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andrew cory

Andrew Cory

Acting Creative Director

Over the last fifteen years, Andrew Cory has worked professionally in Australia, Asia and in Europe as an actor, a movement director and a clown. He has worked with a number of independent and professional companies in Australia including The Queensland Ballet, Queensland Theatre Company, The Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Opera Queensland and The South Australia State Theatre Company. Andrew has studied at Ecole Philip Gaulier (London), Centre Selavy Mask School (France), Todo Performance Academy (Denmark) and the School for Mime Theatre (USA). In 2002 Andrew received a professional development grant from Arts Qld to pursue his clown studies at Bont’s International Clown School (Spain).

Andrew has been a movement and theatre tutor at Queensland University of Technology, NIDA Extension Program, Griffith University, Shafston University and the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts (ACPA). In 2007 he was appointed as the Artistic Development Coordinator of Backbone Youth Arts. Andrew was a member of the Youth and Education Reference Group at Queensland Theatre Company from 2007 till 2009. Andrew was Artistic Director of Backbone Youth Arts from 2009 – 2013. He is currently acting Acting Creative Director of Youth Arts Queensland.


Alexandra McCallum

Program Coordinator

Alex is a writer, performance storyteller, project manager and community cultural development worker. She is YAQs Program Coordinator and her work includes on one advice for young artists around the state about creative careers, planning a project and writing the best possible applications for grants and jobs.

Alex studied Drama and Literature (Hons.) at UQ. She has almost ten years professional experience in the industry in projects including performing at Queensland Art Gallery’s APT3, writing/directing three productions of Screech Youth Theatre, professional development for primary teachers on storytelling and poetry in the classroom and showcasing her writing at the 2012 Tin House Writers Residency in the USA. She is currently completing her novel manuscript through a PhD in Creative Writing at Griffith University.

We welcome you to contact Alex for any questions about getting a creative project off the ground, editing an arts industry resume, a job or grant application, or other support you may require:  a.mccallum@yaq.org.au

Alex works on Mondays and Thursdays