2012 Australian Dance Awards

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award: Nanette Hassall AM

    Nanette’s contribution to Australian dance has been extraordinary—as performer, choreographer,…

  2. Services to Dance: Lucinda Sharp

    For her outstanding work as an advocate for healthy mental and physical approaches to the study of…

  3. Services to Dance Education: Sarah Calver

    For believing that dance is a vital part of education for all children, and for her commitment to…

  4. Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance: Shaun Parker & Company with Captivate

    For harnessing the talents of a diverse group of young people to create a coherent and dynamic piece…

  5. Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Natalie Weir

    For a contemporary and dynamic interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet through innovative…

  6. Outstanding Performance by a Company: Bangarra Dance Theatre

    For exceptional technique, strong ensemble work, and consistent, powerful and theatrical portrayal…

  7. Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance: Barry Moreland & Daryl Brandwood

    For outstanding realisation and execution of a brilliant concept through imaginative choreography,…

  8. Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer: Elise May

    For a memorable, brave and emotional performance that shows an impressive physical strength, and for…

  9. Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer: Daryl Brandwood

    For his extraordinary artistry, humour and beauty, and for his outstanding grace, athleticism and…

  10. Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film/New Media: Bryan Mason & Sophie Hyde

    For a beautifully crafted and moving film that not only captures the beauty and essence of Tanja Liedtke,…