Our passion is storytelling, for we are creatures of story


What I’m working on.

Dance, movement and choreography have been a large part of my life since the age of seven. I trained as a dancer at the Victorian College of the Arts and then Arts & Educational Schools in England. I was truly inspired during my professional performance career working with Meryl Tankard Dance Theatre, so I returned to the VCA and studied choreography and directing. I formed my own independent company following that and have developed a strong network of wonderfully talented people across the world. During that time I have also worked as a Pilates Instructor. I have over 26 years experience in Pilates for rehabilitation and fitness, both nationally and internationally.

Over the years working as a director and choreographer, I found that having effective training, strength and physical attributes makes for powerful dancers/performers, though great dancers need to develop a mental edge. This edge (state of mind) is effective in supporting performance ability, injury prevention and recovery, career longevity, and personal well being.

I have always been curious about how dancers prepare, perform and work their minds pre and post performance and during class. As a clinical hypnotherapist I am developing a new skill set combining the best physical fusion with a better mind process (through clinical hypnotherapy). I believe this will assist choreographers, director, teachers and dancers by providing tools that support dancers and other performers to be truly at their best and be able to sustain themselves with a healthy and sustainable mindset.

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Performance Anxiety

Is performance anxiety costing you opportunities? Does your breathing quicken, heart race, palms sweat, feel nausea, dry mouth or trembling uncontrollably? Find out more here.

Pain Management

We know that pain is the body’s way to inform us that there is something we need to pay attention to. Though sometimes pain can hinder even our ability to recover. Find out more here.

Anxiety & Phobias

Spiders, small spaces, stage fright, heights, bugs, being alone, and flying are all common phobias. What ever your phobia, there are ways to safely and effectively help you treat these. Find out more here.


“In short, what I appreciate in Ms. Rochelle Carmichael, and have come to admire and respect, is her integrity, commitment, resourcefulness and drive.”

Paul Schembri

Former professional dancer & Master Pilates Instructor.

“WE appreciate your experience and knowledge and the importance of your role in student development.”

Jenny Kinder

Former Head of Dance, Victorian College of the Arts


“I was really impressed with the way Rochelle was able to help me identify and manage the anxiety around feeling intense physical pain.”

Jennifer Robinson


If you would like to make changes in your life both on and off stage, contact Rochelle


Copyright: Rochelle Carmichael 2020

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Liquid Skin Dance Theatre, a project based company led by director and choreographer Rochelle Carmichael. For over 30 years Rochelle has taken a multidisciplinary creative approach to performance making, exploring bold themes, that are visually striking and emotionally evocative.

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