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Cocktail Creative is an independent production company taking a collaborative approach to producing to provide entertainment that transcends audiences out of their everyday.
Inspired by modern themes and ideas expressed in alternative ways. Delivering high quality experiences and performance opportunities with the vision of building ongoing sustainable employment for Australian artists.
Winner of the Best Emerging Producer Award presented by MILKE, Adelaide Fringe 2022
Renee Auciello - Director & Creative Producer
Renee is a performing artist and creative utilising her skills and experience to produce and direct exceptional shows as Cocktail Creative.
ED5 International is where she completed a certificate IV in Performing Arts before landing an international contract in China at the Venetian & Sands Casino Macau. A Dancer Singer with Carnival Cruise Lines for 5 years performing in award winning productions shows. She was appointed Dance Captain her first contract and was asked to assist with casting and installing the shows on-board. A featured performer nationally and internationally in jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, commercial, hip-hop and Cuban salsa. Along side her dance career Renee has studied and worked in event management which is where her two career paths now meet.
Creating unique high quality employment opportunities for professional performers is Renee’s focus. It all began with ‘Playback - 80’s Pop Show’ premiering at Adelaide Fringe 2021. Weekly winner of the John Chataway Award for Innovation with 21 shows over 7 nights to sell out audiences and 5-star rave reviews.
Renee's biggest project to date ‘Arcadia - Bohemian Cabaret’ presented a 4-week season in Gluttony at Adelaide Fringe 2022. She was recognised for her contribution to the arts by winning the Best Emerging Producer Award presented by MILKE.
Recently she worked as Assistant Director and Company Stage Manager for the Australian tour of ‘Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers' and is currently working with The Australian Ballet as Deputy Company Manager. Renee’s passion for the arts and local talent drives her to continue building innovative and inspiring work.
“This show (Playback) is a flawless visual spectacle in many forms, but most importantly, it provides audiences with a solid time of entertainment. The performers are able to seamlessly bounce between their routines and interact with the audience in ways that create an inviting and energetic space.”
Fatema Sitabkhan, Weekend Notes
2023 Weekly Winner - Best Dance Award
2021 Weekly Winner - John Chataway Innovation Award