Rachael Jennings / Communications and Publications Manager

I lead our digital publishing projects and manage the technical and editorial direction of our online communications, marketing and information services (25 hrs/wk). I work with the Ausdance Network, partners and the dance community across Australia and internationally to ensure our information services respect and meet the needs of dance professionals. I’ve been lucky to work with Ausdance for many years on diverse and interesting projects, with some highlights being the 2004 Australian Youth Dance FestivalAsia–Pacific Channels ; Creating Pathways, the 2005 national Indigenous dance forum at National Museum of Australia; Summit Proceedings of the 2008 and 2012 World Dance Alliance Global Summit; Ausdance National’s 2009 – 2011 and 2012 – 2014 business plans (contributing the strategic plans for our information and web services); and leading the research and production of Ausdance National's website (and the 2010 Australian Dance Awards website). I’m a Brisbane girl and was a founding member and co-curator (with Clare Dyson, Avril Huddy and Brian Lucas) of Brisbane’s CRAB Room performance space. For many years I was an artistic collaborator on site-specific performance works with choreographer Clare Dyson. I have a BA (Visual Arts) from QUT and Master of Information Studies (Internet Communication) from the University of Canberra.

Leanne Craig / Australian Dance Awards nominations coordinator

I’m the Australian Dance Awards nominations coordinator (10 hrs/wk). I work with the selection panel and manage the nominating and voting procedures. I compile the citations for the shortlist, am responsible for updating the ADAs website and I work closely with the host Ausdance organisation that is producing the event each year. I have been involved in the dance industry for many years. I was a BA (Dance) student at Adelaide University and worked at Ausdance NSW 2007–2009. I have been with Ausdance National in Canberra since 2006.