Petra in Frantic Assembly workshop. Photo: The Helpmann Academy

Petra in Frantic Assembly workshop. Photo: The Helpmann Academy

About Petra:
In residence July 1 - 14 2017

Petra is an interdisciplinary performing artist and theatre maker from Adelaide. With a background in musical theatre, contemporary dance and acting, her passion for collaborating between art styles has been fostered by a wide experience in the arts. A graduate of the Adelaide College of the Arts dance course (2012) she has gone on to make Physical Theatre a focal point in her arts practice.

Petra has worked as a dancer/actor in dance on film projects with such companies as Felicity Arts, Passel Media and has worked as a body double for the lead character played by Pippa Black on the Australian film Lemon Tree Passage.

Over the last 6 months Petra has had an internship with a Dance Theatre company in Budapest, Hungary, where she developed an idea for what a creative process looks like in a larger company setting.

Petra is interested in creating her own work with the experiences she has had overseas and making a full length Physical Theatre work by the end of 2017, to tour interstate and internationally with Potential Kinetics Theatre.

Potential Kinetics Theatre is a company she co-founded with Cameron James (actor, writer and theatre maker), with whom she has created one full length work called Raison D’etre.. the reason to be.., which premiered in the Adelaide Fringe festival in February 2016.