1997 Australian Dance Awards

  1. Hall of Fame: Mary Duchesne

    After dancing principal roles with the Melbourne-based National Theatre Ballet, Mary became a senior…

  2. Hall of Fame: Margaret Walker OAM

    Margaret was first inspired by dance in 1939 when she saw a performance by the visiting Covent Garden…

  3. Hall of Fame: Graeme Murphy AO

    Graeme was accepted into the Australian Ballet School at the age of fourteen and joined The Australian…

  4. Hall of Fame: Margaret Chapple

    Margaret (Chappie) was introduced to the work of Gertrud Bodenwieser by Bodenwieser dancer Shona Dunlop,…

  5. Lifetime Achievement Award: Laurel Martyn OBEĀ 

    Laurel had the vision and wisdom to create a system of teaching dance which steered away from the…

  6. Lifetime Achievement Award: Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM

    Elizabeth founded Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) in Adelaide and led the company for ten years as…

  7. Services to Dance: Dally Messenger

    Dally had the vision and determination to publish the first dance magazine in Australia. In 1980 he…

  8. Services to Dance: Jill Sykes AM

    Jill has been the long-standing dance writer and critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and is made…

  9. Services to Dance Education: Shirley McKechnie AO

    Shirley has been influential in shaping tertiary dance education since her establishment of the first…

  10. Services to Dance Education: Ann Roberts AM

    Ann established her own dance studio in Townsville which still thrives 50 years later, under the leadership…

  11. Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Stephen Page

    For Choreography made/performed during the year included: Fish, Awakening Ceremony-Festival…

  12. Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Gideon Obarzanek

    Choreography made/performed during the year included: Spectre in the Covert Memory, Bonehead,…