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2018 Australian Dance Awards Winners Announced!

BY Cinnamon Watson Publicity | 10-Sep-2018
Presented by Ausdance and Harlequin Floors, the 2018 Australian Dance Awards were held at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday 8th September alongside an exciting display of Australian dance. The annual Awards celebrate the talent, vibrancy and innovation of our dancers, choreographers and participants across the country. The awards specifically recognise the vast diversity of the dance profession, acknowledging and rewarding those whose achievements help to shape the future of dance in Australia.
Chair of the Australian Dance Awards (ADA) committee Robina Beard OAM said, “As non-voting chairperson, I am amazed by the dedication, expertise and knowledge this selection panel has given to the nominations for the 2018 Dance Awards. The result of these hours of commitment are before us and I congratulate all our winners!”

Attendees were treated to performances by Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts (ACPA), Elements Collective, Expressions Dance Company, Phluxus2 Dance Collective, Sprung! Integrated Dance Theatre (Northern Rivers NSW) and Queensland Ballet.

FULL LIST OF 2018 WINNERS:

Lifetimes Achievement - Athol Willoughby
Services to Dance - Hilary Trotter
Services to Dance Education - Katrina Rank
Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance - Tracks Dance Company for Man Made
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance - Co3 for Project NEXT
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography - Stephanie Lake for Pile of Bones (Stephanie Lake Company)
Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance - Martin del Amo for CHAMPIONS
Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer - Jana Castillo for construct (Australian Dance Theatre)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer - Beau Dean Riley Smith for Bennelong (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre - Gravity & Other Myths for BACKBONE
Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media - Sue Healey for Eileen
Outstanding Performance by a Company - Dancenorth for Attractor