Actor, Producer, Musician, Composer, Teacher
Tania has worked for more than 32 years as an actor, musician, producer, composer and highly regarded teacher across the arts and music education in Australia and abroad. After more than 20 years of training and practice, Tania recently certified as the first Master TaKeTiNa teacher worldwide next to the founder.
Tania is currently researching forms of Active Rhythm Meditation and transpersonal processes for the ‘musician’ and the ‘actor’ and in 2004 she founded Pulse Rhythm Events, an organization dedicated to presenting collaborative workshops and events involving rhythm, body, voice, personal evolution and meditation practices.
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. She is a certified solution-focused counselor and continues to train in hypnotherapy with Stephen Gilligan and Rob McNeilly at The Milton H Erickson Institute of Tasmania in association with CET (The Centre of Effective Therapy).
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.