Performer
Choreographer
Teacher

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Frankie Jaiyeola

Since graduating from QUT (Bachelor of Drama/Dance), Frankie has shared her love of movement and music as a performer, choreographer and teacher across Australia and overseas. 

After studying contemporary and jazz dance, Frankie came across West African dance when she moved to Brisbane in 2006 and was instantly drawn to it. Her afro style moves got her dancing at live music events and festivals throughout Australia and overseas including at Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), Splendour in the Grass (NSW), The Big Day Out (QLD), Malasimbo (Philippines) and The Alice Springs Desert Festival (NT). Frankie's performance work also extends to contemporary dance and theatre, working with Brisbane choreographer Claire Marshall (Hey Scenester), Red Thread Stories Playback Ensemble (Brisbane), Cats Meow Cabaret (Alice Springs) and performance artist Zoe Porter (Brisbane).

 

Frankie not only loves to perform, she also has a passion for sharing her love of music, dance, theatre and the arts especially with children. Since 2007 she has worked at The State Library of Queensland delivering school holiday programs which vary from circus skills to storytelling and arts and craft. During the school term, Frankie can be found in The Corner, a play space for under 8 year olds and their carers, singing and dancing with the youngest visitors, or at New Farm Primary School teaching art. She recently completed a residency at Imaginary Theatre's Powerkids where she delivered a 10 week program centred around African music, dance and culture for 0-5s. She's now looking forward to facilitating ongoing Bubs n Beats dance adventures with Sammie.