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Board & Management


Artistic Director
Rafael Bonachela
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Executive Director
Lou Oppenheim

Executive Assistant to Rafael Bonachela and Lou Oppenheim
Amy Burrows
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Dominic Chang
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Programming Coordinator
Kerry Thampapillai
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Chief Financial Officer
Sean Radcliffe
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Financial Accountant
Melissa Sim

Payroll Assistant
Carina Mision

Director of Training and Education
Polly Brett

Head of Open Programs and Learning
Samantha Dashwood

Dance Class Manager
Ramon Doringo

Learning Manager
Justine Turner

Learning Coordinator
Jacqueline Cooper

Learning Administrator
Eugenie English

Head of Training
Linda Gamblin

Training Associate
Juliette Barton

Learning Associate
Lexy Panetta

Pre-Professional Year Course Coordinator
Tobiah Booth-Remmers

Conditioning Studio Manager
Felicity McGee

Customer Service & Special Projects Manager
Michael Sieders

Customer Service Assistant
Jack Calver

Philanthropy and Government Relations Director
Alan Watt

Head of Philanthropy
Michelle Boyle

Interim Philanthropy Manager
Lachlan Bell

Philanthropy Assistant
Emma Langfield

Corporate Partnerships Manager
Marcus Hurley

Marketing, Communications and CRM Director
Priscilla Hunt

Marketing Manager
Natalie Zagaglia

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Vivienne Crowle

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Laurance Corbett

Publicity Manager
Alexandra Barlow
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Head of CRM and Business Intelligence
Louise Davidson

Ticketing Specialist
John Calvi
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Resident Multimedia Artist
Pedro Greig

Rehearsal Director
Richard Cilli
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Rehearsal Associate
Charmene Yap

Technical Director
Guy Harding
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Company and Resident Stage Manager
Simon Turner

Production Coordinator
Tony McCoy

Head of Wardrobe
Annie Robinson

Board of Directors


Emma-Jane Newton

Emma-Jane Newton is a seasoned investment banking professional, currently serving as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division based in Sydney. She has extensive experience over two decades advising corporate and private equity clients onmergers, acquisitions, and capital raisings having worked in Australia, New York and London.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Emma-Jane held several senior executive positions at Telstra including as a Divisional CFO and leading Corporate Development. Earlier in her career, she served as an investment banker at Credit Suisse gaining valuable experience across advisory and capital markets teams.

Emma-Jane has a deep passion for culture and the arts and was appointed to the Sydney Dance Company Board in 2018 and also served as Chair of Audit and Risk, and as the Deputy Chair.

Emma-Jane is a member of the Australian Takeovers Panel and Chief Executive Women. Emma-Jane holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Monash University.


David Baxby
Larissa Behrendt AO
Jillian Broadbent AC
David Friedlander
Emma Gray
Alexa Haslingden
Mark Hassell
Sandra McCullagh
Paris Neilson
Bianca Spender

International Patron

Dame Darcey Bussell


Judy Crawford
Bee Wood
Jules Maxwell