Our people

Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director Kate Longley
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director Sarah Monaghan
Executive Assistant to the Music Director and Chief Conductor Alexandra McKnight



Artistic Associate & Principal Coach Fiona Tonkin
Ballet Master & Planning & Strategy Associate Tristan Message
Ballet Mistress & Repetiteur Elizabeth Toohey
Ballet Master & Regional Touring Associate Steven Heathcote AM
Ballet Master Regional Touring and Storytime Tours Paul Knobloch
Ballet Mistress & Rehabilitation Specialist Megan Connelly
Resident Choreographers Stephen Baynes, Timothy Harbour, Stanton Welch AM



Assistant Conductor Simon Thew
Principal Pianist and Music Librarian Stuart Macklin
Pianist and Associate Music Librarian Duncan Salton
Pianist Brian Cousins
The Hephzibah Tintner Foundation and Robert and Elizabeth Albert Conducting Fellow Patrick Burns


Artistic Management

Senior Artistic Coordinator Alex Wyatt
Artistic Coordinator Eloise Fryer



Head of Education Katy McKeown
Dance Education Officer Jasmin Dwyer
Dance Educatiors Chantelle van der Hoek,Yhale Fien,Yvette Sauvage, Ben Obst



Principal Physiotherapist and Medical Team Manager Susan Mayes
Physiotherapists  Sophie Emery, Peta Steller, Bridy White
Myotherapist Stuart Buzza
Consultant Sports and Exercise Physician Dr Andrew Garnham
Body Conditioning Specialist Paula Baird-Colt
Strength and Conditioning Instructor Sakis Michelis
Consultant General Practitioner Dr Vicki Higgins


Director Production and Artistic Operations Chris Yates


Company Management

Director of Artistic Planning Helen McCormack
Company Managers Jess Jellie, Jasmine Moseley
Assistant Company Manager Hannah Denison
Artistic Planning Coordinator Noeleen King


Technical and Production

Technical Director Jon Buswell
Production Director Darren Conway
Stage Manager Deborah Whiteley
Assistant Stage Manager Christabel Fry, Drew Cipollone
Associate Producer Regional Touring and Storytime Ballet Tessa Kay  
Master Technician Bruce Gordon
Master Electrician Graham Silver
Wardrobe Master Geoffrey Harman
Assistant Wardrobe Master Ian Martlew
Head Mechanist Bart Kendall
Head Flyman/Mechanist Tom Cole
Head Electrician Adrian Siggs
Wigs Supervisor Alison Kidd

Production Wardrobe

Head of Costume Workshop Musette Molyneaux
Wardrobe Production Coordinators Jenny Howard, Ross Hall
Costume Administrative Coordinator Hannah Beer
Senior Cutters Marsia Bergh, Ruth Bartel
Cutters Georgiana Russell-Head, Sophia Cameron, Etai Alves
Costumiers Ruth Owen, Josee Picard, Genya Beletskeye, Katherine Manson, Anna Porcaro, Lillian Hull, Jessie Dole, Karine Larche,Ingrid Beilharz, Bridie Wilkinson,Kate Powers, Laura Stewart, Pauline Voegeli, Christie Milton

Scenery and Properties

Design Coordinator Kat Chan


Production Centre

Production Centre Facilities Manager Avon Kilcullen
Wardrobe Store Manager Penelope Bjorksten
Collections Project Manager Rebecca Tripp
Collection Registration Assistants Mercedes Gallego, Tessie Scott, Alison Finch
Production Facilities Storeman Andrew Nish


Director Marketing, Commercial and Audience Development Penny Rowland
Executive Assistant Melanie Swieconek



Senior Marketing Manager Renee Colquhoun
Marketing Specialists Siobhan Ion, Melissa Ray, Stephanie Corne
Marketing Coordinator Angelica Olszak
Graphic Designers Ashleigh Hills


Audience Engagement


Audience Engagement Manager Viviana Sacchero


Digital and Content

Digital Manager Joanna O’Connor
Content Expert Rose Mulready
Social Media Specialist Hannah Leane
Digital Specialist Maeve Ashby


Recording & Broadcast

Recording and Broadcast Manager Robyn Fincham
Content Creator David Ward


Public Relations

Public Relations Manager Kate Muir
Publicist Natalie Silber, Anthea Waller


Customer Services and Ticketing

Customer Experience & Ticketing Manager Steve Payne

Customer Knowledge Manager Richard Laslett
Ticketing Systems & Operations Specialist Shannon Toyne
Database Coordinator Jatin Maniar

Customer Experience Assistants Emily Klug, Gabrielle Monaghan, Sara Klug,  Rose McNeil Young (VIP Ticketing Specialist), Mary Grul, Natalie Howe, Jonathan Gormann


Director of External Relations Penny Waitsman


External Relations

External Relations Partnership Managers Fiona Gosschalk, Sarah Vick
External Relations Development Manager Matthew Henry
External Relations Account Executive Kristy Anderson
External Relations Coordinator Hannah Fulker


Government Relations

Government and Strategic Communications Dana Moran

Foundations Manager Jo McEniery


Philanthropy Director Kenneth Watkins

Executive Assistant to Philanthropy Director Sharyn Gilham
Philanthropy Manager, Annual Giving Nick Hays
Patrons Manager (NSW, ACT) Jane Diamond
Patrons Manager (VIC, TAS) Rachel Gelis
Patrons Manager, Orchestra Victoria Roxy Kavanagh
Planned Giving Manager (VIC, TAS, SA, WA) Donna Brearley
Planned Giving Manger (NSW, ACT, QLD) Heather McNicol
Philanthropy Services Manager Adam Santilli
Philanthropy Services Coordinator  Diana Chatfield
Ballet Ambassador Program Specialist David Wynne


Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Operations  Sally Underwood
Executive Assistant  Michelle Saultry



Finance Manager The Australian Ballet  Carolyn Dryley
Finance Manager Orchestra & Operations  Arnold Gschiel
Finance Accountant Diana Bedoya
Orchestra Accountant Senthil Radhakrishnan
Accounts Administrator Thilini Siriwardana, Feliana Limarta
Accountant Stephanie Cornish
Assistant Accountant  Isabel Pena
Assistant Travel Coordinator Lynne McDougall
Payroll & Indirect Tax Specialist  Elena Davydova

Information Technology

Technology Manager  David Cooper
IT Manager Damien Calvert

Building Management

Building Projects and Ballet Centre Manager Tracy Hosier
Building Maintenance Officer Stephen Reddrop
Cleaners Lance Humphries, Casey McCormack, David Day


Director of Human Resources Angela Kelly

Human Resources Consultant Ange Park