Presented by Ausdance

The annual Australian Dance Awards recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to dance.

Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees of the 21st Australian Dance Awards

Celebrating 21 years, the Australian Dance Awards is one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards.


The Awards acknowledge people working in the professional dance sector who have made innovative and exceptional work of national significance, or have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to the dance industry.

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Meet the selection panel for the 21st Australia Dance Awards

  • Bradley Chatfield
    QLD

  • Carol Wellman Kelly
    SA

  • Julia Quinn
    NT

  • Karen van Ulzen
    VIC

  • Lesley Graham
    TAS

  • Maggie Tonkin
    SA

  • Michael Whaites
    WA

  • Michelle Potter
    ACT

  • Susan Bendall
    VIC

  • Darren Spowart
    NSW

  • Patrick Harding-Irmer
    NSW

  • Matthew Lawrence
    QLD

  • Terri-Ann White
    WA

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