Naomi van den Broek

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Naomi van den Broek has been performing professionally in New Zealand – under the name Naomi Ferguson – for twenty years. She works in the following areas: singer, songwriter, pianist and actor. She loves making her own work, and supporting others in their creative practice. She has also taught in various areas of the performing arts for many years, currently lecturing in Songwriting at the University of Canterbury.
 
She is passionate about the arts in general, and the performing arts specifically. She is the Chair of Movement Art Practice, a Christchurch based dance organisation that focus on process, development and audience and community engagment. She has also sat on the advisory board for performing arts tertiary providers and regularly adjudicates student performances at secondary and tertiary level.
 
She has a Masters in Fine Arts majoring in Creative Writing and a First Class Honours Degree in Music from the University of Canterbury. She also has an Advanced Diploma in Jazz from CPIT.

In her spare time she likes to read, sew, cook, drink wine, spend time with her animals, ride her bike and listen to music. 

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MY OWN DARLING

Auckland, Christchurch, Taranaki

24/08/2017 - 22/10/2017

"Uniquely personal but simultaneously appealing and accessible..

"Genre combo doesn’t quite gel..

JANE EYRE An Autobiography

Christchurch

05/09/2017 - 08/09/2017

"Engaging adaptation charms and entertains..

PLAY ON

Christchurch, Taranaki, Nelson

25/08/2017 - 14/10/2017

"Admirable intentions..

"More invisible than accessible..

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THE BOOKBINDER

Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Hamilton, Wanaka, Tauranga, Wairarapa, Christchurch, Invercargill, Edinburgh, Scotland, Gisborne

19/02/2014 - 10/10/2019

"Intrinsic magic mesmerises..

"Makes you see the world with fresh eyes..

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LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

Christchurch

26/11/2016 - 21/01/2017

"Fun, heart-warming, unexpectedly moving, very affirming..

LA TRAVIATA

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

19/06/2014 - 23/07/2016

"Brava diva!..

"Sumptuous and emotionally-charged..

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THE EARLY EARLY LATE SHOW 2016

Christchurch

11/07/2016 - 23/07/2016

"Totally engaging and enthralling..

MAMMA MIA!

Christchurch

31/03/2016 - 16/04/2016

"Unbridled appeal..

PUPPET FICTION

Edinburgh, Scotland, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin

22/02/2012 - 28/08/2016

"An inventive, kitsch and heart-felt honouring..

"A knock-out..

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MISS BEHAVE’S GAMESHOW

Christchurch

14/01/2016 - 23/01/2016

"Gets usually reticent Cantabrians screaming, dancing, grinding, thrusting and borderline physically assaulting each other..

Buskers Burlesque: USA INVASION

Christchurch

14/01/2016 - 23/01/2016

"Simmering, sizzling, charming, awe-inducing, witty …..

JON BENNETT - Pretending Things Are A Cock

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

25/04/2015 - 11/04/2017

"Exuberant ‘art odyssey’..

"Solid, sustained, satisfying …..

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MARY POPPINS

Christchurch

21/11/2015 - 23/01/2016

"Honours the story’s magically restorative powers..

FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA

Christchurch

20/09/2015 - 20/09/2015

"Strongest in solos and duets..

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Christchurch

23/07/2015 - 01/08/2015

"Satisfying on all levels..