Award Winners – Australasia

Destination Year Recipient   Description
Australia – Sydney and Melbourne 2010/2011 Ruth Gibson a 45 year old British dance and digital/visual artist from London travelled to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, to pursue research into the marriage of contemporary dance, motion capture and interactive virtual worlds. She attended a conference to deliver a paper and conduct a series of interviews with experts in the field
Australia, Perth 2009/2010 Rachel Sweeney a 33 year old Irish dance facilitator, dancer and choreographer living in Plymouth travelled to Perth, Australia. She attended the International Performance conference ‘Boom or bust’, Bodyweather site-based workshops, and a dance residency at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Arts
Australia, Sydney 2002/2003 Kerry Andrews travelled to Sydney, Australia for a five-week placement with the Director of Ausdance. At the time Kerry was a full-time trainee dance manager working in London
Australia, Sydney 2008/2009 Gitta Wigro a 32 year-old dance film maker living in London travelled to Sydney, Australia to attend Reeldance 2008 to learn about Australia’s development of a national creative infra-structure for dance film, see work, meet artists and participate in discussions and workshops
Australia, Sydney 2011/2012 Christopher Scott a 20 year-old dancer/choreographer living in Berkshire travelled to Sydney, Australia to participate in a six-week dance intensive taking classes and observing professional companies
Australia, Tasmania 2006/2007 Pamela Woods teaching fellow at the University of Exeter School of Performance Arts, travelled to Tasmania to be artist-in-residence investigating ‘site’ as source and resource, an exploration of different relationships between voice and movement
Melanesia, Fiji 2018/2019 Heather Richmond is a choreographer, performer and Artistic Director of Heather Walrond Dance Company. She will travel to Fiji to lead a choreographic project with 10 international artists in order to develop choreographic knowledge and experience of Fijian dance and culture.
New Zealand, Auckland 2007/2008 Hayley Arthur a freelance dance development worker in Leeds travelled to Auckland, New Zealand to work with Touch Compass, a leading integrated Dance Company, to gain experience of working with disabled and non-disabled dancers
New Zealand, Christchurch 2015/2016 Corey Baker a choreographer from Birmingham, will travel to New Zealand to undertake a period of professional development working with Footnote Dance Company and celebrated artist Witi Ihimaera, alongside building collaborations, partnerships and relationships with artists and companies.