Anthea co-founded DirtyFeet in 2005 with Sarah Fiddaman and takes pride in providing opportunities for artists in Sydney. Since that time Anthea has directed the orgranisation, managing and delivering a successful annual program for ten years. Highlights have included co-producingOut of the Studio, managingThe Choreographic Lab and working as an artist support worker for The Right Foot.
In addition to DirtyFeet’s own productions, Anthea has worked with Sydney companies and choreographers including Stompin, DanceTank, Dean Walsh, Kay Armstrong, Anton, Vicki Van Hout, Paul Cordeiro and Sarah-Vyne Vassallo.
Anthea graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Dance in 2004.
Melinda Tyquin graduated from UNSW (2006) with a BA (Dance/English)/BEd. She is currently a CAPTIVATE Dance Program Facilitator for the Parramatta Catholic Education Office and DirtyFeet Board Member (2014-2018). Her credits include: ‘Briwyant’ (Van Hout 2011/2012), ‘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). She is actively engaged with DirtyFeet programs, taking on the role of Project Manager and Artist Support Worker for The Right Foot. Melinda is a 2018 Artist in Residence with Murmuration, fulfilling roles of Artist/Deviser and Rehearsal Assistant.
Megan graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2012 with an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) and the Finley Award for Dance. In 2013 she was a member of LINK Dance Company receiving a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Dance).
Now an arts manager and producer based in Sydney, Megan has worked primarily at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Festival and is the Program Manager for DirtyFeet. With varied experience and roles within the arts sector, Megan always comes back to a strong passion for dance and the creation of opportunities for dance artists.
Believing that movement is a shared universal language, Elle has a dance practise ignited by curiosity and fuelled by courage. Completing her formal education at UWA and WAAPA, she acknowledges her learning prior and post this as equally valid and valuable and recognises the presence of inherited cultural histories and experiences existing in her body.
While she uncovers the questions she wants to ask/answer herself, she has the privilege of helping other artists answer questions through movement locally, regionally, interstate and internationally. Away from the stage and studio she really, really, enjoys knitting.