MS Ann Reid

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  • Academic Teaching
Annie Reid trained as a classical ballet dancer beginning her career in 1976 as a performer with Sydney Dance Company and Opera Australia. From 1980 she worked as a dancer throughout Europe and, on returning to Australia, moved into the technical side of theatre. Annie became Assistant Stage Manager with Victoria State Opera in 1983 and by 1985 was Senior Stage Manager of the Company, responsible for five major opera productions each year as well as regional and national tours. She is still regularly employed by Victorian Opera, The Production Company, Melbourne Opera and Opera Australia. In 1989 she began working as a freelance Production and Stage manager spending 1993 as Production Coordinator for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and OH&S representative for the technical department. She was involved in the design and technical development of the Iwaki auditorium at ABC Southbank. Annie has been Operations Manager for the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition since 1995, working closely with ABC Classic FM as Stage Manager for their live broadcasts. Annie is experienced in the Show calling and Stage Management of large corporate events at most large venues in Melbourne. She was Assistant Director for the arena version of the opera ‘Carmen’ in 1990 and Show Caller for the Victorian State Schools Spectacular (directed by David Atkins) in 1999 at Rod Laver Arena. In 2001 Annie was Senior Stage Manager and Show Caller for the ‘Centenary of Federation – A Nation United’ at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Buildings and, in 2005, Show Caller for the opening ceremony of the Pacific School Games at Princes Park. Other events include: Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony; The Grand Prix Ball at Crown; Amway Corporation–China at Crown; The Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner at Plenary Hall; The AFL Grand Final parade and prematch entertainment at the MCG; The Melbourne Cup Parade; The World Latin Dancesport Championshi ps at Hisense Arena; Sports Presentation at AAMI Park. Each December she leads a team of 14 stage managers to present the RMIT Graduation Ceremony at Etihad Stadium. Annie has been part of the Visitor Services Department at Arts Centre Melbourne since 1991 and works regularly in all four of their venues. In 2012 Annie was appointed Lecturer in Stage Management, VCA School of Production - Melbourne University. She enhances her University teaching by selectively continuing her freelance career.

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Awards and honours

  • 'Green Room' award for services to Technical Theatre, Green Room Awards Association, 2005