Staff


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

Paul Cross
Geoffrey Guggenheimer
Mark Kirkby
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, Ad Dip Business Management
   
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
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 Level 2 instructor*+
Irina Konstantinova
BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI *+
Sergey Konstantinov
BA Classical Ballet (USSR), VGCEBI *+
Sabrina Lenzi
Kirsty Martin
Dip. ABS +
Christine Vavladellis
Adv. Dip. ABS, GDEDI, BAHlthSc (Anatomy & Physiology)

Contemporary Teacher Margaret Wilson
Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI APMA Level 2
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 CLV Training & Assessment, Principal Trainer membership Pilates Alliance Aust (Level 5)

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 Level 2 instructor*+
Margaret Wilson
Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI APMA Level 2
Katrina Edwards 
Dip ABS, Adv Dip Pilates, TAE CLV Training & Assessment, Principal Trainer membership Pilates Alliance Aust (Level 5)
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 Level 2 instructor*+
Online Educator & Facilitator

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

Student Health & Welfare  
Student Counsellor Philippa Ziegenhardt
Grad. Cert. Counselling, Dip. Classical Ballet (Hamburg, Germany)

Consulting Psychologist

Natalie Kyan
BApSc (Psy), PGDipPsy, MApPsych, MAPS MCSEP (Performance Psychology) +P
Physiotherapist Sarah Way
Dip. Physiotherapy(CSP), MAPA
Rehabilitation Coaching - Classical Michela Kirkaldie
Dip. ABS, Grad. Cert. Ed.
(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEBI,
APMA Level 2 instructor*+
Megan Connelly
VGCEBI, APMA Level 2 instructor+
Kirsty Martin
Dip. ABS +
Rehabilitation Coaching - Contemporary Margaret Wilson
Grad. Dip. Ed.(Visual & Performing Arts) VGCEDI APMA Level 2
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
Ad.Dip. Myotherapy
Connecting to School Community Programme Debra Ferguson
BA, Dip.Ed.
Boarding Programme  
Head of Boarding Benita Bowles
Senior Boarding Assistant Stuart Tyson
Boarding Assistant Chelsea Maron
Academic Staff  
English Ludi Servadei
Huda Ali
BA, Dip. Ed.
Maree Strachan
Anatomy Sarah Way
Dip. Physiotherapy(CSP), MAPA
Career Management (Levels 7&8) Pauline Ryan
Cultural Studies Pauline Ryan
Dance Perspectives / VCE Dance -
(Level 5, 6 & 7)
Pauline Ryan
Drama - (Levels 6 & 7) Steven Thorne (VCASS)
Music - (Level 4 & 5)  Penne Webster 
Nutrition Fiona Sutherland
Performance Psychology

Natalie Kyan
BApSc (Psy), PGDipPsy, MApPsych, MAPS MCSEP (Performance Psychology) +P
Philippa Ziegenhardt
Grad. Cert. Counselling,
Dip. Classical Ballet (Hamburg, Germany), MACA
Kym King (Levels 6, 7 & 8)
Cert IV Training & Assessment, AssocDip Dance, GradCertCarEd&Dev, GDipPsychStuds,
MA Contemporary Dance (LCDS)
Elizabeth Townshend
(VCASS - VCE Levels 6 & 7)

Academic Provider Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School
VCASS Principal Hilary Bland
VCASS Deputy Principal Donatella Mannolini
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
Philanthropy & Development  
Head of Development Debra Adamidis
Development Manager William Vo
B. Comn, LLB, Grad Dip. Legal Practice (GDLP)
Development Assistant Emily Merrett
B. Mus, M. MusThrp. (MMT), RMT
Development Consultant Emma Eldridge
BCommun/BAsianSt, MIS (Japanese)
Marketing & Communications  
Marketing & Communications Manager Marcus Bennett
Dip Arts (Graphic Design), Grad Dip (Film & Television), M Arts (Interactive Media)
Front Office  
Student & School Administration Coordinator Christine Howard
Registrar & Student Administration Coordinator Amanda Georgiou
Administration Assistant & Digital Coordinator Nicholas Forster
Administration Assistant Tiffany Liew
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