Rhiannon Newton (Caretaker, Secretary)
Rhiannon is an Australian dancer and choreographer. Her artistic work draws attention to bodies’ involvement in dynamic webs of relation with the world. From her base in Sydney she makes contributions to the community through choreography, performance, collaboration and curation, caretaking the artist-run venue, ReadyMade Works, and enabling platforms, Talking Bodies and First Run Sydney.
Chanel Cheung (Studio Manager)
Chanel is an Australian dancer, performer and choreographer. She graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Arts and Business degree, majoring in Dance. During her degree, she was part of the UNSW dance company working with Raghav Handa and Carlee Mellow and has worked under choreographers Loredo Malcom and Vi Lam. As well as working at RMW, Chanel also works for her father's business Firecore and is a cheerleader for the Manly Sea Eagles.
Dr Justine Shih Pearson (Chair)
Justine is an interdisciplinary designer, writer and creative producer. She was previously producer of ReelDance and acting director of Critical Path, and is currently Honorary Associate in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Sydney. inmidflight.com
Linda Luke (Treasurer)
Linda is a dancer and performance-maker of over 15 years. Since 2004 she has been a member of De Quincey Co., and currently teaches movement in the BA Performance program at the University of Wollongong. lindaluke.blogspot.com
Phillip Wardle (Board member)
Phillip Wardle is a lawyer and human rights policy advisor who specialises in international human rights law, transitional justice and forced migration policy. He is currently the Legal and Policy Manager at the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions in Sydney.
Su Goldfish (Board member)
Su is the manager of UNSW’s Creative Practice Lab and the producer of performance and media works for the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales. Over 25 years, Su has also worked as a performer, writer, set maker, carpenter, builder, and award-winning filmmaker. sugoldfish.com
Katy Green Loughrey (Board Member)
Katy grew up on the lands of the Darug people where she currently works as the Executive Director at PYT Fairfield. She is a producer, curator and arts manager specialising in contemporary performance with more than a decade of experience and a passion for work that is interdisciplinary, intercultural and intergenerational.
Latai Taumoepeau (Board Member)
Latai Taumoepeau makes live art. Her body-centred performance practice of faivā centres Tongan philosophies of relational space and time; cross-pollinating ancient and everyday temporal practice to make visible the impact of climate crisis in the Pacific. She generates environmental movements and actions that are urgent in Oceania. Faka’apa’apa Atu. vimeo.com/lataitaumoepeau
Nick Power (Board Member)
Nick Power is a Sydney based B*boy and Choreographer whose work draws on the rituals and culture of hip hop to create contemporary performances. His practice spans from remote Aboriginal communities to the stages of the most prestigious contemporary dance festivals in Europe. Crossing complex divides of place, culture, language and form is Nick’s forté. intimatespectacle.com.au