Ms Jamie Bull, of Otaki, ONZM, for services to the performing arts and the community
Jamie Bull was the founding director of New Zealand’s first professional contemporary dance company, Impulse Dance Theatre. She led the company as director, performer and choreographer before going on to choreograph for most professional New Zealand dance companies between the 1970s and 1990s. She has worked on projects with theatres including Downstage, Bats, Circa, the Court Theatre and Centrepoint Theatre and has developed untrained performers to professional performance standards. She has directed several community theatre projects, has held numerous community workshops and continues to teach movement classes for seniors. She has worked as an artist-in-residence with addiction and psychiatric services. Ms Bull has held a range of governance positions in the arts and her local community and has recently been instrumental in founding Zero Waste Ōtaki.