I am a puppeteer with Larrikin Puppets.

My husband Brett Hansen runs an award-winning business Larrikin Puppets, with puppetry performed in the style of Sesame Street/The Muppets.

As a puppeteer, I perform main characters Flossy and Marina – and other background characters – for Larrikin Puppets’ large festival, touring and shopping centre shows and, more recently, at schools and childcare centres. I also assist in the running of puppetry workshops for children and adults.

I received puppetry training at The Puppet Kitchen in Manhattan, New York under Michael Schupbach (Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company).

A special project of mine within Larrikin Puppets is the launch of Puppets At Work which will feature a program of activities for corporate and community workplaces. I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months.

While Larrikin Puppets is a full-time business for Brett, it is a part-time, passion piece for me. I am very lucky to have such a playful business to have fun with while supporting it to grow.