21 Dec 2021

Tirese Ballard


Tirese started with Polyglot in 1997 as a maker and designer. She has since relished creating with children and working with the company as a performing and teaching artist. Working collaboratively as an ensemble creating physical, playful, and visually striking work is of most interest to her. Touring nationally and internationally with Polyglot’s Ants and Paper Planet are a highlight; and developing Bees has been the biggest buzz. Tirese also assists with training performers in Polyglot’s Ants work as well as facilitating professional development workshops for adults. Other highlights include long-term relationship with physical theatre company Born In A Taxi; and recently developing the Postal Art Project, creating visual works with other multi-disciplinary artists across Melbourne and Victoria.

Acknowledgment of country

Polyglot acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and create, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. For more than 65,000 years, children and families have created and played here, and we are grateful to make our art on this country too.