Staff

Michael Campbell (Executive Director)
Michael has worked freelance as an arts consultant and strategist, editor, writer, events manager, director and choreographer. He was the Festival Director for the Brisbane Writers Festival (2006-2009), and the literary events program at gleebooks in Sydney for 4 years (2002-2005). He is a Board member of Currency House, and edited Keith Bain on Movement and Keith Bain: The Principles of Movement for Currency House and Oberon Books (UK).

Michael has also worked across the arts in various other capacities including as an artistic director, director, choreographer, artistic co-ordinator, events manager, librettist, writer, editor, and dancer. He was a principal dancer with West Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet and Oper der Stadt Köln, and has worked for companies including Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company and Griffin Theatre Company. He has worked for Opera Australia on works including Merry Widow, Handa on Sydney Harbour: Carmen and La TraviataLa Forza del Destino and Salome. In 2004 he directed the opera Madeline Lee, which he also co-wrote. Recent projects include directing Aunt Agony (New Theatre) and Equus (Nomadic Artists); presenting the TV show For the Love of Books (Studio TV – Foxtel); judging the 2013, 2014, 2016 WA Premier’s Book Awards; and writing and directing (she had) immortal longings (Australian Shakespeare Festival, Hobart). Recently he directed The Cunning Little Vixen for Pacific Opera and an outdoor performance of Twelfth Night.

Michelle Rickerby (Producer)
With a background in children’s television production including television production manager, children’s television character writer and playwright. (Nickelodeon, Sydney and The Children’s Channel, London) Michelle was the Executive Producer of ABC Commercial for three years overseeing the development, production and co-production of content, products and services for distribution via ABC Commercial business units.  Recently a social media manager, Michelle has worked in London as a writer, producer and film reviewer for Universal TV Studios and has experience as a consulting editor for film scripts for independent film producers.