Andrea Rieniets is a Committee of Management member and Co-Founder and Creative Director of Kids Thrive.
A singer, songwriter, composer, musical director and community development artist, Andrea has worked with young children for over 30 years.
She was the first Australian composer to be an Australian Antarctic Fellow, is a recipient of the Centenary Federation Medal for Services to Society in Theatre, and was awarded the Australian Arts Business Foundation Community Award for Good Practice in Partnership.
Andrea was founding director of Adelaide’s Before You Were Blonde contemporary community choir, and guest director of Sing It Up Big Australian Indigenous Choir.
Her compositional works and concerts have featured in the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide festivals, ABC radio and television, Opera SA and The Finnish National Opera. She has created over 40 recordings for solo, stage and film works, and is founder of Gorgeous Girl Records, Cha Cha Sam music for big-spirited kids and their grownups and Kids Thrive.