Management Committee

The Ausdance Queensland management committee members meet up every six weeks. They are responsible for the governance of Ausdance Queensland.


Chair – Renee Place
Vice Chair – Lisa Wilson
Treasurer – Lynne Masters
Secretary – Belinda Breakspear

Chair - Renee Place (MC member since March 2016, Chair since February 2018) is an Arts Advocate, Dance Educator and Dance Educational Consultant. Throughout her career, she has; taught in range of secondary and tertiary contexts, worked in a range of department positions and has been a consultant for a number of dance companies and independent artists across Australia.  Renee has been a writer for the Curriculum into the Classroom Dance resources, an annotator of the dance work samples for ACARA and is currently running the dance program at the Queensland Academies Creative Industries Campus.

Vice Chair - Lisa Wilson (MC member since March 2015, Vice Chair since February 2018) has a twenty-year international career working as a director, choreographer, performer and educator.  Lisa Wilson Projects creates distinctive and original performance works, which layer striking visual design, powerful yet intricate physicality and sense of the human condition. Her body of work moves across genres having created for theatre companies, large-scale installation work, multimedia performances, company commissions and full-length independent work. Her choreographic credits include Lake, Elbow Room, Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, The Australian Ballet, Dancenorth, Queensland Ballet, Expressions Dance Company,  The Place Theatre ‘Resolution!’ (UK), Rambert Dance Company’s Education Department with the English National Trust (UK), QUT’s Dance and Drama departments, Ausdance Qld’s Belltower ll series and the 2008 World Dance Alliance. As a choreographer, educator and performer, Lisa has worked in festivals and theatres in Japan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Germany, Mexico, New Caledonia and the USA. In 2015, Lisa is developing Wireless, Never Without and a Dancenorth commission.

Treasurer – Lynne Masters (Appointed MC member March 2017, Treasurer since March 2017) is currently the Finance Director of the Queensland Ballet.  Lynne has worked for the Queensland Ballet since 2001 when she started as a Financial Accountant and became the Finance Director in 2014. During this time, Lynne has assisted Queensland Ballet in its growth strategy and is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the financial affairs of the company. Lynne understands the financial challenges and opportunities within the Arts Sector and is passionate about business development in this area which is one of the main reasons she joined the Ausdance Qld management committee.  Lynne is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants, a member of CPA Australia and a Justice of the Peace.

Secretary – Belinda Breakspear (Appointed MC member March 2017, Secretary since March 2017) specialises in intellectual property law and heads up the IP and trade marks practice at McCullough Robertson. She advises clients in a wide range of industries on the development of new brands, intellectual property protection and management, opposition and infringement disputes, trade mark matters and passing off in Australia and internationally.  Belinda also acts in relation to domain name advice, protection and disputes, business name registration and advice, intellectual property audits and due diligence, as well as the transfer, licensing, commercialisation and acquisition of intellectual property. Belinda assists a broad range of clients from start-up businesses to major publicly listed companies, including a number of well-known brands.  Her dual qualifications in law and international business provide a valuable understanding of the challenges facing business today, particularly in an electronic age and she is known for her ability to tailor innovative, yet practical solutions.