Bridget Balodis trained as a director at the Victorian College of the Arts. She works primarily with new Australian writing and has developed new work with playwrights Emilie Collyer, David Finnigan, Dan Giovannoni, Amelia Evans and Rachel Perks.
Her recent directing credits include; Desert 6.29pm (Red Stitch, 2017), Ants Go Marching (Dixon Place, New York, 2017), GROUND CONTROL (Next Wave, 2016), Point of Origin (The Brick, New York, 2015), Jurassica (Red Stitch 2015), Kids Killing Kids (Next Wave, Penrith Arts Centre, 2014), ANGRY SEXX (Fringe, 2014), The Good Girl (Fringe, 2013), Trimda (Kultūras Dienas, 2010) and Hoods (2010). Her production of Jurassica was nominated for 5 Green Room Association awards including one for Direction and one for overall Production. Bridget is also co-director of interactive theatre collaboration NO SHOW with Mark Pritchard. With NO SHOW, she has co-created The Séance (La Boite Indie, 2013), Unfinished Business (You Are Here, 2013), Outside Line (With Pop Up Playground, 2013) and Shotgun Wedding (Next Wave, 2012).
As assistant director Bridget has worked on Peter Evans' The Dream and Daniel Schlusser’s The Histrionic. Bridget has been the recipient of the Ian Potter Travel Scholarship, Mike Walsh Fellowship and Dame Joan Sutherland Fund Award and in 2014 was part of MTC’s Women Directors Program. She has spent the last two years in New York working with Elevator Repair Service, terraNOVA Collective and Anna Kohler, and has now returned to Melbourne.