1. Damien Ricketson is a composer and Co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring. Regarded for his exotic sound-worlds and novel forms, Damien received the NSW State Award for ‘Best Composition by an Australian Composer’. Recent projects have included Fractured Again, a major multimedia production that toured China and featured in the Sydney Festival. Damien is a Lecturer in Composition and Contemporary Music Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium.
    Brazilian born Carlos Gomes is a Performance Maker/Director/Designer. He trained with Centre for Theatre Research (CPT) in Brazil, and holds a MA of Theatre (UNSW). Carlos is the Artistic Director of Theatre Kantanka and has created diverse cross-cultural works, from the text-based, to visual theatre, site-specific works and performance installations. He has collaborated with the major contemporary performance companies in Australia. Carlos has just returned from Kampot, Cambodia where he directed a rock opera produced by Intimate Spectacle and performed by Cambodia Space Project.
    Narelle Benjamin is Sydney-based independent dancer and choreographer. She has danced with many Australian companies including, Chunky Move, Australian Dance Theatre, and Bangarra and choreographed many independent works, including seasons at Spring Dance and Sydney Festival. Her most recent work Hiding In Plain Sight, was presented at Carriageworks as part of Performance Space’s season ‘Score’. Narelle is currently the recipient of an Australia Council Creative Fellowship.
    Kathy Cogill is a dancer, actor, performance maker and teacher. Kathy has danced with companies such as Force Majeure, Australian Dance Theatre, Dance Exchange, The One Extra Company and in Europe with Les Ballets C de la B, Compania Vicente Saez, and with prominent director Robert Wilson. Most recently, she worked with Marregeku, and as Movement Director for Urban Theatre Projects’ The Buried City for 2012 Sydney Festival. Together with Nelly and Katia she is currently in an ongoing collaborative work led by Julie-Anne Long.
    Percussionist Claire Edwardes is a highly regarded interpreter and passionate advocate of contemporary classical music as well as the Co-Artistic Director of Ensemble Offspring. She is currently on an Australia Council Music Fellowship, in both 2012 & 2007 she was awarded the AMC/APRA Art Music Award for Excellence in Australian Music and in 1999 she was the Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year. In 2015 she will perform as soloist with the MSO, TSO, CSO and solo recitals for the Sydney Festival.
    Katia Molino is a freelance performer who has worked with many companies such as Stalker, The Opera Project and Urban Theatre Projects. She is a long time devising performer with Theatre Kantanka which recently premiered Club Singularity and Bargain Garden with Ensemble Offspring. Recently Katia has worked with Roslyn Oades’ using her audio-verbatim technique in I’m Your Man.
    Jason Noble performs in styles from classical to experimental and popular music. He has experimented with all members of the clarinet family and dabbled on saxillo, clarinis, keyboards and bagpipe. Recent projects included the world premiere of Am I with Nick Wales and the Shaun Parker Dance Company at Sydney and Adelaide Festivals, a return to the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul, and recorded an album with the indigenous women’s choir of the Tiwi Islands, Gnarakuruwala.
    Bree van Reyk is a versatile musician with a career spanning percussionist with Synergy Percussion, to drum-set player with Paul Kelly, Holly Throsby, Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann, Lior, Darren Hanlon, Katie Noonan to an ongoing collaboration with visual/performance artist Lauren Brincat. She is also a composer of music for film, and has been commissioned to write live and electronic soundtracks for Shaun Parker, Sydney Dance Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, NOMAD Percussion, the MCA and Bianca Spender.
    Fausto Brusamolino graduated in Multimedia Technologies at FSE school, and then specialised at the unique AGON Ars Magnetica series of modular workshops in Milan. He has been working and touring professionally for 15 years in Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, covering a large number of roles that includes light design, lighting operator, sound design and foley artist, venue and production management. Occasionally Fausto works as an art installer, plays bass guitar and produces his own music.