I’m the office and projects manager for Ausdance National. I have been involved in the dance industry for many years. My work at Ausdance National includes customer service, systems management, sales and subscriptions, and writing/editing for the website. I was a BA (Dance) student at Adelaide University in the early 80’s and worked at Ausdance NSW 2007–2009. I have been with Ausdance National in Canberra since 2006. I am also the nominations coordinator for the Australian Dance Awards, which means I do a lot of behind-the-scenes management to do with the selection panel and the nominating and voting procedures. I compile the citations for the shortlist, am responsible for updating the ADAs website and work closely with the host Ausdance office who is producing the event each year.
Leigh Warren will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Australian Dance Awards for his outstanding contribution to dance as a performer, choreographer, teacher, director and mentor over four decades.