Presented by Ausdance

Here is the long list of nominees for 2014 Australian Dance Awards.


This list, along with recorded excerpts of performances, will go to the Selection Panel who will vote on a shortlist of the top four contenders in each category. The shortlist will be announced late July/early August. The winners will be announced at the 2014 Dance Awards in Sydney on Sunday 9 November.

Services to Dance

  • Catherine Baldwin (CEO & Consultant)
  • Greg Barrett
  • Jeff Busby (Photographer)
  • Nicolette Fraillon (Music Director & Chief Conductor, The Australian Ballet)
  • Annie Greig (Artistic Director, Tasdance)
  • Deborah Jones
  • David Walters

Services to Dance Education

  • Adele Hyland
  • Janet Karin OAM (Kinetic Educator, The Australian Ballet School & President, IADMS)
  • Tanya Pearson OAM (Founder, Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy)
  • Lee Pemberton
  • Katrina Rank (Dance researcher, education specialist & community dance leader)
  • Diana Reyes (Spanish dance teacher & educator)
  • Leigh Rowles
  • Carol Wellman Kelly

Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance

  • Buzz Dance Theatre · Look the Other Way
  • Canberra Dance Theatre GOLD Company · Life is a Work of Art
  • Dancenorth · Shake a Leg
  • DRILL Performance Company · REBELLION
  • fLiNG Physical Theatre · Socialsize Me
  • QL2 Dance · Hit the Floor Together
  • Restless Dance Theatre · Debut 4
  • Shaun Parker & Company and Buzz Dance Theatre (with Awesome Festival WA) · Trolleys
  • Steps Youth Dance & Strut · Trois Generations
  • Stompin · On Your Marks
  • Tracks Dance · Zombies in the Banyan Tree
  • Yellow Wheel · FX

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

  • Rafael Bonachela · Les Illuminations (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Rafael Bonachela · Emergence (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Kate Denborough & Gerard van Dyck · Flesh & Bone (Kage)
  • Daniel Jaber · Nought (Australian Dance Theatre)
  • Stephanie Lake · Aorta (Chunky Move)
  • Paul Malek & Kim Adam · Yours Truly (Collaboration The Project)
  • Stephen Page & Daniel Riley McKinley · Blak (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Garry Stewart · Monument (The Australian Ballet)
  • Leigh Warren · Not According to Plan (Leigh Warren & Dancers)
  • Natalie Weir · When Time Stops (Expressions Dance Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Company

  • The Australian Ballet · Cinderella
  • The Australian Ballet · Monument
  • Australian Dance Theatre · G
  • Australian Dance Theatre · Nought
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre · Blak
  • Chunky Move · Aorta
  • Circa · Opus
  • Dancenorth & Opera Queensland · Abandon
  • Expressions Dance Company · When Time Stops
  • Leigh Warren & Dancers · Not According to Plan
  • Lucy Guerin Inc. · Conversation Piece
  • Queensland Ballet · Cinderella
  • Sydney Dance Company · Les Illuminations
  • Sydney Dance Company · De Novo
  • West Australian Ballet · Peter Pan

Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance

  • Rochelle Carmichael · Plucked
  • Natalie Cursio · Blizzard
  • Dance Makers Collective · Big Dance in Small Chunks
  • Martin del Amo · Slow Dances for Fast Times
  • Dirty Feet · Vitality
  • Melissa Jones · Disquiet
  • Phluxus2 Dance Collective · De-generator
  • Rennie McDougall · Yes Dance
  • Larissa McGowan · Skeleton
  • PROJECTion Dance · Swan Lake
  • Dalisa Pigram · Gudirr Gudirr
  • Lee Serle · POV
  • Aimee Smith · Wintering
  • Ade Suharto & Peni Candra Rini · Ontosoroh

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

  • Juliette Barton · Les Illuminations (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Deborah Brown · Brolga (Kinship) (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Yolande Brown · Blak (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Kate Denborough · Flesh & Bone (Kage)
  • Madeleine Eastoe · La Sylphide (The Australian Ballet)
  • Fiona Evans · La Sylphide (West Australian Ballet)
  • Tammi Gissell · Seeking Biloela (Canberra Dance Theatre)
  • Ingrid Gow & Halaina Hills · Cinderella (The Australian Ballet)
  • Amy Harris · Cinderella (The Australian Ballet)
  • Jessica Hesketh · Nought (Australian Dance Theatre)
  • Alice Hinde · Abandon (Dancenorth)
  • Samantha Hines · Nought (Australian Dance Theatre)
  • Lucy Ingham · De-generator (Phluxus2 Dance Collective)
  • Lana Jones · Don Quixote (The Australian Ballet)
  • Fiona Jopp · Les Illuminations (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Lauren Langlois · 247 Days (Chunky Move)
  • Elise May · Carmen Sweet (Expressions Dance Company)
  • Kirstie McKracken · Double Think (Force Majeure)
  • Dalisa Pigram · Gudirr Gudirr (Marrageku)
  • Tara Robertson · Blak (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Leanne Stojmenov · Cinderella (The Australian Ballet)
  • Rachel Walsh · Giselle (Queensland Ballet)
  • Charmene Yap · Les Illuminations (Sydney Dance Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

  • Waangenga Blanco · Blak (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Thomas Bradley · Emergence (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Daryl Brandwood · Carmen Sweet (Expressions Dance Company)
  • Andrew Crawford · Emergence (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Cass Mortimer Eipper · Les Illuminations (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Daniel Gaudiello · Cinderella (The Australian Ballet)
  • Chengwu Guo · Paquita (The Australian Ballet)
  • Rudy Hawkes · The Four Temperaments (The Australian Ballet)
  • Daniel Jaber · G (Australian Dance Theatre)
  • Kevin Jackson · Cinderella (The Australian Ballet)
  • Bernard Knauer · Emergence (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Alisdair Macindoe · Dual (Stephanie Lake)
  • Hunter Page-Lochard · Blak (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • James Vu Anh Pham · Aorta (Chunky Move)
  • Andre Santos · Peter Pan (West Australian Ballet)
  • Luke Smiles · Slow Dance for Fast Times (Martin del Amo)
  • Kimball Wong · Nought (Australian Dance Theatre)
  • Jack Ziesing · When Time Stops (Expressions Dance Company)

Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media

  • The Australian Ballet · Behind Ballet
  • Diane Busuttil · Curdled
  • Rochelle Carmichael · Plucked (Liquid Skin)
  • Sue Healey · On View
  • Paul Malek & Yvette Lee · Dance Chat
  • Karen Pearlman & Richard James Allen · ‘…the dancer from the dance’ (Physical TV Company)

Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre

  • Timothy Brown · Salon
  • Rohan Browne · Singin’ in the Rain
  • Red Hot Rhythm · Rhythm Junkies
  • David Atkins Enterprises · Hot Shoe Shuffle
  • The Company · Grease
  • The Company · The Tap Pack
  • The Company · King Kong
  • The Company · Chitty Chitty Bang
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