Presented by Ausdance

Nominations for the 2022 awards will open in mid-November.

Before you nominate, please read the selection criteria. Try to say in 2-3 sentences how you think the individual, team, or company's performance, choreography, production, service, film/technology raises or raised the standard, profile and/or prestige of Australian dance. What was remarkable about it in reference to these criteria?

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 contribution 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 in either 2020 or 2021. If a work was not a premiere in this period, you can still nominate a dancer or company for an outstanding performance award in one of those years.

To be eligible for a lifetime achievement award, nominees must have a long-standing national, and perhaps international, profile.