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 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 Stuart Macklin
Pianist and Associate Music Librarian Duncan Salton
Pianists Brian Cousins, Kylie Foster
The Robert and Elizabeth Albert and Hephzibah Tintner Foundation Conducting Fellow 2018  Patrick Burns


Artistic Management

Senior Artistic Coordinator Alex Wyatt
Artistic Coordinator Robyn Begg



Head of Education Katy McKeown
Dance Education Officer Jasmin Dwyer
Dance Educatiors Chantelle van der Hoek, Yvette Sauvage, Ben Obst, Alexander Mitchell
Education Administrator & Content Coordinator Sophia Bender



Principal Physiotherapist and Medical Team Manager Susan Mayes
Physiotherapists  Sophie Emery, Michelle Bergeron, 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 & Planning Chris Yates


Artistic Planning and Operations

Director of Artistic Planning Helen McCormack
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 Fry, 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
Costume Administrative Coordinator Eloise Fryer
Senior Cutters Marsia Bergh, Ruth Bartel
Cutters Georgiana Russell-Head, Sophia Cameron, Etai Alves
Costumiers Ruth Owen, Lillian Hull, Jessie Dole, Christie Milton, Rhiannon Irving, Alice Mere, Kate Powers, Josee Picard, Emily Lewis 

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 Melissa Ray, Stephanie Corne
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 Hannah Leane
Digital Specialist Sam Sally Cha


Recording & Broadcast

Recording and Broadcast Manager Robyn Fincham
Content Creator David Ward


Public Relations

Public Relations Manager Kate Muir
Publicist Anthea Waller, 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

Custumer Experience Team Leader: Perry Hingston
VIP Ticketing Specialist: Rose McNeill-Young
Customer Experience Assistants Emily Klug, Gabrielle Monaghan, Sara Klug, Kathy Boothby (VIP Ticketing), Mary Grul, Natalie Howe, Jonathan Gormann, Melanie Knight, Lachlan Martin, Felicity Walls, Rowan Smith, Philip Wilson

Reception Lynne McDougall


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 Hannah Fulker


Government Relations

Government and Strategic Communications Dana Moran


Philanthropy Director Kenneth Watkins

Executive Assistant to Philanthropy Director Sharyn Gilham
Philanthropy Manager, Annual Giving Nick Hays
Patrons Manager (NSW, ACT) Jane Diamond
Patrons Manager (VIC & TAS) Ben Lee
Patrons Manager, Orchestra Victoria Olivia Passsmore
Patrons Coordinator (NSW, ACT) Philippa Clement-Levin
Planned Giving Manager (VIC, TAS, SA, WA) Liz Ruggieri
Planned Giving Manger (NSW, ACT, QLD) Heather McNicol
Philanthropy Services Manager Adam Santilli
Philanthropy Services Coordinator  Diana Chatfield
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
Financial Accountant Diana Bedoya
Orchestra Accountant Senthil Radhakrishnan
Accounts Administrator Thilini Siriwardana, Feliana Limarta
Accountant Stephanie Cornish
Assistant Accountant  Isabel Pena
Payroll & Indirect Tax Specialist  Kristina Barisic

Information Technology

Technology Manager  David Cooper
IT Manager Damien Calvert
Web Developer Daniel Lukas

Building Management

Building Projects and Ballet Centre Manager Tracy Hosier
Building Maintenance Officer Stephen Reddrop
Cleaners Lance Humphries, Casey McCormack, John Athinis, Sayesha Neupane, Estaban Llano


Director of Human Resources Angela Kelly

Human Resources Consultant Kate Reilly