Artistic Director - Caitlin Comerford
Caitlin is an independent dance artist who has been based out of Brisbane for the last five years, having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (Performance) at QUT in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance (Honours) at WAAPA in 2010. She has a strong history in choreography, teaching and leadership across a diverse range of communities. Caitlin also has an impressive resume of dance performance as an individual, and with her collective MakeShift. As an alumni 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.
2018 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.
Producer - Alison Wilkes
Alison is a communicator and organiser, with a love of music, the arts and events, and a palpable enthusiasm for people. After completing a degree in Public Relations at Sydney's University of Technology, and honing her skills working with some of Sydney's most vibrant arts and events organisations including Fuzzy, MusicNSW and Heaps Decent, she made the move to Tasmania and immersed herself in the burgeoning Tasmanian arts community. Alison specialises in PR, communication and marketing and has a broad skill set entailing experience in events management, sponsorship, logistics and producing. Alison started with Stompin as a dancer in 2012 and now holds a permanent position as Producer.
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.
Co-Chair - Vicki Tolman
Co-Chair - Stephanie Finn
Treasurer - Megan Mantach
Vice-Chair - Sophie Lucas
Public Officer - Alison Wilkes
Dancer Representative - Hannah Nichols
Dancer Representative - Zoe Howard
Member - Wendy Newton
Member - Jerril Rechter