Ausdance ACT welcomes Dr Cathy Adamek as director

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Ausdance ACT has appointed Dr Cathy Adamek as its new director. Adamek has made a significant contribution to Australian dance, theatre, music and film as an independent artist and creative producer and through her research, writing and organisational leadership over the last 30 years.

Dr Cathy Adamek
Dr Cathy Adamek

Ausdance ACT president, Lauren Honcope, commented, “We are immensely proud that theimportant full-time role of director attracted a very talented field of applicants from near and far. Dr Cathy Adamek brings a unique combination of strong qualifications, expansive experience and well-honed practical skills to Ausdance ACT and to the wider dance and arts community of Canberra and surrounds. We are excited and delighted about Cathy coming to work with us and we are sure that she will make a significant contribution and impact on our work for dance and dancers in the ACT.”

Adamek trained in acting at NIDA and Webber-Douglas (London), has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, a PhD on
Adelaide Dance Music Culture. A peer assessor for the Australia Council and board member for Ausdance National, she currently teaches at UniSA in Screen Writing and Professional Communication. She is an associate artist with Dance Hub SA and teaches regular adult ballet class as part of their programs. As president of Ausdance SA, she led a volunteer board to revive and reinvigorate the organisation so that it is now on a firm footing and is very highly valued by the dance sector.

Ademek commented, “I am so excited to come to Canberra and meet the dance community. I love being in and exploring new places, making creative connections and seeing how best I can support local artists and teachers and assist and enable their practice on behalf of Ausdance.”

Ausdance ACT thanks the ACT Government for making it possible to establish and fill this role, through COVID-19 Organisational Emergency Support Funding.



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