Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

  1. 2016: Lucy Guerin

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

  2. 2015: Narelle Benjamin

    For beautifully sculpted and clever choreography presenting a fascinating exploration of identity,…

  3. 2014: Stephanie Lake

    For intricate, poetic and dynamically nuanced choreography that was loaded with physical metaphors…

  4. 2013: Rafael Bonachela

    For creating a vivid, exultant and sensual study of human interaction, charting the myriad actions…

  5. 2012: Natalie Weir

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

  6. 2011: Rafael Bonachela

    For a delicate combination of skill and vision to create an exquisitely crafted, beautifully balanced…

  7. 2010: Meryl Tankard & Paul White

    Meryl and Paul have created articulate and intricate choreography and presented it with a beautifully…

  8. 2009: Tanja Liedkte

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

  9. 2008: Garry Stewart

    Garry Stewart’s choreography in Honour Bound depicts current, social and political issues…

  10. 2006: Tanja Liedtke

    Twelfth Floor is a mature, imaginative and confronting piece, displaying vision and inventiveness…

  11. 2005: Graeme Murphy AO

    Grand is a clever, unusual and compelling collaboration between musician and choreographer…

  12. 2005: Wendy Houstoun, Narelle Benjamin, Brian Carbee, Julie-Anne Long, Michael Whaites

    The choreography for In the Dark combines language and movement in a way that is direct,…

  13. 2004: Frances Rings

    Frances has made remarkable and mesmerising choreography about the life of an extraordinary man. Unaipon

  14. 2003: Graeme Murphy AO

    Murphy’s fresh, dramatic and humourous take on this story is dynamic, entertaining and innovative.…

  15. 2002: Garry Stewart

    Garry pushes the boundaries of dance with this darkly disturbing picture of a world full of inhumanity.…

  16. 2001: Graeme Murphy AO

    Tivoli is Graeme’s homage to the era of variety theatre and this piece bombards the senses…

  17. 2000: Ted Brandsen

    Ted’s version of this story of love and deception is concise, refreshing, contemporary and powerful.…

  18. 1999: Leigh Warren

    The choreography for Shimmer, experienced in conjunction with the wonderful music played…

  19. 1998: Stephen Baynes

    Stephen’s choreography demonstrates great sensitivity, expertise and musicality. At the Edge…

  20. 1998: Dein Perry

    Dein is showing Australia and the world a new style of tapping that is distinctly Australian, completely…

  21. 1997: Stephen Page

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

  22. 1997: Gideon Obarzanek

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