Zoe Scrogings is an arts manager and creative producer with over two decades’ of working in cross cultural collaborations, major events, and business development. Her local knowledge of the Top End comes from her previous roles as Business Development Manager with the Yothu Yindi Foundation, Garma Festival and Development Manager at Darwin Festival stewarding a significant portfolio of corporate and philanthropic partnerships. Zoe has produced and developed social circus projects for young people with Rock n Roll Circus, Circa, Vulcana Women’s Circus and has produced a range of arts, digital activism and cultural exchange projects in Thailand, Timor Leste, Indonesia, India, and China. Zoe has held positions in leading youth arts companies as Executive Director Backbone, and Artistic Director and CEO of Contact Inc in Brisbane, Queensland as well Lecturer and sessional academic at QLD College of the Arts, Griffith University.
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.
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.
Administration and Workshops Coordinator
Currently the (Acting) Program Manager, Cat is also a founding member and Artistic Director of taiNTed Theatre Company. Cat trained professionally as an actor in London, UK and now lives and works in the Territory. Cat has numerous credits in stage, TVC and short film roles. Their latest appearances have included roles such as Kate, The Taming of the Shrew (taiNTed Theatre Company), Maria, Twelfth Night (Darwin Theatre Company and taiNTed Theatre Company Productions, 2020), Vic, Away (Browns Mart Productions, 2020), Yala, Frackety Frack (Nat Kelly Films Production, 2019) and Ruth, Cosi (Browns Mart Theatre Productions, 2019). Cat is dedicated to empowering new and emerging artists to grow and flourish within the arts community and environment and in teaching the joy of acting and theatre to others. Cat works as a teaching artist for numerous arts organisations in the NT. Cat is also a passionate and dedicated producer and director, driven to support and develop Territory productions and stories. They have worked on multiple locally grown productions, including producing both theatre and short films.
Creative Producer (Programs)
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
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
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.