Australian Dance Awards
Lifetime Achievement Jill Sykes has been writing about the arts, dance in particular, since 1960 when she began working as a cadet journalist in Adelaide with The Advertiser. She has been freelancing since 1979 and is respected as a dance writer and critic for the breadth of her outlook, which encompasses all forms of dance; for the honesty of her approach; and for the inspiration her reviews and articles generate for her readers.
Services to Dance For her work as a Walkley Award-winning journalist who has devoted much of her life advocating for, and writing about, dance in Australia.
Services to Dance Education For her inspirational work as a dance teacher for over 40 years, and as the President of the Australian Teachers of Dancing as a pivotal figure in dance education in Australia.
Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media In a Different Space
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