Robina Beard OAM

Robina Beard OAM
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2011 Lifetime Achievement Award

Robina has excelled in many different roles throughout her life as a dancer, performer, director, choreographer, teacher and advisor. She has been passionately committed to raising the standards of both performance and teaching in this country and has a long-standing commitment to developing and supporting Indigenous dance. Her performance credits are many, and include almost every genre of theatre, dance and television. Aside from a career as one of Australia’s most prominent performers, Robina has made a far-reaching impact on the dance sector through roles such as teacher at The Australian Ballet School, National President of the Cecchetti Society, President of Ausdance NSW, and Chair of the Australian Dance Awards. Robina’s talent is huge; her vision is broad; her warmth is embracing; and her wisdom is extensive. Over her long career she has excelled at working with others to achieve outcomes that promote and reflect excellence in theatre and dance – and as a performer she was unforgettable.