Kim has been involved in theatre since that age of 12 working extensively both on the stage and behind the scenes. Originally from the United States, Kim earned her Theatre Performance Degree from the University of Oregon before going on to work as a professional actor in regional theatres across the northern tier of the U.S.A. She has spent the past 20 years sharing her love of theatre with the next generation of young performers as a theatre educator in the Bayside area. Over that time, she has had the privilege of watching students embrace performance, gaining confidence, building resilience and learning valuable team building and problem-solving skills along the way. Many of her past students have gone on to take up positions across the globe as theatre technicians, designers, dancers, choreographers, directors, actors and educators. Directing and producing shows with and for young adults has been extraordinarily rewarding. The opportunity of working with such an astonishing array of talented individuals ranging from young students to industry professionals at the top of their game has been both inspiring and humbling. An experienced VCE Theatre Studies and Drama teacher and assessor, Kim is delighted to have been asked to stand as an adjudicator for the Bayside Eisteddfod and looks forward to sharing her expertise and experience with those who have chosen to participate in the magic that is live performance.
Tamara Kuldin has been teaching Performing Arts for almost 20 years as well as teaching Speech and Drama at Loreto Mandeville Hall, Genazzano, MLC and privately. Aside from her passion for fostering confidence and creativity within our future orators, Tamara also works as a professional jazz vocalist and freelance producer in the Arts industry.