Nominations for this year's Awards have now closed. You can nominate any time now for the 2017 Awards.
Before you nominate, please read the Selection Criteria. Try to say in 2–3 sentences why you think the dancer/choreography/company etc. was outstanding, exceptional, innovative etc., and therefore worthy of recognition and reward from the professional dance community.
These comments help convince the selection panel who may, or may not, have seen the performance. Please note: the number of times a work or person is nominated is not a deciding factor.
All nominees must be working in the professional dance sector.
All nominees must be making innovative and exceptional work of national significance OR making an outstanding and enduring contibution to the dance industry through their work as a teacher, writer, designer, researcher etc.
To be eligible for an award for new work (i.e. choreography, film, independent work), the piece must have premiered between 1 January and 31 December the previous year. If a work was not a premiere in this period, you can still nominate a dancer or company for an outstanding performance award.
To be eligible for a lifetime achievement or service award, nominees must have a long-standing national, and perhaps international, profile.
Nominations for 2017 awards will close 28 February 2017.
This award honours the achievements of an outstanding senior figure in the Australian dance community who has dedicated at least 40 years to dance as a performer, choreographer, advocate, educator, administrator or visionary.
This award acknowledges outstanding service by professionals in a dance or dance-related field including, musical composition, lighting design, costume design, set design, photography, writing, administration, criticism, historical research, health and injury prevention etc.
This award acknowledges an individual who has performed an outstanding service to dance education as a studio teacher; a teacher in a school, college or university; a mentor, advocate or researcher; a dance education specialist working with an organisation.
This award honours an outstanding project produced by an individual or team working in youth dance.
This award honours an outstanding project produced by an individual or team working in community dance.
This award acknowledges an outstanding new work by an independent dance artist/s. (Including, but not limited to, performance, choreography, movement direction, lighting design, sound design or score.)
This award acknowledges an outstanding performance by a female dancer in a particular work.
This award acknowledges an outstanding performance by a male dancer in a particular work.
This award acknowledges outstanding new dance across all digital platforms.
This award acknowledges an outstanding dance or movement performance in a TV production, live event, stage musical or cabaret show that premiered in the eligible period.