Content contributors


Marco Alexandre - Sound engineer

Marco Alexandre

Marco Alexandre is a sound creative from Viseu, Portugal currently residing in Porto where he practices his passion for sound. With a degree in Sound Arts & Design from the London College of Communication, his work evolves around field recordings, story telling through sound and experimental music. At the moment Marco is creating radio shows for Resonance FM, multi channel setups for installations, live music performances and his stories. Marco dedicates his time teaching music production online via YouTube where he explores and develops techniques of audio manipulation with his audience.


Eleanor Scicchitano- writing for Discourses

Eleanor is the Visual Arts Program Curator at Country Arts SA. In 2012 she completed a Masters in Curatorial and Museum Studies at Adelaide University and she has previously work as a co-director at FELTspace ARI and founding co-director of onesixteenth ARI. She is a Board member at ACE Open, and spent 5 weeks in Venice in 2015, working in the Australian Pavilion at the Biennale. She maintains in independent curatorial and writing practice, and has presented exhibitions in galleries around Australia. She has published articles, reviews and essays with Artlink Magazine, Marmalade, and for a number of artists and galleries in Adelaide.

Samuel Harnett-Welk- worked on Turning Pointe


Samuel first began his professional development as a dancer at the age of 10 with The Australian Ballet, after being ranked first place champion as a national gymnast - on track for the Olympic circuit.  He then completed his secondary education with a commendation from the Governor of South Australia whilst studying a Bachelor of Arts through Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in the United Kingdom.  Alongside of this Samuel has also trained under the Royal Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company.

Since exiting institutional training Samuel has worked with Jacopo Godani, Cyril Baldy, Prue Lang, Leigh Warren, and many others. Samuel has enjoyed working with Opera Australia, Melbourne Ballet, STRUT Dance, GLIDER, and many more. A highlight for Samuel has been performing in William Forsythe’s One Flat Thing, in its Australian debut.

Samuel continues to work on a variety of self interests within dance, academia and mechanics. Most recently assisting in preparing a report for Andrew Westle on gender equality in Australian Dance and assisting in the implementation of structured improvisation for use in primary school training programmes, directed at children who rank highly as ASD. A fun fact about Samuel is that he has worked for over three years as a machinist in McLaren Vale working for Task Automation in construction, design and maintenance for agricultural machinery.

Other contributors

Turning Pointe: Gender equality in Australian dance

Research Advisory Panel:  Lucy Guerin, Amy Hollingsworth, Stephanie Lake, Carin Mistry, Frances Rings, Michelle Ryan, Meryl Tankard, Maggie Tonkin & Jordan Beth Vincent.

Working on the report: Kai Bradley, Samuel Harnett-Welk, Claire Ashworth, Wendy Heywood, Tom Halls, Anne-Marie Peard and Bek Berger.

Project partners other Credits

The Mill Theatre

Ausdance Victoria- Lexy Panetta and Jonathan Homsey.