Our People

BOARD MEMBERS

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Hamish Clift

Chair

Hamish is a Brisbane barrister who has been involved with arts organisations in various roles for over twenty years.

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Catherine Nufer-Barr

Treasurer

Catherine is Flipside’s Treasurer and is a lawyer at HopgoodGanim Lawyers specialising in taxation, structuring and corporate governance. She is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and acts for a range of clients from high net wealth individuals, privately owned groups, large multinationals and a range of small to large charities and not for profits.

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Sarah Thomasson

Sarah is a Lecturer in the Theatre Programme at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington with a research interest in international arts festivals and and their fringes. She has over 15 years experience in Stage and Production Management with a number of Brisbane companies. She is also on the board of indelabilityarts.

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Cameron Hoffmann

Cameron is a Principal with RPS, and has over 20 years experience as a Town Planning Consultant, focusing on master planned communities, major projects and sustainable design and transport policy development. Cameron is a board director of the Australian Green Development Forum, and a member of UDIA’s City Plan Review and State Conference Committees.

Cameron balances his professional life with casual forays into circus and physical theatre, and has been known to rollerblade in outrageous outfits.

MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

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Robert Kronk

CEO/Artistic Director

Robert is Flipside’s CEO/Artistic Director. He is a co-founder of debase productions and was debase’s general manager until 2016. He was the director of programming and director of operations at Metro Arts until 2008 and has worked extensively as a director, writer, performer, and producer for companies including; La Boite, Brisbane Festival, Queensland Theatre Company, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Robert has also worked as an academic at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Southern Queensland.

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Rebecca Campbell

Customer Service & Philanthropy Coordinator

Rebecca joined the Flipside team in April 2019.  Her role at Flipside includes managing term and school holiday workshop enrolments, invoicing, small grant applications and sponsorship proposals.
Rebecca has worked in the arts industry in administrative and executive roles for the past 16 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role here at Flipside.

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Gabriela Gallardo

Arts and Production Manager / Regional and Remote Program Manager

Hailing from Ecuador, Gabriela has an extensive and diverse back catalogue of arts projects.
From working in Government cultural policy development to international poetry festivals, tourism and communications to studying her Masters in Creative Production and Arts Management she brings a unique blend of theory and practice to Flipside Circus.
Gabriela is passionate about visibility and diversity in arts projects where audiences can share in stories that capture a variety of cultures and lived experiences.

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Phoebe Waltham

Head Trainer & Program Coordinator

Circus, Dance, Gymnastic, and performing arts instructor, Phoebe has over ten years’ experience teaching children. Along with a diploma in Dance teaching and business management, and a trail of international performances, which include the UK and USA. As well as teaching circus classes Phoebe writes lesson plans and makes sure all our students are in the right class.
Before moving to Brisbane in 2018 and joining Flipside Phoebe managed a Circus school, gymnastics center and dance company in Melbourne.

TRAINERS

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Davy Sampford

Passionate juggler and instructor Davy has over 25 years of experience as an independent artist and director. A founding member of two very successful Brisbane companies, Circa and Briefs. He has also worked for Circus OZ and Circus Monoxide.

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Alex Weckes-Huck

Alex has performed extensively nationally and internationally both as an independent artist and working for companies such as Company 2 and Casus.  Alex spent his formative years as a performer onstage with Flipside Circus’s youth performance troupe.  Following this he attended the National Institute of Circus Art (NICA).

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Amy Stuart

Performing circus artist Amy, graduated from Flying Fruit Fly Circus school in 2015 and travels Australia with the Madhouse Circus. Her most recent performance We Live Here, received two Matilda Awards.

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Izzy Lawton

Circa Youth Ensemble Circa Zoo and Flipside Circus troupe performer, Izzy specialises in tumbling, trapeze and group/ partner acrobatics, where she maintains her passion for being upside down. This passion and love for circus has led to Izzy to study a bachelor of exercise science.

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Mia Hughes

Training since the age of 3, Mia joined Flipside’s performance troupe when she was 11, specialising in tumbling and group acrobatics. Her recent performance We Live Here, won the Matilda Award for best physical theatre.

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Alana Langley

Alana has spent six years as part of Flipside’s performance troupe, creating and performing notable performances for Brisbane Festival, Creative Generation and the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Charity Ball. Recently, she began studying Occupational Therapy, specialising in paediatrics.

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Lucy Hunterland

After struggling to find her hobby in primary school, Lucy came across and fell in love with circus. Lucy has been a member of troupe since the age of 12 and now specialises in basing, double trapeze, silks, and group acrobatics. Her favourite thing to do as an acrobat is to perform, as she really enjoys sharing her skills and art with an audience.

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Rachel Robinson

Rachel found a love for performing after doing a silks act for one of Flipside’s community shows and joined Flipside Circus’s Performance Troupe specialising in Lyra, hand balancing and group acrobatics. Rachel has performed at venues all over the Brisbane including, Brisbane Festival, HOTA, Southbank Piazza and Flipside Circus.

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