Sama Ky Balson CV


Director, Designer, Events Production, Arts Department

DIRECTOR/ EVENTS PRODUCER- IPAN International Performing Arts Network- New York, Paris, Rome, Sydney

2020-2021 TUDOR- Public Speaking/ Theatre/ Clowning- Byron Community College, Mullumbimby 

2021 DIRECTOR- The Land Where One Never Dies - Marionette Puppetry Theatre, development and showing with Artists in Residence- Lynn Preston- Northern Rivers Performing Arts- NOPRA, Lismore 

2021 DIRECTOR- Hung Out to Dry installation and International Women’s Day Forum- Byron Community Centre Theatre, Byron Bay

2020 WISE Women’s Festival Director- Postponed- WISE Women In Screen & Entertainment

2019, 2021 THEATRE TEACHER- Children's theatre trainer- clown, mask, puppets-  Wilsons Creek NSW Public School

2018 THEATRE TUDOR- Children's theatre trainer- Kids theatre- clown, mime - Drill Hall Theatre, Mullumbimby

2018 EVENTS PRODUCER- The Unfurling - Women’s Event, Byron Hinterlands

2017 EVENTS PRODUCER- Nurture In Nature - Women’s Retreat, Byron Hinterlands

2015-2017 FACILITATOR - Sacred Sisters Sharing Circle - Monthly events, Sydney

2016 DIRECTOR/ DESIGNER- Theatre show/ Dance- Dance of the Elements, Subsonic Music Festival, NSW

2015 SET DESIGNER- Theatre Show- Great Expectations, Director: Tyran Parke- NIDA Open, Sydney

2012 - 2014 ARTISTIC DIRECTOR- The Arts Platform, Sydney

2014 CURATOR- Here and There- Photography Exhibitions- Gallery 21, Sydney

2014 CURATOR- The Eye- Photography Exhibitions- Gallery 21, Sydney

2013 PROPS/ COSTUME- Finisher/ buyer- Angels In America- Director: Eamon Flack- Belvoir St Theatre , Sydney

2012 PROPS MAKER- Props & Costume Department- Summer of the 17th Doll by Ray Lawler- Belvoir St (MTC Tour)

2012 PROPS MAKER - Props/Costume -Baby Teeth- Director: Eamon Flack- Belvoir St Theatre- Sydney

2012 PROPS BUYER- Props/ Costume - Thyestes Director: Simon Stone- Belvoir St Theatre- Sydney

2012 DRAMATURGE- Chinese Take Away, written & performed by Jenevieve Chang- The Spiegle Tent, Melbourne

2012 DIRECTOR Theatre- Shooting Hoops by Julia-Rose Lewis- Mayday Festival, TAP Gallery Theatre, Sydney

2011 DIRECTOR Theatre- The Interview went well- by Van Badham, Women Power Culture, New Theatre, Sydney

2011 DIRECTOR/ DESIGNER- Theatre Show- Lucky by Ferenc Alexander Zavaros- New Theatre, Sydney

2011 DIRECTOR/ DESIGNER- Theatre show- Bite Size- Multi-playwright- Newtown Theatre, Sydney Fringe Festival

2010 DIRECTOR- Theatre Show- Which Direction Home Festival- The Internationalists- New York

2010 DIRECTOR- Play Reading-Fragments of a Father- Bi- Lingual Actors Workshop, Paris

2009 DIRECTOR/ PRODUCER- Online/Live Event- Around the world in 24 hours-The Internationalists- Europe/USA

2009 PRODUCER- IPAN International Theatre Workshop Exchange - Sudden Theatre- Paris

2008 DIRECTOR/ DESIGNER- Theatre show - The Wizard of Oz- Espace Danielle Sorrano Theatre, Vincennes

2008 DIRECTOR - Theatre show - Hocus and Lotus- Espace Danielle Sorrano Theatre, Vincennes

2008 DIRECTOR/ WRITER- Theatre Show- The Lion and the Farm- Les Franc Bourgeois Theatre- Paris

2008 DIRECTOR - Theatre Show- Monologue series- Les Franc Bourgeois Ecole Theatre- Paris

2007 DIRECTOR/ DESIGNER- Theatre Show- James and the Giant Peach- Espace Daniel Sorrano, Paris

2006- 2010 PROGRAMME COORDINATOR- Theatre in English- Children & Youth Theatre age 5 to 18 years- Amytis, Paris.

