teaching artists


Emily Ayoub - Teaching Artist

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A theatre-maker, director, performer and teacher, Emily studied at Theatre Nepean (2005) and is a graduate of Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School Paris (2011).

After two incredibly inspiring and motivating years at Lecoq, Emily founded Sydney-based Clockfire in 2011 with a vision to form an ensemble that create live performance works through collaboration and improvisation.

As a teacher and director, she seeks to draw on the artist's ability to imagine, write, collaborate and perform unique and dramatic content in a highly synergetic environment.

She has taught devising theatre, clown, bouffon and movement at AIM Dramatic Arts, AFTRS, Casula Powerhouse, InPlay Arts, Riverside Theatres and for school drama students across NSW.

Alicia Gonzalez - Teaching Artist

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A Jacques Lecoq Theatre graduate, Alicia is a director, theatre-maker and teaching artist specialising in movement and ensemble devised techniques to storytelling. She works across theatre, film and education as a co-devisor, movement director, teacher and performer. Alicia is Director at the Clown Institute, creator and performer for the comedy troupe Choo Choo and Associate Director of Clockfire. 

Alicia's interest in training and collaborating with others is in response to a growing trend of artists taking control of their creative output and specifically geared towards non-traditional performance styles. 

Alicia has lectured and taught clown and movement at Laugh Masters Academy, the Australian Performing Arts Grammar School, Riverside Theatres.