Howard Wilkinson 

creative dance . drama . yoga

"You understand that our students see life through a different window, and you have the unique ability to always cater for their view."  Alecia Wolan, assistant principal Burwood SDS

About me...

I am inspired by the transformative qualities of music and movement and I'm passionate about its inclusion in educational settings.

Since graduating from a Diploma of Teaching Creative Dance at Mangala Studios in 2004, I have been conducting classes for toddlers and parents, pre-schoolers, primary and secondary students as well as adults. I work in both mainstream and special needs settings across Melbourne.

I completed a Diploma of Yoga Teaching at Mangala in 2013 and from 2007 to 2016 I presented an early childhood ‘Music and Movement’ unit as part of Victoria University’s Bachelor of Education.

In 2013 I was invited to run dance and yoga workshops at the Kianh Foundation school for children with special needs in Hoi An Vietnam, culminating in a performance. This was the first of its kind in the region. I returned to Hoi An over the next two years to conduct further workshops with the children, as well as implementing a teacher training program for creative dance.

I have been actively involved in theatre for 40 years, having acted in, produced, written and directed many plays and musicals over this time. I still enjoy performing regularly with an ensemble at La Ma Theatre, Melbourne and also produce several children's performances annually.

"We work with a wide range of differently-abled children and Howard has always found the way to reach all of them, whatever their physical or cognitive challenges may be. A truly inspiring individual!" Jackie Wrafter MBE, director Kianh Foundation Centre, Central Vietnam

 

Where I teach...

​BURWOOD EAST SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL

Creative dance and yoga for children with physical and intellectual disabilities, prep to senior level.

GLENALLEN SCHOOL

Sensory movement experiences​​ for children with a complex range of needs and abilities, prep to senior level. Choreography for the annual school production and awards evening.

YARRAVILLE SPECIAL DEVELOPMENTAL SCHOOL

Creative dance and yoga for children with physical and intellectual disabilities, prep to senior level.

ONE-ON-ONE & SMALL GROUP SESSIONS

For children and adults with special needs.

By arrangement, please contact me.

LIETO CREATIVE DANCE STUDIO

Assistant and yoga teacher in school-age creative dance classes​​. Set design, staging and rehearsal assistant for their annual performance.

ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING AUSTRALIA

Lecturer in Diploma and Certificate III courses - Early Childhood Education and Care.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Sessions for schools and community groups, designed for the specific requirements of your organisation.

By arrangement, please contact me.

 

Contact me...

 
creative dance  .  drama  .  yoga