Janine M

Actor, Extra, Model, Dancer, Teacher / Choreographer,… more

Victoria, Australia
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There's A Hippopotamus...Eating Cake.

A reading of the children's book 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake' by Hazel Edwards.

01There's A Hippopotamus...Eating Cake.
02Introduction - French accent
03Introduction - Australian accent 2020
04JANINE McGRATH VOICE REEL MAY 2020

Physical Attributes

Height:
176 cm / 5ft 9in
Weight:
70 kg / 154 lbs
Ethnicity:
White / Caucasian
Chest:
97 cm / 38 in
Skin color:
White
Waist:
84 cm / 33 in
Hips:
104 cm / 41 in
Dress size:
UK 14 / AUS 14 / US 10
Eye color:
Hazel
Hair color:
Brown
Hair length:
Short
Hair type:
Wavy

Credits & experience

2020
  • Hamlet Live-stream Play Reading : The Ghost & Player 1
  • Glue Content : The Kitchen Collective; Website Model & Actor
  • Howard Fine Acting Studio : 6 Week Essentials
  • Glenn Brittain's TV Dance Awards : Panelist & Adjudicator
  • Parrhesia: A Series of Conversations : Salena Lettera
  • University of Melbourne Training Video : Board Member - guest role
  • Bloom Series 2, Stan : Hand Double for Anne Charleston
  • NIDA Melbourne : Screen Acting Essentials
  • Danza ft Randy Norton Song; Music Hypnotized Me. Director; Dia Taylor : Featured Dancer
2019
  • This Is Not Drill Voicework w Linda Nicholls-Gidley & Simon Masterton : General US Accent
  • What's Left, Web series. Director - Casey Long : Dr Newall - Guest role
  • Howard Fine Acting Studio : Sample Class
  • Brave Studios Melbourne : Introduction to acting
  • PEM Studios Melbourne : Introduction to the Perderkamp Emotional Method
  • Detectives Episode 1 - Pilot. Devastating Dreams Productions : Merna Crenshaw, guest role.
  • Alliance Francaise de Melbourne : Drama in French
2018
  • Madiba the Musical, Australia & NZ : Assistant Choreographer
  • Fast Love - A Tribute to George Michael, National Tour : Local Choreographer
2017
  • Dance Basics with Miss Janine : YouTube Video presenter
2009
  • 2009 - 2016 PointCookDance : Principal & Dance Teacher, 2017 - 2019 Dance Teacher
2005
  • Cavalcade - Reins of Fire, Arena Spectacular, National Tour : Choreographer
2001
  • Victoria University : 2001, 2002; Sessional Lecturer in Dance & Drama
1999
  • The Australian Ballet School : Advanced Diploma of Dance Teaching
1998
  • Riverdance, Australia & NZ Tour : Consultant - organised & assisted with Australian Riverdance auditions
1996
  • 1996-2012, Dancentre Bayside : Principal & Dance Teacher
  • Steering Committee for the Guidelines for Australian Dance Teachers : Production of Interim Competency Standards for Australian Dance Teachers
1992
  • RMIT : Graduate Diploma of Visual & Performing Arts (Education)
1988
  • Tennis Australia at Melbourne Park Tennis Centre : Promotions/Hostessing at The Australian Open
  • Myer & Davids Jones : Promotions & Spruiking for Helena Rubinstein cosmetics
1987
  • Southern Federation of Dance : 1987-2007 Founding Member, Co-Choreographer, President (6 years), Dance Examiner, Dance Teacher Training
1980
  • Stockdale Road Primary School, Traralgon; Cape St Primary School, Heidelberg : 1980-1984 Arts Teacher & Classroom Teacher
1978
  • Coburg Teachers College : Diploma of Education (Primary); Major - English Literature
1977
  • Suzan Johnston Australia : Modelling Course

Acting

Acting experience

Previous unpaid speaking roles


Acting agent

Howell Management


Languages
  • English
  • French

Accents
  • Australian
  • USA Boston
  • French

August 2019: "Detectives Epoisode 1 Pilot" by Roxanne Moussallem & Jackson Alexander, RMIT. Speaking role - Merna Crenshaw
October 2019: "What's Left" Web series. Director - Casey Long : Speaking role - Dr Newall

Extras

Extras experience

Previous extras experience


Extras agent

Howell Mangement


2019 Neighbours, Fremantle Media, Extra
2019 Wentworth, Fremantle Media, Extra
2019 Clickbait (Netflix series), Carnivorea Productions, Extra
2000 Southern Federation of Dance training videos, Featured Dance Teacher, opening credits
1980 TVC Milk It Instead, Australian Milk Board, Disco Dancer

Modelling

Modeling experience

Beginner, starting out


1981 Hair show, Leonda By The Yarra, Richmond.
1988 Promotions/Hostess, The Australian Open, Melbourne Park Tennis Centre

Dancing

Dancing ability

Expert


Teaching or Choreography ability

Expert


Dance styles
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom
  • Contemporary
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Latin American
  • Salsa
  • Tango
  • Tap

Advanced Diploma of Dance Teaching, The Australian Ballet School
Graduate Diploma of Education, Visual and Performing Arts, RMIT
Diploma of Teaching, Primary
Fellow and Life Member of Southern Federation of Dance

I've been teaching dance for more than 40 years. During that time I've been engaged in choreography, syllabus design, teacher training and lecturing at Victoria University. Coming from a combined professional dance and education background, I have a broad skill set to share.

The genres I've trained in are; Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, National Character, Modern Dance, Contemporary, Flamenco, Folk, Ballroom and Song and Dance.

Concurrent with primary school teaching, I continued my advanced dance training at leading dance studios in Melbourne. I also travelled to London where I took classes at Pineapple Dance Studios, and New York for sessions at The Joffrey Ballet School and Broadway Dance Center. I've completed numerous dance, human movement and voice seminars and classes with renowned guest teachers from all over the world.

Approached in 1986 to create a new Jazz syllabus, I collaborated with Jennifer Newbold to generate 10 levels of jazz training (later to become Southern Federation of Dance). This expanded to helping design a Classical Ballet syllabus for SFD.

I went on to become both President and Secretary of SFD, as well as a dance examiner and adjudicator; and have had the privilege of examining thousands of dance students in ballet, jazz and tap over a 20 year period. For SFD I instigated competitions, masterclasses, teacher training courses, and workshops. I've also mentored trainee dance examiners.

In 1996 and 1997, I was a member of the steering committee for the Guidelines for Australian Dance Teachers, which led to the formation of Interim Competency Standards for Australian Dance Teachers (1998).

During 2001 and 2002, I lectured in Dance and Drama at Victoria University, in the School of Human Movement, Recreation and Performance.

I ran a large dance school for 16 years in the Brighton area before opening Dancentre Wyndham (now PointCookDance) in 2009.

In 2010 I finalised a unique Preschooler DanceFun program for 3 - 5 year olds, and created another junior syllabus for Classical Ballet, Jazz & Tap.

In 2018 & 2019 I was Assistant Choreographer for Madiba The Musical, which toured both Australia and New Zealand and Local Choreographer for the Australian tour of Fastlove - a tribute to George Michael.

I've always enjoyed energy and passion for dance, and believe in the importance of continuous professional development. I regularly attend amateur and professional performances, both in Australia and France.

Presenting

TV presenter experience

Previous unpaid TV presenter roles


Presenting agent

Howell Management


Languages
  • English
  • French

Accents
  • Australian
  • USA Boston
  • French

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