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 Conducting Fellow 2020 Alexander Rodrigues 
The Robert and Elizabeth Albert Piano Fellow 2021 Darci Gayford


Artistic Management

Head of Artistic Coordination Alex Wyatt
Senior Artistic Coordinator Amelia Drummond


Community Engagement 

Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach Program Manager  Jasmin Dwyer
Education and Outreach Program Coordinator Yvette Sauvage
Dance Educators Chantelle van der Hoek, Jessica Fraser, Alexander Mitchell, Riley Jane-Dickie 

Audience Engagement

Audience Engagement Manager Viviana Sacchero
Audience Engagement Program Coordinator Mary Grul

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 Planning and Operations

Head of Artistic Planning Hannah Beer
Contract Administrator, Artistic Noeleen King
Associate Producer, Regional Touring and Storytime Ballet Kate Peters 
Company Manager Jess Jellie
Deputy Company Manager 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
Deputy Head of Touring Wardrobe Wendy Findlater
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


Director Marketing and Sales Emma Pinwill



Senior Head of Marketing Communications Renee Colquhoun, D'arne Buckley
Senior 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 


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 
Archivist and Records Manager Donna Cusack-Muller

Public Relations

Public Relations Manager Anthea Waller
Publicist Alison van den Dungen


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  


Director of External Relations Penny Waitsman

External Relations Senior Manager Matthew Henry
External Relations Partnership Manager NSW
Juliette Pasini
External Relations Grants Manager Kate Horwood
External Relations Account Coordinator Claire Lancaster 


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 (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


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 Specialist Paula Martinek

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 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, Ahamed Sharaf, Cathy Wingti