Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 1994

Anna Lee
Anna studied acting at the Flinders University Drama Centre and began her professional life as an actor, performing primarily in educational theatre. Before long she realised that her temperament is much better suited to consuming and supporting theatre, rather than performing in it. After relocating to the UK, Anna worked in children's publishing for five years, before returning to Adelaide, where she undertook various leadership roles at the University of South Australia. Anna is now principal of Anna Lee Consulting, a learning and development consultancy specialising in leadership development, professional advancement for women and career management. As well as her lifelong passion for the arts, Anna brings to the Board high-level experience in management, leadership, governance and project management and evaluation.

Corey Page
  Corey was born on the Australian island of Tasmania and lived in Sydney and Broken Hill. He attended Flinders University in Adelaide for two years, majoring in drama. In his native country, he starred for two seasons on the popular Australian dramatic television series Heartbreak High, which has been shown in 17 countries. Upon coming to the U.S., Page landed a featured role on the daytime drama The City (formerly Loving) and was nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award in the Best Newcomer category. He also guest starred in an episode of Cops LAC. Page worked on the independent drama Mascara, also starring Ione Skye, Amanda De Cadenet and Nick Jones of the Sex Pistols. Other films he has starred in include Dead Man On Campus and Wrath . Corey's TV credits in Australia include Home & Away, McLeod's Daughters and White Collar Blue.

Patrick Rees
  After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in performance and screen studies from Flinders University, Patrick Rees worked in the film industry (predominantly B grade) in Sydney as a performer and writer before returning to study visual arts at the College of Fine Arts at the University of NSW. Rees was a founding member of the TwoPercent art collective in Adelaide and has exhibited consistently since 2007, including group exhibitions at Magazine Gallery, Format Gallery and Next Wave Festival, Melbourne. In 2011 Rees completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) degree at the University of South Australia. In 2012 he has exhibited at FELTspace, Adelaide and will travel to the USA to undertake a 3 month artist residency at RAID Projects, Los Angeles.

Susie Skinner
  Susie Skinner is a storyteller who works with theatre and music. A graduate of Flinders Drama Centre, Susie was a guest at the 5th International Women's Playwrights Conference 2000 in Athens, and subsequently developed and wrote a number of theatre works with and for communities. She was an ensemble member of The Yashchin Company and performed in the Advertiser Award winning adaptation of I Only Came to Use the Phone by Gabriel Garcia Marquez at the 2008 Adelaide Fringe. Bass player with Problem Pony, a country/folk/blues 4-piece, Susie performed at the 2005 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and 2006 National Folk Festival. She was the Artistic Director of D'faces of youth arts in Whyalla, South Australia from 2007 to 2010. Most recently Susie was a performance mentor for Big hARTs Yijala Yala project in the Pilbara. Susie is currently undertaking a professional development opportunity with the Coriolis Effect; a cultural leadership program of live art in regional Australia developed by Country Arts SA and Punctum Inc.

Jo Stone
  Jo graduated from Flinders Drama Centre in 1995 and has since worked as an Actor, Director and Choreographer for companies in Australia and Europe. After graduating she performed in Benedict Andrews' Information for Foreigners, Peter Greenaway's Writing to Vermeer and Red Sun Red Earth Angela Chapman/John Romeril (Australia/ Japan production). She directed film/dance theatre piece Blue Love (Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Odeon, Melbourne's Malthouse and Brisbane Powerhouse). The film Blue Love was nominated for best short film for the Australian Dance Awards. In Europe Jo toured for two years with Company Les Ballet C de la B in productions 9×9 and Foi, she worked as an actor/dancer with the Schaubuhne-Berlin and danced for Vera Mantero and Guests in Montpellier, Vienna Tanz Quartier, Pompidou Centre Paris and Kai Teater Brussels. Since 2002 Jo collaborated with Director Paulo Castro on Stone/Castro productions, writing, directing and performing their own contemporary works internationally. Since living back in Adelaide (2006) Jo performed Stone/Castro production B-File at LaMama Melbourne (which was nominated for 3 Green Room Awards 2007- including Jo Stone as Best Outstanding Performer). In Adelaide Jo has worked with companies Slingsby, LadyKillers and Brink Productions and as a director, has created works for No Strings Attached, Dance North-Townsville, AC Arts, and directed Private Lives for the Feast Festival. Jo received a Triennial Project Grant from Arts SA to create 'uperheroes presented in 2010 inSPACE and Arts House Melbourne and worked with Geordie Brookman as movement director for the State Theatre Co on their production Metro Street in which she was nominated for a Helpmann Award 2009. She recently played a role in the film Double Happiness with Nicholas Hope and has recently returned from working in Portugal with Bando/Portuguese National Theatre as Choreographer and Assistant Director on Death of a Clown for Odesseia International Festival Porto.

Imogen Thomas
  Imogen Thomas gained her film training at the Tisch School of Arts Graduate Film Program at New York University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, in Drama, from Flinders University, in South Australia. It was here that Imogen began making short films, many of which, have been screened at festivals and have received awards. At this time she also pursued a career in set and costume design for the theatre, designing celebrated productions for Belvoir St Theatre, The Adelaide Theatre Festival, Red Shed Theatre Company and Magpie2. In 1998 Imogen was awarded the prestigious South Australian Premier's Award for Emerging Artist of Year. This award afforded her the opportunity to undertake her Masters Degree at NYU. During this period she made several short films, including the documentary No Sleep America and the fiction film Quiet Hour. Imogen's graduating film Mixed Bag premiered at the Montreal Film Festival in 2008 and went on to be screened at both national and international festivals. It received the Gold Award at the Australian Cinematographer's Society Awards in 2008, as well as being a finalist for the Wasserman and King Award, at 2009 First Run Film Festival in New York. Currently, Imogen is developing Emu Runner, a feature film written in collaboration with Frayne Barker, a Ngemba Aboriginal woman, from Brewarrina in north western NSW.

Amethyst DeWilde
Jane Hayes
Karen Lawrence
Samantha Jane-Norris