Julie-Anne is an award winning dance artist and academic. She holds a PhD from the UNSW titled Walking in Sydney Looking for Dancing: an auto-ethnographic mapping of the place of independent dance (2010) and an MA (Hons) in Performance UWS Nepean The Leisure Mistress Dances: an investigation of a practice where fact and fiction collide (1999). Since graduating from the Victorian College of Arts in the early 1980s she has performed and choreographed on a wide range of projects with companies such as Human Veins, One Extra, Theatre of Image, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Bell Shakespeare Company, Open City and Dance Works. From 1991–1996 Julie-Anne was Associate Artistic Director of One Extra Company with Artistic Director Graeme Watson. She has worked in a variety of dance contexts as mentor, dramaturg, curator and producer including Acting Director of dance research organisation Critical Path (2006–07) and Dance Curator at Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009–10). She is currently a lecturer in Dance and Performance at Macquarie University.
Linda Luke (Board Member)
Linda has been a dancer and performance maker for over 15 years. Her work aims to deepen sensitivity and excavate the subtle undercurrents we experience in relationship to self, each other and the environment. Linda has made a number of solo dance pieces and her most recent work, Still Point Turning premiered at Melbourne Festival, 2014. Since 2004, Linda has been a dancer for Sydney based dance company, De Quincey Co. Linda teaches movement at University of Wollongong for the BA Performance degree. lindaluke.blogspot.com
Su Goldfish (Board Member)
Su Goldfish is the manager of the UNSW Creative Practice Lab and the producer of performance and media works for the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales.
Recent and current projects are: THE LAST GOLDFISH, a documentary about her father and his lost family. Co-producer for UNSW of three William Yang documentaries, MY GENERATION, BLOOD LINKS and FRIENDS OF DOROTHY all of which screened on the ABC and in film festivals. Writer and director of the short creative documentary: TRACE, a journey to remember the ghostly connections between the past and now. Shortlisted for the Fisher's Ghost Award, screened in a number of film festivals locally and internationally and in the Museum of the History of National Socialism — Cologne. Writer and director of Ciao Meow, the story of a lost cat which won the Queer Pet project award at the Mardi Gras Film Festival and screened at the Torino Film Festival. Su has been working for over 25 years in varying capacities as a performer, writer, set maker, carpenter, builder, filmmaker and producer.
ReadyMade Works was founded by Samantha Chester in 2013, a theatre and dance maker, performer and educator, she has been activating spaces for artists for the past 15 years. She is currently a Lecturer in Movement at WAAPA and is passionate about affordable space for artists.