Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 1997

Jed Kurzel

Peter Nielsen
After an early career in nationally touring bands and commercial Radio, Peter graduated from Flinders Drama Centre, with Honours in 1997. After acting in various films and stage roles, Peter dedicated his time to technology in performance. Peter has produced 4Bux: Progressive Arts productions You’ll Have Had Your Hole by Irvine Welsh and The Pitchfork Disney by Philip Ridley, and as Technical Director for '84' a modern technology adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, and Opera @ Minke - an Adelaide Variety Nightclub. Peter has continued his success as New media Artist on the real-time sensor technology performance of Fiona Malone's The Obcell, as sound and video designer for Justin McGuinness' So I Killed a Few People, and as the Composer and Sound Designer for the new Australian play A Thing Called Snake, produced by the Adelaide Festival Centre. Peter has worked throughout regional and metropolitan Australia as a sound designer, production manager and community theatre worker for local and national theatre companies including Mainstreet Theatre and Windmill Theatre Company. He is also a lecturer and tutor at the University Of South Australia.

Sally Nimon
  Dr Sally Nimon has worked in the Higher Education sector since 1998, in both academic and professional roles. After undertaking degrees in Arts and Physiotherapy she completed a PhD in 2002 whilst lecturing in voice at The Flinders University of South Australia. She is currently employed as the Business Analyst in Market Research at the University of South Australia.

Juan Crosby

Jenny Leong

Daniel Kerr

Michaela Klein

Jane Ruggiero

  Jane was born in Adelaide and after school, studied at the Flinders Drama Centre. At the end of 2nd year at Flinders, Jane travelled to Perth to study acting at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. Upon graduating, she moved to Sydney, where she worked as a Professional actress, doing various work in Film, Theatre and Television. Jane returned to Adelaide seven years later and began painting. There is a sense of theatricality to be found in her love of working with black, the face emerging. Her work most resembles that of the German Expressionistic movement known as Die Brucke, it is emotionally evocative, as opposed to representative. Jane's influences include: Max Beckmann, Ernst Ludwid Kirchner, Pablo Picasso, Georges Rouault and Joy Hester.