HISTORY: Stompin Supporter, Volunteer and Employee.
"I felt connected to Stompin right from the outset. I was completing a unit at Launceston College called dance choreography and performance, when Jerril (Stompins founder) first announced she was putting together a crew called Stompin... it was gritty, new bold and thrilling... I was hooked...
Stompin is a community in and of itself! it connected me to 'my people'.
What lessons or memories are stuck in your mind from your days at Stompin?
For me the lessons from working at Stompin were that 'it mattered'. It totally felt cool to be part of the company, but it was more than that... I knew it was grass roots change for young people... I was consulting on community development by the time Uncover This (2008) happened... huge responsibility being in charge of negotiating terms in a whole suburb and then a persons house! It was a triumph in the end, but it didn't come without it's challenges!
UNCOVER THIS- 2008.
A residential house and cul-de-sac in Launceston, Tasmania.
An edgy two-part dance experience that turns private lives into public property.
Choreographer- Adam Wheeler.
What memories do you have of City Park?
Kissing boys in college years... the train, of course...it was like the children's Mecca back in the late 70s early 80s!
If you could tell your past self anything, what would it be?
Keep believing in yourself. You'll always know if you're on the right path.
What excites you about your future? what would you like to be reminded of in ten years? I love the idea that we keep evolving as we get older. Stompin is an evolver... in ten years time I want to be reminded that what I invested time in was worthwhile, even if the gains were small.