Presented by Ausdance

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

The 2021 Australian Dance Awards 

This year, the Australian Dance Awards celebrate the many people who sustained their craft and artistry, and entertained us in clever, brilliant and comical ways, finding joy even as they struggled to continue during 2020-21 and the Covid-19 epidemic. 


The Lifetime Achievement Award will again recognise someone who has spent 40 years or more significantly contributing to Australian dance.

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Meet the selection panel for the 2021 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

  • Nina Levy
    WA

  • 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

  • Stephanie Glickman
    VIC

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