Dr Jordin Steele
Jordin is the Artistic Director and creative mind behind Outcast. She is an experienced performer, director and arts researcher. She formed Outcast in 2012 to experiment and push the boundaries of vocal performance. As an independent producer, Jordin has created, directed and produced both large and small scale interdisciplinary work and has collaborated with artists from multiple disciplines including contemporary dance, circus, commedia dell’arte, physical theatre, clown, animation and digital technology.
Her creative work explores social constructs and rides the divide between myth and reality. Jordin has a strong aesthetic and she loves to create highly stylised, abstract worlds. She is a skilled makeup artist and costume designer and lends this skill to the creation of unique characters.
Jordin holds a PhD in systematic models of collaboration for interdisciplinary ensembles. Her doctorate explored aesthetics in performance art with a focus on contemporary opera creation. She is currently researching immersive performance spaces and the use of digital media with live performance.
Jordin has over ten years of industry experience as a performer and has worked in multiple genres including opera, oratorio, music theatre, cabaret and experimental music. She is a skilled stagecraft instructor and has worked with Q Music, APRA AMCOS, QUT, UQ and Sound Thinking Australia to deliver stagecraft workshops and movement training for contemporary and classical musicians.
Jordin's musical training is grounded in the tradition of western classical however, she has trained in international voice styles, including Indian Carnatic and Hindustani, Persian and Turkish. She specialises in contemporary, 20th and 21st century opera and experimental music, and continuously works to push the boundaries of vocal and performance art.