Our people

Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director Kate Longley/Eloise Fryer
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director Sarah Monaghan



Artistic Associate & Principal Coach Fiona Tonkin OAM
Ballet Mistress & Repetiteur Elizabeth Toohey
Ballet Master & Regional Touring Associate Steven Heathcote AM
Ballet Master Paul Knobloch
Ballet Mistress & Rehabilitation Specialist Megan Connelly
Resident Choreographers Stephen Baynes, Tim Harbour, Alice Topp, Stanton Welch AM



Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon
Assistant Conductor Simon Thew
Principal Pianist and Music Librarian Duncan Salton
Pianists Brian Cousins, Kylie Foster
Assistant Music Librarian Glynn Davies
The Robert and Elizabeth Albert Conducting Fellow 2020 Joel Bass
The Robert and Elizabeth Albert Piano Fellow 2020 Darci Gayford


Artistic Management

Senior Artistic Coordinator Alex Wyatt
Artistic Coordinator Amelia Drummond


Education and Outreach

Head of Education and Outreach Katy McKeown
Education and Outreach Program Manager  Jasmin Dwyer
Education and Outreach Program Coordinator Yvette Sauvage
Dance Educators Chantelle van der Hoek, James Fraser, Jessica Fraser, Alexander Mitchell


Artistic Health

Director of Artistic Health Dr. Susan Mayes AM
Artistic Health Administrator Sarah Thompson
Rehabilitation Physiotherapist​  Sophie Emery
Physiotherapists Michelle Bergeron, Bridy White
Strength and Conditioning Coach Sakis Michelis
Pilates Instructor Darren Spowart
Myotherapist/ Massage Therapist Shaun Bryce, Brad Moffitt
Sports and Exercise Physician Dr Andrew Garnham
General Practitioner Dr Jason Lam, Dr Sonya Morrissey
Welfare and Development Coordinator Sam Wright


Director Production & Planning Chris Yates


Artistic Planning and Operations

Head of Artistic Planning Tessa Kay
Contract Administrator, Artistic Noeleen King
Associate Producer, Regional Touring and Storytime Ballet Hannah Beer 
Company Manager Jess Jellie
Deputy Company Manager Kate Peters
Assistant Company Manager Hannah Denison


Technical and Production

Technical Director Jon Buswell
Business Manager, Production Darren Conway
Stage Manager Deborah Whiteley
Assistant Stage Manager Christabel McGaw, Drew Cipollone
Head of Lighting Graham Silver
Wardrobe Master Geoffrey Harman
Deputy Head of Touring Wardrobe Valantine Turner
Head of Staging Operations Bart Kendall
Head Flyman/Mechanist Tom Cole
Deputy Head Mechanist Tom Paine, Taylor Chen
Head Electrician Adrian Siggs
Wigs Supervisor Alison Kidd

Production Wardrobe

Head of Costume Workshop Musette Molyneaux
Wardrobe Production Coordinators Jenny Howard, Christie Milton
Costume Administrative Coordinator Isabel Waluga
Senior Costume Cutters Georgiana Russell-Head, Sophia Cameron
Costume Cutters Anna Porcaro, Laura Stewart
Costumiers Etai Alves, Jesse Dole, Rhiannon Irving, Alice Mere, Ruth Owen

Scenery and Properties

Design Coordinator Kat Chan


Production Centre

Production Centre Facilities Manager Avon Kilcullen
Wardrobe Store Manager Penelope Bjorksten
Collections Project Manager Tessie Scott
Production Facilities Storeman Andrew Nish


Director Marketing and Sales Emma Pinwill



Senior Marketing Manager Renee Colquhoun
Marketing Manager James Wright
Marketing Specialists Keshia Contini, Margaret Betteridge
Lead Designer Marie MacGregor
Graphic Designers Lucy Brown, Stephen Wood


Audience Engagement


Audience Engagement Manager Viviana Sacchero
Audience Engagement Program Coordinator Mary Grul


Digital and Content

Digital Manager Joanna O’Connor
Content Expert Rose Mulready
Social Media Specialist Gemma Browne
Digital Specialists Sam Sally Cha, Maeve Ashby


Recording and Broadcast

Recording and Broadcast Manager Robyn Fincham
Content Creator Brett Ludeman
Content Coordinator Sophia Bender


Public Relations

Public Relations Manager Anthea Waller
Publicist Sophie Rennard


Customer Services and Ticketing

Customer Experience & Ticketing Manager Steve Payne

Customer Knowledge Manager Richard Laslett
Ticketing Operations Manager Shannon Toyne
Database Coordinator Viraj Godbole
Ticketing Operations and Merchandise Coordinator Sara Klug

Customer Experience Team Leader Perry Hingston
Customer Experience Supervisor Emily Klug
Customer Experience Assistants Gabrielle Monaghan, Natalie Howe, Jonathan Gormann, Felicity Walls


Director of External Relations Penny Waitsman


External Relations Partnership Manager Sarah Vick
External Relations Development Manager Matthew Henry
External Relations Grants Manager Kate Horwood
Account Executives Julia Baar, Hannah Fulker


Philanthropy Director Kenneth Watkins

Philanthropy Manager VIC, TAS & WA Ben Lee
Philanthropy Manager NSW & ACT Sonia Grebenshikoff
Philanthropy Business Manager Adam Santilli
Philanthropy Manager Foundation & Special Projects Sharyn Gilham
Planned Giving Manager (VIC, TAS, SA, WA) Liz Ruggieri
Special Events Coordinator Diana Chatfield
Planned Giving and Patrons Representative Andrew Wright
Philanthropy Services Coordinator Kelly Winter-Irving
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
Manager, Forecasting, Planning and Analysis Nazif Marikar
Senior Business Analyst Diana Bedoya
Orchestra Accountant Isabel Pena
Accountant Stephanie Cornish
Assistant Accountant Thilini Siriwardana
Accounts Administrator Patricia Caparros
Payroll & Indirect Tax Specialist  Kristina Barisic

Human Resources

Head of Human Resources Belinda Leaver

Information Technology

Head of Technology David Cooper
IT Manager Damien Calvert
Web Developer Daniel Lukas
Technology Analysts Shaun Turner, Clinton Graham 

Building Management

Building Projects and Ballet Centre Manager Tracy Hosier
Building Services Assistant Simon McGowan
Cleaners Lance Humphries, John Athinis, Casey McCormack