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Our Youth Advisors

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) plays an active and vital role in the decision making of the company, ensuring our Board stays connected to it's membership and the youth perspective.

What does a Youth Advisory Committee member do?

Being on the YAC means you will:


  • Act as an ambassador for WAYTCo;
  • Help promote WAYTCo shows, events and opportunities;
  • Represent youth members by offering suggestions and feedback to the Company at Board Meetings and participating in strategic planning activities;
  • Work with others to plan and execute YAC-led initiatives for the benefit of the Company, incl. one fundraising event per year;
  • Build and maintain a safe and positive community of emerging arts leaders.


  • Gain insight into the governance of an arts organisation;
  • Receive training in financial report reading;
  • Develop planning and advocacy skills;
  • Become practised in committee and working group process;
  • Where appropriate, serve as a member of the YAC executive.

2021/2022 Committee:

Jono Battista (Chair)
Luke Binetti
Liv Richardson
Jesse Vakatini
Adam Kelly
Mitch Whelan
Joe Teakle
Lily Baitup
Jennifer Bagg
Emily Davies
Rachel Abelha

Want to be were the action is?

Keen to audition for a WAYTCo ensemble, or receive discount tickets to shows? Youth Membership is FREE for the Summer only!

Three youths hundle excitedly over an iphone