Presented by Ausdance

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

2020 Australian Dance Awards — Call for nominations for 2018 & 2019

With support from our sponsors and the Ausdance network, Ausdance National is reintroducing the Australian Dance Awards in 2020, covering two years, 2018 and 2019. Nominations will close on Monday 22 June.


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, nominations were postponed until Australian Dance Week. We now have pleasure in announcing that nominations are open, and will close on Monday 22 June. There will be a small charge for each nomination: $25 for individuals nominating, $60 for funded companies.

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Meet the selection panel for the 2020 Australian Dance Awards

  • Robina Beard OAM
    Panel Chair

  • Julie Dyson AM
    Panel advisor & nominations coordinator

  • Jeff Meiners
    Panel advisor

  • Lee Christofis
    Panel advisor

  • Annalouise Paul
    NSW

  • Mark Howett
    WA

  • Nina Levy
    WA

  • Jacob Boeheme
    VIC

  • Bradley Chatfield
    VIC

  • Carol Wellman Kelly
    SA

  • Darren Spowart
    NSW

  • Lesley Graham
    TAS

  • Maggie Tonkin
    SA

  • Matthew Lawrence
    QLD

  • Michael Whaites
    WA

  • Michelle Potter
    ACT

  • Patrick Harding-Irmer
    NSW

  • Sebastien Ananian-Cooper
    SA

  • Terri-Ann White
    WA

  • Richard James Allen
    NSW

  • Philip Piggin
    ACT

  • Arun Munozz
    VIC

  • Rachael Wallis
    NT

  • Alethea Beetson
    QLD

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