Stompin was founded in 1992 by Jerril Rechter. By the year 2000, Stompin had begun to shift from a sole Artistic Director/Choreographer model to a new model focused on diversifying the opportunities, both choreographic and organisational, that were available to the Stompin participants. This included transitioning Stompin alumni into potential leadership roles. From 2002 to 2006 two Stompin alumni, Bec Reid and Luke George, were co-Artistic Directors, and Luke was sole Artistic Director from 2006 to 2008. Luke mentored former Stompin dancer, Adam Wheeler, as Artistic Associate. Becky Hilton was invited to curate the 2009 to 2011 Stompin program and during this time she mentored Emma Porteus who held the position of Artistic Director from 2010 until 2016. Caitlin Comerford has been Stompin's Artistic Director since July 2016.
Here is a list of wonderful Stompin Alumni and artists that have worked with the company - click on their name to check out what they are up to now:
Past Artistic Directors and Producers
Adam Wheeler, Stephanie Lake, Ben Cisterne, Martyn Coutts, Antony Hamilton, Luke Smiles, Eleanor Bauer, Matt Adey, Dylan Sheridan, Alice Lee Holland, Lewis Major, Alisdair Macindoe, Rikki Mace, Matt Cornell, Bones Sylvan, Nicholas Higgins, Liesel Zink, Gabriel Comerford, James Batchelor and Mike Willmett.
Our Stompin dancers assist in creating the choreography for all of our shows. Thank you to all the dancers who have been a part of Stompin and whose names are not included in this list:
Danielle a'Campo, Mitchel Abraham, Rebecca Aitchison, Zoe Aitken, Hannah Allan, Isabelle Allen, Cassie Anderson, Lil Andrews, Emma Anglesey, Shenoa Anglesey, Jesse Apted, Nicki Armstrong, Peter Arnold, Chet Aswib, Laurel Atkins, Bodhi Aulich Croll, Georgia Babos, Justine Bailey, Jason Bakes, Claire Barker, Corey Barker, Dylan Barker, Angela Barnard, Heath Barrett, Holli Barrett, Paige Barry, Alice Baxter, Tom Baxter, Eden Beck, Emma Beechey, Jess Bennett, Vanessa Bessant, Arsene Biamungu Igulu, Ali Bignal Alison Bignell, Chelsea Billett, Allanah Blackman, Ellen Blackman, Rachelle Blakeley, Simone Blanch, Shenoa Bland, Emily Blazely,Kathryn Bloom, Ellen Bodell, Hannah Bodell, Sophie Bodell, Soph Bodell, Breia Bolton, Alaya Bolton, Chloe Boon, Abby Bowyer Bower, Tara Boyd, Joel Boyd, Hamish Brass,Damian Brauchli, Alex Braybon, Mark Brazendale, Conor Breen, Grace Brewer, Laura Briant, Josephine Briginshaw, Imogen Brown, Carmen Brown, Michelle Brown, Sean Brown, Skye Brown, Ebony Brown, Geordie Browning, Cassie Brumby, Melissa Brumby, Hayley Buckley,Kelly Burke, Emily Butler, Amanda Calabro, Ava Campbell, Tess Campbell, Jasmine Carr, Sarah Chapman, Sally Anne Charles, Sylvia Claridge, Peyton Claxton, Joanna Clifford, Barrie Cole, Rowena Collings, David, Coombs, Ashlee Cooper, Emily Costello, Jim Coulson, Eva Crainean, Laura Crick, Jess Cripps, Kristian Crowe, Katie Crowley, Dorothea Csutkai, Samara Cunningham, Billy Cure, David Cutler, Fiora Cutler, Emily Daly, Gina Damiano, Lashana Dance, Taynisha Dance, Ineke Dane, Stacey Davis, Nadia and Mikaela De Zoete, Stacey Dean, Lily Deeth, Megan Denne, Alex Dennis, Anna DePaoli, Paris Dingemanse, Cody Dittman, Lisa Divall, Caleb Doherty, Gemma Donnelly, Anthea Doroloulos, Ashley Dyer, Caitlin Eade, Jayde Earl, Lisa Eastman, Lane Edwards, Sarah Elali, Lauren Ellerton, Ashleigh Elliott, Clint Elliott, Chloe Elouisa, Liz Elsbey, Josie Emery, Alexander Epstein, Riley and Jorden Farrow, Finda Fayia, Victoria Feeley, Luke Felmingham, Joel Fenton, Andrea Fergusson, Amelia Fergusson, Marini Fernando, Natalie Fitzallen, Eve Flaherty, Holly Flaherty, Jamie Fleming, Janita Foley, Emi Forster, Michael Foster, CindyFoster, Bridget Frain, Jake Fraser, Cat Freeman, Ruby Frelek, Jenna French, Hayley Fulton, Bianca Galvin, Caludia Garwood, Ali Gay, Katherine Genge, Luke George, Scott Gibson, Lucy Gilmore, Grace Goh, Rhiannon Golder, Emily Goss, Siobhan Graham, Laura Grant, Anya Gravell, Jessica Gray, Gemma Gray, Shannon