Tania de Jong AM is the inspiration, co-founder and artistic director of Pot-Pourri and of Music Theatre Australia entertainment and event production company. A graduate of the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Law with Honours and the Victorian College of the Arts, Tania is considered one of Australia 's most talented sopranos. She has performed with the Victoria State Opera, as a soloist with a number of orchestras and has performed in over 40 countries and released 7 CDs.
In 2006 Tania received the Ernst and Young Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award as Founder of The Song Room. The Song Room has provided access to creative learning for over 200,000 disadvantaged Australian children. Tania's other awards include the "Outstanding Individual Contribution to Australian Culture", Churchill Fellowship and the Accessibility Award in The Melbourne Awards. She was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards and has recently been inducted into the AGSE Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame at Swinburne University . Tania was named Brainlink Woman of Achievement 2009.
Tania was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for service to the arts as a performer and entrepreneur and through the establishment and development of music and arts enrichment programs for schools and communities. She has recently founded Creativity Australia and Creative Universe to bring greater wellbeing, engagement and innovation into organisations through creative thinking and leadership programs. She works with a number of disadvantaged migrants and communities, as well as developing and presenting unique leadership programs for organisations including BHP, Telstra, ANZ, Royal Children’s Hospital, La Trobe and Melbourne universities.
Tania de Jong is talking at the Creative Innovation Conference 2010 her topic was "The Artful Human: What really matters?"
Creative Innovation 2010 was the place to learn from world-changing innovators, futurists, inspired thinkers and curious souls gathered together in an interactive community. It was a place to learn techniques and strategies, unlock and share ideas and gain empowering experiences. A place to imagine the future... CI2010.com.au
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