Ann Mawhinney - Chairperson Ann joins the team at fLiNG as a passionate community advocate and after a lengthy career running Regional health systems, remote hospitals and a National Medical Industry body. Ann is currently a Bega Valley Shire Councillor and has higher degrees in health education and administration. She brings to the Board a broad perspective on funding and governance issues, policy formulation and large and small business management. In her youth Ann was involved in ballet, art, acting and gymnastics and continues to pursue her passion for Art.
Emma Hibbert (BA Theatre, Grad Dip Ed. MA Ed.) - Secretary Emma an experienced manager, producer and educator has worked for Sydney Theatre Company and Company B Belvoir. Now teaching Drama at a secondary college and brings to the board professional industry experience and a creative and pragmatic approach to production and theatre.
Jen Hunt - Treasurer In 2001, Jen completed a 3 year term as Chairperson of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in Albury before moving with her family to Bega in 2001 to take up the role of Regional Arts Development Officer and establish what was to become South East Arts. In that capacity, she was involved with fLiNG Physical Theatre from the very early days, serving as a founding Board member and becoming a proud fLiNG parent. Her current day job is with ABC South East Local Radio as a producer and she has a long involvement in regional arts and regional development issues. Alison Vandenbergh - Deputy Chair Alison is an alumna of Australian Theatre for Young People. She has a special affection for the performing arts and the worlds of expression and self-knowledge that are opened for young people when exposed to professional, focused training and performance opportunities. She revelled in physical theatre, puppetry and musical theatre, and performed in several ATYP major works. Alison also trained in classical voice and occasionally performs with Bega-based theatre group Theatre Onset. Alison is an accountant and has completed extra studies in business law. Her past roles as a Fire & Safety Officer at Sydney Opera House and as a Climb Leader for Bridge Climb (Sydney Harbour Bridge) means she understands the human need for physical movement and finds sitting at a desk the hardest thing she does every day.
Kristy Ellis As a music educator, composer and performer with more than twenty years experience, Kristy is a dedicated supporter of all the Arts and strongly believes in the importance of artistic expression and creativity in our lives. Ever since her (impromptu) childhood debut on harmonica during the wedding vows of a distant relative, Kristy has worked tirelessly to bring music into the worlds of those around her. In her spare time she is an award-winning songwriter, a successful film score and music theatre composer, involved in community theatre, as well as being a lounge-room dance enthusiast.
What Our Clients Are Saying
'Thanks for all of your dedication and hard work, and can’t wait for next year'. Penny 'Thanks so much for putting the 3 day workshop together. They had a ball.' Debbie It was wonderful to see the show. I am so impressed with the capacity of the young people that you work with to really be able to dance as themselves in your work. That’s a very sophisticated skill...and I’m constantly reminding much older dancers that it’s so much more interesting to dance who they are than to see people “performing with a capital P'. Linda