Artists

Now Principal of Elevation Dance Studios in Melbourne, Alex Andrews describes her journey from full-time training to a lasting career.

"I learnt discipline, perseverance, how to work intelligently and how to work for yourself ...”

'Showing off' is an immediate wall you build against learning, says this freelance contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher.

ED5 International in Sydney is a flourishing school and the personal joy and pride of its founding director, Elena de Cinque.

This young dancer is now a member of the company that was his childhood inspiration.

Todd Dewberry found it was impossible not to be inspired by his full-time dance studies.

This young dancer is now in her third year with the Queensland Ballet.

The Spring issue of 'Dance Australia' features our annual Full-Time Studies Guide which includes inspiring personal accounts by graduates of their study experience. Here, Sydney Dance Company's Mia Thompson reflects on her time at the WA Academy of Performing Arts.

Lillian Banks discusses dance, Bangarra and being Cathy Freeman.

Royal Ballet dancer, Colin Jones, went on to become a famous photojournalist. He has documented the world behind the glamour of ballet and director, Frankie Caradonna, has documented him.

Jemima Scott is a guest dancer with Royal New Zealand ballet.

What would Stephanie Lake be doing now if it wasn’t for the pandemic?

Following the departure of Jenny Kinder after 18 years, Carol Brown has stepped in to lead one of the plum jobs in dance education in Australia.

Dance is a playground for injuries but what if you’re told you have 18 months at most to live? Ian Knowles conquered brain cancer to found the Inspired Dance Film Fest Australia (IDFFA) and IDFFA Schools Festival.

Three major injuries would make any average human being rethink a career that depended on one's body. Dancers are not average human beings.

Eliza Cooper, artistic director of Sydney Experimental Arts Ensemble, remembers her time at Sydney Dance Company's Pre-Professional Year.