We are a small team with big aspirations for creative young people in Western Australia. Here's a little bit of information about us!
Acting Executive Director
Jamie has been engaged in Perth’s performing arts scene for a decade, taking on various roles as an arts practitioner and arts worker. He has also completed Bachelors of Arts in Performance Studies at Curtin University and Arts Management at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).
Having spent nine years in venue management and logistical roles at His Majesty’s Theatre, the State Theatre Centre of WA and the Perth International Arts Festival, Jamie also worked as Communications & Development Manager at STRUT Dance, where he had significant input in the changes and rebranding of that organisation as a national entity.
On a freelance basis, Jamie produced and promoted the RTRFM Music Award nominated Classical vs. Jazz – The Ultimate Harp Battle at Fringe World, Melbourne Fringe and Adelaide Fringe. He directed the sold-out world premiere season of Pluck! at The Blue Room Theatre in 2013.
Project Development Officer
Cecile has recently graduated with a degree in Arts (Arts Management) from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Her time at WAAPA has helped her acquire a diverse portfolio of work experience in various arts companies in Perth including Perth Theatre Company, West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Perth International Arts Festival and Co3 Contemporary Dance Company. Cecile has also previously worked with Propel as Volunteer Coordinator for the 2016 KickstART Festival and is thrilled to be working with the team again.
She is very passionate about music as well as supporting the growth and engagement of the arts in Perth. She is excited to be able to follow Perth’s development into a vibrant cultural hub and is eager to provide support and contribution towards this cause.
Creative Coordinator - Youth Week WA 2018
Zal is a multidisciplinary artist working in the fields of music and photography. In his final year studying a Bachelor of Arts in Photomedia and Physics at Edith Cowan University, Zal has a passion for arts/science collaboration, diversity in art and storytelling.
He performs as Ru, a 5 piece folk-jazz band, works as the Research Exhibition Coordinator at Edith Cowan University, is on the arts team for Camp Doogs, produces music videos and photomedia for Perth artists, and freelances as a photographer - often working within the rural environment, with low light, landscapes and astronomical imaging.
Zal has also worked with the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Fairbridge Festival, was part of PIAF Lab, and was nominated for the WA Young Person of the Year award in 2015, winning the Cultural Endeavours award for his contribution to the arts.
He loves travelling the world, playing music with friends and working with young people on grassroots initiatives. Zal has been volunteering and working with Propel for 6 years in many different projects and is extremely excited to be able to support young artists who may find themselves in the situation he was when he first started his career in high school.
Executive Director (currently on leave)
Monique is currently the Executive Director of Propel Youth Arts WA. Monique manages the performance, funding, sponsorship and strategy of Propel. Monique has a strong background in Arts Management and has worked at a management level at Deckchair Theatre and Youth Ballet WA as well as having worked at Australian Dance Theatre, Quantum Leap and Awesome Arts.
Before completing her degree in Arts Management at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Monique was a professional classical ballet dancer. She performed in Germany, Russia and across Australia for a variety of companies including the Bayerishes Staatsoper Ballet and the Tasmanian Classical Ballet Company.
Monique is passionate about the arts and especially in the development of young people and their skills as they embark on their careers.