OUR TUTORS

Our highly skilled tutors are professionals in the performing arts industry and are passionate about teaching young people drama.

ABOUT ERRENN BALL

Errenn Ball is the founder and Artistic Director of ZigZag Theatre.

Originally from the UK,  Errenn achieved her degree in drama, theatre and performance studies at Aberystwyth University. She then went on to perform professionally in many theatrical productions, alongside running a youth theatre group.

Errenn travelled to Australia in 2012, met her partner, started a family and decided to call Australia her forever home. Since being here, Errenn has further strengthened her love for working with young people and creating wonderful theatre.

Errenn was a tutor at the ACT’s renowned Canberra Youth Theatre for five years and directed many original works. Later, she became their Admin and Marketing Coordinator and acquired first-hand knowledge of running a youth theatre company.

After moving to Queensland in 2019, Errenn has worked in various theatre tutoring roles and still tutors for NIDA Open. Since ZigZag Theatre opened in March 2020, the company has gone from strength to strength, hitting the Gold Coast news for their ‘Stay Home Superheroes’ project that connected young people across the world during the first COVID-19 lockdown.

Errenn lives and breathes youth theatre, but when she’s not at ZigZag she is having fun with her own two little ones and spending plenty of time at the beach!

ABOUT Brie Jurrs

Brie is a Gold Coast-based professional actor, voiceover artist and producer who is passionate about connection and story. She graduated with a Bachelor of Creative Arts with an Acting major from the University of Southern Queensland in 2015 and spent her first two years in the industry teaching young people and performing Shakespeare and poetry inspired shows with The Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe in Queensland & Northern New South Wales. Since working with Grin & Tonic, she has trained with SAFDi (Society of Australian Fight Directors) where she learnt a variety of fighting styles in stage combat.

In 2019, Brie completed a year working with Mashed Theatre Inc, performing shows, and teaching across QLD + NT. Brie continues to work with The Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe teaching ‘Drama in the Desert’ yearly as an artist in residence for Bedourie State School and Birdsville State School in rural Queensland.

This year, Brie completed Term 1, teaching workshops for OzPlays at Dutton Park State School facilitating learning through play sessions around road and construction safety.

Brie has a strong passion for teaching young people and using drama and imaginative play to develop character and lifelong skills