Zoe Scrogings is an accomplished arts professional with over two decades’ working in cross cultural collaborations, major events, and fundraising. Her local knowledge of the Top End comes from her previous roles as Business Development Manager with the Yothu Yindi Foundation and Development Manager Darwin Festival. Zoe looks forward to sharing her experience within youth arts, with previous roles such as Executive Director Backbone, and Artistic Director and CEO of Contact Inc.
Kelly Blumberg has extensive experience working in the performing arts and comes to Corrugated Iron after six years as Venue Manager at Darwin’s iconic Brown’s Mart Theatre. Her previous roles have included production manager and stage manager with some of Darwin’s leading arts company’s such as Tracks, Darwin Theatre Company, NT Dance Company, NT School of Music and Darwin Entertainment Centre. Early in her career Kelly spent several years as Corrugated Iron’s company production manager, and we are now thrilled to have her back on board as General Manager. Both a passionate arts worker and mother, Kelly loves supporting and nurturing the artistic vision of others. You may have already seen Kelly skating around Darwin as a volunteer and member of the Darwin Roller Girls.
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!
Lead Circus Trainer
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.
Johanna is a Darwin local artist that first became involved with Corrugated Iron through the 18 - 30 Drama Ensemble. Growing up, she has always loved writing and performing, and is now enjoying immersing herself in the Darwin arts and rollerskating scenes. She has previously worked as Area Champion for The Travelling Film Festival; stage manager, actor and assistant director at Brown's mart Theatre. Johanna loves encouraging people to get involved and just give things a try - even if at first you're kinda confused and terrible at it.
Chris has been a key player at Corrugated Iron for many years and his role includes vital things such as OH&S and risk management as well as lighting design, running sound and lights, rigging things in high places, set design and construction and the list goes on. This year Chris has begun delivering Tech Club which sees young creatives learning how to operate lights and sounds for performance. Chris' experience over the last twenty years working in a variety of settings means he is perfect for supporting and inspiring our young people as they prepare to take the stage.
Administration 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.
Stella has been involved with Corrugated Iron since she was 7, running circus workshops at Malak Community Centre. Since then Corro has always been at the centre of her life, with many a fond memory of riding her bike up to Nightcliff Community Centre to flip around the hall for a few hours every week. After a stint in Melbourne studying and clarifying Stella has returned back to Darwin and joined Corro in her dream job position working with schools and communities around Darwin to inspire young people with creative arts. Stella looks forward to developing the women’s circus in Darwin and performing a few mother-son acrobatic tricks for the Corrugated cohort in the years to come.
Creative Schools and Communities Coordinator
Coming all the way from Carclew Youth Arts in North Adelaide, Samantha Kearney has joined Corrugated Iron! A young and emerging arts professional, she was awarded AFL SportsReady’s Indigenous Trainee of the Year in 2020 and is currently completing her second-year traineeship and Certificate IV in Business Administration. Samantha loves working with young people and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty while learning new things. Her experience in event coordination includes Aboriginal Artists in Schools and travelling across the APY Lands on an 8-day journey to assist on the Tjitjiku Tjukurpa Project. (The Children's Dreaming). On this journey, Samantha played an integral part in the facilitation and coordination of the trip and was able to have a huge impact on Aboriginal communities and youth in the APY lands.