Artistic Director - Caitlin Comerford
Caitlin is an independent dance artist who was based out of Brisbane for several years, having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (Performance) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (Honours) at Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2010. Caitlin has a strong history in choreography, teaching and leadership across a diverse range of communities. She has an impressive resume of dance performance as an individual, and with her collective MakeShift, having performed nationally and internationally. She has choreographed for QL2 Dance, QUT for the Out of the Box Festival (2012), the Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts (ACPA), and Brisbane Festival and taught for ACPA, QUT, the University of Tasmania, Brisbane Dance Artists Hub and EDC (Expressions Dance Company). As an alumna of Canberra-based youth dance company QL2, Caitlin knows the immense value of being a part of the youth arts sector, and brings a deep passion and wide network to her role as Artistic Director at Stompin. Across all her work, Caitlin aims to create authentic opportunities to communicate and connect.
Producer - Mary Shannon
Mary Shannon is an arts worker, performer and enthusiast from Tasmania. Working on numerous local events such as Festivale (Event Officer), Junction Arts Festival (Program Co-Ordinator), Party in the Paddock (Artist Liaison) as well as producing her own events as part of the local music scene, Mary has formed a solid and well rounded understanding of arts culture and community ethic and how these are integrated to form a better life experience for many. Passionate about the future of our youth and issues affecting our society, Mary has a keen focus on developing work that is relevant and expresses self in a way that is cathartic and healthy.
Artistic Associate - Adam Wheeler
Adam is a Stompin & Victorian College of the Arts Alumni. Throughout the last 15 years he has founded Yellow Wheel, Victoria’s premier pre-professional dance company, and is an Artistic Associate of Stompin. Adam has also created and produced dance works with companies such as Chunky Move, Tasdance, 2NDTOE, Yellow Wheel, Stompin, Steps, QL2 and Fling Physical Theatre. Other career highlights include performing in Opera Australia’s The Ring Cycle (2013), the Australian Ballet’s Out There Project, Festival Directing Short+Sweet Dance Melbourne/Sydney and The Australian Youth Dance Festival and developing a Contemporary System of Training for the Australian Teachers of Dancing, which is now taught all over Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Chair - Stephanie Finn
Vice-Chair - Wendy Newton
Treasurer - Megan Mantach
Public Officer - Sophie Lucas
Dancer Representative - Ebony Nichols
Dancer Representative - Elise Jackson
Member - Vicki Tolman
Member - Amalia Patourakis
Member - Samuel Dundas