Seesaw is edited by Varnya Bromilow and Nina Levy.
Varnya Bromilow is a writer and journalist who has worked with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Xpress, RTR-FM and The West Australian newspaper for over 15 years. She has also worked with STRUT dance, Performing Lines WA and Ausdance WA, and is passionate about arts practice in WA. In recent years Varnya has completed an oral history of WA dance for Ausdance WA and edited Dancewest magazine.
Nina Levy is an arts writer and critic. Currently she is co-editor of Dance Australia magazine and dance critic for The West Australian newspaper. Over the last ten years, Nina has worked as an editor/writer for Ausdance WA’s Dancewest magazine, Dance Australia, The West Australian and West Australian Ballet. Nina’s love for the arts, in particular dance, has also seen her work extensively in arts education and advocacy, at Ausdance WA, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Applecross Senior High School, Classical Dance Studio, the West Australian Museum, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Xan Ashbury is a teacher who spent a decade writing for newspapers and magazines in Australia and the UK. She won the Shorelines Writing for Performance Prize in 2014-17. Her favourite piece of playground equipment is the flying fox.
Tiffany Ha is a musician, composer, and teacher from Perth, WA. She graduated from UWA in 2011 with degrees in Music and English Literature. Like Seesaw editor/founder Nina Levy, she is a long-time member of Menagerie Indie Pop Choir. At the playground, she can’t go past the classic playground swing.
Belinda Hermawan is a graduate of UWA Law School (2009). Her short fiction has appeared in Westerly, Going Down Swinging and Typishly. Favourite piece of playground equipment: Playground car on springs!
Suzanne Ingelbrecht is a playwright and director with a doctorate in Creative Writing from ECU. In her various writing and journalism guises, she has been a reporter, feature and travel writer. She now teaches into the writing programs at Curtin University as well as heading up the inclusive theatre ensemble Fragmented Artists.
Miranda Johnson is an arts worker from Perth. She spent the past few years in London working as a record store clerk whilst studying an MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths College. Upon returning to Perth, she has been working for some of Perth’s major contemporary arts institutions, as well as co-directing Moana Project Space, an artist-run initiative. She also sings in indie-pop choir Menagerie and co-hosts Fem Book Club at the Centre for Stories.
Miranda loves feeling as close to the sky as possible on the swings.
Leon Levy’s career was spent in the commercial world, but alongside this has been a longstanding interest in the arts generally and choral performance in particular —as a singer— both in the UK and in Perth. Now in retirement he has turned to occasional reviewing, enjoying especially the opportunity to cover performances by talented young musicians in recitals that might not otherwise come to wider attention. Leon remains attracted to playground slides —the longer the better— to which the pretence of accompanying his grandchildren gives him legitimate access.
Jenny Scott is a current co-director of Paper Mountain and co-host of Fem Book Club at the Centre for Stories, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from UWA. She has fond memories of the dangerous thrill of the playground roundabout.
Claire Trolio completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at UWA. She writes about Western Australia for various digital and print media, and owns a shop with her sister. For her, the swing is the ultimate in playground fun.
Amy Wiseman is a WAAPA dance graduate who enjoys working in a variety of roles as a teacher, projects manager, performer/collaborator with Unkempt Dance and occasional writer. Her favourite piece of playground equipment is the triple horizontal bar.