Dance Launchpad

Presented in partnership with The Mill

Dance Launchpad is designed to support recent graduates and emerging artists to build experience in the professional industry, by working with local South Australian choreographers and directors.

This inaugural program, supported by Dance Hub SA, Flinders University and Cirkidz/Tobiah Booth Remmers, will nurture the ecology of dance in SA. Established artists will be commissioned to make new work, and share their industry knowledge with one emerging dance artist annually.

Recent Flinders University graduate Jacinta Hriskin is the 2020 recipient of Dance Launchpad, a new program to support the growth and development of South Australian emerging  dancers.

Jacinta (Jazz) will be working with three local choreographers; Tobiah Booth Remmers, Lewis Major, Erin Fowler, and videographer Chris Herzfeld/Camlight Productions.

The process will result in three short solo works for Jazz and a professional showreel to showcase her skills as a dancer, for promotion nationally and internationally.

Project Dates: July – August 2020
Filming Date: August 7
Showing: TBA

Artist Biography
Jazz Hriskin is an emerging contemporary dancer and educator from Adelaide. Jazz completed her Bachelor of Education specialising in dance at the University of South Australia. In 2019, she completed her Creative Arts degree in elite performance with Flinders University. Over her three years of dance training she performed under the mentorship of many national and international dance artists including Garry Stewart, Kialea-Nadine Williams, Lewis Major, Lee Brummer, Michael Getman, and Niv Marinberg.

To continue her personal growth and career development in contemporary dance, Jazz has taken professional workshops with Hofesh Shechter, Akram Khan and Bangarra Dance Company. She has also gained experience through secondments with Sydney Dance Company, Dancenorth and Australian Dance Theatre.  More recently, Jazz is working with the State Opera of South Australia and is determined to continue growing as an artist through performing, collaborating and learning with performing arts professionals, dancers and choreographers in Australia and around the world.

Photo: Jazz Hriskin, photo by Tyler Marsland.