Georgia is a young Australian/American whose greatest passion in life is empowering children and young men and women to embrace exactly who they are and the incredible impact they can have on the world. She believes that every human has all it takes to change the world and that everyone has the right to live a meaningful joyful life . She works every day to create the self belief, efficacy and opportunities that will make this possible. The personal challenges she has faced in her life have provided her with a purpose and a passion for combining her entertainment career and her philanthropic endeavors to encourage everyone to use their challenges for good. She is committed to living her life by public example to encourage others to be proud of what makes them, them and to thrive, laugh and make a difference.
Georgia Van Cuylenburg
Georgia’s documentary about her personal journey with Alopecia Areata – Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down, has proved her belief that if you create honest work with the purpose of helping people you really can make a ‘dint’ in the world. Because of the film she has been interviewed and featured on numerous written/tv and radio press outlets including ABC’s 20/20, The Doctors, KTLA news and the Huffington Post.
In 2013 she founded Arts Bridging the Gap a 501c3 Non Profit Corporation with a mission to Transform lives and communities with systems change focused arts programs. Through ABG she works with underserved youth everyday in order to improve their quality of life, academic success and future prospects. She also dedicates a large amount of her time as a speaker and mentor, working with children across America.In 2012 she co founded the non profit Comiques Sans Frontieres – bringing evocative comedy workshops to kids in developing countries and in at risk areas.In 2013 she launched her own Cause venture – The I am Spartacus Foundation – connecting underserved children, possessing exciting natural ability, with training, classes or mentorship.
As a performer and artist she is a highly credited comedian, TV host, writer and actor. She has hosted a number of kids shows and voiced some pretty big characters, both on TV and in video games. She has also graced some of America’s biggest comedy stages. She just loves creating, she loves performing and most of all she loves making people laugh. Earlier in her life she gained success from being a children’s entertainer both on TV and in theaters in Australia and Asia. She also received the Tattersal’s Enterprise and Achievement Award for her play and public awareness Campaign ‘readMylips’ that stopped the silence surrounding eating disorders and mental illness in 2005.
In 2009 she started her production company I am Spartacus Entertainment. They focus on heartwarming, thought provoking content with a particular focus on Virtual Reality content that creates social change.
Through IASE is honored and excited to be working with so many talented, empowered and fun entertainment professionals both in America and across the world to create content for all sorts of media that makes people laugh think and feel better about who they are and the people around them.
Georgia has a BA Public Relations, MA - Leadership in Global Sustainable Development, a Certificate in the Neuroscience of Happiness and is an avid learner. She knows that education for all is the key to our brightest future and she is determined to see it possible in her life time.
Georgia lives every day for the children of the world and the difference she knows they can make. She knows that if we invest our time, love, money and belief in them now that they will end poverty, homelessness, hunger and so many more of today's man made ills, tomorrow.
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