Team & Board of Directors

New Works Team:

Julie Mamias

 Executive Director

Julie is an Arts Administrator who is passionate about supporting artists in their everyday tasks so they can focus all of their energies on their art. For the past 20 years, Julie has been dedicated to the Performing Arts’ milieu with passion and enthusiasm. She has built her career in non-profit organizations of varying sizes, disciplines and mandates both in France and Canada. Driven to seek new challenges, in 2015 she moved to Vancouver from Paris, where she joined with Made in BC-Dance on Tour to lead the Francophone mentoring program. During her tenure, she built new partnerships to expand the network of presenters, fostered relationships with artists, and supported them in their touring process. Additionally, she took over the daily administration of the organization, partnering with the Executive Director to manage most initiatives and planning future projects for MiBC. Since February 2019, Julie is honoured to be the Executive Director of New Works, collaborating with a wonderful Team and supporting the Dance Community in many ways. Julie is also the proud mom of Suzanne and Thomas, her two little budding artists.


Martin Alldred

General Manager, Out Innerspace Dance Theatre

Martin graduated from Sheffield Hallam University’s Arts and Media Management program in 1997. His first arts role was at the Showroom Cinema/DocFest, working in Box Office/Front of House Management and Marketing. He has worked in a variety of arts and media management roles since moving to Canada in 2006, mostly in performance arts with Lions Gate Sinfonia, Presentation House Theatre, Vancouver Fringe Festival and now as General Manager for Out Innerspace at New Works.


Katheryn Petersen 

Operations Manager and Artist Support

Katheryn is an arts presenter, administrator, and event manager with over thirty years of programming, fundraising, marketing and community outreach expertise. She is passionate about the advancement and exploration of the arts and she is committed to healthy community building through the cultivation of equitable representation practices. Prior work includes Managing Artistic Director of the Accordion Noir Festival, Managing Administrator for Kinesis Dance,  and Admin/Promotional Agent for private clients at Doublegroove Arts.


Sindy Angel

Share Dance Program Coordinator & Artist Support

Sindy Angel is a Latinx Theatre of the Oppressed Practitioner and an Arts Administrator. For the last ten years, she has done extensive advocacy and outreach work with refugees from all over the world. She has coordinated and implemented arts-based programs for organizations such as ISS of BC and S.U.C.C.E.S.S. She has facilitated Theatre of the Oppressed workshops for youth, immigrants/refugees, people with diverse abilities, and inmates. She is a co-founder of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition. Sindy recently completed a Residency Program at the Centre of Theatre of the Oppressed in Río de Janeiro, Brazil.


Alice Ongone

Executive Assistant, African Friendship Society

Solene Alice Aboumengone Ongone is Executive Assistant at African Friendship Society and a student. She is expected to graduate from her Business Management and International Trade program in 2021. Additionally, she is passionned about project coordination and the well-being of her community. Alice is also an intern at New Works where she is learning about management, coordination and administration  of diverse projects. She is very proud about her current position. 


Maura Doherty

Bookkeeper (Contractor)

Maura Doherty is an arts bookkeeper, passionate about financial systems and helping artists dot i’s and cross t’s so they can focus on the art itself. She has had the privilege of working with artists and arts organizations of varying sizes, disciplines, and mandates over the past ten years in many different capacities, including operations management, facility management and volunteer coordination. She currently provides bookkeeping services for non-profits and charities such as The Western Front, VIVO Media Arts, C-Space, New Works, Foolish Operations, Théâtre La Seizième, The Chop Theatre, and Wild Bird Trust of BC.

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Beverly Walker

Interim Program Coordinator (Contractor)

It is amazing to be back at New Works! 
What a pleasure to coordinate performances and special events with fantastic artists and generous community partners. Previously for New Works I have been honoured to stage manage the first Pop Up Dances on CMHC Granville Island from an RV (International Dance Day, 2007), patrol temporary fencing at the Italian Gardens (Bollywood Wedding, South Asian Arts, 2009), and direct thousands of audience members at the Vancouver Public Library Promenade on a box with a bull horn (In Situ, Aeriosa 2010).

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Sophie Brassard

Communications Manager (Contractor)

Sophie Brassard is a Vancouver-based dance artist and arts administrator. She is an Artistic Associate with Foolish Operations and also works for two performing arts agencies, Belsher Arts Management and Fascinator Management. From 2017 she worked for Made in BC – Dance on Tour, doing communications and coordinating a mentorship program called Des arts dehors that supported French-speaking artists in marketing and touring their work.

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2021 Board of Directors:

  • Ben Shockey, President
  • Fiorella Pinillos, Vice-President
  • Lisa McAllister, Treasurer
  • Vidya Kotamraju, Secretary
  • Bradley Trenaman, Member at Large