Mentors and judges
Cat Hope is an award-winning composer and performer who creates music that is conceptually driven, in animated graphic scores formats for acoustic / electronic combinations and improvisations. She maintains a collaborative practice that sees her work with dance, theatre, film and installation. Her first opera, Speechless, won the Work of the Year: Dramatic at the 2020 Art Music Awards.
Alice Topp is a celebrated Australian choreographer and former ballerina with The Australian Ballet whose own choreographic talent was spotted and nurtured by former Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet and Vice President of the RAD, David McAllister AM. Alice herself was mentored by renowned international choreographer Wayne McGregor CBE and is keen to pay it forward to the next generation of aspiring Australian choreographers as the mentor for MadeBY.
Chair: Cameron Lam, APRA AMCOS; Cat Hope, composer and Professor of Composition at Monash University, Melbourne; James Ledger; composer and Chair of Composition at the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Western Australia; Alice Topp, choreographer and former ballerina with The Australian Ballet; Grant Kennedy, RAD Dance Accompanist & Music Services Administrator and Gerard Charles, RAD global Artistic Director.
Chair: Nichola Hall, Royal Academy of Dance (Australia); Cat Hope, Alice Topp, Gerard Charles, David McAllister AM, former Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet and Vice President of the RAD, plus the winning composer.