Get Jamie to Bangkok, London and Glasgow!

Ed: update 1/6/2014 — Congratulations to Jamie, now 110% funded! But pledges still open for another 8 days.

Some of you know me as Rehearsal Assistant full of “inspiring” life quotes, others know me as the messenger from the gods of fruit and vegetables and some know me as the teacher who has a phrase to Lose My Breath or the soundtrack from Wicked. However you know me or remember me, did you know that for the last 8 months I have been volunteering as Tour Manager for the QL2 Boundless tour to Bangkok, London and Glasgow?

Whilst spreading messages of fruit eating and dancing to Lose My Breath I have also been liaising with dance companies, booking accommodation, arranging flights and scheduling the day to day activities of the 8 dancers and 4 adult members attending the tour – creating an overall tour that is full of wonder and excitement. During the 14 days of the tour, I will also volunteer his time to assist in rehearsals and choreographic development in Bangkok, assist Ruth with a presentation of a “boys in dance” session at the Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival in Glasgow and generally ensure a smooth and successful tour for those attending.

I’m volunteering, and this is going to cost me money.  You can help. Check out the Oscar Winning* for Best Documentary Video explaining the campaign HERE!


Jamie performing “Everyday Play” at the 2014 Art Not Apart Festival. (Photo by Lorna Sim)

This is a once in a life time opportunity for me personally and professionally. Not only does it provide an opportunity to network with youth dance companies around the world it also provides a unique opportunity for hands on professional development in the project coordination and management role.


Jamie and the somewhat “beautiful” cast and crew at AYDF

Thanks to Creative Partnerships Australia, every dollar you give to this campaign will be matched up to $1000 through their Match: Crowdfunding for the Independent Arts Sector initiative.

What does this mean? Well thanks for asking! If you pledge $25 it will be matched dollar for dollar; meaning $50 will be given to the project.  If you pledge $50, the project gets $100… you can do the rest of the math.  With the all-or-nothing nature of this campaign, only if the $1000 target is reached will the funds be matched and passed on towards the project. Click here and help!

* not really Oscar winning. Support me anyway!

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About Jamie Winbank

Jamie Winbank is a dance artist, choreographer and dance teacher based in Canberra. Originally from Young, NSW Jamie has trained and studied at The Sydney University, NIDA and WAAPA (Bachelor of Arts - Dance). He has choreographed “couch” with Kelly Beneforti for Dance On The Edge, “The Wrong Way Down A One Way Street” for National Capital Ballet and most recently“sonder” for Short + Sweet Dance and was the conceiver and director of the interactive roving improvisation “Everyday Play” for the 2014 Art Not Apart Festival. Jamie has been involved with QL2 Dance for over ten years, having been a member of its youth ensemble Quantum Leap and now currently works there as Tour Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director for the company’s “Boundless Tour” to Bangkok, London and Glasgow. Jamie was a guest panelist at “The Next Gen”, a youth arts forum hosted by Belconnen Arts Centre; the movement director for Canberra’s first major fashion festival, FASHFEST; Assistant to the Artistic Director for the 2013 Australian Dance Awards; Technical Manager for CSIRO’s DANscienCE Festival; co-conceiver and co-producer for “Strange Attractor” a dance event showcasing independent dance practice in Canberra and has been a Board Member (Student Representative) at WAAPA and currently a Board Member for AUSDANCE ACT. Jamie is a National Trainer and Presenter for Les Mills Asia Pacific and International DVD Presenter for Les Mills Sh'bam. For more information head to