Actor, Producer, Musician, Composer, Teacher
Tania has worked for more than 32 years as an actor, musician, producer, composer and teacher across the arts and music education in Australia and abroad. After more than 20 years of training and practice, Tania certified as a Master TaKeTiNa teacher in 2018. She holds a Diploma in Solution-Focused Counselling and is a certified Generative Trance therapist after completeing studies with Dr Stephen Gilligan and Dr Rob McNeilly at The Milton H Erickson Institute of Tasmania and with CET (The Centre of Effective Therapy).
In 2004 Tania founded Pulse Rhythm Events, an organization dedicated to presenting collaborative workshops and events involving rhythm, body, voice, personal evolution and meditation practices. In association with Pule Rhythm, Tania is currently running ongoing Active Rhythm and Trance (ART™) trainings for therapists and health professionals in training, as well as running open public workshops which combine her expertise in Generative Trance practice, theatre, voice, movement and the TaKeTiNa Rhythm process. Tania is also currently researching forms of Active Rhythm Meditation and transpersonal processes for performers and therpaists.
As a diverse musician, Tania works with her ensembles The Barefoot Orchestra, Rektango, and The Beijao, and she has studied and worked with rhythm specialists, Graeme Leak, Greg Sheehan, Bonnie Devlin, David Jones, and the bin and broom-wielding UK group, STOMP. Tania is also a Churchill Fellow and has studied Korean drum and dance forms with Jin Lu Rim, and completed further studies at the SamulNori School in Puyeo.
Tania holds a BA in Performing Arts, Contemporary Dance, and Education, and completed further training in music, acting and movement at the John Bolton Theatre School in 1993.
Cirque De Soleil, PulseRhythm, Open Studio, Rektango
In 2011 Tania was headhunted and offered a two-year contract to perform with the infamous Cirque De Soleil as performer, drummer, and vocalist, a career highlight and honor that had to be turned down due to other commitments.
Tania currently works internationally conducting her PULSE RHYTHM, Korean BUK drum-dance, and is currently developing and researching her own music and performance training practice which will form a new body of work specifically for those working as transpersonal artists. Tania is a co-owner of the iconic live music venue, Open Studio in Melbourne and founder of Rektango Courtyard in Hobart and can on occasion be seen performing live at these venues.