Meet our One Way cast
Director / Choreographer / Dancer
Sammie is an independent dance artist whose artistic practice ranges from performing and choreographing to teaching and facilitating. She works and performs across a variety of styles from contemporary to commercial and hip hop.
Sammie is the co-director of Elements Collective a hip hop dance company passionate about working across arts education and cultural innovation for the hip hop dance community.
Performance credits include Force Majeure’s choreographic lab, short solo work Little Girl for Makeshift Collective at Anywhere Theatre Festival, Motherboards’ production of Deluge for Brisbane Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival & Sewol Memorial and The Stance by Liesel Zink for Metro Arts’ Slipstream Festival 2015. Sammie has most recently performed in the research phase of a new project by Sydney based Hip Hop Theatre director Nick Power.
Sammie’s choreographic credits include the film clip Balloons for Foals and Be Gone for Tara Simmons, Empty Beats for Lonely Dancers and Hands that Hurt for QUT graduation seasons. Sammie was a guest artist and movement director with Hot Brown Honey Burlesque and for the creative development of Twelve by Black Honey Company. Sammie most recently wrote and directed a children’s hip hop theatre show Goldie and the 3 B-bears which this year toured regionally through Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Leah Tilney aka B-girl Flix is a highly sort after performer and choreographer, working widely throughout Australia and overseas under Elements Collective, the company she founded and co-directs with One Way creator Sammie Williams.
Leah is the only female member of iconic Australian breakdance crew Skill@Will winning countless national B-girl Battles including the Battle of the Year qualifier in Sydney and NZ going on to represent Australia in Germany & France at the World Finals in 2012 & 2016.
She toured internationally throughout 2008-2012 in Stalker Theatre’s (SYD) productions Elevate and Stilt Break and recently directed her first production “M.I.N.D.E.D”.
Monika Stoveskja started her dance training at Mary Easton Dance Studios in the western suburbs of Sydney, where she trained in jazz and tap. She completed all her exams and graduated the BAL syllabus before moving on to train in other styles – hip hop, breaking, contemporary and occasionally latin and ballet. She moved to Brisbane in 2016 to explore Queensland, finding Mad Dance House not long after where she continued her training in various styles. Monika has worked with many talented QLD choreographers in independent shows, dance videos and music clips. Currently, she is in the all girl group Pink Matter directed by Wanida Serce.
Grace Cuizon has acquired various skills throughout her career to become an all-rounded performer. Her talents range from commercial jazz to hip hop styles & tricking. In 2012 Grace received her Diploma in Dance through Raw Dance Company, she then furthered her training in L.A. honing in on her hip hop technique. Not long after, she began training in tricking an urban discipline based on the techniques of martial arts. Grace has participated in multiple international and interstate tricking gatherings where she has represented as one of the few females in the artform. Her performing career has seen her tour the US with the renowned Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus – Circus Xtreme and most recently with Elements Collective at the 2018 Commonwealth Games XXI.
Sam Evans is one of Brisbane’s most exciting young dancers, establishing a professional career within the short four years of him dancing. He performs with internationally renowned group Swagama as well as being a founding member of Equals who featured in the finals of Australia’s Got Talent. Sam is a resident performer at Dreamworld and frequently competes in the freestyle and battle scenes winning local competitions and competing both interstate and internationally. Sam’s focus is on Popping and Locking however he is also trained in many street dance styles. Most recently he was awarded a Mad Dance House development grant which will see him collaborating with contemporary dancer Charles Ball. Sam has a passion for teaching and endeavours to always be a student of the dance himself.
Travers Ross grew up performing from an early age and continued his study at Newtown Performing Arts High School. He’s worked as a freelance artist and travelled around the world teaching, choreographing and performing. His true passion lies in cross-cultural collaboration which has lead him to work in indigenous communities to singing with a Japanese band. Travers’ extensive performance history includes Elevate and Stilt Break by Nick Power for Stalker Theatre and M.I.N.D.E.D by Leah Tilney for Elements Collective. Travers is now focussed on his music as YT DiNGO releasing his first video of an upcoming Trilogy; Shipwrecked and playing is début set at Splendour in the Grass 2018.
Jackson Garcia has trained in b-boying, popping, locking and party dances and he uses these techniques to express his own style of movement. He danced the lead in the award winning hip hop dance theatre show M.I.N.D.E.D which recently toured to Adelaide fringe festival Melbourne and China. He performs nationally and internationally with Australia’s Got Talent finalists Swagamama and Equals. Jackson dances competitively and has won battles in Japan, Kuala Lumpur, Korea, New Caledonia, China and New Zealand. Most recently winning the prestigious 1vs1 Bboy Battle at Destructive Steps in Sydney this year. Jackson hopes to keep entertaining and creating with other artists and is passionate about learning more about the creative process.
Jazi Othman is a self taught dancer and found his passion for the arts when he started dancing around the age of 20 years old as a freestyler/krumper before exploring other areas of dance. An original member and one of the founders of the infamous Golden Coastline crew, he has competed in battles winning a number of titles and has performed in numerous videos and live shows. His latest work includes performing at Splendour in the Grass and on the mainstage of the Commonwealth Games with Awemill – SOA (SupersonicShapeShiftersofAwe). He is interested in the evolution of street dance styles often blurring the lines between genres. Jazi loves to share his knowledge of dance through regular teaching and wants to contribute to help grow the dance community on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.