After drama and movement classes at the National Theatre, Moreland began his dance training at the Borovansky Ballet Academy and was a foundation member of The Australian Ballet. During the 60s & 70s he performed in Londons West End and choreographed his first work for the London Contemporary Dance School, and then many works for the London Festival Ballet. He worked as a freelance choreographer in England, Europe and the United States, returning periodically to Australia to create works for The Australian Ballet and for Sydney Dance Company. In 1983 he was appointed artistic director of West Australian Ballet in 1983 and led the company until 1997. He has been a freelance choreographer since then and in 2012 was the recipient of an Australian Dance Award, along with collaborator, Daryl Brandwood, for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance
Barry Moreland, Artistic Director of West Australian Ballet from 1983 until talks about why he went to Perth to lead the company, why he stayed and what inspired him about WA.