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.

MARGIE BREEN, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Margie Breen has worked in performance making and research for over twenty years as a producer, performer, director, facilitator and project manager, both nationally and internationally. She has worked for Performance Space, Urban Theatre Projects, Stalker Theatre, Milk Crate Theatre, Erth Visual & Physical, NIDA, Belvoir and was Creative Producer for Local Stages in Bathurst, NSW.   Her passions are movement, cross culture, and community, so Critical Path’s Interchange Program is a good match.

ANNA GREIG, COORDINATOR PROJECTS & ADMINISTRATOR

Anna has just finished studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Dance Studies, at the University of New South Wales, and has experience in performance, choreography and theatre direction. Her interest lies in all things experimental and ‘weird’ in dance and theatre.

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

SUSAN CARROLL, CHAIR

Susan is a government professional having held roles at the State, Commonwealth and International levels throughout her career. Her experience spans legal counsel, strategy, policy development and governance. She holds degrees in law, the arts and Masters qualifications in international relations.

SHANE CARROLL, DEPUTY 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.

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.

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.

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