I acknowledge the Sovereign Custodians of these lands we call Australia on which we live, love, work and play. I pay respect to all First Nations Elders past and present and to all First Nations peoples and Custodians, recognising that sovereignty was never ceded. For me, it is a privilege to be a guest on these lands we call Australia. ALWAYS WAS. ALWAYS WILL BE.

BEC REID (she/her) is third culture kid and an Australian based Performer, Producer, Director and Choreographer. Bec encourages people to experience their worlds in revelatory ways through highly physical, participatory, practical and celebratory actions. For 20+ years, Bec has passionately collaborated where professional Artists and communities coalesce; locally, nationally and internationally.

A WAAPA graduate, Bec began her professional career as Artistic Director of Stompin in Lutruwita (Tasmania), together with Luke George. Together with art wife Tristan Meecham, Bec is the co-Founder of All The Queens Men and with Ian Pidd and Kate McDonald, co-created Everybody NOW! From 2021 – 2023 Bec also generated investment in L2R Dance.

Bec was Rimini Protokoll’s Associate Director of reality- theatre juggernauts, 100% Melbourne (City of Melbourne), 100% Darwin (Darwin Festival) and 100% Brisbane (Museum of Brisbane) and has collaborated with Tracks Dance Company across 20+ years.

To date, Bec has received two fellowships and one bursary from Creative Australia (formerly the Australia Council for the Arts), Playking Foundation’s Renewal Fellowship and the Ian Potter Trust. She has continually served across arts boards and passionately mentors young and emerging Artists both formally and informally.

Bec’s true loves are Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Ceilidhs and Italo Disco.

Images by Jo Duck (c)