Pat Rix – Founder and CEO/Artistic Director
Pat founded Tutti in 1997 and has an extensive background as a playwright, composer and musical director in mainstream and community arts. Works include My Life, My Love for State Theatre Company and the 2002 Adelaide Festival, Singing of Angels for the 2003 Come Out Festival, Towards Unlit Skies for the 2003 Bundaleer Festival and Northern Lights Southern Cross for the 2007 Bundaleer opening and its 2009 season at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis.. Central to Pat’s philosophy is the belief that all people have the right to participate in high quality arts and cultural activities, regardless of disability, age, gender, language and location. Pat is a graduate of Adelaide University, Adelaide CAE (now UniSA) and the SA School of Art…. more
Richard Chew – Resident Choir Director
Richard is a composer, conductor and educator whose works include operas, several large-scale works for orchestra and chorus and music for theatre and film. His commissions include English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and his music has been performed and broadcast widely in the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA. Recent SA productions include The Shouting Fence, with Tutti and State Opera in 2009, Daughter of the Sea, written with childrens’ author Berlie Doherty, 2009 Come Out Festival, Vesalius: A Requiem at RIAus in 2010 and Stari Most, for the 2011 Come Out Festival. Richard is also a lecturer in Music at UniSA and visiting lecturer in choral music at the Elder Conservatorium.
Laura Ellis – Assistant Choir Conductor
Laura studied voice and piano and teaches music at a number of Adelaide primary schools.
She is currently conductor of the Poco Tutti Choir and assistant to Richard with the Tutti Choir.
Jayne Hewetson – Club Tutti Conductor
Jayne has over twenty years of singing experience having been a foundation member of Heaven Knows women’s a cappella quartet. She has also taken leading roles in many Tutti productions including Northern Lights, Southern Cross, Shouting Fence and The Magic Flute. Jayne has also co-devised and performed in several Fringe Shows ‘One Size Fits All 2011, Everybody Does Love Songs 2012, and Hot in Heaven 2012.
Patricia Wozniak – Visual Arts and Design Coordinator
Patricia Wozniak is a practicing Artist who has been involved in community arts for over eight years. She completed a Master of Visual Arts and Design from the South Australian School of Art in 2010. Her artwork consists of interdisciplinary fields, exploring alternative materials and new media processes. Working mainly with installation and moving image, Patricia is a keen collaborator who enjoys the synergy of creativity.
Melanie Fulton – Visual Arts and Design
Melanie is a graduate of the SA School of Art, Underdale. She has qualifications and working experience in ESL Teaching, Aged Care, Disability and Community Arts. She worked as Artist-in-School at the Magill and Cavan Youth Training Centres from 2000-2002. Melanie is a practising artist and has exhibited in numerous commercial, community and festival exhibitions since graduation, including Art SA’s “Art in Public Spaces” program. In 2011 Melanie undertook a three month Artists’ Residency in Georgetown, Malaysia. Melanie established the Tutti Visual Arts and Design Program in 2005. As Program Coordinator from 2005 – 2011 she lead the Visual Arts Team, supporting the Tutti artists to participate in a regular program of exhibitions and events. Currently Melanie is curating the joint Tutti Inc./Minda Inc. project, “Their Shadows in Us”.
Annalise studied at the SA School of Art. She has an Associate Diploma in Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture and has many years experience working in the disability sector.
Juha Vanhakartano – Performing Arts Coordinator
A graduate of the Finnish National Opera Ballet School Juha’s professional career spans thirty years performing, directing and choreographing dance and opera in Europe. Since arriving in Australia in 1996 he has directed many works including Undertow for the 2004 Adelaide Festival which toured to Hungary, Budapest and Finland; Touch Wood for AFC’s in-space program and IHOS Opera, Lucia Di Lammermoor for Bel Canto Opera Company, Cosi Fan Tutte for Elder Conservatorium and the Mario Lanza Tribute show for OOTS.
