Tania Bosak is a percussionist, vocalist, actor and master class rhythm teacher based between Australia and Europe. Born in Australia to Croatian migrants and a musician father who defected to Belgium in 1958, her musical influences have continued to be as diverse as her performing career as a professional actor, director, rhythm specialist, dancer, stand up comic, diverse musician and event producer. Tania Bosak is also a current co-owner of live music venue Open Studio in Melbourne.
In 2004 Tania was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to research and study Korean drum and dance styles in Seoul, at the SamulNori Academy and returns regularly to study with her Master teachers including Jin Yu Rim, Master Assistant of Intangible Cultural Asset No. 27 and 97, and members of the SamulNori group.
Tania is a Senior level certified TaKeTiNa teacher currently in Master training, and assists the founder and master percussionist Reinhard Flatischler (Austria) in TaKeTiNa workshops, teacher trainings and drum trainings in Europe and Australia. She works extensively with TaKeTiNa at Universities, and as a guest lecturer and rhythm specialist teacher.
She has worked as live composer, musical director and rhythm specialist with Jacob Boehme's new indigenous dance company Idja, and teaches her Pulse Rhythm and TaKeTiNa courses at Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of music course.
In 2013 Tania composed and premiered her original composed theatre work, Miss Jugoslavia & The Barefoot Orchestra - Cold War served warm. The work was based on her Father's defection story. Tania has since performed her work at MONA FOMA Festival and in a sell out two week season at fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne.
Tania has continued to work for more than 30 years as a musician, actor, director, musical director, performing arts trainer, master rhythm teacher and highly regarded teaching specialist working on a wide range of projects, events and festivals. Her roles have included:
Co-musical director/composer with Paul Bins for the Opening of Hamer Hall Welcome to Country Ceremony - with indigenous dance ensemble IDJA. www.idja.com.au
Willin Week guest artist/percussionist, taketina tutor teaching emerging and professional indigenous dancers.
Tania is based between Melbourne, and Europe, and works internationally as a musician, performer, Master Class Rhythm teacher, TaKeTiNa teacher and teacher trainer. She is currently writing her first book, and preparing to offer her first intensive rhythm training courses in Melbourne and Croatia in 2019.