Presented by Ausdance

Congratulations to all the shortlisted nominees!

Services to Dance

Services to Dance Education

Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

Outstanding Performance by a Company

Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance

  • Australian Dance Artists Seven Impossible Pieces for Four Dancers
  • Praxis Dark Matter
  • Dance Makers Collective DADS
  • Liesel Zink The Stance

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media

  • Juliet Burnett, Nicholas Robert Thayer & Gabrielle Adamidis Letting Blood
  • Lucy Doherty Mandala (One Dance Collective)
  • Sally Wicks & Dan Crestani Empathy is the Devil (Sumi Productions)
  • The Samaya Wives The Knowledge Between Us

The Award for Lifetime Achievement will be announced shortly.

Presented by Ausdance Victoria and Arts Centre Melbourne with principal event sponsor Harlequin Floors, the annual Australian Dance Awards will be held on Sunday 24 September in The Playhouse at Arts Centre Melbourne, followed by the 2017 National Dance Forum (25 - 26 September)

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Shortlist 2017
  • Image: iD by Bangarra Dance Theatre
  • Choreography: Stephen Page
  • Photography: Jeff Busby