About our team..
Working as a team, where Art meets performance, to bring together a combination of skills and experience between Daniel Kneebone, Marie Delon, Kimberly Francis, Aurora Kurth, Simone Lukic, Rachel Belle and Irena V.
AURORA KuRTH - the mad hatter
A leading actress and a mistress of ceremonies on the Australian Burlesque scene. With a career in the performing arts spanning over two decades, the critically acclaimed singer, actor, comedienne and Mistress of Ceremonies has captivated audiences worldwide. A highly sought after entertainer, renowned for her sublime vocals, cheeky comedy and sharp wit, Aurora brings her inimitable style and verve to every event.
Very grateful to have the opportunity to work with Aurora on this second series of works, a master story teller, her experience and input on our shoot day was the ingratiate to this project in making something more than what it would have been.
RACHEL BELLE - alice
Rachel began her skating and acting career at the age of eight. She has performed in numerous national and international shows and competitions, and has represented Victoria twice in the National Championships, placing in the top 10. Rachel is a three-time Victorian State Champion Figure Skater, placing first in all her Artistic Competitions. She is currently shortlisted for Disney on Ice for their 2020 season! An aspiring professional figure skater, Rachel now coaches at Ice HQ and at the O’Brien Icehouse as a Senior Coach. One of the fastest spinners in ice skating in Australia, Rachel has often been sought out for her spectacular gifts, and aspires to bring her love of performing to audiences around the globe. Specifically featured as an actor and vocalist as well as an expressive artist in many well-known Australian productions.
KIMBERLY FRANCIS - The queen of hearts
A graduate of the Royal Ballet School (London) and former professional dancer with the Royal and Birmingham Royal Ballet Companies, Kimberly has a vast amount of professional performing experience both locally and internationally. A dynamic choreographer for both national and international dance syllabi, Kimberly choreographs her own independent works for local and international solo dance artists and ballet companies. Currently focusing her attention to providing performance coaching and choreography for elite dancers and skaters, Kimberly's exciting energy has been a source of inspiration with Alice-ism - and her assistance in designing and project-managing the 'Alice-Ism' performance has been exciting to watch! She is an AMusA Classical Flautist, a drummer in several Melbourne bands and a lighting technician as well as a photographer in her spare time. Returning to study her Master of Education in London in 2020, Kimberly's many talents make her a very interesting performer with whom to work.
SIMONE LUKIC - white queen
A classically trained pianist, Simone Lukic previously a burlesque performer, has branched out into her own form of art - collage. Simone initially turned to collage as a refuge from the digital world. She has used collage as a form of escapism, becoming enamoured with the deliberate practice of creating by hand with the absence of digital aid. Through this she has created a body of work that pays homage to Kodachrome soaked images of the Twentieth Century.
Simone is a co-founder of the Melbourne Collage Assembly.
Very grateful that Simone still likes to work with me on what is our second series together.
Marie delon - Costume design
For more than two decades Marie Delon, Australia’s First and foremost fetish wear designer and corsetiere has hand made steel boned corsets, leather ladieswear, leather menswear, fantasy costumes, corseted dresses and accessories in her salon in Ormond Victoria, Australia. Marquis De Sade is known worldwide for leading edge design and the very best custom fit. Every Marquis de Sade creation is not only visually stunning but hand made with care in Australia from the finest materials- and a good measure of sinful passion. Acquiring a Marquis De Sade corset is like acquiring a little piece of art.
Very grateful to have met this inspirational lady and to have her support and guidance to bring this project to become a reality.