Staff


 

Patron

Lady Southey AC

   

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Acting Chair

Robin Campbell

Board Members

Stephen Adrian
Adrian Burnett
Paul Cross
Geoffrey Guggenheimer
Sarah Matheson
Ruth Picker
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 - Grad. Dip. BA (Exec), Ad. Dip. ABS TC, +

   

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 Teachers

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 & 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

Kim King +

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

Rachael Cotra - B.Ed, Grad. Dip Psych

Boarding Assistants

Chelsea Maron - BA, BFA
Madeleine Ball
Joanne Holland

 

ACADEMIC STAFF

English

Sarah Colman
Eden Greskie
Huda Ali - BSc, Dip. Ed.

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

Kath Shone

Performance Psychology

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

VCE Psychology (VCASS)

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 Coordinator

Alicia Rozenblum

 

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Aisling O'Sullivan

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

   
   

** VCASS (Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School) teachers
+ Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
VGCEBI – Vocational Graduate Certificate in Elite Ballet Instruction
VGCEDI – Vocational Graduate Certificate in Dance Instruction