Gray, Chloe Green, Rhianna Greenway, Victoria Greiner, Pip Griggs, Justin Groves, Zeke Guest, Melita Gul, Cameron Hall, Jordyn Halliwell, Emma Handley, Sarah Hanky, Adam Harris, Bonnie Harris, Lauree Harris, Eloise Harris, Taylor Harris Nason, Krystelle Harvey, Daniel Hedlund, Rachel Hewison, Rebecca Hewitt, Chloe Hick, Rachel Hickson, Hayley Higgs, Aisling Hinchey, Cassy Hinds, Katie Hinds, Joshua Hodgkinson, Lyndon Howard, Zoe Howard, April Howell, Kristine Hudson, Madeline Huett, Jessica Hunt, Kei Ikeda, Benjamin Inman, Liz Oliver Inman, Courtney Innes, Emma Issac, Kylie Jackson, Elise Jackson, Molly-Kate Jacob, Natalie Jacobs, Carly Jacobson, Nichola James, Matt Johns, Hayley Johnson, Kevin Jones, Cassie Junkeer, Jezreel Kay, Abby Keen, Cait Kelly, Alana Kiely, Lily King Roberts, Rowan Kirby-Brown, RobertKmetoni, Gayl Koh, Grace Koh, Kyle Kremerskothen, Jess Kristevic, Kirtana Kunasegaran, Ilona Lakatos, Stephanie Lake, Tiffany Landers, Madeleine Lawler, Kaitlin Lee, Cate Lehner, Emily Leslie, Amber Lester, Keith Lim, Jake Lionetti, Zac Lister, Rebecca Livermore, Jessica Loft, Tanya Lohrey, Frith Loone, Angela Lovell, Josh Lowe, Sophie Lucas, Kate MacGregor, Holly Macpherson, Sepideh Madah, Clare Maddox, Emma Magnussin Reid, Nicholas Maine, Ally Mallpass, Holly Margetts, Gillian Marsden, Rosie Marshall, Taylor and Kiaimi Marshall, ChelseaMartin, Jade Martin, Haylee Martini, Liam Martschinke, Jason Maskiell, Jyoti Maulder, Clare McCann McCall, Maranda McCutcheon, Felicity McElwaine, Ashley McHenry, Paris McIntosh Taylor, Alice McKenzie, Kathryn McKenzie, Toby McKnight, DanielleMcPherson, Abby Meyer, Georgie Midson, Kirby Miller, Cheyne Mitchell, Kate Mitchell, Erin Mollison, Liana Mollison Shelley Moore, Lucy Morgan, Ella Morrison, Roisin Mortimer, Holly Moszko, Joel Mukinayi, Hannah Mulligan, Georgia Murphy, Larissa Murray, Natasha Nesbit, Alice Neville, Daniel Newell, Al Newman, Cara Nicholls, Hannah Nichols, Bridget Nicklason King, Alivia Nicolls, Lily Noonan, Anna Noris, Bella Notman, Darcy O'Loughlin, Justine Ocampo, Jessie Oliver, Alison Orr, Rachel Orr, Bec Osborn, Isaac Pace, Maddie Pace, Melanie Palomares, Emily Parsons, Amalia Patourakis, Taylor Paulsen, Tenille Pentland, Isabella Perkett, Alicia Perry, Kieran Phillips, Chris Philpott, Clare Pickett, Genevieve Piedade, Fletcher Pinner, Jarrod Pitman, Rhys Pitstock, Beau Polley, Emma Porteus, Michelle Post, Aimme Powell, Amiee Powell, Scott Prewer, Jasmine Pritchard, Sarah Propsting, Rebekah Pybus, Gemma Pyers, Jess Ransley, Sandi Rapson, Megan Rayner, Nikita Reeve, Frances Reeve Palmer, Bec Reid, Kate Reid Clark, BrookeReynolds, Ingrid Reynolds, Grace Richards, Jenni Richards, Jonathan Robarts, Jodee Roberts, TheresaRoberts, EbonyRobertson, Charley Robertson, Rhea Robertson, Anna Robins, Anna Roddick, Amber Romein, Kelsey Rosevear, Holly Russell, Immogen Ryan, Yasmin Santoso, Hannah Saunders, Jessica Scales, Emma Schubert, Shannon Scott, Frances Seen, Ellen Sheil, Joe Shrimpton, Jinaya Simpson, Alicia Smith, Ash Smith, Jordan Smith, Josh Smith, Keida Smith, Megan Smith, Mikaela Smith, Frankie Snowdon, Kate Southam, Heloise Sowerby, Corey Speers, Lyndsay Spencer, Made Spencercastle, Molly Spicer, Katie Stackhouse, Lauren Stanley, Chimene Steele Prior, Haylie Steuart, Mekaela Stonehouse, Ede Strong, Alicia Stroud, Natasha Tabart, Nessie Tamba, Rachael Taylor, Sam Thiele, William Thomas Nicolson, Alex Thompson, Cara Thompson, Keisha Thompson, Emma Thorold, Emily Titmus, Lachlan Tong, Georgia Triffitt, Alex Tse, Bella Tuppini, Hayley Turner, Skye Van Asch, Jade VanStralen, Linda Voumard, Priya Vunati, Carmen Walters, Eve Walters, Samantha Warmsley, Rebecca Warner, Janine Watson, Jay Watson, Nicola Watson, Sarah Watson, Sam Wearne, Rachel Weiner, Sarah Weiner, George Weir, Adam Wheeler, Zoe Whiley, Alison Wilkes, Emma Wilkinson Reed, Emily Rose Wills, Madeline Wilmot, Courtney Wilson, Marianne Wilson, Brittany Wood, Dylan Yeandle, Bridie Youd, Aliesha Young, Monika Ziemkiewicz.