ABOUT KRISTY JAYNE
Artistic Director Kristy Jayne Ziolek (formally known as Kristy Jayne Rickert) has dedicated many years to the community as a performer, choreographer, mentor, advocate and educator in the field of Dance.
Her Performing Arts career has been particularly influential for the Darwin community. The cast of Rix Kix Arts are always rehearsing for their next exciting project.
After completing a Bachelor of Dance, Kristy Jayne was employed as a professional dancer and teacher throughout Singapore, Mexico, Egypt, India, Italy and France. Professional employment has included dancing for commercial film clips, The MTV Awards, The Wiggles, Track’s Dance Company, The Australian Shakespeare Company and as a full-time showgirl dancer for two all-inclusive family resorts across Mexico. Also a qualified gym instructor, Kristy intends to continue creating a dynamic Darwin Dance scene for the well-being of every aspiring dancer that crosses her path.
Previously she worked full time as a Dance specialist teacher in Middle School Years for 5 years but now operates as an Independent Dance Artist through her organisation Rix Kix Arts. She often works remotely with Indigenous Communities in the Top End and Outback Australia and has previously delivered educational programs at Don Dale with youth under 18. She was trained by Shauna Ricardo from Ricardo Dance Studio and collaborates with Tracks Dance Company, N.T Dance Company, Accomplice, Party Passport & Karibu Collective.
Performing arts was studied at John Curtin College of the Arts in Fremantle, W.A, and she studied a Certificate IV in Performing Arts in dancing, singing and acting at Brent Street Studios in Sydney, NSW. It was at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and The University of North Carolina U.S.A as an exchange student where she attained her Bachelor of Dance Degree in 2008. She then studied a Post-Graduate Diploma of Teaching & Learning at Charles Darwin University.
- Bachelor of Dance (Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts)
- Certificate IV in Performing Arts (Brent Street Studios)
- Graduate Diploma Education & Learning (Charles Darwin University)
- Certificate III in Health and Fitness (Fitness Institute Australia)
- NT Young Achiever Small Business Finalist
- NT Young Achiever Arts Finalist
- Channel 9s Team Of The Year
- Peter La Pira Memorial Award
- John Curtin College Of the Arts Scholarship Recipient
‘There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.’Martha Graham
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