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 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



Conductor Simon Thew
Principal Pianist and Music Librarian Duncan Salton
Pianists Brian Cousins, Kylie Foster
The Robert and Elizabeth Albert and Hephzibah Tintner Foundation Conducting Fellow 2019 Patrick Burns


Artistic Management

Senior Artistic Coordinator Alex Wyatt
Artistic Coordinator Robyn Begg



Head of Education Katy McKeown
Dance Development Officer Jasmin Dwyer
Dance Educators Chantelle van der Hoek, Yvette Sauvage, Ben Obst, Alexander Mitchell
Education Administrator Sophia Bender


Artistic Health

Director of Artistic Health Susan Mayes
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 Vicki Higgins, Dr Jason Lam


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
Production Coordinator Freya Phillips
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
Mechanist (Touring) 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 Eloise Fryer
Cutters Georgiana Russell-Head, Sophia Cameron
Costumiers Etai Alves, Jesse Dole, Rhiannon Irving, Alice Mere, Josee Picard, 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, Commercial and Audience Development Penny Rowland
Executive Assistant Melanie Swieconek



Senior Marketing Manager Renee Colquhoun
Marketing Managers Alexia Voukelatos, James Wright
Marketing Specialist Jackie Money
Marketing Coordinator Keshia Contini
Graphic Designers Ashleigh Hills, 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 & 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

Custumer Experience Team Leader: Perry Hingston
VIP Ticketing Specialist: Rose McNeill-Young
Customer Experience Assistants Emily Klug, Gabrielle Monaghan, Mary Grul, Natalie Howe, Jonathan Gormann, Felicity Walls

Reception Lynne McDougall


Director of External Relations Penny Waitsman


External Relations Partnership Managers Fiona Gosschalk, Sarah Vick
External Relations Development Manager Matthew Henry
External Relations Grants Manager Kate Horwood
External Relations Coordinator Hannah Fulker
External Relations Coordinator Julia Baar


Philanthropy Director Kenneth Watkins

Executive Assistant to Philanthropy Director Sharyn Gilham
Philanthropy Manager VIC, Major Gifts/ Annual Giving Nick Hays
Philanthropy Manager NSW & ACT, Major Gifts/ Annual Giving Sonia Grebenshikoff
Patrons Manager (VIC & TAS) Ben Lee
Patrons Coordinator (NSW, ACT) Philippa Clement-Levin
Planned Giving Manager (VIC, TAS, SA, WA) Liz Ruggieri
Philanthropy Services Manager Adam Santilli
Philanthropy Services Coordinator  Diana Chatfield
Planned Giving and Patrons Representative Andrew Wright
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

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, Estaban Llano, Casey McCormack, Bishnu Sapkota


Human Resources Manager Belinda Leaver
Human Resources Consultant Kate Reilly