Tim Podesta

Tim Podesta

 
 
 
 
Kaitlyn McConnell

Kaitlyn McConnell

 
 
 
 
Zoe Cavedon

Zoe Cavedon

Tim Podesta

Tim Podesta graduated from the Australian Ballet School, dancing internationally, performing roles by some of the leading choreographers of our time. After reoccurring knee injuries forced Tim to retire from classical ballet the pursuit for what next started. In 2006 he launched Projection Dance a vehicle to continue to foster and present his artistic vision while studying high performance coaching, myotherapy and various remedial therapies.

As a high performance coach Tim has worked with student dancers from various leading dance schools and universities across the world including his own Projection Dance School, currently with an alumni of international performing dancers, multiple scholarship recipients from prestigious competitions including the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP).

Outside of dance, Tim’s coaching skills have been utilised by elite gymnasts, runners, bodybuilders and a variety of corporate entities looking to maximise their output through the implementation of Tim’s high performance methodology. This led to speaking engagements and enhanced Tim’s reputation as a motivator for mind and body.

As a choreographer Tim's work has been performed globally through film, television and theatre achieving critical acclaim and numerous awards including Shadow Aspect making its London premiere in 2017 and winning ‘Best Dance Production’ at the Wales Theatre Awards. In 2019 works by Tim Podesta and Projection Dance Company will be performed in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa and Mexico. 


In an outreach capacity Tim is invested to the development of sustainable human engagement through MOVEMENT, furthering the advancement of holistic wellbeing through the benefits of keeping people MOVING. Tim has collaborated with government agencies, primary and secondary schools, universities, community and cultural services to further the knowledge of the positive outcomes that MOVEMENT can have across the social spectrum. 

 

Kaitlyn McConnell

Kaitlyn has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in 2014, a Master of Dance in 2016 at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Melbourne and a Certificate IV in Massage therapy. She has worked with a number of choreographers during her time at VCA including Rochelle Carmichael, Natalie Cursio, Anna Smith, Becky Hilton, Lina Limosani and Stephanie Lake and performed in Groupness, choreographed by Becky Hilton, part of Pieces for Small Spaces in 2013. As well as an interest in performing Kaitlyn has worked on various multimedia arts and dance projects including choreography for live performance and film, interactive visual installations in collaboration with a variety of artists nationally and internationally.

In 2017 Kaitlyn lived and worked in Larnaca, Cyprus for Quality Newman Investment group as Creative Arts Supervisor for the planning and construction of the city’s first arts and culture Highrise building. Within this role she was responsible for managing communications for major interior design fashion labels and local artists commissioned for to produce art for the gallery inside the building as well as advise the company CEO on strategies to foster the culture of the city through the design of the building. 

Through these experiences Kaitlyn assumes many hats within her current role as Project development manager at Projection Dance Company. From teaching, to grant writing to mentoring young people through their artistic journey as well as continuing her own practise performing regularly in Melbourne and now training as a yoga instructor, she values greatly the social impacts of arts and culture within communities and nurtures the growth and development of young people through the arts.  benefits of dance across a multitude of platforms Tim has collaborated with government agencies, primary and secondary schools, universities, community and cultural services to further the knowledge of the positive outcomes that dance and related art forms can have across the social spectrum. 

 
 

Zoe Cavedon

Born in North East Victoria, Australia, Zoe commenced full time vocational ballet training at age 13 at Projection Dance school. After a highly successful finals performance at the Youth American Grand Prix in New York City, she received numerous scholarships to prestigious ballet schools across Europe and the USA. Zoe chose to complete her training at the esteemed HARID Conservatory in Florida.

Upon graduating from The HARID, Zoe became a member of the Sarasota Ballet Company of Florida at the young age of 17. In her short career she has already performed works by Ashton, Bintley and Balanchine. 

With an entrepreneurial spirit Zoe enjoys the life as an international guest artist, model, mentor and fitness enthusiast. In her role as Ambassador of Projection, Zoe has completed numerous projects in Europe and Australia crossing media platforms on stage, film, photographic installations and television. 

In upcoming productions for Projection you can see Zoe in the International Divertissement Ballet Gala, FORTE and THE PARIS PROJECT.

Zoe is very passionate about the development of dance and in particular dance training and has a hands on role in the Projection RAW MENTOR initiative.