Managing Director Katy Green Loughrey
Producer Gabriela Green
Producer – Emerging Artists Bina Bhattacharya
Finance and Operations Manager Holly Morrison
Administration and Communications Coordinator Daisy Montalvo
Associate Choreographer Larissa McGowan
Casual Venue Technicians David Robertts, Shawn Spina, Nyasha Kanyimo, and Amber Silk
Senior Teaching Artist Zoe Tomaras
Assisting Teaching Artists Fanar Moonee, Nyasha Kanyimo and Neda Taha
Artist-in-Residence Bernadette Fam
Business Strategy Consultant Vicki Middleton, Middleton Arts
Graphic Designer Mickie Quick and Huy Nguyen
Bookkeeper Keeping Company
Interim Co-Chairs Donna Abela and Stephen Boyle
Deputy Chair Pippa Bailey
Treasurer Susie Vongkeneta
General Members David Capra
PYT Staff Biographies
Managing Director – Katy Green Loughrey
Katy grew up on the lands of the Darug people where she currently works as the Managing Director at PYT Fairfield. She is a producer, curator and arts manager specialising in contemporary performance with more than a decade of experience and a passion for work that is interdisciplinary, intercultural and affects social change. As a Producer for Sydney Opera House (2015-2018), Katy developed and launched the new Artist and Sector Development program, as well as produced various high profile national and international projects for the Talks and Ideas program. She has also held producing and arts management roles with Performing Lines, PACT centre for emerging artists, Blacktown Arts Centre, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery and Creative Practice Lab, UNSW. Katy is co-curator of Talking Bodies, a dance-lecture series featuring some of Sydney’s best independent dance makers, and Board Member for ReadyMade Works Inc.
Producer – Gabriela Green
Gabriela is a dancer who works across many mediums, with all people and within inclusive environments. Inspired by artists of her homeland Chile, Gabriela is currently interested in Dance as Activism and is facilitating COPE FLOW a multidisciplinary artist lab at Four Winds on Djiringang Land for First Nations artists and artists of colour working in regional NSW. Gabriela will continue to dive into Dance as Activism in 2021 through a Ausdance Residency and a PACT solo artist residency. Gabriela is a valued Dirtyfeet artist and is part of Emma Saunders ‘We are Here’ company. Besides dancing Gabriela has worked producing projects with FLING Physical Theatre and Durwali-ngal in regional NSW. She is currently the Producer at PYT Fairfield and has a passion for empowering and working with diverse Western Sydney artists.
Producer – Emerging Artists – Bina Bhattacharya
Bina Bhattacharya is an award-winning filmmaker (Writer/Producer/Director) from Campbelltown in Sydney’s southwest and is currently a Writer for the upcoming feature film “Here Out West” about the intersecting lives of Western Sydney’s migrant communities produced by Co-Curious. Bina was awarded Best Screenplay for her short film ‘Musings’ at Sydney’s Made in the West Film Festival, and the Audience Choice Award a year prior for her 2017 short film ‘Wild Dances’. ‘Wild Dances’ was screened at festivals in the USA, Ukraine, Germany, Czech Republic as well as Mardi Gras Film Festival and Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Most recently Bina has worked as a Higher Education Worker at Western Sydney’s University’s School of Medicine and also runs her own Production company, Gemme de la Femme Pictures, specialising in showcasing the talents of actors from diverse backgrounds. Bina is the daughter of a Bengali Indian migrant father and a white-Australian mother and draws on her diverse cultural experiences into her artistic practice, decolonising performance and challenging ideas around “high” and “pop” culture.
Finance and Operations Manager – Holly Morrison
Holly Morrison is an arts administrator and certified bookkeeper who has been working in financial management for not for profit organisations for eight years. She holds a Bachelor of Art Theory (Distinction) from the UNSW Art & Design and a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping. Whilst studying, Holly worked in community services in Waterloo, Sydney where she experienced the connection between art and social agency, and has worked for organisations who support artists and build relationships with communities ever since. Holly has previously worked in community development at Cumberland Council’s Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio and is currently also Best Practice and Finance Coordinator at the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) where she specialises in best practice.
Administration and Communications Coordinator – Daisy Montalvo
Daisy Montalvo is a community artist from Mount Druitt who started her career in the Arts as a performer for the Mt Druitt Press Conference at the ‘FUNPARK’ Sydney Festival in 2014. After completing a Journalism degree in 2015, Daisy worked with CuriousWorks to deliver film and art workshops for kids in her community. In 2017, she released a documentary called Broadening Horizons which follows four young girls from Bidwill on a six day hike in Tasmania. In September 2018 she released Las Rosas, a six episode web-series which was shot and filmed across Liverpool, Casula and in her home in Mount Druitt. In 2019 Daisy went from a participant in FUNPARK to its lead coordinator and is still within this role on a two-day a week basis. She is a passionate storyteller who believes in the importance of sharing and giving voice to the stories of young people in Western Sydney.
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