Artists

Early in 2020 Sara Ouwendyk did what thousands of dancers before her have done – she set off on an overseas audition tour. She chose the wrong year.

Shannon Burns was a dancer in Opera Australia’s first ‘La Traviata’ on Sydney Harbour in 2012. Now she is the choreographer. We asked her about auditioning this year’s production, which is now in full swing after being cancelled last year.

Lewis Major is an award-winning independent choreographer, producer and creative entrepreneur.

Your chance to livestream this beautiful work by Australian choreographer Craig Davidson, performed by Junior Ballett Zurich.

Choosing to dance is choosing to be taught that life can be hard and is not always fair. But it is also choosing to experience something unique and remarkable. How can you not? Dimitri Kleioris had to.

A dance company in Canberra? It has Michelle Potter's vote.

Meet Josh Wright, a creative producer and the artistic director of Dancehouse in Melbourne.

Claudia Pereira landed a dream job as a singer/dancer on a cruise ship. Then the pandemic struck.

This dancer's ballet studies have taken her to The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, in the Netherlands,

"At first, I didn’t see it being a job for me but the more I explored ballet and contemporary I knew I had to improve and pursue." Read Charles Slater on his student days.

This young Queensland dancer is now in the Royal Ballet in London.

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.