The collective’s core creative artists are Kate McDonald, Ian Pidd and Bec Reid.


They have worked together for many years wearing many artistic hats but formed the ultimate trifecta for the creation of The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair, commissioned by Bleach* Festival, March 2015 and now touring nationally. They loved working together so much and their new collaborators on the Gold Coast, that Everybody NOW! was formed.  


Everybody NOW! is project-based collective dedicated to the creation of high quality, community engaged, participation based, performance and art experiences created on and from the Gold Coast, Australia. 


The vision for this collective is one that is flexible and responsive, evolving as new and exciting collaborations presents themselves. They are currently creating a series of large –scale dance projects; The Inaugural Annual Dance Affair, You Should Be Dancing, The Grande Progressive.


Led by Co-Artistic Directors Ian Pidd, Kate (McDonald) Baggerson and Bec Reid, along with a cohort of talented collaborators, Everybody NOW! are a collective of performance makers and producers who create participatory performance experiences that are celebratory and playful, propelled by passion and curiosity.

The company is dedicated to the creation of high quality, community engaged and participation based performances that are created on and from the Gold Coast, Australia, that reach out to collaborators nationally and internationally.

Since formation in 2015, Everybody NOW! has established itself as a leader in contemporary community engagement and performance, awarding the company a dynamic, national reputation for an inclusive and joyful brand of participation and access to the arts.


Everybody NOW has attracted commissions from Australia’s Major Festivals including Brisbane Festival, Darwin Festival, Festival 2018 for the International Commonwealth Games Arts and Culture Program and Bleach* Festival.


They have reached over 40,000 people as audiences and participants in 70 communities across five states of Australia, between the ages of 3 – 99 years young.

Everybody NOW! is a purpose driven organisation with a vision To Move Communities.


Everybody NOW is about, real stories and real people. Everybody. NOW!


Ian Pidd

Ian Pidd is a Melbourne based freelance director of theatre and festivals.   

Bec Reid

Bec is a performer, producer, director, choreographer and engagement specialist. 

Kate Baggerson

Kate is a Gold Coast based producer of festivals, community cultural development projects and multi-art events.


City of Gold Coast

Feros Care

HOTA, Home of The Arts

Bleach Festival

Woodford Folk Festival

Brisbane Festival

City of Darebin
City of Boroondara

Ar Tour
Red Ridge Interior
Outback Festival

Festival 2018
The Moves Festival

Bundanon Trust

Art Is...Festival

City of Whittlesea

David Stavanger
All The Queens Men

Nadia Sunde

Byron Coathup

Liz Woods

Nick Lavers

Kristian Santic

The Rooftops

Sex on Toast

Josh Wilkinson

Darcy Grant
Gregory Lorenzutti

Luke McDonald

Tim Morrissey

Scott Bromiley

James Wright

Rafael Karlen

Tamara Rewse

Christian Baggin

Emily Tomlins

Daniele Constance

Logan Preste

Chris Paget
Alex Podger
Melissa Western
Alicia Min Harvie
Charles Thomas Ball
Hsin-Ju Ely

Travis Ross

Ashleigh White
Daniela Farinacci
Christian Bagin

Claudio Kirac 

Michelle Xen

Luke Smiles

Felicity Horsley

Benge Ballen

Aimee Gray

Dan Witton

Hannah Murphy

Yvette Turnball

Carmel Duffy

Richard Vabre

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Acknowledgement Of Country

Everybody NOW acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live, learn and work. We offer our respect to Elders past, present and future; and to all First Nations people whose sovereignty was never ceded.

Everybody NOW! Is supported by the City of Gold Coast