DIRTYFEET STAFF

ANTHEA DOROPOULOS

Director & Co-Founder

anthea@dirtyfeet.com.au

Anthea Doropoulos is an experienced dance producer and arts manager with 16 years industry experience. As a creative producer she has fostered innovation in the dance sector by pioneering platforms for research, residencies, development, workshops and productions in inclusive and accessible dance practice for emerging and established dance artists.

As Director, Anthea has grown the not-for-profit dance company, DirtyFeet since 2007 from grass-roots into a sustainable organisation integral to the independent dance sector in Australia. DirtyFeet is recognised as essential to the dance ecology through its support of emerging dance artists and inclusive dance programs including working with artists with disabilities.

In 2019 Anthea started her role as Creative Producer at Campbelltown Arts Centre and has successfully produced sell-out dance seasons for Sydney Festival with artists Rhiannon Newton and Jasmin Sheppard.

In 2019 and 2020 Anthea was the Program Manager for March Dance, a flagship festival for the independent contemporary dance sector in Sydney; managing 122 artists and 102 events per year.

Anthea has a strong passion for community engagement and works closely with a range of artists and communities from diverse backgrounds. She has supported many First Nation Artists, emerging artists, artist from CaLD, LGQTBI+ communities and artists with disabilities, continually demonstrating her commitment to create a more culturally rich arts community.

MELINDA OMOKARO

Program Manager - The Right Foot 

melinda@dirtyfeet.com.au

Melinda Omokaro graduated from UNSW (2006) with a BA (Dance/English)/BEd. She is a Dance Specialist teacher for the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta's Captivate program. 

 
Her credits include: ‘Game of Seven’ (Chester and Champion 2013/14), ‘Cultivate/Culminate’ (Force Majeure 2013/14), ‘In Transit’ (Vassallo 2014), 'Winds of Woerr' (Gela 2014-2016), ‘The Likes of Me (Shilcock/Walsh 2015), ‘Catalyst’ (Accessible Arts 2015/2016), ‘Tangi Wai’ (Hunt 2015), ‘Mura Buai’ (Gela and Micich 2015), ‘Fragments of Malungoka’ (Gela 2016), ‘Days Like These’ (Vassallo 2017-18), ‘Alkemic Konnections’ (Shilcock 2018), ’Silent Trio Beats’ (Handa 2018), ‘Chairs and Stools’ (Riana Head-Toussaint 2019). 
 
She is actively engaged with DirtyFeet programs, taking on the role of Project Manager and Artist Support Worker for The Right Foot.

ZOE MORGAN

Administration and Marketing Manager 

zoe@dirtyfeet.com.au

Zoe Morgan completed her Bachelor of Arts (Dance and Performance) at Macquarie University with an admiration for the freedom dance offers both artists and their viewers. Zoe is passionate about inclusive dance practice and possibilities to facilitate deeper connection, meaning and empowerment, through personal and shared movement exploration and expression.

Zoe is excited to support established and emerging artists and participants, with and without disability, in their dance explorations as this year’s Program Manager.



SARAH-VYNE VASSALLO

Associate Artist

Sarah-Vyne Vassallo is a recognised leader in Australia for the professionalisation of inclusive arts practice and has a lived experience of invisible disability. A recipient of the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship and Artistic Director of Murmuration, Sydney's flagship integrated performing arts company. Sarah-Vyne is a director, choreographer, writer and creative consultant with a career spanning two decades. Her agile interdisciplinary arts practice intersects dance, theatre, production design, screen and arts development. Sarah-Vyne has earned a reputation as a well-loved artist with a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.

Throughout her career she has worked with Sydney Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Sydney Opera House, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Vivid Sydney, Create NSW, Festival of Dangerous Minds, DirtyFeet, Bankstown Arts Centre, Art Gallery of NSW, Sidetrack Theatre, Accessible Arts, Adelaide Fringe, Taste Creative, Disney, ABC, Screentime, Foxtel, Channel 7 and SBS.

Sarah-Vyne is passionate about creative learning, professional development and knowledge sharing and is a resident lead artist for the Sydney Opera House, Creative Learning in Leadership Program. She has also been a guest teaching artist for The Song Room, Sydney Dance Company, Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Arts Unit and others. Most recently Sarah-Vyne has been appointed DirtyFeets Associate Artist.

Sarah-Vyne has worked on screen as an Actress; in Australian series ‘All Saints’ and in TVC’s for NRMA, Foxtel, Vodaphone, Australian Government; as Movement Director for music videos with indie sensation The Jezebels, The Griswolds, Reece Mastin, Kayzel; and as a set decorator for TVC campaigns CHOOSI, ISOwhey and most recently SBS Doco-Series Perspective Shift. She is currently in development for a new live children’s show in partnership with Sydney Opera House and in writing development for a fantasy adventure television series.

sarahvynevassallo.com



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