Honours for dance—Cheryl Stock AM

The Ausdance National Council, staff and network congratulate former National President, foundation member, advisor and collaborator Cheryl Stock on being made a member (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia. Cheryl's AM is For significant service to the performing arts as a choreographer, educator and administrator. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of a long and outstanding career.

Here are just some of Cheryl's roles and achievements—

  • Secretary General, World Dance Alliance (WDA), ongoing since 2009; Vice-President, WDA Asia-Pacific region, 2000–2008
  • National President, Ausdance, 1996–2000; Vice-President, 1992–1995; Life Member
  • Founding Artistic Director, Dance North, Townsville, 1984–1995
  • Chairperson, Dance Board, Australia Council for the Arts, 1987–1989; Member, Theatre Board, 1983–1987
  • Associate Professor in Dance, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, since 2000. Head of Dance, 2000–2006. Director, Postgraduate Studies since 2012
  • Author of various publications and peer reviewed papers
  • Director and choreographer of over 40 dance/theatrical productions including Naik Naik (2013) Accented Body (2006) Here/There/Then/Now (2002)
  • Initiated and directed 19 cultural exchange programs in Asia, particularly in Vietnam, through the Vietnam Opera Ballet, the National Dance School and the National Mime Company, 1988–2002
  • Member, Australian Dance Awards Selection Panel, 2012–2014
  • Member, Artistic Advisory Panel, Australian Choreographic Centre, 2000–2008
  • Dancer and choreographer, Australian Dance Theatre, 1970–1975 and 1979

Cheryl's awards include

  • Outstanding Alumni Award, Flinders University of South Australia, 2007
  • Australian Artists Creative Fellow, 1994–1997
  • Australian Dance Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2003
  • Australian Dance Award for Services to Dance, 1994

Read more of Cheryl's achievements at Accented Body.