Zoe Emanuel

Director, Brightsparks Co. 

Teaching is an incredible gift. To share your knowledge and passion of the arts is a joyful experience! It’s important to guide children to their own creative expression so that they can each shine in their own way. Brightsparks allows us to create a space where they feel safe to explore and discover their highest creativity.

Zoe has a Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in theatre from the University of Wollongong and has had extensive teacher training from the professionals at NIDA. She also has a degree in Education, majoring in Drama and English from Charles Sturt University.

Whilst completing her degree, Zoe taught at the Rainbow Drama School in Wollongong for four years and directed each of the end of year productions. She then travelled to London where she taught at the renowned Theatre Train School for two years. She was selected to direct both end of year productions and oversaw the running of each department.

Zoe was appointed as the chief director for the annual Shakespeare festival for the John Colet School in 2011 and has enjoyed a successful run of numerous plays performed at Glen St Theatre.

As a singer, Zoe trained classically with teachers from The Conservatorium of Music and won numerous awards at the City Eisteddfod. She recorded an EP with her band South of Somewhere at Sony Studios, Sydney and was the main songwriter for the album. Zoe has taught singing privately for over 10 years and has had numerous success with her exam and eisteddfod students. She has performed professionally in film, television and theatre.