NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.
Personal statement: Having spent most of my career supporting others realise their dreams and visions, as well making and providing for their opportunities, I find the need to focus that same attention and dedication to change, inclusion, betterment on my individual visions and dreams.
Being able to delve into existing models of Arts/ Cultural organisational structures is something that inspires me as well as exploring any possible symbiosis between Culture and institution. Having already studied d a business degree (UTS) I have a sound knowledge of organisational structures but am now interested in a purely cultural context. I was the sole Female co-founder of Australia’s first Indigenous Contemporary Dance Company, AIDT – the Company. We toured extensively internationally and nationally. I coordinated FRESH Dancers, an Indigenous Contemporary Dance group focusing on the corporate sector. I was also the Artistic Associate for the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF), programming the 3- day performance programme and introducing the Closing Ceremony (including the format).