Dawn Jackson is an award-winning filmmaker and arts producer who commenced her professional career in dance. Graduating from WAAPA with a BA in dance, Dawn worked with West Australian Ballet, STRUT dance Inc, Kalika Dance Company and Mudhra Dance Company before establishing her own intercultural choreographic practice. Her special interest in Indian Classical dance led her to work in India, Singapore, Canada and notably in the UK with Sampad, Britain’s largest South Asian Contemporary Arts organization. As a recipient of the WA Future Moves Mid-Career Fellowship, she produced a body of short intercultural dance/theatre works.
As Projects Manager for Ausdance WA, Dawn participated in Bite the Big Apple Tour to New York and MAMAS WA acquiring specialist skills in arts marketing and audience development. Since attaining her Masters in Communications, through WA Screen Academy in 2014, Dawn has been working in the film industry, and on digital communications in the arts and business sectors. Dawn is also a sessional lecturer at WAAPA.
Dawn has a long association with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, as a Yoga teacher, an adoring parent and recently working Front of House for school holiday seasons. In the Marketing & Development Officer Role, Dawn will be handling the sponsorship and philanthropy portfolio, as well as overseeing marketing for special initiatives.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre respectfully acknowledges the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land on which we work. As we tour our work across these vast lands, we pay our respect to all First Nations elders, past and present. We celebrate their continuing connection and contribution to culture, country and community, and thank all First Nations peoples for their wisdom in caring for the land, the sky, the rivers and the sea.