Meet our Tracktivators!
We are very excited to welcome Bryn, Jenelle, Madeleine and Jordan to the Tracks team. These four local and inspiring dancers will be joining our resident Dance Animateur, Kelly Beneforti for TRACKTIVATION - activating the city with dance.
Click here for more information on all the fantastic activities that are happening as part of this 10-week project.
Bryn Wackett (far left) is a core dancer with Gary Lang NT Dance Company, a versatile performer and animateur, and regularly coordinates over 40 dance groups as part of the annual Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival. Bryn’s dedicated, light-hearted approach to dance, and enthusiasm and appreciation for all forms of creative and cultural movement have resulted in strong collaborative links with fellow NT artists and arts organisations.
Kelly Beneforti (2nd left) is the Dance Animateur at Tracks Dance Company, bringing with her a diverse history with the company since 2004, as well as national and international experiences. Kelly also performs and collaborates as an independent artist in works such as Beautiful Noise with Jess Devereux and most recently, The Perception Experiment with Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek.
Jordan Bretherton (middle) is a professional dancer and graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, taking on the role of Roger in the New Adventures production of Lord of the Flies in Melbourne last year. Since returning to Darwin, Jordan has performed in the Tracks Dance production Man Made and worked with Artistic Director of SLIDE Youth Dance Theatre, Joanna Noonan, as a performer, choreographer and mentor for her work EXISTENCE.
Jenelle Saunders (2nd right) is a dancer, teacher, and performer with qualifications in education and contemporary dance. Most recently she co-devised the independent work Dancebox with Kate Mornane, which they performed as part of the Darwin Fringe and Darwin Festival (2016) and the Melbourne Fringe Festival (2017). She works with schools, arts and social support organisations, and within a broad range of community and dance based projects in urban, rural, and remote cultural contexts.
Madeleine Brown (far right) has just returned from a 6-month contract in Mumbai with a prestigious Bollywood dance company, where she danced in countless shows, events, music videos, and movies, and worked with India’s best choreographers and directors. With a Diploma of Elite Dance from Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, Madeleine has studied numerous styles of dance including hip-hop, commercial, contemporary, ballet, tap, jazz, ballroom, Bollywood, belly dance and music theatre.