Lauren Bialkower is the Wheeler Centre’s General Manager.
Prior to joining the Wheeler Centre, Lauren worked for several of the State’s top arts organisations including Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Arts Centre Melbourne. She also spent seven years running events, festivals and libraries for Glen Eira City Council and served as Deputy Chair of the Emerging Writers’ Festival between 2011 and 2013.
Lauren’s career started producing community theatre whilst a student at Melbourne University. She was fortunate to then be offered a General Management Residency at Playwrights Horizons in New York, which stoked an already burning passion for the transformative power of storytelling.
As General Manager, Lauren gets to combine her love of books, live performance and challenging the status quo with her obsessive need to organise everyone and everything, making this her dream job.