Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 1989

Fiona Battersby
Fiona commenced her training as an actor at the Flinders Drama Centre, Adelaide, followed by the Ecole Perimony in Paris. She worked as an actor in France for nine years and participated in the foundation of the International Theatre des Augenblicks in Vienna, where Turkish director Gul Gurses set up a company and theatre laboratory. On the way, as an actor, Fiona met the inspiring movement specialist Monika Pagneux. She worked extensively with Monika, first as a student, then assisting her in master classes for actors. In 2000, Fiona graduated as a Feldenkrais practitioner from the Brisbane Feldenkrais training, directed by Russel Delman. Since then, she has developed her work as a movement teacher in Lausanne and worked as movement director on the production of Irina Brook. In Australia, she works in partnership with Madeleine Blackwell, a Sydney based theatre and film director. Her current projects include the development of a documentary film about the work of Monika Pagneux and a theatre piece: Tarantella Story.

Catherine Mobley
  After graduation Catherine worked for Doppio Teatro, Patch Theatre, Magpie and the State Theatre Company of South Australia. She was performed in Mad Love's site specific The 100 Eyes of Dr Mabuse which won the 1994 Adelaide Fringe Festival. In 1994 she relocated to London and performed in a variety of theatre shows spanning devised/physical and issue based plays. In 2002 she played Tania in a touring premiere theatre production of My Beautiful Laundrette and in 2003 she was part of a multicultural ensemble in the critically acclaimed The Piranha Lounge. (Dende Collective). She has enjoyed playing some lead roles in short comic films and has worked in extensively in the field of Forum Theatre and Roleplay for training. She is currently working on a devised absurd comedy two hander, Pejazzled! which had a work in progress showing in May 2016. Other work includes Bellydance performance and Children's Entertainment.

Jennifer Andersen
  Since graduating from Flinders University Drama Centre in 1989 Jennifer has worked as a performer, theatre maker, director and dramaturg with theatre companies in South Australia and Victoria including seven years with the innovative theatre company ONE TOE. In 2004 Jennifer co-founded Pocketfool which creates and performs theatrical and installation works for preschool children. From 2008 to 2011 Jennifer was the founder and coordinator of the La Mama Theatre children's program, La Mama for Kids. Jennifer has had a long association with the Melbourne children's arts centre ArtPlay, working on the preschool and artist learning programs. Since 2011 she has worked as a research assistant at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education where she is currently completing a Masters of Philosophy.

David Adamson

Catherine Purling

Stephen Smooker
    Other Graduates - Darren Quinn & Ali Sheridan