Joanne Watt is a dance and movement specialist who has worked with people of mixed abilities and of all ages for more than 30 years. She is heavily involved in theatre for young people through The Victorian Drama League’s Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited drama residential camps which she started in 2008 having seen a need for young regional performers to have more access to performing and training opportunities. Jo has directed plays with community theatre and most recently with The Shakespeare on The River Festival in 2017 and 2018. She has a passion for dance and community theatre and the importance of developing skills and confidence in equal measure in the arts. She feels that performing arts have inherent value to the individuals involved and the wider community. In 2009 she received a Caroline Chisholm Award for services to the arts. She is near completion of Leisure and Health and Disability cert 4s with Federation Training which should allow her to continue her expansion of dance and movement activities for people of all abilities.
Stanley Lithco has
practiced yoga since his late teens, in the form of physical yoga, yoga
philosophy and meditation. He is a qualified yoga teacher who has been teaching
community classes in Melbourne for 10 years. He has attended a number of yoga
intensives with senior yoga teachers in both Australia and India, as part of
his professional development.Stanley has also practiced the Feldenkrais Method since 1997 and
completed the four year Feldenkrais teacher training program in 2013. He has
taught the Feldenkrais Method to many students both in the form of group
classes and one-on -one sessions.Stanley’s practice of yoga and Feldenkrais has been of great value
in his own life and he is keen to share the benefits of these modalities with
his students as the basis of a happy, healthy and rewarding life. He aims to
provide a supportive, encouraging and enjoyable learning environment for all
his students.In the early part of
his adult life Stanley trained and worked as nurse. Later, he returned to study
and completed a BAppSc (Hons) (Environmental Science) with Deakin University
followed by a PhD (Earth Sciences) at La Trobe University.
Alicia Cameron is an
invaluable member of our team. From working in the office, to facilitating
support groups and teaching, Alicia brings her knowledge, expertise and
generosity to all facets of the house. In her teaching, Alicia specialises in
supporting students of all abilities to grow their computer skills and is one
of our core teach of IT teaching staff.