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Patron

Lady Southey AC

 
Board of Directors

 

The Director Lisa Pavane, General Manager Sandra Ball and their staff are accountable to the School’s Board of Directors, which is comprised of the following senior corporate leaders and managers, academics and former dancers.

Chair

Leigh Johns OAM

Deputy Chair

Robin Campbell

Boardmembers

Paul Cross

Geoffrey Guggenheimer

Sarah Matheson

Geoffrey Rush

W. Brind Zichy-Woinarski Q.C.

 

Honorary Life Members

Julie da Costa OAM - Dip. ABS *

 

Jenny Kaye

Gordon Tasker AM

Josie Woodgate OAM

 

Director

Lisa Pavane - Dip. ABS, VGCEBI, Grad Cert Professional Ed. & Training * +

 

General Manager

Sandra Ball - Ad. Dip. ABS TC, Grad. Dip. BA (Exec) +

 

STUDENT TRAINING PROGRAMME

Ballet Mistress, Level 8 Coordinator

Joanne Michel - Dip. ABS, VGCEBI * +

Ballet Master, Level 8 Coordinator

Andrew Murphy +

Resident Choreographers

Margaret Wilson - Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI APMA Level 2 instructor * +

 

Simon Dow - Dip. ABS * +

Level 5 to 7 Coordinators & Level 7 Classical Teachers

Lynette Wills - Dip. ABS, VGCEDI +

Simon Dow - Dip. ABS * +

Classical

Megan Connelly - VGCEBI, APMA Level 2 instructor +

 

Jiayin Du - Dip. ABS +

Michela Kirkaldie - Dip ABS, Grad Cert Ed (Visual & Performing Arts), VGCEBI, APMA Pilates certification * +

Irina Konstantinova - BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI * +

Sergey Konstantinov - BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI * +

Sabrina Lenzi

Kirsty Martin - Dip. ABS, GDEDI +

Christine Vavladellis - Adv. Dip. ABS, GDEDI, HBHS (Anatomy & Physiology), EDMELC (MA Ed. Leadership & Management)

Contemporary Teacher

Margaret Wilson - Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI APMA Level 2 instructor * +

Character / Folkloric

Christine Howard - Dip. ABS, Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI * +

Spanish Guest Teacher

Areti Boyaci

Guest & Melbourne Community Access Teacher

Rachel Rawlins - Adv. Dip. ABS

Kalman Warhaft - Adv. Dip. ABS, GDEDI +

Student Development Coordinator & Conditioning Specialist

Katrina Edwards - Dip ABS, Adv Dip Pilates, TAE CIV Training & Assessment, PAA Level 5 Principal Trainer +

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sakis Michelis - Adv Dip ABS, APMA Pilates Certification +

Pilates Instructors

Michela Kirkaldie - Dip ABS, Grad Cert Ed (Visual & Performing Arts), VGCEBI, APMA Pilates certification * +

 

Margaret Wilson - Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI, APMA Level 2 Instructor * +

Katrina Edwards - Dip ABS, Adv Dip Pilates, TAE CIV Training & Assessment, PAA Level 5 Principal Trainer +

Sakis Michelis - Adv Dip ABS, APMA Pilates Certification +

VOCATIONAL GRADUATE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME

 

Executive Head of Teacher Training & Digital Resources Curator

Sheryl Bates - MA Prof. Ed. & Training (MPET), BA, Dip. Ed.,Grad. Dip.(Dance & Movement) +

Pedagogic Instructor and Specialist Ballet Coach

Michela Kirkaldie - Dip ABS, Grad Cert Ed (Visual & Performing Arts), VGCEBI, APMA Pilates certification * +

Online Education Manager

Huda Ali - BSc, Dip. Ed.

Digital Producer

Nicholas Forster

MUSIC STAFF

 

Head of Music / Audio Visual Co-ordinator

Paul Brickhill - B Mus., L Mus. A. +

Pianists

Tatiana Levitskaia - B.Mus., L.Mus.

Waldemar Lis - B Mus.

Neil McNeill - B Mus., Dip. Ed.

Izabella Mouguerman - M. Mus.

Larissa Oberfeld - M.Mus.

