Our people

Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director Alexandra Crook 
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 Choreographer Alice Topp



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

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, 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


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
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 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



Head of Marketing Communications Renee Colquhoun
Marketing Manager James Wright
Marketing Specialist Margaret Betteridge
Head Designer Emma Wagstaff
Senior Graphic Designer Stephen Wood
Graphic Designer (Mid-Weight) Edita Knowler 


Audience Engagement


Audience Engagement Manager Viviana Sacchero
Audience Engagement Program Coordinator Mary Grul


Digital and Content

Head of Digital Joanna O’Connor
Content Expert Rose Mulready
eCommerce Manager Sam Sally Cha
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 Customer Experience and Ticketing Steve Payne
Customer Knowledge Manager Richard Laslett
Ticketing Operations Manager Shannon Toyne
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 Managers
Sarah Vick
Mary Kim
External Relations Development Manager Matthew Henry
External Relations Grants Manager Kate Horwood
Account Executive Hannah Fulker
External Relations Services Julia Baar


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
Special Events Coordinator Diana Chatfield
Philanthropy Services Coordinator Kelly Winter-Irving
Philanthropy Coordinator NSW, ACT & QLD Elle Cahill
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
Payroll & Indirect Tax Specialist  Kristina Barisic

Human Resources

Human Resources Coordinator Lucy Paterson 

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