Tom McSweeney - Film & TV Tutor, Teacher & Director

Teraze Burke


Teraze is a director, writer, choreographer and performer passionate about supporting youth in all facets of the creative industries. Currently studying a Bachelor of Education, majoring in Drama, allows Teraze to combine all her past studies, including her internship with the Warehouse, into her teaching.

Teraze has had the pleasure of seeing her students progress into regional and national TVCs, reoccurring roles on national television shows and featured extras in international and nationally filmed US projects, including recent productions Thor: Ragnarock, Aquaman, Tidelands, Swinging Safari and Dora the Explorer.

For theatre, she has directed, choreographed and written numerous shows that have been nominated for both regional and local theatre awards. As the past President and Chair of Productions of a major community theatre company, Teraze has worked in the role of a company producer with presiding over audition panels, responsibility for directorial selection, ensuring high artistic standards were met and training and mentoring emerging directors. A notable highlight in her career was the series of interactive children’s shows which she wrote and directed. She hopes to develop these stories into children’s books in the near future.

Teraze has taught musical theatre, music, dance and speech and drama in numerous schools over the past ten years. During this time Teraze developed a series of workshops that she conducted throughout the Gold Coast, that introduced students to transitioning from stage to screen. She is currently developing a new set of workshops that targets the improvement of children’s literacy, numerous and social skills, through play-based learning.