Paea Leach first met Alice Cummins as her teacher at WAAPA in Perth. Over 20 years later they are firm friends who rehearse, choreograph and share similar approaches to their creative arts.

Both claim a fierceness and intellectual independence to their performance making. Watching them talk about life matters and the challenges of creating performance work as women is a delight and inspiring all at the same time.

Paea is a Māori / Ngati Kuri (from Northland, Aotearoa) and Australian artist. She has worked as a dancer and performer around Australia and Europe.      

Alice is a dance artist, Body-Mind Centering® Practitioner and internationally qualified Registered Somatic Movement Educator & Therapist (ISMETA). Based in Melbourne, she is a master teacher who offers independent workshops throughout Australia.

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