Zoe began Brightsparks Performing Arts School in 2005. It has a been a journey of discovery, challenges, fun and growth! She began as a green-twig of a teacher but soon found her passion for sharing her love of singing and drama with children.
She holds Bachelor of Creative Arts majoring in Theatre and Music from the University of Wollongong and a Masters in Senior Education, majoring in Drama and English from Charles Sturt University.
Drama & Singing Teacher
As director of Brightsparks Performing Arts School she has developed many successful programmes that are designed to ignite the creative spark for her students. She has led programmes at schools around Sydney including: Ascham Girls School, Kambala, Mosman Prep, Newtown North Public, Ashfield Public, Seaforth, Balgowlah North, Neutral Bay, Newport and many other Public schools in Sydney.
Her thirteen years as head of Drama and developing and building a highly successful Shakespeare at John Colet School has been an insight into the abilities of younger students and what they can achieve. She took over the programme in 2010 and it has continued to grow and thrive into a successful and inspiring event for students and parents alike.
Her success as a director and teacher continues with many successes in the Performing Arts competitive world including winning multiple awards with her students in the Sydney and Northern Beaches Eisteddfod and the State Shakespeare Festival, which she has won with the John Colet Students since it’s inception.
Zoe is deeply passionate about teaching and developing young children’s creative minds and spirits. She continues to strive for the best outcomes and further her own learnings which are never-ending!
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 Emanuel, Director