People

Our Staff

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.

BIBI SERAFIM, PROGRAM MANAGER

Bibi is an arts manager and producer, with national and international experience. Born in Brazil, she moved to Sydney via a 5 years stint in the UK. On arriving in Sydney, Bibi worked for 7 years at Urban Theatre Projects (UTP). In London, Bibi worked for Artsadmin for companies/artists such as Station House Opera, La Ribot, Gilles Jobin and Bobby Baker.

LAURA OSWEILER PhD, GENERAL MANAGER

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.

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.

Our Committee

MEREDITH BROOKS, CHAIR

Meredith is a non-executive Director of BT Investment Management Ltd, non-executive Director of General Reinsurance Australia Ltd and General Reinsurance Life Australia Ltd and a Council Member of Glaucoma Australia. She is an APMA Level 2 Pilates Instructor.

SHANE CARROL

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.

FENN GORDON

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.

THOMAS E. S. KELLY, ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE

Thomas is a performer, choreographer, and composer. He graduated from NAISDA Dance College in 2012. He is a proud Wiradjuri and Bundjalung man from QLD and NSW.

NOELLA LOPEZ

Noella has extensive experience in strategy development, brand management, marketing and business development in both the private and government sectors. She is the Founding Director and Curator at Noella Lopez Gallery.

GENIA MCCAFFERY

Genia was Mayor of North Sydney from 1995 to 2012. She was President of the  Local Government Association (NSW) 2004 to 2010 and President of Australian Local Government Association 2010 to 2012. She has extensive experience in working with Local, State and Federal Governments as well as with the community.

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.

LESLEY POWER, SECRETARY

Lesley is a media, entertainment and arts lawyer. She is General Counsel of SBS and a member of their senior executive team.

SARAH-VYNE VASSALLO, ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE

Sarah-Vyne is a director, choreographer and teacher and has worked across commercial and contemporary dance, theatre, film, television and arts development spanning two decades. She is a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship in the arts and a passionate leader in the field of integrated arts practice in Australia.

Our Interns

EMILY NUNELL

Emily is in her third year of studying a combined Bachelor’s degree of Visual Communication (Design) and International Studies (China Major) at The University of Technology, Sydney. She is a keen illustrator, contributing to UTS’ student-run publication Vertigo often and is excited to be working on the design of Critical Path’s Annual Report for 2016.

NATASHA TSAFIS

Natasha is currently studying her third and final year of her Bachelor of Arts and Business degree at the University of New South Wales, with a major in Dance Studies and minor in Theatre and Performance Studies. She has been dancing since age 4 and has been involved in numerous dance and theatre performances – both commercial and contemporary. She is excited to delve deeper into the world of experimental dance theatre whilst at Critical Path.

ANNA GREIG

Anna has just finished studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Dance Studies, at the University of New South Wales. Her interest lies in all things experimental and ‘weird’ in dance and theatre – Critical Path was an obvious fit!