AusDance Winners

Dancenorth – ‘Attractor’

Let’s Celebrate Dance

Winners of the 2018 AusDance Awards

The 2018 Australian Dance Awards were held at Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday 8th September alongside an exciting display of Australian dance.

Martin del Amo

The annual Awards celebrate the talent, vibrancy and innovation of our dancers, choreographers and participants across the country. The awards specifically recognise the vast diversity of the dance profession, acknowledging and rewarding those whose achievements help to shape the future of dance in Australia.

Chair of the Australian Dance Awards (ADA) committee Robina Beard OAM said, “As a non-voting chairperson, I am amazed by the dedication, expertise and knowledge this selection panel has given to the nominations for the 2018 Dance Awards.  The result of these hours of commitment are before us and I congratulate all our winners!”

Attendees were treated to performances by Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts (ACPA), Elements Collective, Expressions Dance Company, Phluxus2 Dance Collective, Sprung! Integrated Dance Theatre (Northern Rivers NSW) and Queensland Ballet.



Lifetimes AchievementAthol Willoughby
Services to DanceHilary Trotter
Services to Dance EducationKatrina Rank
Outstanding Achievement in Community DanceTracks Dance CompanyMan Made
Outstanding Achievement in Youth DanceCo3Project NEXT
Outstanding Achievement in ChoreographyStephanie LakePile of Bones (Stephanie Lake Company)
Outstanding Achievement in Independent DanceMartin del AmoCHAMPIONS
Outstanding Performance by a Female DancerJana Castilloconstruct (Australian Dance Theatre)
Outstanding Performance by a Male DancerBeau Dean Riley SmithBennelong (Bangarra Dance Theatre)
Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical TheatreGravity & Other MythsBACKBONE
Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New MediaSue HealeyEileen
Outstanding Performance by a CompanyDancenorthAttractor