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About

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.

Meet the team

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Emilia Brunetto

 

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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.

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India Seddon-Callaghan
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India Seddon-Callaghan is a former Hunter School of the Performing Arts student with majors in Dance and Music. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Music at The University of Newcastle Conservatorium and works as a Singing Teacher at Reynolds and Co with children of all ages. Dance was India's first passion as a child, taking interest in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Hip-Hop at Renae Perry Dance. India has worked in the music industry since 2016 and is currently coming back to her roots in dance through teaching at Rhubarb Jam Productions. During primary and high-school India danced in Starstruck, school musicals and gained work experience through teaching tiny-tot classes at Renae Perry Dance. In 2018 India completed a Diploma of Music Business and Sound Production and continued to gain experience in the music industry as a performer, songwriter and vocalist.  She is currently mentoring students at the Waldorf Steiner School and performing as the lead singer in her original funk-pop band Viragos.

 

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Frances Johnston
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Frances Johnston is an improvisor, comedian and a bit of a clown. A multiple Conda nominee, she has been performing in the local theatre scene ever since she can remember. As well as being a performer and teacher she is an emerging visual artist. 

 

Frances is passionate about fostering kid’s creativity and confidence through play and art. She loves encouraging children to share ideas, try new things and use their imaginations to build characters.

 

She has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Newcastle as well as completing short courses with VCA and Red Stitch Theatre in Melbourne. Her passion and speciality lie with improvisation and Clowning. 

 

When she is not performing or teaching, you can find her in her art studio happily making a creative mess and painting up a storm.

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Bree Young

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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.