[L-R Katrina Lazaroff, Erin Fowler, Amber Cronin, Tim Watts. Photo by Daniel Purvis.]

[L-R Katrina Lazaroff, Erin Fowler, Amber Cronin, Tim Watts. Photo by Daniel Purvis.]

Erin Fowler

Artistic Director

Erin is an Australian artist working across the dance, music and theatre industries, as well as the co-Artistic Director and creator of The Mill Adelaide, home to over 40 artists in SA. Erin’s choreographic work includes Epoch (2016) created on Australian Dance Theatre for their Ignition season, The Ten Thousand Things (2016) created on the 2nd year Adelaide College of the Arts students, Bird Calls (2015), an immersive solo work commissioned by Open Space, Femme (2015) a solo work developed as part of The Mill’s Choreographic Futures Dance Residency, and the dance film, Gaia (2014), which has currently screened in over 23 film festivals around the world. 

Her performance work includes seasons with BalletLab and Patch Theatre Company. She also has an ongoing relationship with Swedish dance collective ilDance, co-directed by Israel Aloni and Lee Brummer, who visit Australia regularly.

Erin is also the Co-Artistic Director of The Mill, a creative hub for Adelaide’s local artists from all disciplines. The Mill provides artist spaces and a curated program that is focused on the creation and continuous evolution of Adelaide based arts and artistic culture. The Mill’s dance program has offered residencies with Kate Champion and ilDance and masterclasses with companies and artists including Batsheva Dance Company, Kyle Page & Amber Haines, Cedar Lake Dance Company. Alongside co-director Amber Cronin, Erin has curated and programmed a number of multi-art form events including Pantheon (2014) and Nebula Deluxe (2015). 

Erin is also a member of the band Sitara, where she plays guitar and sings, and regularly travels to Wudang Mountain in China where she studies KungFu, Tai Chi and QiGong practices. These experiences had a strong influence on her creative practice and also led her to co-develop the Movement is my Medicine Festival, which promotes movement culture and practices. She is a teacher of contemporary dance, Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Qoya, a movement practice based on yoga, dance and sensual movement. She is currently training as a Kundalini Tantra energy bodywork practitioner through Eliyah Australia.

Amber Cronin

Artistic Director

Amber is an Australian creative producer and maker with an interest in audience focused creative direction. She works across performance, dance and the visual arts with a particular interest in interdisciplinary projects and site-specific, publicly-engaged practices. Amber is also a co-founder and artistic director of The Mill Adelaide.  

A respected voice within the local/national and international arts industry, she regularly consults with government on cultural immersion within existing frameworks. 

Amber Cronin underwent a JUMP mentorship in 2013 with Jeff Khan (Performance Space) which was formative in her development as a producer, she was also mentored by Hannah Mathews (ACCA) in programming immersive visual arts in the development of her work 'Pantheon' 2013 (The Mill), an interactive multi-disciplinary event which was a platform for the creation and performance of nine new works within one event. New works produced for ‘Pantheon’ have gone onto second developments and programmed into festivals. Her recently produced work 'ATLAS' 2015 (The Mill) bought together an immersive dome cinema and soundscape.  Amber had a background in music management and bookings before she started working in theatre, dance and visual arts and this shows through the multi-disciplinary nature of her work.

Amber’s role as director of The Mill has given her a broad knowledge of arts practice. Amber has developed innovative programs and events The Mill’s physical space and NFP arm of the company, she developed the companies public programs and artist development opportunities while managing the arts space and curating the gallery program, alongside  co-founder Erin Fowler, developing a sustainable and successful business model. 

Amber is a qualified yoga teacher and this informs her love of facilitation, physical awareness and self-inquiry.

Amber has a strong understanding of the creative process, working with artists in the development stages of creating new work. She has also produced and managed independent projects and events in a range of venues and across a variety of mediums including visual art, dance, film, and live art.

Amber has a strong interest in audience engagement, immersive and interactive work.

Tim Watts

General Manager

Tim comes to The Mill Adelaide having been reluctantly absent from the arts world for a while too long. Focusing on creating new performance works, Watts was a founding member of Unstoppable Huxtable and mounted three seasons of original theatre in the 2004, 2005 and 2007 Adelaide Fringe Festivals. He went on to produce for Playground Contemporary Dance in 2008 and co-direct for Bad Company in 2009.

Between those and more recent times, he has participated primarily on the audience side of the curtain. But that all changed in 2016 when Watts came on board at TINY BRICKS to co-produce their debut work Deluge in the Adelaide Festival of Arts. His mastery of the spreadsheet subsequent landed him a gig with The Mill Adelaide as General Manager / Dropbox Wrangler / Stay At Home Dad.

Katrina Lazaroff

Programming Coordinator

Katrina has worked extensively as a director, producer, community cultural development worker, choreographer, performer, rehearsal director, educator and creative mentor since 1994.

She is the founder, artistic director and producer of dance theatre company ‘One Point 618’ www.onepoint618.com.au, currently program coordinator at The Mill and recently assistant producer at The Royal Croquet Club, South Australia. Also in the sphere of producing, arts management and direction she has led roles such as; founding creative producer of Expressway Arts, Carclew Youth Arts and Onkaparinga City Council, director of the ACT Youth Dance Festival and project artistic director of Buzz Dance Theatre, WA.

She has worked as a dance and theatre performer and choreographer nationally and internationally over the span of her 20 plus year career. She graduated with a BA in Dance at the University of Adelaide in 1996, Honours in Dance at WAAPA in 2001 and studied at the Hooger Instituit Voor Danse in Belgium in 1997.

As a performer, rehearsal director and assistant to the director she has worked for companies; Buzz Dance Theatre, Patch Theatre Company, Strut Dance, Steamworks Arts Productions, Perth Theatre Company, Leigh warren & Dancers, Restless Dance Theatre, Steps Youth Dance Company, Move Through Life Dance Company, Diwali Dance House and Ronin Dance Company.

As a choreographer she has worked for companies and produced work for organisations such as; Adelaide Festival Centre’s inSPACE/Something on Saturday and CentrEd Programs, Australian Dance Theatre, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Adelaide Feast Festival, Come Out Festival, Strut Dance, Artrage WA, Blueroom Theatre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, SA Independent Dance Collection, Choreolab SA and Adelaide College of the Arts. 

As a community development worker and educator, she has worked with national organisations; Country Arts SA, Adelaide Festival CentreEd Program, Ausdance SA/WA/ACT/NSW&QLD, The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education & Recreation, Carclew Youth Arts, Riverland Youth Theatre, University of Notre Dame WA, Flinders University SA, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, TAFE SA, Actors NOW, Media And Arts Alliance, Meeralinga Children’s Festival, City of Joondalup’s Little Feet Festival, Whiteman Park’s Ground Water Festival, Port Headland’s School of the Air Camps,  Derby’s Boab Festival West Kimberley/Festival’s Australia initiative, specialist dance teacher in national metropolitan, regional and international schools independently and with education companies Buzz Dance Theatre and Patch Theatre Company.

Katrina has been a Board and Panel Member for numerous organisations including; Grant assessments Arts SA Community and Cultural Development Panel, Assessor at Adelaide College of The Arts (TAFE), Grant assessments Arts SA Independent Makers and Presenters Panel, Panel member grant assessments for Country Arts SA, Board Member of Steps Youth Dance Company WA, Board Member Dancer’s representative Buzz Dance Theatre and Board Member Independent for Ausdance SA.