NICOLE “LAMB” IOVINE
FOUNDER/ ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
“I acknowledge the Traditional land Owners wherever I travel, paying respect to Elders past and present and to emerging community leaders. I also acknowledge the important role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the communities throughout Australia. I am truly blessed to to be given the opportunity to travel this spirited land and learn from powerful leaders of the worlds oldest living culture.” – LAMB
Nicole ‘Lamb’ Iovine is a widely respected activist having worked with some of the biggest names in the Australian dance industry, travelling the globe spreading knowledge of Dance & Ashtanga Yoga whilst inspiring Young People to follow their creative path. Having under her belt television appearances on ‘So You Think You Can Dance – top 20’, Australia’s Got Talent to dancing on tour with Timomatic & Samantha Jade, Lamb has established herself internationally as a talented professional dancer. She has a unique and visionary perspective that drives her to assist others in pushing boundaries creativity whilst linking their personal core values. She is a committed and passionate advocate for creative expression for all Young People. Her sense of altruism drives her to motivate and inspire Young People to dream and create.
‘Nicole’s passion for life is only matched by her commitment to share that passion with future generations in communities. With care and kindness, Lamb brings with her an air of lightness and a welcome dose of humour and wit’ – Sky Hoffman, Justin Timberlake dancer.
From remote locations to regional towns, Lamb has worked extensively with a variety of young people across Australia since 2005. This has mainly included young people that have limited opportunities to access dance from Tennant Creek to Hobart to Singapore.
Lamb has witnessed dance act as a positive distraction and alternative to negative community issues such as violence, bullying, boredom, substance abuse, family disputes and lack of self worth. Through relationship development with individuals and communities she has assisted with improved community and school engagement, respect for self and others, and community cohesiveness and achievement.
In 2013 Lamb had a vision to create a not for profit positive youth development arts organisation to give young people a safe platform to express themselves. OWLKEYME was registered in July 2013 and has been successfully creating projects with young people from Kalumburu to Hobart. Lamb is committed to growing the organisation and spreading her positive mindset, she lives by the motto ‘Life isn’t about finding yourself – It’s about creating yourself’.
In 2015 & 2016 Lamb completed her 500hours teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga (Primary & Secondary series) in Rishikesh, India. She returned to india by invitation in 2017 to assist her gurus teaching 3 groups of 200hrs students at Tattvaa Yogashala. Using yogic philosophy Lamb continues to share her energy with young people everyday regardless of financial/location set backs and is focused on continuously creating safe environments for every young person and for their creative ideas to be acknowledged and nurtured.
Georgia’s yoga journey began at the age of 18, in a full time dance course at Brent Street, in Sydney, NSW. Having a background in dance and awareness of her body she expected to be quite an able practitioner. However this was not the case, she found herself skipping the classes as they were beyond difficult for her, both physically and mentally. Over the next couple of years, Georgia continued to persue her versatile creativity and passion for the performing arts, which saw her work as an extra on home and away, love child, Bondi hipsters, the voice & Timomatics video clip “Waterfalls”, modelling for Attic Clothing, Toni & Guy and Schwarzkopf at Sydney’s Hair Expo as well as costume designing and styling for Hilton Denis’ tap show ‘Virada’.
It wasn’t until Georgia found herself in her first yin yoga class that something shifted, she actually connected with the practice and felt quietness within herself for the first time and at 20 years of age, she finally felt trust within her body. As her passion for yin, the philosophy and tradition that is yoga grew, steadily, her inner fire was gently being tamed. Having found the initial practice that suited her body best she was then able to be open enough to explore the practice, honestly and wholeheartedly.
Georgia compleated her 200hr Hatha Vinyasa teaching certification in 2016, with Power Living, in Manly NSW. Her path has now lead her back to her home town of Perth, and she continues to teach community groups, gyms, and at small shala’s around Perth. Including Yoga Flourish, Fernwood, yo fitness and Perth yoga for everybody and OWLKEYME. Her aim as a teacher is to encourage her students to delve into themselves as she did herself. She hopes to empower people to explore their full potential, physically, mentally and spiritually through yoga philosophy and practice. In 2017 she was appointed assistant to the Artistic Director of OWLKEYME – a not for profit creatively driven organisation. Our intention is to empower individuals and communities to strengthen, develop and awaken their true purpose beyond illusion. We guide and source real opportunities for Young People to express themselves artistically.” Where her role consists of assisting on creative projects and working with a broad range of people and groups from local communities; anyone passionate about connecting and developing their creativity. Through workshops and events including Yin Yoga workshops, where she is able to share the tools that have impacted her life in radically positive ways.
She lives by the words of Henri Matisse – There are always flowers for those that wish to see them – endeavouring to always find the positive and the lesson in all circumstances. She hopes to inspire everyone she encounters to do the same.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Michelle (Mish) is a freelance marketing and communications coordinator. Strength relies on branding, social media marketing, and relationship building. She has a background in arts marketing and start-ups. Graduated with a Bachelor of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations from Edith Cowan University in 2016. Michelle’s past qualifications also include fashion and youth work.
Her interests are; arts & culture, design, craft, nature adventure, and innovation talks. Her long-term goal is to establish an organisation, in which promotes and supports women of diversity in Western Australia.
“Feeling the connection to my city and being part of the community is vital to who I am, I would like to give back whenever I can to help.”
She looks forward to building Owlkeyme’s Perth Core.