2005 PERFORMER- Physical Theatre- Eora Crossing- Director: Wesley Enoch- Legs on the Wall, Sydney

2004 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- Theatre Show- Unspoken- Director: Wayne Blair- Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney

2004 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- Two Gentlemen of Verona- Director: Dean Carey- Actors Centre Australia, Sydney

2004 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- Chekhov Scene work Director: Dean Carey- The Actors Centre Australia, Sydney

2004 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- Three Sisters- Checkhov Director: Simon Hunt- Actors Centre Australia, Sydney

2003 DIRECTOR- Final year Showcase- In Our Town- Jack Davis- Eora Performing Arts Centre, Sydney

2003 SET DESIGN- The Golden Age- Louis Nowra- Design project, Up & Coming Theatre- Sydney

2002 DIRECTOR- A Mid Summer Nights Dream- (cancelled) Sydney Botanic Gardens, Sydney

2000 ACTOR- Rosalind, Shakespeare’s As You like it, Scotland Island Players, Sydney



Director, Production Management, Arts Department

2011- 2013 FILM FESTIVAL DIRECTOR- Lucky Film Festival- The Arts Platform- Sydney

2012 PRODUCTION MANAGER- Feature Film- Love of My Life- Amazing People Productions- Sydney

2011 ART DEPARTMENT- Television Commercial & print material- Sydney Film Festival- Photoplay-Sydney

2011 ART DEPARTMENT Props Maker- Television commercial- Mc Donald’s- Photoplay- Sydney

2010 ART DEPARTMENT/ Costume maker- Television Commercial- Woman’s Day- Fox Studios- Sydney 2010 SET DRESSER/ ARTS DEPARTMENT- Kesha Live Event- 104.1 Today FM- Sydney

2010 DIRECTOR/WRITER- Short Film Two Hands- IPAN Productions - Umbria, Rome, Italy

2009 DIRECTOR- Short Film- The Blind Project- The Internationalists Festival- Paris/ New York

2005 MARKETING ASSISTANT- International Film Festival- Edinburgh, Scotland

2005 DIRECTOR - Short Film- Wrong Digit- IPAN Productions - Sydney

2004 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- Short Film- Gone Bananas - Coffs Harbour Film Festival- Coffs Harbour

2003 ASSISTANT DIRECTOR- Short Film- Angela’s Garden - Adam Fell Productions- Sydney

2004 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT- Television Series - The Colony- Hilton Cordell Productions- Sydney

2004 PRODUCTION ASSISTANT-Documentary- My City of Sydney- Hilton Cordell Productions-Sydney

2004 OFFICE ASSISTANT- Assistant to six film and television producers Hilton Cordell Productions- Sydney


Human Resources, Government, Customer Service 

2003-2005- SENIOR HR CONSULTANT-Human Resources Management Australia

Clients included: 

 - ASIC Australian Security & Investments Commission

-  Australian Customs and Border Force

- Film Australia ( Now Screen Australia) 

- DIMMIA Department of Immigration, Multicultural  & Indigenous Affairs

2006: Customer Service Officer- Centerlink Australia

1995-2000 Hospitality various cafes, bars restaurants, waitressing, bar service and bar supervisor. 


2021- Women's Village Collective- Founder and Managing Director

2012-2014 - Arts Platform Inc. Board Director

2011-2012- Projects Australia inc. Board Member 


2012 Certificate Small Business Management - Sydney Business College

2007-2008 Certificate Ecole Internationale Jaques Lecoq LEM ( Laboritoire du Mouvement)- Design, Paris 

2006-2007 Certificate Ecole Internationale Jaques lecoq- Performance/ Movement Studies, Paris

2003 Certificate EORA Aboriginal Institute of Performing Arts, TAFE NSW, Sydney

2003 Statement of Attainment NIDA Open Program - Theatre Directing, Sydney


St Johns First Aid Certificate

Working With Children's Check