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.
Karen is a University of Western Australia arts graduate who has been working as a bookkeeper in the arts industries since 2003. She believes that sustainability is the defining challenge of the Anthropocene, and hopes there is a place for chooks in her future.
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.