2009 Australian Dance Awards

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award: Lucette Aldous

    One of our best-loved and most renowned ballerinas, Lucette has had an exceptional career spanning…

  2. Services to Dance: Lee Christofis

    Lee has shared his love of dance and his extraordinary insight with a wide audience over many decades.…

  3. Services to Dance Education: Jeff Meiners

    Jeff is an inspired advocate, mentor and teacher. He brings vision and expertise to the sector through…

  4. Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance: Tracks Dance Company

    Struck is a perfect composition to captivate the entire community with powerful and poignant…

  5. Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance: Tanja Liedtke

    The extraordinarily complex and detailed choreography of construct is performed with great wit, clarity…

  6. Outstanding Performance by a Company: Force Majeure

    The Age I’m In is a provocative and captivating theatrical experience, incorporating a…

  7. Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Tanja Liedkte

    With her fresh, original vocabulary and unique style of expression, Tanja has made a captivating choreography…

  8. Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer: Kristina Chan

    Kristina is a dancer of great precision, intuition and exceptional physical virtuosity. Her riveting…

  9. Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer: Reed Luplau

    Reed is an outstanding technician and in this piece we can also clearly see his versatility, confidence,…

  10. Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance or Musical Theatre: Performers in Billy Elliot the Musical

    Nick Twiney, Rarmian Newton, Rhys Kosakowski, Lochlan Denholm, Joshua Waiss Gates, Dayton Tavares,…

  11. Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film/New Media: Chris Scherer

    For incorporating visually stunning imagery, refined body movement, sharp camera work, an original…