About Tania

Founder of Pulse Rhythm International.

For over 34 years, Tania has immersed herself in the realms of acting, music, production, composition, musical direction, and theatre direction, establishing herself as a dedicated educator in the arts both in Australia and internationally. Her journey began with foundational training in Odissi and Bharatanatyam Indian Classical dance from 1989 to 1997, coupled with acting and physical theatre training at The John Bolton Theatre School in 1991. This early exposure laid the groundwork for her enduring passion for rhythm, storytelling/theatre, and movement.

In 2018, after more than two decades of continuous training and practice, Tania achieved certification as a Master TaKeTiNa Rhythm facilitator. TaKeTiNa, a unique Rhythm and Meditation process, was founded and created by composer and musician Reinhard Flatischler, whom she trained with in the USA and assisted between 2010 and 2021. During this period, Tania played a pivotal role in TaKeTiNa Teacher Trainings, Weekend workshops, and Drumming and Percussion courses. Deepening her fascination with rhythm for health and healing, group process work, and music for social and personal change, Tania pursued a Diploma in Solution-Focused Counselling (CET, Dr Rob McNeilly). Subsequently, she expanded her expertise through additional training with Stephen Gilligan, completing a Trance Camp in 2008, and obtaining a certificate in Generative Trance therapy at the Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) in 2020. Tania furthered her knowledge by completing a leader training certificate with ‘Musicians without Borders’ in Germany, under the guidance of Otto De Jong, Marion Haak-Schulenburg, and Juan David Garzon in 2021.

In 2004, Tania established Pulse Rhythm Events, an organization committed to organizing collaborative workshops and events that incorporate theatre, rhythm, body, voice, and practices for personal evolution. Through Pulse Rhythm, Tania currently conducts online ACTIVE RHYTHM MUSIC MEDITATION (ARMM™) programs, leveraging her expertise in Generative Trance practice, theatre, voice, movement, and the TaKeTiNa Rhythm process.

More recently, Tania was invited to instruct TaKeTiNa in the Bachelor of Rhythm and Rhythmics at the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, a pioneering 3-year training co-founded by Arnould Massart for professional music and rhythm teachers to enhance their skills in artistic, educational, socio-cultural, or health-care settings.

Since 1991, Tania has continually evolved her rhythm and arts teaching practice, specializing in imparting these skills to actors, dancers, musicians, theatre makers, and community settings. Her engagements span various institutions and organizations, including Theatre de la Parole (director/dramaturg/movement), Melbourne Polytechnic (TaKeTiNa/Rhythm/Balkan Choir), Victoria University (Rhythm and Theatre), MTC (Melbourne Theatre Company) Educational programs (rhythm/voice/movement), The John Bolton Theatre School (rhythm/movement/theatre), and she currently serves as a guest TaKeTiNa/Rhythm and Movement tutor at Melbourne University in the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre).

As a versatile musician and performer, Tania collaborates with her music ensembles The Barefoot Orchestra, Rektango, and The Beijao. She has also shared the stage with rhythm specialists/drummers such as Graeme Leak, Greg Sheehan, David Jones, and the bin and broom-wielding UK group, STOMP. In 2004, Tania was awarded a Churchill Fellowship, leading her to South Korea to study Korean drum and dance with Master drummer Jin Lu Rim, and Korean percussion at the SamulNori Academy in Puyeo, South Korea.

Throughout more than three decades, Tania has maintained her connection with theatre, contributing as a theatre worker/actor, community artist, musician, and musical director on various projects in Australia and abroad. Notable engagements include Theatre de la Parole in Belgium (theatre director/movement director), Gonghouse Music Theatre Company (dancer/drummer), Margie Mackay Productions on large-scale outdoor community music events (MD/composer), Theatre Alfresco (actor/MD), Big Monkey Theatre (actor/MD), STOMP percussion group (dancer/drummer), Chamber Made Opera (musician/actor), Rawcus Theatre (musician/composer/performer), and Jessica Wilson Productions (actor).

Tania holds a BA in Performing Arts, Contemporary Dance, and Education, and completed further training in music, physical theatre, acting and movement at the John Bolton Theatre School in 1993.

Tania is a member of IAGC The International Association of Generative Change 


  • BA Dip Ed Performing Arts, Contemporary Dance
  • Master TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process Facilitator
  • Practitioner of Generative Change in Generative Trance
  • Certificate Community Music, Leader Training – Musicians without Borders
  • Certificate 1V Workplace Assessment and Training
Experiences with Tania


Along the Taketina training journey, I realize I have been opening myself to others much more than ever. I have long been very shy and insecure with others, thinking with exaggeration that anyone out of my close circle could be a threat. It was out of my control and indeed linked to a disproportionate fear of the unknown. This training was of course challenging but helped me to allow myself, very gradually, securely and effectively, to trust in me and in others as well.

Olivier OswaldTaKeTiNa teacher Paris

I went along to band practice after we ended Sunday and felt more focused and playful, and wondered how the practice would have been if all the band members had attended...pretty energized and creative I suspect.

FranWellington NZ

What a wonderful weekend of "active meditation" through rhythm...

Carol Shortis Choir Leader Wellington NZ

When Tania talked about being "in flow with the rhythms" as a metaphor for "being connected and present in life "and being" out of flow with the rhythms, as "getting caught up in our mind chatter", I knew I was in the right place. It was an amazing, profound and transformative experience that I will be processing and absorbing for some time to come!


TaKeTiNaWellington NZ

TaKeTiNa GaMaLa is still resonating with me - it was a very rich, deep experience for me and pinpointed my inability (or unwillingness perhaps) to completely let go... but never the less I feel I made some strides in that direction. Thankyou

SilvanaTaKeTiNa Wellington NZ

Dear Tania, I took part in the Starnberg-TaKeTiNa Workshop...it was an amazing experience for me - and I just want to thank you once again for your drumming - which was a profound support for me. It was so great to discover: whenever I fell out of rhythm, I could just stay/stop, listen and "find" the rhythm again. This experience means a lot to me...

TaKeTiNa Germany

...I thoroughly enjoyed it as personally I find it hard to meditate sitting still. I felt nicely unraveled for a good few days afterward, and there's still a lot more to unravel...It was an amazing, profound and transformative experience that I will be processing and absorbing for some time to come!

TaKeTiNa Wellington

Tania's approach to teaching is joyful and challenging in a very caring way, creating a sense of security and ease in opening up to rhythm.

TaKeTiNa Participant Paris

Tania created a relaxed, supportive and safe environment where I could explore and develop self-awareness around being "in and out of flow." -

KerryWellington NZ

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