Renowned International Companies Join Forces to Deliver Online Qualifications in Australia & NZ
Begins 16 January 2022
Canada’s Choreography Online, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s International Performing Arts and Theatre (I-PATH), has developed and launched an online accredited Diploma in Choreography Program for dancers in Australia and New Zealand.
The course will be taught by internationally recognised industry connector, choreographer, casting director, and digital dance expert Rick Tjia, who has consistently sourced Australian and New Zealand talent for international roles at Cirque du Soleil.
The 3-unit choreography program is designed for ‘today’s choreographer‘. Aimed at established and aspiring choreographers aged 18yrs+ in all styles of dance looking to work in the high-end arts entertainment industry or with concert dance companies.
UNIT 1 covers: Introduction to Choreography; Abstraction and Purpose; Creative Process & Method
UNIT 2 covers: Choreographic Ideas; Structure & Timeline; Free Exploration
UNIT 3 covers: Choreographic Tools; Music Analysis; Team Management; Career Management
The Diploma in Choreography Program is an accreditation course unlike any other because it combines the most recent technological advances with insider knowledge gained from 30 years experience with the most prominent contemporary dance companies and top grossing arts-entertainment houses.
The course guides choreographers towards increased success and confidence in their artistic creations, while also educating them in rights management, career development and modern marketing methods.
Using the geographical power of the internet, choreographers are guided while working in their respective countries. Privileged intel on how to copyright and sell choreography online and offline is only offered through Choreography Online, the only digital marketplace for buying and selling choreography internationally.
The 7-month-long first unit of the course for Australia and New Zealand begins 16 January 2022.
The course has three (3) units in total. Each unit is priced at £300, or approximately $555 AUD.
The price includes the examination fee for the diploma and accreditation by International Performing Arts and Theatre (I-PATH).
Rick Tjia is the CEO of Choreography Online, the world’s first online choreography market, and both producer and director of the International Online Dance Competition (IODC) which discovers the world’s upcoming dance creators. As principal dancer with La La La Human Steps for eight years, Rick toured and performed in over 25 countries and 100 different cities. He has also worked in the movie industry in Los Angeles as both a dancer and actor. In 2004 he joined the Cirque du Soleil Casting Team as an Artistic Talent Scout for all styles of dance, where he played an integral part in building the online casting database, pioneered video audition casting standards, auditioned and cast numerous running shows and new creations over the course of 16 years. He was also one of the original acrobatic choreographers on Cirque du Soleil’s big top touring show ‘Volta’.