Grae Burton has worked as a theatre professional for over 15 years and is currently Artistic Director of Nelson's Independent Theatre and Arts Centre and in 2008 completed a 5 year contract as Artistic Director for Will Power Productions, creators of Nelson's annual Summer Shakespeare Season. He is also currently Editor in Chief for ChannelN, Nelson's video heritage archive.
Burton holds a Bachelor in Performing and Screen Arts Specializing in Directing and Writing for Stage and Screen and a Diploma in Performing Arts specializing in Experimental and Physical Theatre. He has written over thirty plays. He has directed many full scale theatrical productions.
Burton is also an experienced visual artist and designer, specializing in graphic work, stage, lighting and sound design for theatre. He also has specialist skills in puppeteering and mask performance.