Our people

Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director Alexandra Crook 
Executive Assistant to the Executive Director Sarah Monaghan

ARTISTIC

Ballet

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 Choreographer Alice Topp

 

Music

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 Piano Fellow 2020 Darci Gayford

 

Artistic Management

Head of Artistic Coordination Alex Wyatt
Senior Artistic Coordinator Amelia Drummond

 

Education and Outreach

Head of Community Engagement Elise Murphy
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, Riley Jane-Dickie 

 

Artistic Health

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

ARTISTIC OPERATIONS AND PRODUCTION

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, Felicity Walls 
Assistant Company Manager Hannah Denison

 

Technical and Production

Director of Technical and Production Jon Buswell
Business Manager, Production Darren Conway
Stage Manager Deborah Whiteley
Assistant Stage Manager Christabel McGaw, Drew Cipollone
Head of Lighting Graham Silver
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
Costume Production Coordinator Jenny Howard
Costume Administrative Coordinator Isabel Waluga
Senior Costume Cutters Georgiana Russell-Head, Sophia Cameron
Costume Cutters Anna Porcaro, Laura Stewart
Costumiers Tiffany Chow, 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
Production Facilities Storeman Andrew Nish

MARKETING AND SALES

Director Marketing and Sales Emma Pinwill

 

Marketing

Senior Head of Marketing Communications Renee Colquhoun, D'arne Buckley
Marketing Manager James Wright
Marketing Campaign Manager Laura Pohlenz
Marketing Specialists
Margaret Betteridge, Miranda Cass
Lead Designer Emma Wagstaff
Senior Graphic Designer Stephen Wood
Graphic Designer (Mid-Weight) Edita Knowler 

 

Audience Engagement

 

Head of Community Engagement Elise Murphy
Audience Engagement Manager Viviana Sacchero
Audience Engagement Program Coordinator Mary Grul

 

Digital and Content

Head of Digital Mark Keevers-Hall 
Content Expert Rose Mulready
eCommerce Manager Sam Sally Cha
Social Media Manager Nellie Maher
Social Media and Content Coordinator Eloise Fryer

 

Recording and Broadcast

Producer, Recording & Broadcast Robyn Fincham
Senior Content Creator Brett Ludeman
Content Creator David Ward 
 

Public Relations

Public Relations Manager Anthea Waller
Publicist Sophie Rennard

 

Customer Services and Ticketing

Head of Sales and Customer Experience Reez Saidin
Customer Knowledge Manager Richard Laslett
Ticketing Operations Manager Emma Fisk
Tessitura Database Coordinator Rashmi Satish
Archive, Ticketing and Merchandise Coordinator Sara Klug

Contact Centre Manager Emily Klug
Contact Centre Supervisor Abigail King 
Customer Experience Assistants Natalie Howe, Jonathan Gormann, Hannah Parnis, Philip Wilson  

EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Director of External Relations Penny Waitsman

 

External Relations Partnership Managers
Sarah Vick
Mary Kim
External Relations Development Manager Matthew Henry
External Relations Grants Manager Kate Horwood
External Relations Services Kelly Cusack

PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropy Director Kenneth Watkins
 

Philanthropy Manager VIC, TAS & WA Andrew Wright
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
Planned Giving Manager (NSW, ACT & QLD)  Amelia Jones 
Philanthropy Communications and Content Specialist Hannah Cheale
Philanthropy Services Coordinator Kelly Winter-Irving
Philanthropy Coordinator NSW, ACT & QLD Elle Cahill
Ballet Ambassador Program Specialist David Wynne

BUSINESS SERVICES

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

 

Finance

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
Payroll & Indirect Tax Specialist Paula Martiek

Human Resources

Head of Human Resources Teri Conrad
Human Resources Business Partner Shannon Friel

Information Technology

Head of Information Technology Iain Phin
Information Technology Manager Damien Calvert
Web Developers Daniel Lukas, Jamal Muhammad
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, Ahamed Sharaf, Cathy Wingti