John O'May Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with John O’May

Who is John O’May? John O’May is a veteran Australian performer who has never had to work in any other field since joining Actors Equity in 1972. One of the lucky ones, I guess. Acting, writing, directing, producing, and...
Brendan Irving Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Brendan Irving

Who is Brendan Irving? An actor, singer and aerialist who grew up on the south coast, a proud Lululemon Athletica ambassador and founder of The Movement Academy Australia; a physical training program for performing artis...
Emma Valente Arts Review On The Couch

On the Couch with Emma Valente

Who is Emma Valente? She’s a workaholic who really likes poetry and plants. What would you do differently to what you do now? I would have worked harder at becoming ambidextrous. I would have paid more attention in physi...
Chelsea Gibb Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Chelsea Gibb

Who is Chelsea Gibb? I am… Passionate about my family, all things health and fitness (with a dash of smoochy food on the side), cooking, acting and singing and striving to be the best version of myself. What would ...
Derek Deane Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Derek Deane

Who is Derek Deane? Someone who is desperately trying to preserve the true heritage of classical ballet whilst everyone else around the world seems to want to change it, just to be different. Why try to change perfection...
Julie Lea Goodwin Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Julie Lea Goodwin

Who is Julie Lea Goodwin? I’m an independent woman who spends her days singing opera! I love my work as it’s constantly changing, surprising, stressful and many other things. At the moment, I’m a Principal Soprano ...
Ako Kondo Arts Review On the Couch

On the Couch with Ako Kondo

Who is Ako Kondo? I am a Principal Artist at The Australian Ballet. I was born in Japan and moved to Australia in 2008 to follow my dream (my dream was to be a professional ballerina!). I am engaged to Chengwu Guo who is...
David Williams - photo by Eric Berry

On the Couch with David Williams

Who is David Williams? I make theatre, attend football matches, and convince people (my partner mostly) that these two activities are completely entwined and of similar value. What would you do differently to what you do...