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InsideOutside Dance

Step into a world that does not always understand peoples differences. 

This uplifting journey will open your eyes to life with a disability as you grow into an adult. 

Embrace invites you to join our artists as they dance their way through the emotional ride that is life. Relive your youth as you follow their journey through high school and graduation, only to fall into an understanding of loneliness and isolation. Celebrate a spark of hope that is only a small step of courage away and embrace the glistening lights of what the future has to hold. 

"While the production showcased the sometimes heart-breaking realities of living with a disability in a world that’s not always accommodating, there were strong messages of hope and excitement for the future. My overall takeaway from Embrace was that you can do anything with friends by your side.”

Date and TIME

Saturday 23 September 2023


1 Hour


Auslan Interpreted Icon   Auslan interpreted

wheelchair accessible icon    Wheelchair accessible

Audio Description icon  Audio description

Closed Captions  Live captioning



Companion Cards Accepted


Diane Cilento Studio
Queensland Theatre
78 Montague Road
South Brisbane
QLD 4101

Undercover Artist Festival is hosted at Queensland Theatre, find out more about purchasing tickets here and venue access here.

Community/Concession tickets are available for people with disability, First Nations patrons, seniors, and concession card holders. Companion Card holders can access a free ticket.

Producer/Director: Rosanne Stuart 

Head Choreographer: Nicholas Maguire 

Associate Choreographer: Shane Dechavez 


Embrace is brought to you by InsideOutside Dance, a leading dance school for people with disability. 


Jessica Wilson  (Lead)

Making her professional artistic debut with Embrace, and previously enjoying six years of community musical theatre, Jessica has been dancing with InsideOutside Dance for three and a half years. Jessica holds multiple gold and silver medals in Queensland State Dance Champions.  


Madeline Stuart  (Lead)

Madeline Stuart is joint owner of InsideOutside Dance and has been dancing since the age of five. Madeline is internationally known as the first supermodel with down syndrome, walking eight seasons at New York Fashion Week, and featuring in the likes of Vouge and Cosmopolitan, Madeline is a recognised disability advocate and influencer. Holding medals in Queensland State Dance Champions, Madeline has previously danced with the Royal Ballet, at the 2015 Special Olympics and featured in the 2017 musical Grease. 


Denzal Van Uitregt  (Lead)

Denzal has been dancing with InsideOutside for five years and was born to dance. Denzal won the 2014 Australian title at Just Dance – holding his five-year Australian Just Dance title from 2014-2018. Denzal has competed at the 2015 Just Dance World Cups held in France and again in 2019 in Brazil, placing third at the 2017 Just Dance World Cup. Denzal previously performed in the 2016 dance production Shade and was a cast member at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony. Denzal holds multiple Gold and Silver medals from the Queensland State Dance Championships. 


Kalamoana Sawtell (Support)

Making her professional artistic debut with Embrace. Kala holds multiple medals from the Queensland State Dance Champions  and has been dancing with InsideOutside Dance for five years. Kalamoana graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Interactive & Visual Design. Kalamoana has danced with 2017 Royal Ballet, was a member of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony and the 2015 World Games for Special Olympics.  


Anthony Gomez (Support)

Making his professional artistic debut with Embrace. Anthony has been dancing with Insideoutside for the past two years. While at high-school, he enjoyed performing in multiple school productions and dance events. Anthony has an explosive personality that can light up a room with his constant giggling smile and famous backflip!


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