Mikki Ross – Performing Arts Tutor
Mikki studied theatre and music at UQ and has extensive experience as a solo performer and singer songwriter. He has produced his own magical music theatre shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival and Woodforde Music Festival. Mikki also specialises in electronic music and sound recording.
Karen Inwood – Tutti Kids Founder and Lead Tutor
A graduate of Flinders University Drama Centre and Elder Conservatorium, Karen is passionate about the rights of young people with a disability to access high quality arts opportunities and joined Tutti in 2006 to establish the Tutti Kids program. Karen is an experienced music and drama teacher who has taught at Wilderness School, Prince Alfred College and is Currently a Head of House and teaching Drama at St John’s Grammar School. She has performed with Patch Theatre, The Stage Company and tutored with Urban Myth as well as directing her own company OnShore Drama.
Katherine Annear – Tutti Kids Tutor
Katharine is and experienced facilitator and performer of community theatre and has extensive experience in theatre processes for people with disabilities. She has been involved with No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability as a past Board Member, with Company@ as a past Manager and with Restless Dance Theatre as a current Board Member. Katharine has performed in several of South Australia’s arts festivals and presented on disability performance at international conferences. Katharine is dedicated to helping people find their own expressive style and helping people lead their own transformations through performance.
Trish Herreen – Tutti Kids Tutor
Trish tutors the Southern Tutti Kids group at Braeview Primary and also works as a Child Advocate with the South Australian Youth Courts. She is passionate about providing opportunities for young people to empower their lives through good choices and to this end works as a health & wellbeing educator, drama tutor, and writer and director with community theatre companies in Adelaide. Trish wrote and directed the highly successful production Bully! Bully! with Urban Myth Theatre of Youth and currently has two puppets shows touring South Australian primary schools. These support young people and their families through divorce and separation and were created in conjunction with specialist iKiDs Team counsellors in Relationships Australia.
Abby Witts – Tutti Kids Program Coordinator
Abby has a background in the arts, education and creative media and is currently completing a double degree in Language and Education at Adelaide University. Abby is also involved with world fusion ensemble, The Picture Box Orchestra and jazz band, The Suits. Her interests include jazz, photography and travel.
Isabelle Danforth-Smith – Tutti Kids tutor
Isabelle is currently a writer and performer for health education, regularly touring her four shows and facilitating workshops, throughout SA. She has performed for children with Urban Myth, Relationships Australia and Camp Quality. Isabelle’s current tutoring experience includes work with Urban Myth, Brink Productions (in conjunction with ASSE), Carclew Youth Arts and Gumeracha Community Centre. Isabelle is a true believer in using theatre as a medium for change!
Judy Dally – Literacy Development
Judy is a published poet and editor with Friendly Street. She has an MA in Literature from Deakin University, has tutored tertiary and secondary students and was a junior primary school teacher for 20 years. Judy joined the Tutti Choir in 2003 and created the literacy program as a volunteer in 2005, working weekly with the artists on reading and written language.
Sharon Manning – General Manager
Sharon joined Tutti in 2007 and has a background in health and business management. She specialises in change management and organisational development and has over twenty years experience in the disability service sector.
Rachel Fisher – Project Manager
Rachel has a background in community arts, an MBA in Arts and Cultural Management from UniSA and joined Tutti in 2005 after coordinating the Big Country Choir/Tutti collaboration for the 2004 High Beam Festival. She now manages the Tutti Choir and associated projects including The Shouting Fence, Blind Date and The Magic Flute. Rachel also project managed the 2009 American premiere of Northern Lights, Southern Cross at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis.
Linda Jacobssen – Business Development Manager
Linda founded the SA Multiple Birth Association and has many years experience organising and managing complex relationships.
Rebecca Jeffries – Administration Assistant
Rebecca joined Tutti in 2011. She has a degree in Editorial Photography from the University of Brighton, UK, and a Post Grad qualification in Primary Teaching. Rebecca moved to Australia from the UK in 2006 where she was working as a Primary Teacher. She has also worked extensively in Social Services and Arts Administration including as PR Assistant for the Brighton International Festival and for a Video Games Development Agency.