June 8, 2022

New Co-Directors

The Board of STRUT Dance, the National Choreographic Centre of Western Australia, is thrilled to announce that James O’Hara and Sofie Burgoyne have been appointed as Co-Directors of STRUT Dance. Both originally from Perth, James and Sofie bring a wealth of knowledge, national, and international experience to their roles. We welcome them warmly to Strut Dance.

STRUT Chair, Franklin Gaffney said

“James’ and Sofie’s appointment as co-directors brings together two individuals committed to collaborative approaches to leadership. Their appointment represents a tremendous cultural fit, with a highly engaged and thoughtful leadership style and capabilities to build upon the strong foundations laid by Paul Selwyn Norton. Our Board was particularly attracted to the distinct qualities they bring, their combined skills, experiences and networks which will enrich our members and fuel our drive to be unashamedly ambitious and delight audiences. We welcome them back to Western Australia. We are delighted that they will be at the helm of STRUT as we celebrate our 20th anniversary and plan the next stage of our exciting journey.”

James and Sofie said

“We stand here united with a belief in collaborative leadership, trust in its capacity to generate wide reaching care and support, and are excited by the ways it can manifest in an inspired, vibrant, and successful future for STRUT Dance. The success of our creative careers is indebted to many Western Australian organisations including Steps Youth Dance Company, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and STRUT Dance itself.”

The full press release is available for download below.

Please contact communications@strutdance.org.au for further information.