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Our core staff

Meet some familiar faces

Cirkidz is an Incorporated Association governed by a Board of Directors and managed by its General Manager and Artistic Director and supported by 6 core staff members.

Joshua Hoare: Artistic Director. Joshua draws on multiple skill sets as one of Australia's new generation of circus artists, creating performance work through a variety of physical languages. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Sydney University), graduated from the National Institute of Circus (NICA) and has performed both nationally and internationally.

Nick Skibinski: General Manager. Nick has enjoyed a successful career in the Arts. Currently he specialises in providing business process, strategy, HR and General Management advice and support for Not for Profits. Most recently he was the CEO of Australian Dance Theatre for four years. Prior to that he spent nearly 10 years at the Adelaide Festival Centre as a programming executive where he developed, presented and produced over 170 individual events and productions, from small scale industry developments programs through to the creation of the inaugural OzAsia festival as its first Executive Producer. He holds a BA in Arts Politics from Flinders University. His young daughter joined the Cirkidz Tiddlerz program in 2012 and is nurturing a keen interest in hula hoop.

Rebekah Ryan: Marketing & Content Coordinator. Rebekah has experience, knowledge, and skills with a demonstrated history of working in the Australian performing arts industry. She has held several roles that include Manager/producer/marketer of a small entertainment business, Digital Marketing Co-ordinator with West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Marketing and Events Manager for the annual Canning Show as well as customer service and front of house supervisor for performing arts venues and events including Gluttony, Adelaide Fringe Festival. She has a strong arts and design background with marketing experience within the performing arts industry. Rebekah also has skills in live event production, production management, photography, as well as being a performing artist. Rebekah holds a Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and is currently studying for her MBA majoring in Marketing.

Bronny Underwood: Accounts Manager. Bronny has a varied background from her career in the Financial Sectors.  With her Diploma in Accounting has run her own Bookkeeping and BAS Agency for over 12 years. She started working for Cirkidz in 2008 and now works full-time as SACC Financial and Accounts Manager.  She loves her work looking after accounts for such a creative company.  If you have an account query you can contact Bron at accounts@cirkidz.org.au.

Kylie Tilley: Admin Coordinator. Curly Kylie has come from a vast background, most recently from the Disability sector. With a bit of a quirky personality, Kylie is creeping warily into this wonderful world of circus. You will most likely see her smiley face welcoming you into the building at some point with her little Mexican Chihuahuas.

Hannah Tunstill: Admin/Marketing Support. After completing a Bachelor of Music at the Elder Conservatorium, Hannah has balanced an eclectic performance and teaching career with youth arts administration roles. More recently she has started a freelance career in graphic design, photography and film. You'll most often see Hannah at Cirkidz reception, so if you have any queries about classes or enrolment, please feel free to say hi!

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