2018 Australian Dance Awards

The annual Australian Dance Awards recognise and honour professional Australian dance artists who have made an outstanding contribution to Australian dance.
The Awards:

  • acknowledge the depth and diversity of the dance profession in our society.
  • reward those whose achievements raise the standards, profile and prestige of dance in Australia.
  • present a performance program representing the excellence and diversity of both innovative and established dance in Australia.

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The 21st Australian Dance Awards were presented in an evening of performances showcasing some of Brisbane's best dance of the past year.

AUSDANCE_21st Australian Dance Awards from Foxtel Arts on Vimeo.


2018 selection panel

The panel is made up of 13 dance professionals from all states and territories.

Members represent the dance sector and include teachers, independent artists, dance company directors, writers/critics, administrators and youth dance specialists.

Panel members serve a 3–4 year term. If a member of the selection panel is nominated for an award, they are excluded from voting in that category and excluded from any discussion about that category.


Ausdance National manages the nominations and the selection panel, and is responsible for maintaining award categories, selection criteria and a transparent voting process.

The management committee:

  • Chair, Selection Panel: Robina Beard OAM
  • Advisers: Lee Christofis, Jeff Meiners, Julie Dyson AM

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The 21st Australian Dance Awards were produced by Ausdance National and presented in Brisbane, Queensland. The awards promote the art form, raise the profile of Australian artists and celebrate excellence.

For more information about the 2018 Australian Dance Awards, and to view past winners, visit the Australian Dance Awards website.