State Manager Development & Partnerships: New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory

Michelle Boyle boasts a diverse international professional background and formerly held the position of Head of Philanthropy at Sydney Dance Company

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Michelle has over 20 years experience in the cultural and creative industries, having held significant roles in development and partnerships, marketing, events and public relations.

As a strategic fundraiser with Sydney Dance Company for over 13 years, Michelle gained extensive expertise in cultivating and nurturing meaningful partnerships with supporters at all levels of giving. During her tenure, she played a significant role in increasing funding for all aspects of the company, including artistic programming, national and international touring, professional development for emerging artists and engagement with independent and First Nations artists.

Michelle deeply understands the highs and lows of the vital and nuanced relationships with individuals, Foundations and the private sector. She has also enjoyed coaching and mentoring early career colleagues and peers, and, in 2022/2023, participated in The Art and Science of Fundraising mentorship pilot program, led by Creative Partnerships Australia, now Creative Australia.

Inspired by the creativity of artists and creative workers, Michelle is able to confidently forge successful relationships with a broad range of stakeholders based on a genuine love and curiosity for the arts, and appreciation for the impact that shared experiences can have on our communities.

An international traveller from a young age, Michelle has lived and worked around the world. From early life and schooling in the Middle East, Hong Kong and Ireland, to working life in the UK, Vietnam and now Australia.