Come through and meet the Team
FOUNDER & EVENT COORDINATOR
Jannike is of Samoan/ Māori heritage born in Whangarei New Zealand, and raised in Sydney Australia. She has always been surrounded by performing arts and still has a great love for it. Singing, dancing and acting created another passion in life for her, which was events.
She's been a driven individual from a young age and her motivation continues to this day. For the past 14 years she's been working within the event scene and started out working closely with community events.
Her business K&D Management evolved in 2015. Have a small glimpse at her work history:
Dance workshops for International guests:
Parris Goebel - Choreographed for JLO, Justin bieber, Nicki Minaj and more.
Lance Savali - Chris Brown/Rihanna back up dancer
Ngavaine Tearea - Las Vegas MJ Cirque du soleil dancer
Tiana Canterbury - Choreographer Aus SYTYCD
and many more.
Annual dance competitions (Super 7)
Sydney concert for world known NZ dance crew - The Royal Family
Aus/NZ Tour Manager for American Idol finalist Deandre Brackensick.
Campbelltown Aotearoa Festival (Stage manager)
Multicultural Co ordinator for Wests Tigers Multicultural Rounds
NRL Pacific test fan day (Stage Manager)
NSWCPC Pacific Awards Night (Stage Manager)
Intl women's day annual event - Women With Vision (event Coordinator)
NZ Comedian - TOFIGA'S Sydney show (event coordinator)
Image by: Mona Seiuli Taken at Eclectic Nest Co.
MODEL COORDINATION TEAM
Olivia Faranisisi, Tahleah Maumau, Krystal Savage and Faith Everingham.
All four women have worked with Pacific Runway for numerous years in different roles and now come together to look after a major part of our show.
Combined they have great experience in the following:
- Event Management
- Stage Management
- Makeup artistry
- Training and development
- Brand awareness
South West Multicultural and Community Centre (SWMACC) - Manager and Chair of the NSW Council for Pacific Communities.
Pacific Runway is a South West Multicultural and Community Centre (SWMACC) initiative.
Pacific Runway is proud to be in collaboration with South West Multicultural and Community Centre and the NSW Council for Pacific Communities who have a long history on working with diverse communities here in NSW and who have supported the Pacific Runway journey since it's inception.
PUBLICIST & LEAD RUNWAY PHOTOGRAPHER
Sydney based, Indo - Fijian Australian Sandhya Dusk Devi Nand is a highly experienced fashion photographer in demand for her runway photography and for campaign, editorial, branding shoots and portfolios.
Her 30 year modelling career gives her the advantage of understanding both sides of the lens as well as the rhythm of the runway. This understanding makes her a popular choice to photograph many of Sydney's important fashion shows - MBFWA, ABFW, all the main design school graduate shows and of course, Pacific Runway!- as well as International runway shows (eg. Official photographer for Fiji's most prestigious fashion event, Style Fiji 2012-14).
Dusk continues to model, for online and print work, occasionally hired to photograph herself (the two 'flying' images are self clicked) and combines her modelling skills with her background as a TV and radio presenter to share her knowledge as a Model and Presentation Coach.
Photography-wise, Dusk is also highly sought after for travel (eg. flown to Sultanate of Oman by Tourism Oman, Nepal with World Vision), performance (eg. Sydney Festival, Vivid Sydney events, NAISDA, TaikOz, Circa) and weddings (eg. flown to Fiji and NZ for celebrity weddings) and has recently ventured in to family and maternity imagery.
In addition to her creative work, Dusk is regularly hired by corporate organisations and government departments, charities, social awareness campaigners and not-for-profit organisations.
Dusk is also a writer for print and online publications on a variety of topics, primarily fashion, feminism, multi-culturalism and once upon a time, rugby union!
Dusk's dream destination is the International Space Station.
Until then, she photographs the stars from earth.
LEAD HAIR STYLIST
Dan is a 2 Spirit/Fafafine persons, who shares heritage and kinship to Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, the Kanak people of New Caledonia and Yolngu nation of East Arnhem.
Dan is an acclaimed and experienced hairdresser, Dan brings a multi-faceted approach to his treatment of hair. Having worked on several film and TV projects such as The Great Gatsby, The Sapphires, Dance Academy and Redfern Now, Dan has cultivated an extensive repertoire of skills for any hair project.
Despite being proficient in all areas of hair styling his main focus is as a colour technician for which he has been working for little over a decade. Dan is an accredited Master Colourist with Wella.
He has also trained under the reputable colourist and ‘Blonde Whisperer’ Belinda Jeffrey (LA BOUTIQUE), creative director for Wella and award winning stylist Renya Xydis (VALONZ) and also multi-award winning Global hair and digital influencer Natalie Anne (NATALIE ANNE HAIR).
“I love to use culture and spirituality a lot in my work with clients, doing hair is an experience not just of beauty but an organic connection of feeling elevated without the stigma of feeling shallow.”
Dan has also channelled his positivity and passion into the founding of his women’s charity @women_of__ which serves as a non-for-profit whose goal is to “empower women going through adverse circumstances through the medium of hair and beauty.”
See more of Dan's work at the link below.
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST
Chloé Suapopo (aka Aaliyah Chloé) is a self taught professional makeup artist of Samoan/Tongan & Bajan hertitage.
Born in Christchurch NZ, and now resided in Sydney with her husband and 3 children.
Chloé has always been passionate about makeup, stemming from her love of the arts as a child. She holds a certificate 3 in Makeup Artistry, and her experience includes bridal, glam, editorial working with models such as Avril Rae & Florence Baitio, TV & Film for Fresh TV (TVNZ).
Chloé has also made over influencers such as Michael Finch, Amy Jane, ROQ & Cav. Also working behind the scenes for shoots with - ‘Makeup with Jah’! Chloé recently became the first Senior Artist for ‘Jah Makeup Studios’ after freelancing for herself under ‘Aaliyah Chloé Makeup’ for the past 8 years.
See more of Chloé's work at the link below.
Liana is a graphic designer based in Sydney, born of Samoan-Tuvaluan/African American descent. She has hit the ground running as a designer since completing her degree in 2016, and has gained experience working on branding projects within commercial and corporate sectors – though she is also fuelled by freelance side gigs that she may find herself working on.
Coupled with her visual arts background, she has a strong love for conceptual thinking and contemporary design. Liana is currently working for a Sydney design agency Melhuish & Co. She likes to stay active in the industry as a junior councillor for the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) NSW.
In her role as the graphic designer for Pacific Runway, she hopes to strengthen and build on the strong foundation set by the hardworking team.
Image by Mona Seiuli
Models: Lehi Ferris & Phoenix Vaiotu
CONTENT MARKETING MANAGER
Mona Seiuli is of a Samoan descent. A self taught Portrait Photographer/Videographer from Sydney's South West. His Passion for the art started 7 years ago but he has only reconnected with the camera in the past couple of years. All Pacific Runway content on social media is curated by him.
Visit his INSTAGRAM to view more of his work.