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Susan Blain / Chair

Susan Blain is an Engagement & Marketing Executive with experience in Non-Profit, Higher Education and Legal sectors during her 30-year career. 

She is member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is best known professionally for expertise in customer experience, marketing, content strategy and corporate communications.
As Chair, Susan leads the board in delivering strategy, accountability, and good governance, and, with her board, supports the Street team and volunteers in producing innovative and impactful events for the Canberra arts community.

Prior to her appointment as Chair in 2024, Susan has served for several years as Vice Chair, and as a board member.

Susan's passion for the theatre began during high school and later in her undergraduate degree majoring in Drama and Theatre.

Susan and her family have a strong connection to Canberra and the Defence community.  The Blain family have lived across Australia and overseas on military exchange, and like many other Defence families, they call Canberra home.  

Christina Graves / Deputy Chair

Christina Graves is a Special Counsel at MinterEllison in Canberra, specialising in privacy and data security, information law and public law.  During her career, she has worked with government, private and not-for-profit organisations from across a broad range of industry sectors to achieve their goals and deal with challenges in a practical and strategic way. Originally from Adelaide, Christina has called Canberra home for over 18 years.  She has a strong interest in the performing arts, starting from a young age when she spent a number of years studying music and dance.  Christina is excited about combining her personal passion and professional experience to support The Street Theatre in its contribution to the Canberra community.

Susana Fior / Treasurer

Susana is an Associate Partner for a Big 4 firm in Canberra and a leader in costing, financial management and operational efficiencies.  Susana is passionate about identifying, implementing and operationalising organisational efficiencies and working collaboratively with government and non-government organisations to improve their operations and performance. 

Susana knows how to navigate complex situations and stakeholders and is motivated by initiatives and programs that make a real difference to communities.  Susana has had various roles on committees and is an advocate for diversity and inclusiveness and hopes to bring these perspectives to this role. 

Susana has spent many of her early years performing on stage through her love of ballet and contemporary dance and is keen to continue to support performing arts through the Board of the Street.  Susana looks forward to bringing her experiences and assisting The Street in seeking to achieve its potential.

Igor Kochovski / Secretary

Igor is an Associate Architect at Stewart Architecture with a professional experience spanning over 22 years and covering diverse range of commercial, residential and infrastructure projects. He has managed teams of different sizes at some of the largest architectural practices in Sydney and brings a holistic approach to architecture with a strong emphasis on collaborative teamwork. 

Outside of his professional work in architecture, Igor dedicates his time to creating digital artworks, traditional drawing and painting. The dialogue between tradition and innovation are his endless fascination, where light, colour and geometric patterns are used to create images that move from the abstract to the figurative. His architectural animations have been presented at an International festival for architecture and video.

Igor’s love for the theatre may be traced back to the early days of the Ohrid Summer Festival, the major cultural event in the city he grew up in. Those early memories of seeing live theatre have spurred on, many years later the interest in experimental cinema and art which became constant sources of inspiration for many design projects. Drawing, scenography, time, and movement have been integral parts to Igor’s thinking about architecture and space. 

Igor moved to Canberra in 2020 and is currently involved in several building projects that are aimed at supporting the sustainable growth of Canberra and its population.

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
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