Ausdance National is pleased to announce the continued support of Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) as an Australian Dance Awards sponsor.
MEAA is the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia’s creative professionals, and this year it has sponsored the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer.
The 21st Australian Dance Awards is taking place at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 8 September 2018. The Awards recognise Australia’s outstanding dancers, choreographers and performances of the past year and honour individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form.
MEAA’s Queensland Equity Section President, Michael Balk, will present the award to the 2018 recipient of Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer. Nominees are Jana Castillo for her performance in Australian Dance Theatre’s construct, Amber Haines in Dancenorth’s Spectra, Ako Kondo in The Australian Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Charmene Yap in Sydney Dance Company’s Ocho.
Ausdance National is proud to be associated with MEAA, an industry advocate that has campaigned to support the rights and interests of dance artists. Over the years, MEAA has negotiated on behalf of dancers for award payments and developed the Performers Collective Agreement to cover the minimum rates and conditions for performers working in live performance.