Ms Avril Huddy

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Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Dance


Personal details

Positions

Lecturer in Dance
Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice,
School of Creative Practice,
Dance

Discipline

Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (Research) (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Graduate Diploma in Dance Instruction (Queensland University of Technology)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Dance) (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations


  • Board Member – Ausdance QLD
  • Board Member – Australian Feldenkrais Guild QLD Division
  • Past Secretary – Ausdance QLD

Teaching

Avril tutors in contemporary dance technique, anatomy, somatics, Pilates, and conditioning classes.  She designs, co-ordinates and delivers the Transitional Training Program, performance units for the Dance course and the capstone choreographic units for performance students. Other qualifications:


  • Level 2 STOTT Pilates instructor
  • Feldenkrais Practitioner

Teaching History

- 2013:   


  • Ongoing QUT Dance

2012 - 2007:   


  • Ongoing QUT Dance 
  • Company classes for Expressions Dance Company
  • Contemporary dance technique, 2Ballerinas, 2011-2012
  • Contemporary dance technique, Pro Dance Classes, Brisbane Dance Artists Hub, 2011
  • Contemporary dance technique, EDC’s Brisbane Contemporary Dance Intensive, 2010
  • Contemporary dance technique, QUT Professional Development Day for Dance Teachers, 2009

2008:


  • Company classes for Bangarra, Brisbane tour
  • Contemporary dance classes at Capalaba State College, Brisbane
  • Contemporary dance and pilates classes for Mountain Creek High School
  • Community creative movement workshops, Noosa LongWeekend
  • Presented a paper discussing, ‘The Reflective Artist: Embodied perspectives on the Performance of Making’, World Dance Alliance Global Summit, Brisbane

2007:


  • Company classes for Bangarra, Brisbane tour
  • ITAS tutoring – QUT Oodgeroo Unit
  • Contemporary and pilates classes and Teacher in-services, Mountain Creek State School 

2006 - 2002:   


  • Employed (sessional) by QUT Dance
  • ITAS tutoring – QUT Oodgeroo Unit (2005-2006)
  • Research Assistant – Shaaron Boughen (2006)

2006:   


  • Contemporary and pilates classes and Teacher in-services for Mountain Creek State School 
  • Contemporary Dance technique, Ausdance ACT Summer School, Canberra

2005:


  • Company classes, Chunky Move Brisbane
  • Professional level contemporary class, Gorman House, Canberra
  • Tour Manager (Rehearsal Director) Dancenorth, Regional Tour, June/July
  • Designed and facilitated a week long residency Dancenorth: Contemporary dance technique,Yoga, Pilates, MassageFitness

2005–2002:


  • Employed (sessional) by the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts – Contemporary, fitness
  • Employed by All That Dance – RAD ballet, contemporary, adult jazz, stretching, pilatesFATD tap

2004-2003:   


  • Creative movement and Pilates classes for Brisbane City Council’s Active & Healthy Parks Program
  • Contemporary dance & stretch classes for the Valley Multi-Cultural Community Centre

2002:   


  • Contemporary dance classes for All That Dance school

2001-1997:     


  • Taught Dancenorth Auditions & company classes (classical, contemporary and yoga)
  • Expressive movement classes, workshops and contemporary classes for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Schools, Adults and private Dance Schools (Dancenorth)
  • Beginners stretch classes for the Australian Youth Dance Festival, Townsville

1994-1996:     

Access Arts:


  • Dance and drama workshops
  • Out of The Box Festival, Brisbane - Creative movement workshops for 3-5 year olds
  • Contemporary and choreographic workshops for AusDance, Brisbane
  • Employed by The Gap School of Dance – RAD ballet, contemporary, adult jazz, stretching, pilatesFATD tap

Pilates Teaching

2014–2008:


  • Private clients and mat classes, Brisbane

2007-2006:     


  • Revive Pilates Studio, Brisbane
  • Ashgrove Pilates Studio, Brisbane

2006-2004:     


  • Pilates Head To Toe, Part-time employee
  • The Pilates Principle, Permanent part-time employee, Sunshine Coast

2004-2002:


  • Toadshow – work-life balance classes
  • Golden Casket – work-life balance classes
  • LivingWell Gym
  • Brisbane City Council pools, Ithaca Pool
  • Professional Real Estate Agency
  • Police Head Quarters, Queensland Police
  • The Pilates Principle, Brisbane

Feldenkrais Teaching

2013: 


  • Timeless Body community workshops
  • QUT Dance ATM classes

2014:


  • Private FI clients
  • QUT Dance ATM classes

Experience

Publications

QUT ePrints

For more publications by Avril, explore their research in QUT ePrints (our digital repository).

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Awards

Supervision