Erin is an Australian artist working across the dance, music and theatre industries, Her work invites audiences to consider the world through a different lens to more deeply connect with each other, our planet and ourselves. 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 an internationally curated program that is focused on the creation and continuous evolution of Adelaide based arts and artistic culture.
Erin is a member of the band Sitara, where she plays guitar and sings www.sitaramusic.com.au, 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 for women based on yoga, dance and sensual movement.
Programming Manager - Visual Arts
Amber Cronin is an Australian cross-disciplinary artist whose work spans sculpture, drawing, installation, performance and social interventions. Cronin’s visual arts research is rooted in performative and sculptural gestures that engage the audience through the connection of memory, time and space. Everyday actions such as weaving, sewing or sleeping are transformed into meditative sites of ritual activity.
As founding co-director of The Mill (providing arts programming adjacent to a community of studio spaces), Amber has been focused on creating a space for dialogue between visual arts and performance/dance. A respected voice within the local/national and international arts industry, she regularly consults with government on cultural immersion within existing frameworks.
Her involvement with The Mill exemplifies her interest in audience driven works and she approaches making as an independent artist through the structure of contemporary production.
Amber is a qualified yoga teacher and this informs her love of facilitation, physical awareness and self-inquiry.
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.
Programming Manger - Dance and Performance
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.