Hello, thank you for reading this extra little bit about me. My preferred name is Zule, pronounced like Julie with a Z.
I have difficulty being able to tell people my ethnicity and race as my father was a child of war, he began work at the age of 5 and there is very little we know, even of his age - he never had a birth certificate. So the best way to describe my background is that I am black and white, my father had very dark skin and was from a NESB, he was poly-lingual and spoke over 10 different languages including English fluently in his later life. He was a very special international man of mystery, but unfortunately there is no box for him or for me to tick on this.
Most folk thought he and I were Aboriginal growing up. We were treated / mistreated as such by the community, and I had many indigenous friends. They were very much part of my chosen family and who I identified with as a young person because I knew no-one else who looked like me. Today, I cannot claim to be Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander because I simply do not know. I am mixed race Australian and I have a face that covers many backgrounds and ethnicities.
Thanks for taking the time to read and understand that for some of us, being a BIPOC person is not as simple as ticking a box provided on this website. And humbly, we do not all want to do a DNA test in which to be able to do so. My family created our own culture because one did not exist for us beforehand.
Best wishes and kind regards, Zule
Vocal Range: Belt to C5, Sop to C6
VCA Musical Theatre – Sally Bourne, Martin Croft, Chelsey Plumley
Cabaret – Steve Ross, Sally Bourne
Dance World 301 Popular/Contemporary – Norman Keller
VCA 2008/9 – Margot Fenley, Martin Croft, Babs McMillan, Wayne Chapple, Les Cartwright
NIDA 2005/10 – Anthony Crowley, Peter Mochrie
Dance World 301 2006/7 – Kirsten King, Stephen Wheat, Nicholas Mc Mahon, Anthony Costanzo, Maureen Andrews
VCA 2008 – Tanya Mitford, Troy Phillips & Nathan Pinell
Dance World 301 2006/7 - Diploma and Cert IV in Dance (Performance)
Sydney Dance Company 2004/5 – Katie Cesaro, Michael Boyd, Ramon Doringo