Diane Palmer - B.Mus., A.Mus. A

Keith Ng

Oliver Northam - (Melbourne Community Access classes)

STUDENT HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Student Counsellor

Philippa Ziegenhardt - Adv Dip Couns, GCert Couns, Dip Classical Ballet (Hamburg, Germany), MACA

Consulting Psychologist

Natalie Kyan - BApSc (Psy), PGDipPsy, MApPsych, MAPS MCSEP (Performance Psychology) +

Physiotherapist

Sarah Way - Dip. Physiotherapy(CSP), MAPA +

Rehabilitation Coaching - Classical

Michela Kirkaldie - Dip ABS, Grad Cert Ed (Visual & Performing Arts), VGCEBI, APMA Pilates certification * +

 

Megan Connelly - VGCEDI, APMA Level 2 instructor +

Kirsty Martin - Dip. ABS, GDEDI +

Rehabilitation Coaching - Contemporary

Margaret Wilson - Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI APMA Level 2 instructor *+

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Sakis Michelis - Adv Dip ABS, APMA Pilates Certification +

Dietician

Fiona Sutherland - B.Sc., M.Nut. & Diet +

Sports Physician

Dr. Andrew Garnham - MB, BS, Dip. RACOG, FACSP

General Practitioner

Dr. Vicki Higgins - MB, BS

Myotherapist

Leigh Holliday - Adv Dip Myotherapy (RMIT)

Connecting to School Community Programme

Debra Ferguson - BA, Dip.Ed.

BOARDING PROGRAMME

 

Head of Boarding

Benita Bowles - B.Ed, Grad. Dip Student Wellbeing, Grad. Dip Special Education, M.Ed.

Senior Boarding Assistant

Stuart Tyson - GradDipPsych, BCom

Boarding Assistants

Chelsea Maron - BA, BFA

 

Madeleine Ball

Joanne Holland

ACADEMIC STAFF

 

English

Sarah Colman

 

Eden Greskie

Huda Ali - BSc, Dip. Ed.

Maree Strachan - (Level 8 IELTS Overseas Students)

Anatomy

Sarah Way - Dip. Physiotherapy(CSP), MAPA +

Career Management (Levels 7&8)

Pauline Ryan - B.Adv. Dip. AAD +

Cultural Studies

Pauline Ryan - B.Adv. Dip. AAD +

Dance Perspectives / VCE Dance -
(Levels 5, 6 & 7)

Pauline Ryan - B.Adv. Dip. AAD +

Drama - (Levels 6 & 7)

Steven Thorne (VCASS) **

Music - (Levels 4 & 5, & VCASS Levels 6 & 7)

Penne Webster

Nutrition

Fiona Sutherland

Performance Psychology

Natalie Kyan - BApSc (Psy), PGDipPsy, MApPsych, MAPS MCSEP (Performance Psychology) +

 

Philippa Ziegenhardt - Adv Dip Couns, GCert Couns, Dip Classical Ballet (Hamburg, Germany), MACA

VCE Psychology (VCASS)

Felicity Rodda - BSc (Hons), PhD, M.Teach (Level 7)

Elizabeth Townshend - (Levels 6 & 7)

Academic Provider

Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School

VCASS Principal

Hilary Bland

VCASS Deputy Principals

Donatella Mannollini

 

Michael Sargeant

ADMINISTRATION

 

Executive Assistant to the Director

Marijke Franken - BA(Hons)

Executive Assistant to the General Manager and Operations Coordinator

Maree Strachan

International Student Coordinator

Maree Strachan

FINANCE

 

Accountant

Mona Yin-Hung Pit - CPA, Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

PHILANTHROPY & DEVELOPMENT

 

Acting Head of Development

William Vo - B. Comn, LLB, Grad Dip. Legal Practice (GDLP)

Development Assistant

Emily Merrett

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

 

Marketing & Communications Manager

Dip Arts, Grad Dip Arts, M Arts

FRONT OFFICE

 

Student & School Administration Coordinator

Christine Howard

Registrar & Student Administration Coordinator

Amanda Georgiou

Administration Assistant & Digital Coordinator

Nicholas Forster

Administration Assistants

Tiffany Liew - BArchaeol, CELTA, MInfoStud(Rec&ArchMgt)

 

Madeleine Ball

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMME FRONT OFFICE

 

After Hours Student Coordinators

Norma Drew

Ian Drew

 

 

* Qualified Workplace Assessors

+ Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

VGCEBI – Vocational Graduate Certificate in Elite Ballet Instruction

VGCEDI – Vocational Graduate Certificate in Dance Instruction

** VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School) teachers