Congratulations to Michelle Ryan, winner of the 2020 Australia Council Award for Dance.
Michelle Ryan is artistic director of Restless Dance Theatre, a role she has held since 2013. During her 25 year career in the arts she has worked as a performer, choreographer and artistic director.
Ryan won the 2015 Australian Dance Award for Independent Dance and the Adelaide Critics Circle Award for her autobiographical solo Intimacy. In 2015 she was also inducted in to the South Australian Women’s Honours Roll.
Ryan has danced with various companies, including Splintergroup, Dancenorth and Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre.
The Australia Council awards recognise Australian artists who have made an outstanding contribution to their art forms, and to the cultural life of the nation. The awards are presented across eight artistic disciplines.
For more info about the awards head to www.australiacouncil.gov.au/news/events/australia-council-awards/