Staff & Board

UTP STAFF

ROSIE DENNIS – Artistic Director/CEO

Rosie Dennis creates work renowned for distinct beauty, universality and currency. Prior to joining UTP Rosie’s work was presented at more than 25 festivals across Central Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. She has received a number of new work commissions including: Carriageworks, Channel 4 (UK), ABC TV Arnolfini (UK) and Mousonturn Kunstlerhaus (GER). Most recently she has directed two documentaries, Bre & Back and One Day For Peace.

JULIEANNE CAMPBELL – General Manager

Julieanne Campbell is an arts manager who has worked in Australia, the U.K., the U.S and Asia. She started work as a journalist in Indonesia in the early 90s, but soon specialized in communications and business strategy in the arts, working on three Venice Biennales, the inaugural Media_City_Seoul and was General Manager of Performance Space from 2003–2012. She was Business Manager for the 2012 Parramasala festival that celebrates the global impact of South Asian arts and cultures before joining UTP in 2013. Julieanne has been on a range of Boards, including Chair of PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, and is currently on the Management Committee of Inner West Cultural Services and My Darling Patricia.

AMANDA SMITH – Financial Administrator

Amanda joined Urban Theatre Projects in early 2007 beginning her involvement with the Arts community. Amanda has numerous years of experience in a variety of areas contributing to the financial and administrative management and growth of many businesses, including operating her own successful small business.

Adam McGowan – Senior Producer & Development

Adam is a producer, project manager and programmer with experience working across theatre, dance, cabaret, contemporary circus and public talks.  Most recently, he was Program Manager at Sydney Festival (2011-2017) with a focus on theatre and dance. In 2009, he worked for Performance Space 122 and BAM in New York City.  Adam is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Production).  He also holds an Arts/Education degree. Adam is on the board of The Aurora Group – a charity organisation supporting LGBTIQ initiatives.

TIAN ZHANG – Producer

Tian is a producer and curator who has worked across a range of disciplines, including visual art, performance, music and installation. Originally from Brisbane, Tian has curated and produced shows for Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Experimental Art Festival and Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives Festival, both independently and through Small Lakes, an initiative she co-founded. From 2010-2012, she worked at Brisbane City Council, producing large-scale public events and installations. Tian moved to Sydney in 2012 to become Senior Exhibition Coordinator at Sculpture by the Sea, before joining UTP in 2014. She is currently working towards her first curatorial project in NSW, to be exhibited in Auburn in 2017, whilst trying to find time to finish a Masters of Curating

LUKAS BLIEKENDAAL – Administrator/Marketing Coordinator

Lukas has a background in education as a special educational needs teacher, educational & behavioural coach and as project assistant for a multi-disciplinary company that focuses on educational development and project management for numerous educational institutions across The Netherlands. He holds a Bachelor of Education and a Masters Certificate in Educational Learning Processes. In 2012 Lukas cofounded Switch to Go in The Netherlands, a coaching organisation specialising in children with behavioural issues.