Elspeth Hurse

Elspeth is an educator with an extensive background in the arts and a long-standing association with Corrugated Iron. Her background includes a career in dance and community arts spanning over three decades. Elspeth’s association with CIYA started in the early 1990’s when she was the NT’s Executive Office for Australian Association of Dance Education (now Ausdance) and a dance instructor. In 2006 Elspeth became the NT’s first representative on the Australian Dance Awards Panel. In recent years, Elspeth collaborated with CIYA to facilitate arts in schools, particularly focusing on Indigenous young people. This includes the award winning Educating Remote Indigenous Children in Urban Setting program (ERICUS) at Millner Primary School and engaging students in the Katherine region. Her commitment to Corrugated Iron comes from her belief that the arts offers young people the opportunity to develop many of the skills and attributes needed to address the complexities of today and the future. Elspeth is currently working as a Teaching Principal in a remote community.