Lifetime Achievement

  1. 2013: Ronne Arnold

    In a lifetime dedicated to dance, Ronne Arnold has inspired generations of audiences and dancers as…

  2. 2012: Nanette Hassall AM

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

  3. 2011: Robina Beard OAM

    Robina has excelled in many different roles throughout her life as a dancer, performer, director,…

  4. 2010: Bill Akers AM

    Bill has made an outstanding contribution to theatre and dance over the last sixty years, not only…

  5. 2009: Lucette Aldous

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

  6. 2008: Paul Hammond OAM

    Paul has given fifteen years of dedicated service to The Australian Ballet as an archivist, has served…

  7. 2006: Graeme Murphy AO and Janet Vernon AM

    For over 30 years, Graeme and Janet have had an incomparable career creating and performing innovative…

  8. 2005: Kathryn Lowe

    Kathryn was a dynamic and influential advocate for Australian dance for many years, especially in…

  9. 2004: Julie Dyson AM

    As the National Director of the Australian Dance Council—Ausdance Inc. since the Australia Council…

  10. 2003: Cheryl Stock AM

    Cheryl is a passionate and dedicated dancer, choreographer, teacher and mentor. As the Artistic Director…

  11. 2002: Meryl Tankard

    Meryl has earned International acclaim as a choreographer of great invention and emotional impact.…

  12. 2001: Shirley McKechnie AO

    Shirley’s influence as a pioneer and teacher of contemporary dance in Australia spreads far and…

  13. 2000: Kira Bousloff OAM

    Kira chose to stay in Australia when she danced here with the Covent Garden Russian Ballet in 1938…

  14. 1999: Keith Bain OAM

    As a teacher of dance and movement, Keith has influenced the lives of countless dancers, actors and…

  15. 1998: Dame Margaret Scott DBE

    Margaret played a pivotal role in the formation of the Australian Ballet in 1962 and then as Founding…

  16. 1998: Valrene Tweedie OAM

    Valrene’s performance career began as a very young dancer with Ballets Russes companies, with whom…

  17. 1997: Laurel Martyn OBE 

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

  18. 1997: Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM

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