Annalouise Paul

Annalouise Paul is an independent choreographer, dancer and actor. She trained at the Laban Centre, London, in contemporary dance and with flamenco maestros in Spain.

For nearly thirty years, she has created intercultural dance theatre that explores identity and transformation, challenges the boundaries of contemporary and traditional dance expression, and uses live music.

Her research and works have been supported through Australia Council, Arts NSW, DFAT, Critical Path, Bundanon Trust and Greater London Arts.

Her company Theatre of Rhythm and Dance (TRD) was established to present Australian intercultural arts performance and TRD won the 2013 Australian Arts In Asia Award (Dance) and NSW Premier’s Export Scholarship for its inaugural international tours in India. 

In 2015 Annalouise began a new collaboration with Maya Dance Theatre in Singapore and was invited to co-curate ‘Speak Local’ for Critical Path and guest edit for CRITICAL DIALOGUES online magazine.

She gave Performative Presentations on Mother Tongue and choreographic research DANCE DNA at World Dance Alliance Conferences in France 2014 and Singapore 2015.



Every World Dance Alliance conference is an eye-opener for my choreographic practice

WDA is free to us at Ausdance, yet so few artists know about this amazing opportunity each year in different locations around the world. Each conference has been an eye-opener for my choreographic practice—understanding the links between it and academic research, studio practice, dance in the rest of the world and most significantly for me, intercultural dance. Every topic is covered: from dancer-choreographer relationships to education to the role of women in dance and politics. Many people have become good friends, and we have formed a strong bond. I love it.