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|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Occupation||Writer, critic, editor|
"Critics are born, not made... ask my mother."
2011 is my 25th year as an arts writer and critic, mostly of performing arts. And it’s my first year as Melbourne theatre critic for The Australian. I’ve also had long spells with the Financial Review (including a heady few years reviewing nationally), the Herald Sun (reviewing theatre and ballet), The Big Issue (as arts and literary editor) and The Melbourne Times, where it all began. I’ve also had some shorter spells with The Age: as contemporary dance writer then as their first ‘fringe’ critic.
In another life, I lectured in information and communication technology. And English.
I'm currently a member of the Green Room Awards Association's dance panel, which I have also chaired. I'm also on the selection panel of the Australian Dance Awards 2010-2013. In 2009, I helped decide the Telstra Ballet Dancer of the Year award.