Team

We are creatures of story

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to performing for you or working with you.

Georgina Bond

Co-Artistic Director & Performer

Georgina joined Liquid Skin in 2016 and is stepping into the role of Co-Artistic Director. She brings a unique perspective, great performance skill and love of performing arts. Melbourne based performer Georgina, trained at Unitec NZ and gained her Bachelors in Contemporary Dance. Since graduating Georgina has worked with a number of physical theatre, dance and performance artists in Melbourne including ProjectionDance, Yellow Wheel and YW2 and of course Liquid Skin. She has completed her certificates in Pilates, Reformer and Barre and is working with Creative Learning Centre and their special needs dance classes. This year Georgina was a company member for Footnote NZs’ ChoreoCo Company season in March. Georgina relishes the physicality of working with Rochelle and is eager to share this work. 

Image: Andrew Howe, Scream Bloody Murder

Paul Schembri

Artistic Advisor & Founding Company Member

After graduating from Deakin University (Rusden Campus) in 1993, Paul joined WA’s Dance-In-Education company ‘2DancePlus’ (now ‘Buzz Dance Theatre’) from 1995-1997. During this time, he also performed with Danceworks (VIC) in their “Fresh Start ’96” season and also in the inaugural performance season for the Canberra Choreographic Centre (“Dances From Hell” Chor: Kim Vincs) and presented his self devised solo “CLOSET” for WA’s inaugural contemporary dance festival ‘Dancers Are Space Eaters’.

Paul co-founded ‘Liquidskin Dance Theatre’ alongside Dancer/Co Founder Larissa O’Brien and Artistic Director/Choreographer, Rochelle Carmichael and appeared in all of her works – many of them award winning – until late 2005.

After a 10 year break from Dance and Performance to focus on his Pilates teaching career, and to co-parent his son (who has Cerebral Palsy and is Autistic), Paul returned to the Liquidskin company ensemble as Artistic Advisor.

Image: Paul Schembri

Dominique Cheah

Artistic Associate & Performer

Dominique is a Melbourne based performer and dance teacher. She began her training in 2004 with Utassy Ballet School and has since gone on to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Dominique has performed and danced with the Young Dancers Company, Yellowwheel, Joint, and various other companies, including volunteering with Chunky Move as part of Anouk van Dijk’s Accumulation, performed at the National Gallery of Victoria. Having worked with choreographers such as Rebecca Hilton and Gideon Obarzanek, Dominique enjoys the exploration of movement and the use of the body as a means to convey art. She began working with Rochelle Carmichael in 2017 and is now stepping into the role of Artistic Associate with Liquidskin Dance Theatre.

Image: Sanjeev Singh

Bryan Smith

Performer

Bryan Smith is a performer and teacher. He began dancing with the Mildura Ballet Guild in the 1980s and completed dance training at the Centre for the Performing Arts (Adelaide). Bryan danced in JOLT (Australian Dance Theatre), Dance North and with Danceworks. He has performed in a range of contexts including Midsumma, Green Mill Dance Project, Melbourne Spoletto Fringe Festival and in numerous Independent seasons. For the last 20 or so years he has worked in education in Melbourne and Singapore, teaching and creating performances collaboratively with professional artists, colleagues and students. A strong focus has been igniting young peoples’ curiosity and engagement in the Arts. He continues to explore, train, practise and perform in movement-based physical theatre with Hadi Kazemi-Tameh and now with Rochelle. 

Image: Andrew Howe, Scream Bloody Murder

Alice Robinson

Performer

Alice is a mover, an improviser working in and around the fields of dance, physical theater, contact improvisation, character, experimental hula hoop and object manipulation. Alice teaches and performs a range of disciplines to students and audiences of a wide range of ages and backgrounds.  Based in Melbourne, Alice has performed locally at the La Mama Theatre, and the Melbourne Fringe and Comedy Festivals and internationally, from remote indigenous communities to theatres in Bangkok, European Juggling Conventions to the streets of Barcelona, English pubs to stadiums in Egypt.

As a physical theater performer, dancer and hula hooper she has also worked in a number of other disciplines including music, clown, fire spinning and circus. Alice’s practice is also informed by Body-Mind Centering, body weather, puppetry, visual arts, butoh, mask work, hip-hop, bouffon and acrobatics, at the John Bolton Theatre School, with Alice Cummins, Andrew Morrish, Emma Kenna, Martin Hughes, Yumi Umiumare and Frank Van de Ven.

Image: Andrew Howe, Scream Bloody Murder

Catherine Underhill

Performer

After discovering dance in my early teens I became an obsessive throwing all else overboard.  I worked with Margaret Lasica and and Bob Thornycroft. Then I moved to New York.  To dance, I thought, but upon discovering the music and performance art scene of the 1980”s I dropped dance like a hot potato and threw myself into that world.   Thirty years later I went back to class and rediscovered improv.  It was like finding that favourite coat you thought you’d lost and wrapping yourself in its warmth.

Image: Andrew Howe, Scream Bloody Murder

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Rosie Osmond

Performer

Rosie completed her diploma in Dance at The Space Dance and Arts Centre in 2013, and has since been working in both commercial and contemporary settings. She has performed in Vertical Shadows production The White Prince, She as a member of the Creative Behaviours collective, within theCommonthreads Wearable Art Showcase (2015, 2016) and in The Scarlet Trace commissioned by Candlelight Productions. In 2016 she made her first collaborative physical theatre work with The Human Project Company, presenting 2.0 Contact at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Rosie performed as an artist and choreographer in Dancebourne Arts’ Balance 2016, Godai 2017 and Viva 2018. Rosie is currently completing a Bachelor of Production at VCA.

Image: Andrew Howe, Scream Bloody Murder

Hadi Kazemi-Tameh

Performer

Hadi Kazemi arrived in Australia in 2013 as a refugee from Tehran , Iran. Hadi first started his performance and directing experiences in Laboratory and Experimental theatre working with independent theatre makers (underground) in Tehran, and then went on to train at the Arak University of Theatre Arts in 2009. Some of Hadi’s directing highlights include The Earth, and Nathan and Tabileth. Hadi co-directed Dirty Hands alongside Mehdi Mahshor, which was banned from being shown in Iran, so they toured the work to France, Germany and New York. 

Image by Andrew Howe, Scream Bloody Murder


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