Services to Dance

  1. 2016: Roy David Page

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

  2. 2015: Jeff Busby

    For his generosity and extraordinary talent in capturing the spirit of dance and dancers through his…

  3. 2014: Annie Greig

    For her wide-ranging influence as a mentor, teacher and advocate, and for decades of work as a dancer,…

  4. 2013: Shane Carroll

    For her valuable and generous support of independent artists as a mentor, teacher, adviser and coach,…

  5. 2012: Lucinda Sharp

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

  6. 2011: Ruth Osborne

    For her superlative teaching and wide-ranging services to dance for over four decades; for an outstanding…

  7. 2010: Stephen Page

    For making Indigenous dance such a vital part of our culture by telling the stories of his people…

  8. 2009: Lee Christofis

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

  9. 2008: Dally Messenger and Karen van Ulzen

    Dally and Karen have made their mark on the Australian dance sector through one of the world’s best…

  10. 2006: Hilary Crampton

    Hilary has been engaged with local and international dance practice as a writer, teacher, administrator…

  11. 2005: Mark Gordon

    As Director of the Australian Choreographic Centre, Mark has been instrumental in facilitating numerous…

  12. 2003: Michelle Potter

    Michelle has been a leader in the field of dance writing and criticism for many years. She has contributed…

  13. 2002: Ian McRae AO

    Ian has served the dance and performing arts sector as an administrator, manager and cultural leader.…

  14. 2001: Lucette Aldous

    Lucette was an internationally acclaimed ballerina with the Ballet Rambert, The Royal Ballet and The…

  15. 2000: Julie Dyson AM

    Julie was a member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Reporting Staff for 18 years, and taught ballet…

  16. 1999: Kristian Fredrikson

    Kristian has had a long and distinguished career as a costume designer and is well known for his stunning…

  17. 1998: Tony Geeves

    A dancer and physiotherapist, Tony undertook extensive and valuable research on dance injury, prevention…

  18. 1997: Dally Messenger

    Dally had the vision and determination to publish the first dance magazine in Australia. In 1980 he…

  19. 1997: Jill Sykes AM

    Jill has been the long-standing dance writer and critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and is made…