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2016 Adjudicator – Mr Neale Whittaker

Neale Whittaker 0063Neale as a young dancer was trained in all styles of dance, from Contemporary to Classical Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap and Jazz. His has knowledge and experience in many styles and genres of dance, and has a great love of “Musical Theatre”.

While completing his full time dance training at Ev & Bow in 2008, Neale began to develop his own unique brand of movement, fusing contemporary and Hip-Hop, two styles he enjoys performing. This unique style led him to the top 40 competitors of the hit TV show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in 2010, a program for which he had been assisting Sarah Boulter with since 2008.

His TV credits continued when he was cast in the ABC3 TV series Dance Academy and again in Australia’s Got Talent as a semi finalist in 2012 and 2016.

In 2011 Neale toured throughout Australia with contemporary a based show ‘Shorter and Sweeter Dance’ gaining performance experience and insight from noted Australian choreographers such as Travers Ross who Neale collaborated with later in 2012 for the ARIAs, co-choreographing and dancing in a routine for artist ‘360’.

In 2014 and returning on scholarship in 2015 Neale attended Urban Dance Camp ­in Germany with the most prestigious choreographers in the world. After which he taught a series of Hip-Hop and Contemporary open classes in Europe.

Neale’s talent for Hip hop led him to become Co-Director and manager of  ‘Phly Crew’, who are now Sydney’s Leading Comedy Hip-Hop group performing Independently produced variety stage shows and corporate events for companies including Nikon, Telstra, Blackberry, Beyond Blue and West mead Children’s hospital.

We welcome Neale to The Green Way Dance Festival and to beautiful Nth Qld.

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