Presented by Ausdance

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

2019 Australian Dance Awards and National Dance Forum 9 – 11 August

Ausdance National will partner with Tracks Dance Company to present the 2019 Australian Dance Awards (ADA2019) and National Dance Forum (NDF2019) in Darwin. The two-day forum and awards will provide the national dance community with an opportunity to gather in the unique setting of Darwin.


Led by the dance sector’s peak advocacy organisation—Ausdance National—the fifth National Dance Forum will take place in Darwin on 9 and 10 August 2019 and will be followed by the Australian Dance Awards on 11 August 2019.

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Meet the selection panel for the 21st Australia 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

  • Terri-Ann White
    WA

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