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 (on leave)

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.

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.

Our Committee

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Our Interns

SARAH ELLIOTT, INTERN

Sarah grew up in Cootamundra, NSW, before moving to Sydney at age fourteen to study ballet full-time. Sarah is a registered ballet teacher with The Royal Academy of Dance, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (secondary) – major in Dance Studies, minor in Theatre and Performance Studies, at the University of New South Wales. Sarah enjoys academic dance research and aspires to dance/choreograph professionally upon completing her degree.