Circus Oz announces new General Manager

‘It fills me with joy and excitement to become part of the Circus Oz family,’ says producer and director Alonso Pineda.

Mexican-born, Melbourne-based producer and director Alonso Pineda is the new General Manager of Circus Oz.

Announcing his appointment on Tuesday, Circus Oz Chairperson Regina Hill said: ‘Alonso brings the perfect mix of skills and experience to Circus Oz – he comes with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global perspective, and with excellent experience working in the arts industry, having worked in management, programming and leadership roles.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts