Serena Chalker

Serena is an experienced arts leader, choreographer and live-performance producer with expertise in live music, dance and interdisciplinary performance. She is the Executive Producer, Creative Activations and creative programming lead for Inner West Council’s major festivals, including transforming Marrickville Music Festival into a destination event for live music and developing new funding and strategic partnerships to increase the quality and scope of artistic programming for the community. She has a 15-year career as an award-winning and critically acclaimed independent artist and co-director of Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre, producing and presenting work across Australia and internationally including Korea, Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Canada. As Creative Producer at STRUT Dance she pioneered the inaugural mid-career artist development program, introduced Practice Sharing for the independent sector and secured RISE funding for the presentation of SITU-8: City at Liberty Theatre. She co-curated site-specific season SITU-8 from 2019-2021 with theatre-maker Geordie Crawley.

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