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.
KATE MAGUIRE-ROSIER, ADMINISTRATOR
Kate is a dancer, writer, researcher and teacher, working also as a sessional academic at Macquarie University and co-convening the International Federation for Theatre Research’s Performance and Disability Working Group. Her research in dance and disability performance practice is published by the Australasian Drama Studies Association and Theatre Research International.
RAKINI DEVI, PROJECT MANAGER
Rakini is a dance artist whose work can be described as hybrid theatre/performance art. She has collaborated with artists from diverse practices who share her interest in creating art that challenges our notions on race, culture, social issues and new technologies. Her solo performances have been presented in the US, Canada, Japan, India, Indonesia and South Africa as well as nationally throughout Australia.
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.
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.
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.