Creatives / Choreographers

Shona McCullagh

A NZ Arts Laureate, Shona brings her extensive skills and experience as a choreographer, artistic director, filmmaker, producer and interactive installation artist to your collaborative table. The concepts and choreography Shona creates for television commercials, music videos, films and live events are completely unique and she enjoys dreaming up ideas that will encapsulate in a highly creative way the brands and events she works with. There is frequent use of aerial and harnessed work, striking choreography, performance installation and more recently, video projection elements alongside the stunning performers The Human Agency houses.

Her award winning work as a filmmaker has had her work celebrated at festivals such as Sundance, London Film Festival and Clermont Ferrand.  In 2008 Shona was invited to Poland to create an outdoor interactive installation at a festival hosting the biggest ever retrospective of NZ film.

Feature film clients range from Peter Jackson (King Kong; Fellowship of the Ring) to Andrew Adamson (The Lion the Witch and The Wardrobe).

Choreography for television series includes - Legends of the Seeker, Xena Warrior Princess, Hercules, Amazon High and This is Not My Life. TVC’s include - Havoline, Caltex, Lotto and Autotrader.

For live events, any style of music, costuming and choreography can be implemented for a cutting edge visual feast. Shona is a big fan of highend use of AV, and frequently writes scripts that link the use of video with live performance components. Her use of realtime interactive technology means branding logos, look and feels can be incorporated to create unique events that people simply remember.

A selection of corporate work includes

Steinlager Rugby Awards 2012,2011,2010, 2009
Westpac Christmas Events 2010,2009
Harcourts Conference Launch (NZ & Aust) 2012, 2011, 2010
Mercedes Benz Launch 2009
Fame premiere, Sky City 2009
Bell Gully Xmas event 2007
Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Awards 2008 and2006
NBR New Zealand Opera Auction 2005

To contact Shona to discuss your event please email [email protected]

Wilhemeena Isabella Monroe

Wilhemeena specialises in choreography and event design for film and live events. Her work has been seen in NYC, Berlin, Paris, Northampton, Amsterdam, Tahiti, LA, Portland, Zurich, Boston, Seattle, Fiji, Bali, Cook Islands and nationwide in New Zealand.

She has created over 40 events within the last 15 years, from intimate solos to group extravaganzas with casts of hundreds. She is also a proficient business woman and has been named as an “woman spearheading business success” by Business to Business magazine and was selected as an ART VENTURE participant by Arts Regional Trust in 2008 as a “rising star in New Zealand’s creative industries”

She is a stunning dancer and choreographer and her events are rated among the best in the country.
"One of the most superb events this city has ever seen. This was a performance extravaganza that held a very large audience spellbound over the whole evening"
Portage Ceramic Awards 2008 - Naomi McCleary – Waitakere City Arts Advisor

"It was one of the best shows, if not the best, I have been to since writing this column"
Bridgett Saunders – Sunday Star Times – Butterfly Zoo 2009

Aesthetically beautiful, and articulately crafted; Wilhemeena creates majestic imagery and breathtaking visages with a gift for the strange, bizarre and extravagantly spectacular. Her pieces have been known to be at times highly entertaining with an air of humour and mystery.

Her Corporate Portfolio includes

The Mamaku Project at the Spegieltent (Auckland International Festival)
The NZ Music Awards
The Portage NZ Ceramic Awards
The INFAMOUS Butterfly Zoo
The Living Lounge
2004-2009 Trash To Fashion Awards
Minut (NZ music video)
Auld Lang Syne (NZ short film)
Sculpture on the Gulf
Nelson Festival
New Zealand Fashion Week
Auckland Hyatt
Te Papa
and has made many privately commissioned works.

HUMAN AGENCY commissions include

Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
20th Century Fox
Aquatica Festival
NZ Academy of Sport
Auckland Theatre Company New Zealand Post opening event
American Express

If you are interested in Wilhemeena’s work for your event, she is represented by The Human Agency. Please contact [email protected] with your enquiry.

Justin Haiu

Justin is a unique talent. A mesmerising dancer, Justin loves choreographing something different depending on what dance genre it is. His unique style is across the board whether it be fluid and theatrical in a street styled dance or fusion of contemporary and maori dance or even strong and masculine in Pacific Island dance.

Justin was Runner Up in the 2008 series of So You Think You Can Dance and has recently choreographed ’Resilience’ a solo street styled performance in Fresh Cuts - Tempo Festival 09 and a Wallis and Futuna traditional group dance for Microsoft at the Techfest held in the town hall.

Andrew Cesan

Andrew is one of New Zealand’s brightest young dance talents. In addition to being an award winning dancer he is a choreographic talent specialising in hip hop, tap, jazz and contemporary. Trained at The Dance Studio along with his brother Richard and Joshua, Andrew is a core member of Two Man Crew and he and Simon Watts choreographed TMC’s Tap/hiphop routine for the final and semi final of New Zealand’s Got Talent. Despite being gutted they did not win, Andrew went on to co-create with his crew the choreography for TMCs win at the 2009 National Hip-Hop Champs and for their entry to the 2009 World Hip Hop Champs in Las Vegas. Coming 8th in the world wasn’t a bad outcome for the boys from Sandringham.

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