Jane has more than 25 years’ experience in the arts sector in the areas of event production, festival and project management (specialising in developing projects) and artist support. Jane is particularly committed to investing in artists to create their own work by providing avenues for young and emerging artists to create, develop and tell their stories, and by offering opportunities to explore the arts. Jane is enthusiastic about making the arts accessible, and firmly believes that Corrugated Iron inspires and enables the next generation of creative thinkers.
Fiona began her career as a professional musician before studying and working as an arts manager in the UK. Since moving to the Northern Territory in 2000, Fiona has been manager of several arts organisations, including Artsmark (Darwin Joint Arts Marketing), RAFT artspace and Tracks Dance. She has also worked for Arts NT in Darwin and Alice Springs. As well as Company Manager for Corrugated Iron Youth Arts, Fiona is also Finance Officer for Music NT. Fiona produces independent arts projects under the title of Yum Cha Arts, linking Asian and NT artists. In 2012, she created HeART – an arts and health diversionary program for cancer patients.
Administrator and Workshops Coordinator
Jodie is an important cog in the machine as Corrugated Iron’s Administrator and Workshop Program Coordinator. She is the first point-of-contact for parents and participants, answering the phone with a very bubbly “Corrugated Iron, Jodie speaking!” Jodie is responsible for getting the term's workshops organised, and enjoys seeing the participants arrive, excited about their workshops.
Circus Program Manager
Nikki brings a wealth of professional knowledge and experience to the Corrugated Iron team as a circus artist, rigger and tutor. Originally from the UK, Nikki has collaborated with aerial and circus companies on an international level, creating new work for theatre and festival environments. Nikki has been Circus Program Manager at Corrugated Iron since 2011, working with young people in schools and out, in both local and remote areas. She is also a Creative Advisor for Circus Kathmandu. Nikki has her feet firmly planted in the sky and fully expects to keep them there!
Acting Circus Program Manager
This fire cracker is passionately into experimental performance art, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and cross-cultural projects. Her interests are as much about the process of creation, as in the end results. Recent initiatives, Nibbles Theatre, Ritual Opera and Movement Lab in Darwin and Indonesia, focused on immersive art experiences in unusual places, creating site specific performance art that reflects the truth of the moment and the strong connection between creativity and spirituality.
Corrugated Iron Youth Arts first stoked that creative fire. As a youngster she joined in drama, circus, dance and singing workshops when the Corrugated Iron base was at the water tank at Stokes Hill Wharf.
It feels special to come full circle and be a teaching artist at CIYA now, sharing an ongoing love of the arts with young people.
Drama Program Manager
Kyle is a director, performer and theatre maker having worked with companies around Australia including Queensland Arts Council/ArtsLink, Darwin Community Arts, Brown's Mart Theatre, Darwin Festival, Polyglot, The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, HotHouse Theatre and Canberra Youth Theatre. For the Starlight Children's Foundation Kyle worked as a performer clowning in hospitals around Australia as well as remote communities across the Northern Territory. Kyle was most recently Associate Artist at The Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Australia’s National Youth Circus.
Creative Schools & Communities Program Manager
Steph was born and raised in Darwin. After some years away, studying, travelling and living overseas, she returned home. In 2017, she joined Corrugated Iron to stage manage the production Bamboo Moon. Now coordinating the Creative Schools and Communities Program, she is passionate about facilitating projects in the NT that support young people’s artistic development and connection to learning. Having studied furniture design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT, Steph is committed to supporting the local artistic community through her work with Corrugated Iron and her involvement in broader community arts initiatives.
Johanna is a Darwin local that first became involved with Corrugated Iron through the 18 - 30 Drama Ensemble. Growing up, she has always loved writing and performing, and is incredibly grateful to the NT arts scene for supporting emerging artists to pursue their passions. She has previously worked as Area Champion for The Travelling Film Festival and been involved in several shows at Brown’s Mart Theatre. Johanna is excited to start this new chapter with Corrugated Iron, and hopes to inspire other young people to make the most of all the opportunities Darwin has to offer.