About us

We design and deliver accessible and sustainable services to support Australian dance professionals.

We are part of a network of Ausdance organisations delivering integrated programs across the country, anticipating industry issues and providing innovative and inclusive responses.

Our mission, our aims.

Our mission is to educate, inspire and support the dance community to reach its potential as a dynamic force within local, national and international communities. This means we aim to:

  • provide leadership in dance education, advocacy, policy development and debate.
  • provide a national voice for dance development in Australia.
  • champion innovation, creativity and diversity in dance.
  • encourage access to and understanding of dance in communities throughout Australia.
  • assist in identifying and promoting all dance traditions that exist in Australia, in recognition of their cultural importance.
  • foster international links with dance and dance-related organisations.

Achievements

Board members

President: Gene Moyle (Qld)
Vice Presidents: Elizabeth More, AM, MAICD (NSW); Shaun Comerford (SA)
Treasurer: Marinda Burger (ACT)

Ordinary Council Members: Kathy Baykitch (NSW), Annette Carmichael (WA), Jacqui Simmonds (ACT)
Jasmine Moseley (representative of the National Advisory Committee)

Annual reports

Honorary life members

Over the years Ausdance has been supported by many passionate volunteers, committee members and staff. We acknowledge these special people with honorary life membership.

Ausdance network members:

Ausdance ACT

We have a special interest in the independent sector, youth and community and professional development for dance teachers in the ACT.

T 02 6247 9103

Staff​

Marketing & Administration, Emma Dykes
Administrator, Olivia Fyfe
Operations Manager, Peter Bayliss

Address

E Block, Gorman House, Ainslie Ave, Braddon ACT 2612

Map to Ausdance ACT

Ausdance NSW

We are the main support and advocacy body for dance in NSW. We are committed to raising the profile of local companies and artists, both nationally and internationally.

T 02 9256 4800

Staff

Director, Michelle Silby
Manager, Kiri Morcombe
Dance Development Officer, Jo Clancy
Arts Administrator, Chris Mifsud
Arts Media & Marketing Officer, Jonathan Homsey

Address

Lvl 3, 10 Hickson Road, Arts Exchange Building
The Rocks NSW 2000

Ausdance Qld

We work to bring recognition to the many roles that dance plays in the cultural life of Queensland and to maximise opportunities for practitioners.

T 07 3122 7628

Staff​

Executive Director, Angela Chaplin
Program Consultant, Lizzie Vilmanis
Administration Coordinator, Joanne Eager
Bookkeeper, Evan Wright

Address

Level 4, 420 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Ausdance SA

We provide resources, advice, advocacy, education and professional development for dance artists, practitioners and enthusiasts throughout the state.

Ausdance SA President: Jade Erlandsen

Postal address

GPO Box 1810, Adelaide SA 5001

Ausdance Vic

Ausdance Victoria is the voice for dance in Victoria. We aim to lead, support and champion all things dance.

T 03 9689 2055

Staff

Executive Director, Michelle Silby
Education Consultant, Katrina Rank
Industry Program Manager, Clare McKenzie
Dance Development Officer, Sasha Leong
RTO Coordinator, Sue Dent
Arts Media & Marketing Officer, Jonathan Homsey

Address

59 Francis Street, Yarraville VIC 3013

Ausdance WA

Ausdance WA provides leadership, support and advocacy for all forms of dance in Western Australia. Through our membership program and annual initiatives we aim to inspire, produce, educate and support dance as part of the every day in WA.

T 08 9322 6101

Staff​

Director, Gabrielle Sullivan (Tue, Wed & Thu)
Memberships & Marketing Manager, Katrina Italiano
Projects Manager, Amy Wiseman
Regional Dance Facilitator, Jo Smith

Postal address

PO Box 7452, Cloisters Square, WA 6850 

Street address

1st Floor, King Street Arts Centre, 357 – 365 Murray Street, Perth