Meet Christian Rocha-Adames who is the Corporate Partnerships Manager at Queensland Ballet. Queensland Ballet Queensland Ballet has enjoyed a sell-out 2013/14 and the darling of Queensland Arts. Christian is responsible for aligning business needs of partners with money-can’t-buy engagement and branding opportunities.
1. If you were to describe Queensland Ballet in 5 words or less, what would you say?
A vibrant, creative and breathtakingly beautiful company!
2. What is a success story that you have helped a sponsor/partner with this last week?
One of the things that I am most proud of at Queensland Ballet is when due to an introduction that was facilitated by us I see companies from our corporate network working together in separate projects. Related to this, a few weeks ago one of our sponsors contacted me as they were organising an event and they wanted me to recommend catering and event theming companies to use. Last week at their event I was really proud when I noticed that they hired all of the companies that I recommended.
3. What has been your hardest lesson or the biggest challenge in the organisation?
Being new to the arts, during my first months after my appointment I had to familiarise myself not only with my new role but also with this new industry. Today, after nearly 10 months at Queensland Ballet I could say that the key to successfully achieve this has been to LISTEN.
4. Best partnership tip?
Don’t make any promises you can’t keep.
5. What 3 books really helped define you?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
2121 by Susan Greenfield
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
6. Favourite cafe?
Gunshop in West End
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