Bernie has worked in the Performing Arts arena for 35 years with extensive experience working as a tutor, choreographer and mentor in Youth Arts and Community Projects across Australia.
After a career as a professional dancer nationally and internationally, Bernie became a respected choreographer working on high-profile Corporate Theatre Events, Awards Shows, Sporting Events and Television Productions.
Bernie has tutored and mentored in Youth Arts Projects and Outreach programs across Australia, choreographing projects for both “Steps Youth Dance Co” WA, Canberra’s “QL2 ACT and for Ausdance Summer Schools in WA, ACT, and NSW. She was invited by the Australia Council to tutor at their National Youth Dance Festivals in NSW and Vic.
For the last 20 years, Bernie has worked in Musical Theatre teaching and choreographing at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts working on many popular Broadway Musicals which led to her being invited to choreograph for the Vic Theatre Company at the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Recent works include Artistic Director for the City of Joondalup Festival closing show “Odyssey” and Artistic Director for Wearable Art Mandurah Showcases 2018 and 2019
Bernie’s artistic style is eclectic and inclusive deriving inspiration and ideas from a broad and diverse range of sources.