Merindah is a proud Koori woman and is the Executive Producer of BlakDance, Australia’s national peak body for contemporary Indigenous dance. Merindah’s expertise is in Indigenous market development for Indigenous performing arts. Through her work with the Australia Council of the Arts, she designed and developed strategies to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and companies to develop new markets nationally and internationally.
Merindah has worked as a Creative Producer for international festivals and art’s markets including International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA) and Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). She has been recognised for her work as a 2011 recipient of the Pauline McLeod award, 2013 finalist in the NSW Australian of the Year awards, and was an Australian Financial Review top 100 Australian Women of Influence. In 2014 Merindah was listed in the 20 most influential emerging female artists and arts workers who will ‘shape Australian arts in 2020’.