HEROES & VILLAINS
ADC FACULTY SHOOT 2019
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
su·per·hero | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌhir-(ˌ)ō , -ˌhē-(ˌ)rō\
def: a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers
also : an exceptionally skillful or successful person
GILLIAN (ADC Events) as STORM
Gillian is a beautiful force of nature. Event Managing for the company from 2014-2017 she performed in countless shows, shoots and performances with us. Her ability to morph into whatever character & bring fierceness, fire, and tumultuousness to the stage is why we chose her to be Storm in our Faculty Shoot! She is fearless, kind, soulful, wise, and we love her! Gillian flew in from Sydney to dance with us on the RISE: 10 stage. It's amazing to have you back with us, Gillian!!
ANTOINETTE as WONDER WOMAN 1950's
Antoinette was ADC's Manager from 2009 -2016 & held the company together through crazy performances & ups & downs, turmoil & joy! Without her, we would still be using CDs, and scrawling our rolls with a paper & pen. She is a scientist, a musician, a dancer, and performed a silks aerial solo in the show. She is a Wonder Woman of epic proportions, and we wouldn't be here without her!! Antoinette as WonderWoman (50s): razor sharp, focused,heart of gold, kind,multitalented, strong, a force for good
GEMMA (ADC Wardrobe) as MYSTIQUE
GEM AS MYSTIQUE: Able to morph into whatever character she wants to be, in whatever the situation calls for, at any given moment. From doctor to singer (finishing her final medical exams this month, and singing in RISE: 10), to Hiphop Dancer (dancing in our finale piece), she can change in the blink of an eye. And she's great at it all! We love you Gem! Gemma dressed us for our Calvin Klein Fashion Shows and does Hiphop, Duets, and admin for us when needed. She is reliable and lovely!
KIMBERLEY as MULAN @kimberleyjames_
Kim has spearheaded all 10 RISE shows, raising $10,000 for CanTeen & supporting youth organisations Zeal, Ronald McDonald House, DreamDays & many more, across the 10. Her students over the past decade, have gone on to dance for JLo, Rihanna, Justin Beiber, Chris Brown & Cirque de Soleil, have started dance companies of their own across the world, & her collective work has been viewed 100s of 1000s of times, the world over. Her passion for people, teaching, & elevation through dance is electric.
JAYMEE as WONDERWOMAN (2019)
Stepping on board as ADC’S Manager in 2019, Jaymee has brought exceptional skill, forethought & planning to a creative company that often needs calm, quiet, & steadiness in the eye of the storm! Unfaltering, practical, and a formidable leader. JAYMEE AS WONDER WOMAN (2019): Multi-faceted, strong, a protector, respected, honest, kind.
RAFAEL (ADC D.O.P) as WOLVERINE
Rafael has shot every ADC vid since RISE began. He has been at every show & every event with us, cheering us on, capturing the craziness, & creating magic ‘til the early hours of the morning (often in near freezing weather conditions!). He has been part of every ADC Campaign & never fails to amaze us with his talent, & his heart. Thankyou Raf for being by our side,always having our backs& for creating all of this magic.We love you! Rafael as Wolverine: kind, soulful, fierce, ferociously loyal
YANA (Hiphop Teacher)as DARK PHEONIX
Yana is 16 & a complete force of nature. She has been dancing since she was 2, joined ADC when she was 13, & now teaches Hip Hop with us. She performs on stage multiple times tonight with our Squad. Go Ukraine! Join Yana, teaching with us on Thursday nights at 7pm.
LAUREN (ADC Accounts) as MALIFICENT
LISA (ADC Accounts) as YUKIO
Lisa pays ADCs bills & ensures all our incomings & outgoings across our 100s of students, dancers & clients are running smoothly. She ensures we are able to mix unrelenting passion with sustainability & prosper on all fronts. She is the voice of reason & practicality, reigning us in when we need it! Thankyou Lisa for your heartfelt dedication to the team, your excel spreadsheets, & your meticulous calculations & stats forecasts! Lisa as Yukio: a soldier, able to predict the future, a guardian
KING HOMEBOY as HULK
CUSHLA (ADC Designer) as EMMA FROST
Cushla designed and danced for ADC from 2013-17. She created our beautiful website and was involved in multiple classes, shoots, shows and performances with us before she left for the big wide world of Londontown! Thank you Cushla, for all you have built for us - we love you! Cushla as Emma Frost: sensitive, a force of nature, able to distort the reality that other's see (like this site that you're looking at, right now!)
EVE (ADC Video Editor) as POISON IVY
Eve worked for the company sewing costumes and editing multiple videos for us! She has edited Partition, and our legendary Bad Girl Performance at RISE 2013. Her wicked sense of humour and love for nature made her a perfect Poison Ivy!
JAMES as PROFESSOR X
James has been a part of almost every RISE show since it’s fruition & has helped manage BTS of our shoots & shows across all 10. He is a commercial illustrator who has worked with Air NZ, Coca Cola,& Snapchat. A gentleman, award-winning comedian& a close friend & advisor of the company throughout. Thanks James, for the hours of endless laughs you provide us,& for looking after ADC & our dancers all through this past decade! JAMES AS PROF X: all-knowing, the heart of his school for the gifted.
TESS (ADC Events) as THE WHITE WITCH
Tessa’s exceptional organisational skills, formidable presence, dedication, resourcefulness, & razor sharp focus has allowed RISE:10 to come to life. Her ability to juggle multiple elements & her meticulous attention to detail, without falter, holds ADC together even in the craziest of times (& we definitely have some crazy times!). She is firm, but fair, respected & feared all at once. Making her the perfect SnowQueen/WhiteWitch! She has appeared in countless ADC shoots & we love her!
SOPHIE (ADC Admin/Events) as ROGUE
Sophie flew in from Sydney to dance with our squad at RISE: 10. A member of the ADC Development Squad from 2016-18 & an integral part of our Event & Admin team, Sophie has brought light, life & joy to us consistently throughout the years, even now when she’s living in Sydney! It is a privilege to have you back,Soph - we love you! SOPHIE AS ROGUE: Versatile,highly capable, genuine,thoughtful,kind, a force for good.Able to amplify others powers to help them reach heights never been seen before!
JESS(Costume Design) as HARLEY QUINN
Jess's incredible eye for design, sewing & fabric, has allowed us to morph into dozens of characters, across a multitude of crazy themes, over the last decade! She has dressed us up as Zombies, Monsters, Angels, Superheroes (& Villains) plus much more. She manages a menagerie of children, animals & ideas in her everyday life, and houses creativity abound in that marvellous head of hers. Thank you for all of your amazing work! Jess as Harley Quinn: Unhinged, brilliant, with a hard edge!
ZINNIA (ADC Media) as VALKYRIE
DOROTHY (ADC MAKEUP) as LADY DEATHSTRYKE
The talented Dorothy has done the makeup behind the scenes at RISE every year for a decade. She has transformed our dancers into a multitude of characters, across crazy themes, in shoots & shows all across the ten. She is focussed, reliable, razor sharp, and you don't want to get on her bad side! Thank you Dorothy for being with us for a decade, helping us to create so much magic! We appreciate you! Dorothy as Lady Deathstryke: Formidable,, able to move superfast, & slay any goal she has set!