The Bachelor of Dance at AMPA gave me the foundational skills I needed to enter the performing arts industry. The degree gave me a well rounded education teaching me choreographic skills, performance, artistry and the necessary arts admin skills to produce my own work. My time at AMPA gave me the opportunity to start developing my choreographic practice, and led me to create a multi-award nominated dance film that jump-started my career. Most importantly, I met the founding members of my dance company at AMPA, and have developed life-long friendships and connections with people in the performing arts industry.
Bonnie Curtis is an independent artist and founder of performing arts company Bonnie Curtis Projects. Her thought-provoking creations, collaborations and commissions have featured at ImPulsTanz, MuMoK (AT), Girona Film Festival (ES), Quadstock Music Festival (US), CinéWomen (EU), NZ Fringe (NZ), Sydney World Film Festival, Melbourne Fringe, March Dance, DirtyFeet, AUSTI. Dance & Physical Theatre, AMPA, and Brand X (AU). Bonnie is a recipient of Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant and an alum of ATLAS Programme for Choreographers at the ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Austria. In addition, she has worked as Associate Producer at Canberra Youth Theatre and Artistic Associate at Merrigong Theatre Company.