So you want my arts job: Intimacy Coordinator

With wealth of experience in theatre and advocacy, Cessalee Stovall shares why she took the path to become an Intimacy Coordinator.

Originally from Indianapolis in the US, Cessalee Stovall is an actor, advocate and founder of Stage A Change, an organisation that collaborates with community, industry and artists to support professional opportunities for creatives of colour. She is also an Intimacy Director and Coordinator who works across film, television and theatre.

Before stepping into this relatively new field of intimacy coordination, Stovall had her fair share of adventures. Early in her career she worked on Disney Cruise Lines, and performed in both a regional theatre in Utah and in the US national tour of The Book of Mormon for five and a half years.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. She took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs and was the project manager of ArtsHub’s diverse writers initiative, Amplify Collective. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram @lleizy_