SENIOR CREATIVE PRODUCER
Cecily holds a Bachelor of Communications Theatre and Media. In addition to her producing experience, she is a qualified auctioneer and certified marriage celebrant. Originally an actor, Cecily has worked in most of Sydney’s theatre spaces including Belvoir, The Performance Space and Griffin. In 2011 she was in the permanent ensemble for Milkcrate Theatre, where she was able to further her experience in community cultural development and forum theatre. In 2012 Cecily was invited to attend the Salzburg Global Seminar’s Forum for Young Cultural Leaders in Austria. For 5 years she was a Creative Producer for Big hART’s Namatjira and Blue Angel projects – seeing out national and international tours and a Helpmann Award. Cecily has experience managing comprehensive community engagement process, liaising with communities in Alice Springs and around the country. Recently Cecily appeared as host for Foxtel’s television show Aussie Pickers. Cecily’s passion is creating quality community engaged theatre, and being a mum to her 8 year old, Sid.
Joshua Thomson is a Performer, Choreographer, Director and Maker. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) from the Queensland University of Technology. As Co-Artistic Director, his latest co-created work is Highly Sprung, an outdoor large impact trampoline activation. Highly Sprung premiered in Sydney’s Martin Place this year and continues to play around Australia.
For the past 12 years Joshua has worked nationally and internationally across many different performative art forms with company’s such as Tasdance, dancenorth, Perth Theatre Company, The Farm and PVC – Physical Virus Collective (Germany), Legs On The Wall, Shaun Parker & Company, Stalker Stilt Theatre and Marrugeku.
Joshua is one of the founding members of the new Gold Coast company The Farm. CockFight, a show that he co-created with other members of The Farm, was nominated in the “Best Ballet or Dance work” category at the prestigious 2016 Helpmann Awards. This work will also tour Australia and England in 2017. He specialises in dynamic physical performing work, ranging from live theatre to a 48 hour duration work in the ocean.
ADMINISTRATION AND VENUE MANAGER
Andrew very recently joined the Legs on the Wall team bringing with him a diverse expertise. He began his arts administration career after graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (BMus (composition) with The Song Company in 2006 as Special Projects Manager whilst composing for the Song Company and building the Chronology Arts music artist collective. He's had various positions in arts businesses including administration at the Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School, artistic director of the Aurora Festival, Bellingen Music Festival, curating for the Vivid @ Seymour program. Recently he established and developed a new publishing company, Arts Illuminated, to publish Limelight Magazine, preventing the publication's closure.
Venue operations manager
David is a performer, director, teacher and rigger with experience across a range of platforms including circus, acting, physical theatre, dance and visual arts. He is inspired by innovative story telling and passionate about the role of the arts in community.
David has performed for Sydney Festival, Vivid Sydney, LATT Children's Theatre (Seoul), Brainstorm Productions, Legs On The Wall, Force Majeure, Sydney Trapeze School and several independent theatre productions. He has been teaching circus and physical theatre for over 10 years and is also a co-founder of Brown Paper Circus, performing in and co-directing their productions We Are All In The Gutter (2015) Return To Centre (2016) and director of Letters To An Unborn Child (2018) and Please Consider Our Neighbours (2017). In addition to performing and directing, David has also worked as a movement consultant for theatre and designed sets/installations for performance and events.
David has trained with Circus Monoxide, Caserne (Montreal), Legs On The Wall, and Sydney Trapeze School, as well as contributing to creative developments and workshops with Catapult Circus Festival, Legs on the wall, and Force Majeure, He is a qualified advanced rigger, with experience in circus, performance and entertainment rigging, in both technical specifications and design.
David holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance) from the University of Wollongong.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SIMONE WHETTON - CHAIR
Partner; Colin Biggers & Paisley
CEO; Sydney Community Foundation
Director Graduate Studies; NIDA
Head of Development; Sydney Festival
Director of Economics, Regulation and Policy; Earnst and Young
NARELLE BEATTIE - TREASURER
Director Corporate Services and Governance - Taronga Zoo
Project Director; Imperial Consulting, Mclean & White
Project Director; ABC