Presented by Ausdance

This long list of nominations, along with recorded excerpts of performances, will go to the Selection Panel who will vote to shortlist their top four contenders in each category.

The shortlist will be announced early in July, with winners announced at the 2015 Dance Awards in Adelaide on Saturday 12 September.

Services to Dance

  • Jeff Busby (photographer)
  • Philippe Charluet (filmmaker)
  • Nicolette Fraillon (music director & conductor, The Australian Ballet)
  • Jennifer Irwin (costume designer)
  • Janine Kyle (International and Creative Business Manager, Marketing and Publicity, Sydney Dance Company)
  • Regis Lansac (photographer)
  • David Mogridge (production manager)

Services to Dance Education

  • Vicki Attard
  • Ralph Buck
  • Phillippa Clarke
  • Sue Fox
  • Christine Howard
  • Dianna Laska-Moore
  • Tanya Pearson OAM
  • Lee Pemberton
  • Philip Piggin
  • Katrina Rank
  • Leigh Rowles
  • Monica Stevens
  • Kim Walker
  • Marie Walton-Mahon

Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance

  • Ballet Theatre of Queensland The Little Mermaid
  • Brisbane City Youth Ballet The Snow Queen
  • fLiNG Physical Theatre X the floor
  • QL2 Dance (Quantum Leap Ensemble) For the Win
  • QL2 Dance Boundless
  • Restless Dance Theatre (Youth Ensemble) In the Balance
  • Restless Dance Theatre (Touring Company) Salt
  • STEPS Youth Dance Company Fights & Flights
  • Yellow Wheel I Came Here To Dance Once

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography

  • Narelle Benjamin Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Rafael Bonachela 2 in D Minor (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Anouk van Dijk and Falk Richter Complexity of Belonging (Chunky Move)
  • Greg Horsman Coppelia (Queensland Ballet)
  • Daniel Jaber Agile (Jaber and Dancers)
  • Lina Limosani A Delicate Situation
  • Stephen Page Patyegarang (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Garry Stewart Multiverse (Australian Dance Theatre)
  • Alice Topp Same Vein (The Australian Ballet)
  • Natalie Weir The Red Shoes (Expressions Dance Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Company

  • The Australian Ballet Chroma
  • Australian Dance Theatre Multiverse
  • Australian Dance Theatre Proximity
  • Bangarra Dance Theatre Patyegarang
  • Chunky Move (with Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival and Théâtre National de Chaillot) Complexity of Belonging
  • Expressions Dance Company The Red Shoes
  • KAGE Forklift
  • Queensland Ballet Romeo & Juliet
  • Shaun Parker & Company AM I
  • Sydney Dance Company Les Illuminations
  • Sydney Dance Company Interplay
  • Tasdance and Dancenorth Threefold
  • West Australian Ballet Ballet at the Quarry: Radio and Juliet
  • West Australian Ballet La Fille Mal Gardee
  • West Australian Ballet Giselle

Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance

  • Stephen Agisilaou The White Prince
  • James Andrews I Can Disappear
  • James Batchelor Island
  • Narelle Benjamin Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Serena Chalker every/​nowhere
  • Ghenoa Gela Winds of Woerr
  • Joseph Stewart Sweet Meniscus
  • Shian Law Personal Mythologies
  • Lina Limosani A Delicate Situation
  • Claire Marshall Flaunt
  • Danielle Micich Overexposed
  • Rachel Arianne Ogle Precipice
  • Annalouise Paul Mother Tongue
  • Torque Show in collaboration with Michelle Ryan and Lavender Vs Rose Intimacy
  • Aimee Smith Borderline
  • Lizzie & Zaimon Vilmanis White Porcelain Doll
  • Kim Vincs The Crack Up

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer

  • Benedicte Bemet The Nutcracker (The Australian Ballet)
  • Lucinda Dunn OAM Manon (The Australian Ballet)
  • Tara Gower Patyegarang (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Amber Haines Proximity (Australian Dance Theatre)
  • Samantha Hines Multiverse (Australian Dance Theatre)
  • Elma Kris Patyegarang (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Lauren Langlois Keep Everything (Chunky Move)
  • Elise May The Red Shoes (Expressions Dance Company)
  • Michelle Ryan Intimacy (Torque Show)
  • Jesse Scales Louder Than Words (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Jasmin Sheppard Patyegarang (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Lizzie Vilmanis White Porcelain Doll (Prying Eye)
  • Brooke Widdison-Jacobs Giselle (West Australian Ballet)
  • Vivienne Wong Bodytorque.DNA (The Australian Ballet)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer

  • Vito Bernasconi Romeo & Juliet (Queensland Ballet)
  • Waangenga Blanco Patyegarang (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Thomas Bradley Interplay (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Adam Bull Manon (The Australian Ballet)
  • Richard Causer Ward Of State (Claire Marshall)
  • Daniel Gaudiello Cinderella (The Australian Ballet)
  • Thomas Gundry Greenfield Patyegarang (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
  • Rudy Hawkes Suite en Blanc (The Australian Ballet)
  • Bernhard Knauer Louder Than Words (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Matthew Lehmann Giselle (West Australian Ballet)
  • Alisdair Macindoe Keep Everything (Chunky Move)
  • David Mack 2 in D Minor (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Timothy Ohl Team Of Life (KAGE)
  • Emilio Pavan Coppelia (Queensland Ballet)
  • Sergey Pevnev La Fille mal Gardée (West Australian Ballet)
  • Andre Santos La Fille mal Gardée (West Australian Ballet)
  • Brett Simon Bodytorque.DNA (The Australian Ballet)
  • Jack Ziesing The Red Shoes (Expressions Dance Company)

Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media

  • The Australian Ballet World Ballet Day
  • Peter Wright The Nutcracker (The Australian Ballet)
  • Erin Fowler & Nick Graalman Gaia
  • Peter Greig Scattered Rhymes: In My Own Words (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Sue Healey The Golds
  • Claire Marshall Ward of State
  • Graeme Murphy & Philippe Charluet Graeme Murphy’s Heritage Collection (Sydney Dance Company)
  • Thomas Pollard & Nathan Smith Knock (Running Man Productions)
  • Garry Stewart Multiverse
  • Kim Vincs The Crack Up (Deakin Motion Lab)
Adas With Credit
  • Image: courtesy Australian Dance Theatre
  • Photographer: Chris Herzfeld, Camlight Productions
  • Dancers from L to R: Kimball Wong, Samantha Hines, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, Matte Roffe & Lonii Garnons-Williams