Welcoming Robbie to the team, Executive Director of Ausdance Victoria Michele Silby said: “Robbie brings to Ausdance Victoria his passion for the ongoing development of Australia’s dance, arts and entertainment industries with an ardent focus on progressing diversity and equality within the sectors.”
Robbie’s extensive portfolio of experience within the arts industry includes being a producer with Opera Australia overseeing the delivery of key commercial events such as the Sydney Opera House New Year’s Eve Gala and associated events, Mazda Opera in the Bowl, Mazda Opera in the Domain, Anthony Pratt and OA’s Opera for the People and the return season of West Side Story.
A further thirty commercial production credits can be attributed to his time as Executive Producer and Director of Operations with StageArt Australia, with highlights being the Australasian premiere of The Color Purple the Musical, Memphis the Musical, Dreamgirls, In the Heights and the Victorian premiere of Spring Awakening.
I’m thrilled to be joining Ausdance Victoria with the objective to continue the extraordinary work done by the organisation and its partners in the past,” said Robbie.
Robbie’s enthusiasm for the industry has grown from his beginnings as a dancer which saw him become an Australian and International champion in Latin American Dancesport.
Speaking further about his vision for the sector Robbie said “I look forward to contributing to the growth of our sector by ensuring the dance industry and dancers across all genres are championed and supported to reach their fullest potential,” he said.
“With the unprecedented challenges faced by the Arts Sector in 2020, Ausdance Victoria remains committed to working with the Victorian Dance sector to ensure we all emerge stronger post COVID-19,” said Ms Silby.
“Robbie’s extensive management and operational experience will be a valuable asset towards addressing immediate sector needs and ensuring that Ausdance Victoria continues to engage, collaborate and provide development opportunities for Victoria’s diverse dance ecology.”
Robbie commences his role as General Manager of Ausdance Victoria immediately. For more information, visit: www.ausdancevic.org.au for details.
Image: Robbie Carmellotti – photo by Belinda Strodder