Nerida is an award-winning choreographer, performer and producer working internationally in both dance and theatre and is the Artistic Director of Phluxus2 Dance Collective. Her work includes the machine that carries the soul, The Opposite of Prompt, chinese whispers/broken telephone, Boiling Point, de-generator, The Paratrooper Project and new work in development #angel-monster for Phluxus2 Dance Collective, The Rat Trap and The Backup Service for Polytoxic Dance Theatre, ChoreoFUNK and Polarity II for Expressions Dance Company, The Wizard of Oz and Caligula by The Danger Ensemble, Black Diggers and Macbeth for Queensland Theatre Company, Salon by Timothy Brown and the critically acclaimed Don’ts for Dancers. Highlights include performing at the American Guild Festival, the Australian Korean International Creative Exchange Program, Undisciplining Dance Symposium New Zealand and the development of choreographic incubator THE indepenDANCE PROJECT. Nerida is currently studying a Doctorate of Creative Industries at QUT investigating choreographic innovation. In 2016 Nerida has an exciting year of creating a new major work and working on projects at home and abroad.



Unrooted and rerouted ‘otherness’ in an international nexus

Nerida Matthaei, Australian dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Phluxus2 Dance Collective shares her experience of the World Dance Alliance Korea Choreolab and conference. Nerida received the Chin Lin Award for the best young scholar for her Pecha Kucha presentation at the World Dance Alliance Asia Pacific conference in Korea.