Annette Carmichael Annette is an Australian dance artist and creative producer who specialises in regional cultural development.
From 2009 to 2013 Annette was the state’s Regional Contemporary Dance Facilitator for Ausdance WA creating the ground-breaking ‘Future Landings’ model for animating regional communities through dance.
Annette won the 2011 West Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community/Regional Dance and was shortlisted twice in 2013. In 2012 Annette was short-listed for an Australian Dance Award.
Annette has created numerous multi-art performance works that use contemporary dance at their core but also include theatre, writing, textiles and installation. She is known for working with regional communities to create works that investigate contemporary people’s connections with Australian history particularly in the areas of solastalgia, settler guilt and ‘unspoken’ stories. In 2014 Annette performed her solo show Solace+Yearning at the Regional Arts Australia national summit. In January 2015 Annette will premiere her latest work My War? created with young people for the Centenary of Anzac.
As an Arts Manager/Consultant, Annette has worked with West Australian Ballet, STEPS Youth Dance Company, Buzz Dance Theatre, STRUT Dance Inc., Festival of Perth, Women’s Art Library (London) and Denmark Arts. Annette is a graduate of West Australian Academy of Performance Arts (BA Arts Man. 1996) and is a member of Virtual Dust, an online choreographic project.