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, Perth and Wagga Wagga 2019/2020 Will Dickie is a choreographer, movement facilitator and performer from Liverpool. He will travel to Perth and Wagga Wagga Australia to study the Suzuki Method of Actor Training with experts John Nobbs and Jacqui Carroll of Frank Theatre Brisbane. His aim: to further develop the techniques and understanding of the Suzuki Method in order to inform his choreographic work and teaching in the UK.
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.