2016 Australian Dance Awards

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award: Terri Charlesworth OAM

    Terri Charlesworth’s initiative, dedication, generosity and passion have greatly influenced generations…

  2. Services to Dance: Roy David Page

    For his many talents across multiple genres and art forms, and particularly for his prolific output…

  3. Services to Dance Education: Dr Joan Pope OAM

    For more than 50 years of inspired leadership and commitment to education through dance and music,…

  4. Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance: Dancenorth

    For Cheryl Stock’s spectacular, multi-site, inter-generational and culturally diverse dance and…

  5. Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance: Force Majeure & Powerhouse Youth Theatre

    For a brilliant and life-altering collaboration creating an urban choreographic portrait of the culturally…

  6. Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Lucy Guerin

    For an innovative, sophisticated and surprising work inspired by the film noir aesthetic and meticulously…

  7. Outstanding Performance by a Company: Bangarra Dance Theatre

    For this uplifting, intense and beautiful double bill, incorporating myriad choreographic styles performed…

  8. Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance: Sue Healey

    For a sophisticated, perceptive and ingenious work that was entertaining, beautiful and powerful,…

  9. Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer: Elma Kris

    For her charismatic and stand-out performance in a pivotal role that showed great wisdom, skill and…

  10. Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer: David Mack

    For a mesmerising and sensational performance, demonstrating exceptional technique and clarity of…

  11. Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre: Circa

    For a compelling and dramatic story presented via circus, acrobatics, opera and physical theatre with…

  12. Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media: Meryl Tankard

    For an intimate and uplifting film about Meryl Tankard’s long-time friend and colleague Michelle…