Presented by Ausdance

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

Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees of the 21st Australian Dance Awards

Celebrating 21 years, the Australian Dance Awards is one of the country’s most prestigious performing arts awards.


The Awards acknowledge people working in the professional dance sector who have made innovative and exceptional work of national significance, or have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to the dance industry.

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Meet the selection panel for the 21st Australian Dance Awards

Bradley Chatfield
QLD

Carol Wellman Kelly
SA

Julia Quinn
NT

Karen van Ulzen
VIC

Lesley Graham
TAS

Maggie Tonkin
SA

Michael Whaites
WA

Michelle Potter
ACT

Susan Bendall
VIC

Darren Spowart
NSW

Patrick Harding-Irmer
NSW

Matthew Lawrence
QLD

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