ADELAIDE ISLA WILLIAMS
Is the daughter of Margaret Dickson and Paul Williams. Even before she was born, her parents debated whether she would be a flautist or a violinist. However, she began life as a soprano, keeping her audience awake night and day for many weeks.
She trained as a dancer with the Camberwell District Ballet, and then attended the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Having completed her VCE with two “Top Acts” in dance, she then completed Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Degree, majoring in Dance, at Deakin University. She taught Dance for BDC Dance Studios (Principal Joanne Watt) in Camberwell and Ashwood, and has taught VCE Dance subjects for Swinburne Secondary College. As well as being a superb "wearable art" model, she has choreographed the Manningham Wearable Art Competition, providing an imaginative sound track and inspired movement for 17 models.
Adelaide presented school/kinder shows for the Kidz Bodz company on themes of health and nutrition and starred in the 2007 Hunchbax Cabaret before departing for the Moulin Rouge in Paris where she lived and worked for four years.
She has been a popular guest artist in many hundreds of shows with Trio Grand and also The Elastic Band starting at the age of eight. She has recently completed her Dip Ed Dance/Drama and teaches for BDC Dance as well as performing live as singer and dancer.
MOVING AND SHAKING
A School and Pre-School show for 2015
This 45-minute show is based in Adelaide's extensive dance expertise, with presentation both stimulating and entertaining, appealing to both boys and girls. It costs $300.
Rapport between Adelaide and her father is superb, contributing to a smooth, highly professional presentation. Adelaide explores many styles of dance and movement, while Paul provides linkage through story-telling and musical accompaniment.
Both artists are easy to deal with and adjust performances to circumstances - rooms, halls, crying babies and visitors. Their combined experience and talent is of an international order and is matched only by their enthusiasm for performance.
Some idea of their approach and repertoire (constantly evolving) may be gleaned from this sampler (Moulin Rouge footage being inappropriate, if impressive).