CLAIRE HICKS, DIRECTOR
Claire has been working with artists, artform and audience development for over 20 years. As an independent producer and curator her work includes dramaturgy, discourse & writing projects. She has programmed and produced theatre venues, international collaborations, touring work, international festivals, and a range of development programs.
LAURA OSWEILER PhD, GENERAL MANAGER (on leave)
Laura has been an independent producer for almost 20 years in the United States and now Sydney. Her work include concerts, workshops, and conventions such as the Austin Belly Dance Convention, An Evening of Experimental Middle Eastern Dance (EEMED), X–MED – workshops on experimental dance, and Improvisational Dance Series. She is also a practicing artist.
JENNIFER GARDNER, PROJECTS & ADMINISTRATION
Jennifer is an Actor, Director and Creative Producer. She has collaborated with creative teams in London and Australia as an actor, director, theatre maker and creative producer. She was the Artistic Associate jointly responsible for the development and delivery of the inaugural WITS Festival Fatale in Sydney in 2016. Jennifer has also produced multi art-form events for MONA and Carriageworks and was awarded Australia Council Theatre grant for Cultural Leadership 2014.
ANNA GREIG, COORDINATOR: PROJECTS & ADMINISTRATION
Anna recently completed her Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Dance Studies, at the University of New South Wales, and is an emerging performance maker.
KAREN STEAINS, FINANCIAL CONSULTANT
Karen manages Critical Path’s financial reporting, and advises on all matters related. She is administrator and CFO at Synergy & Taikoz Ltd as well as a professional photographer.
FREYA LUDOWICI, PROJECT COORDINATOR
Freya is a Master of Art Curating student at the University of Sydney and holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts. She is a photographer and has worked for other arts organisations such as Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.
SHANE CARROLL, ACTING CHAIR
Shane has worked in the arts sector as a performer, teacher, consultant, manager, researcher, advocate and advisor for around 40 years. Currently she supports artists through strategic initiatives to create viable careers, and contributes to arts advocacy, funding and policy development.
Marcus Barker is the Chief Executive of the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia. He has worked in the arts sector for over 20 years in Australia, the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Fenn is a senior producer at Performing Lines and has worked with many of Australia’s leading artists including William Yang, Meryl Tankard, ILBIJERRRI Theatre Company, Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood, and the late Tanja Liedtke.
RAGHAV HANDA, ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE
Raghav is an Australian choreographer and performer of Indian heritage with training in modern and Indigenous contemporary dance, with a solid history of performances across Australia and overseas.
PATRICIA WOOD, ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE
Patricia Wood is a performer and choreographer. She has worked with dance companies and independent artists performing in Australia, Asia and Europe and in 2014 Patricia worked for Ausdance NSW and Sydney Dance Company to produce the large-scale community event, ‘Big Dance’. Patricia holds a Masters in Research (Dance) from Macquarie University and is a Teaching Artist with Sydney Dance Company.
ANNABEL MILLET, TREASURER
Annabel is a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and a senior management consultant at PwC. She has extensive experience across the private and government sector, helping clients to manage their Finance functions through business design, strategy and transformation programs. Annabel has recently relocated to her hometown of Sydney after 15 years in London.