb Jam team are both passionate about working with children and are experienced in their field. They are committed to helping the children that they work with develop their creativity and above all else, like to have FUN!

Emilia Brunetto 

Emilia Brunetto started her love of performing at the age of 3 years old. She completed her Certificate IV in Dance in the Triple Treat Course at Brent Street Academy in 2016. Emilia has been teaching dance for 7 years now in all genres of dance and acrobatics. She was recently in a musical “Mamma Mia” at Riverside Theatre Parramatta with Packemin Productions this year in 2019. 

 

Aaron Gobby

Aaron is a graduate of the Victorian College of The Arts (VCA) 2016 Musical Theatre Foundation Program as well as the 2017 Diploma of Musical Theatre from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Aaron made his professional debut in ‘Cry Baby The Musical’ at the Hayes Theatre as a whiffle and featured ensemble member. In the same year he also became part of the Green Light Process Workshop for DvA The Musical, originating the role of ‘Norak’. In 2019 Aaron was selected to compete in the prestigious Sydney Cabaret Competition for which he wrote a one man show. At NIDA Aaron was given the opportunity to perform with Sydney Theatre Company’s production of ‘Chimerica’ directed by Kip Williams along with various Cabaret shows, music videos and short films. Aaron has been teaching across Sydney for several years and is very excited to work with Rhubarb Jams in the coming holidays!

 

 

Kirby Myers 

Kirby Myers is an Australian aerialist and physical artist. 

Coming from a background in performance, Kirby completed a BA Communication Theatre/Media at Charles Sturt University where she fell in love with circus and physical performance.

After graduating she began performing as an aerialist, stilt walker, character and puppeteer throughout Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Canada and Europe. She has also been coaching performance, acting and circus around the world for over a decade.

Kirby has been part of a number of well know performance companies such as ERTH, Icarus and most recently has worked with Cirque Eloize & a world tour with Cirque du Soleil.

 

Bree Young 

Bree is our wonderful and talented singing leader at our Newcastle venue.

 

Bree began singing and playing instruments at the age of 4. She has been the vocal director and piano tutor at the Green Room MP at Warner’s bay for 2 years. She has had in depth training from some of Newcastle’s best musicians, including Francine Bell and Julie Wilson. Bree performs locally in Newcastle and has been apart of Starstruck, Newcastle Show, Lizotte's and is currently managed by EAO agency.