Board and Leadership

Canberra Dance Theatre is a not-for-profit member organisation run by an enthusiastic volunteer Board with a range of skills and experience. A small part-time staff of Artistic Director Jacqui Simmonds, supported by Tiffany Suen in the office manage day-to-day activities, and Admin Assistants usually assist with running the office in the evenings.

Artistic Director

Jacqui Simmonds is Canberra Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director, read more about Jacqui here.

Board of Canberra Dance Theatre

The Board is committed to the delivery of quality dance programs, community performances and classes locally, nationally and internationally. Board members are active in supporting the administration and special events.

Board meetings are held generally bi-monthly with an Annual General Meeting. Any CDT Member with appropriate skills who is interested in being part of the Board should contact the Chair to discuss this further.

Current Board Members

Pam Diver
Chair
Cameron Ong
Treasurer
Suzanne Winser
Secretary
Margaret Vincent
Janet Simpson
Greg Barrett
Gretel Burgess

Canberra Dance Theatre Policies

Admin Assistants

Want to help CDT, learn new skills, and earn free dance classes? Admin Assistants are the people who staff the office in the evenings and weekends for classes. CDT can’t afford 24-hour staff, so the administrative volunteers make all the difference – and they are dancers themselves who love to be part of making CDT such a special place.

Please contact the CDT office to see which shifts are available. As a volunteer organisation – we love volunteers!

Life Members of Canberra Dance Theatre for exceptional service

Stephanie Burridge
Artistic Director
1978 to 2001
Amalia Hordern
Artistic Director
2001 to 2006
Meg Millband
Artistic Director
2007 to 2009
Liz Lea
Artistic Director
2010 to 2016
Philip Piggin
Company Director
2002 to 2010
Russell Cunningham
Thor Diesendorf
Jane Ingall
Kay Johnston
David Keany
Priscilla Ruffell
Bren Weatherstone