Leanne Guihot

Drama pedagogy and curriculum design

With 10 years experience working in schools with Freewheels Theatre-In-Education, Leanne created her own company, Purple Moon Theatre, in 2000.   Through her company she wrote and performed 2 plays and with the help of a mentor, Brian Joyce, performed (with NSW, DET approval) for 3 years in early childhood settings in the Hunter Valley.

Leanne is presently undertaking a PHD at the University of Newcastle, with her research project looking at the impact of puppetry as an interventional tool for children with special educational needs.

She is currently  working in the Faculty of Education and Arts as a casual tutor, having worked as a casual teacher since 2000, teaching English, Drama, Music, History, Geography and Art in High Schools in the Hunter Valley.

Other Members


Gavin Beck

(Founder) Music and dance pedagogy and curriculum design

Nicole Curtis

Visual art pedagogy and curriculum design

Dr Maura Sellars

English and maths, integrated learning and curriculum design