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 & Specialist Repetiteur Eve Lawson
Ballet Master & Regional Touring Associate Steven Heathcote AM
Ballet Mistress & Rehabilitation Specialist Megan Connelly
Resident Choreographers Stephen Baynes, Timothy Harbour, Stanton Welch AM



Principal Pianist and Music Librarian Stuart Macklin
Pianist and Associate Music Librarian Duncan Salton
Pianist Brian Cousins
Robert and Elizabeth Albert Fellow Rachael Lin


Artistic Management

Senior Artistic Coordinator Kismet Bourne
Artistic Coordinator Eloise Fryer
Director of Special Projects Yvonne Gates



Senior Education Manager Katy McKeown
Dance Education Ensemble Manager Hayley Arundel
Dance Education Ensemble Jack Gibbs, Jasmin Dwyer, Chantelle van der Hoek, Timothy Szczepkowski-Collins
Education Administrator Matthew Nutley



Principal Physiotherapist and Medical Team Manager Susan Mayes
Physiotherapists Tim Buckley, 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 Alex Wyatt
Artistic Planning Coordinator Noeleen King


Technical and Production

Technical Director Jon Buswell
Production Director Darren Conway
Stage Manager Deborah Whiteley
Assistant Stage Managers Khym Scott, Pippa Wright
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
Gentlemen’s Cutters Marsia Bergh, Janice Chalmers
Ladies Cutter Georgiana Russell-Head
Senior Costumier Maureen Ryan
Costumiers Ruth Owen, Sophie Cameron, Josee Picard, Genya Beletskeye, Katherine Manson, Anna Porcaro, Bhavani Stoddart, Lillian Hull, Jessie Dole, Karine Larche, Ashleigh Neal, Ingrid Beilharz, Bridie Wilkinson, Coline Dubois-Gryspeert, Amanda Carr
Production Division Assistant Dana Morfett

Scenery and Properties

Design Coordinator Kat Chan


Production Centre

Production Centre Facilities Manager Avon Kilcullen
Wardrobe Store Manager Penelope Bjorksten
Collections Management Project Manager Rebecca Tripp


Director Marketing, Commercial and Audience Development Penny Rowland
Executive Assistant Claudia De Petra



Senior Marketing Manager Renee Colquhoun
Marketing Specialists Siobhan Ion, Melissa Ray
Marketing Coordinator Angelica Olszak
Graphic Designers Jasmine Chong, Jessica Lowe, Emily Fitts


Audience Engagement

Audience Engagement Manager Viviana Sacchero
Operations Manager Audience Engagement Brent Pitman


Digital and Content

Digital Manager Joanna O’Connor
Content Expert Rose Mulready
Digital Content Specialist Ally Deacon
Digital Specialist Maeve Ashby
Recording and Broadcast Manager Robyn Fincham
Content Creator David Ward


Public Relations

Public Relations Manager Prue Vercoe
Senior Publicist Gabrielle Wilson
Publicist Elise Tobin


Customer Services and Ticketing

Customer Knowledge and Ticketing Operations Manager Richard Laslett
Customer Experience Manager Kathy Blake
Specialty Ticketing Coordinator Sara Klug
Database Coordinator Jatin Maniar
Ticketing Applications and CRM Specialist Shannon Toyne
Customer Service Supervisor Gala Hingston
Customer Service Assistants Nikki Brumen, Perry Hingston, Luke Jacka, Abigail King, Emily Klug, Eliza Otte
Arts Ready Trainee Gabrielle Monaghan


Director of External Relations Penny Waitsman


External Relations

External Relations Partnership Managers Fiona Gosschalk, Sarah Vick
External Relations Development Manager Matthew Henry
External Relations Coordinator Kristy Anderson
External Relations Event Specialist Peter Silver


Government Relations

Government and Strategic Communications Dana Moran

Foundations Manager Jo McEniery


Director of Philanthropy Kenneth Watkins


Assistant to Philanthropy Director Sharyn Gilham
Philanthropy Manager James Worladge
Philanthropy Manager, Major Gifts Jane Messenger
Patrons Manager (NSW, ACT) Jane Diamond
Patrons Manager (VIC, TAS) Rachel Gelis
Patrons Manager, Orchestra Victoria Olivia Passmore
Planned Giving Manager Donna Brearley
Grants and Foundations Manager Donna Cusack
Philanthropy Services Manager Adam Santilli
Philanthropy Services Coordinator, Donations and Events Diana Chatfield
Philanthropy Assistant (Sydney) Lynn Neilsen
Ballet Ambassador Program Specialist David Wynne


Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Operations Peter Hough
Executive Assistant to the CFO Michelle Saultry



Finance Manager Carolyn Dryley
Financial Accountant Diana Bedoya
Payroll Administrator Jennifer Jiang
Accounts Administrator Thilini Siriwardana
Operations Accountant Arnold Gschiel
Accountant Stephanie Cornish
Assistant Accountant  Isabel Penna
Assistant Travel Coordinator Lynne McDougall
Data Scientist Fiona Tweedie


Information Technology

IT Manager Damien Calvert
Systems Administrator Simon Laidler


Building Management

Building Projects and Ballet Centre Manager Tracy Hosier
Office and Building Services Assistant Jenny Abramson
Maintenance Stephen Reddrop


Director of Human Resources Angela Kelly


Human Resources Consultant Ange Park
OH&S Coordinator Jessica Rees / Helen Morton