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DAIR 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 DAIR Recipients



DAIR recipients received:

  • Residency space at host venue
  • Pre-residency planning support from Ausdance NSW via a 30 minute phone call, Skype or face to face meeting
  • A studio visit from Ausdance NSW during the residency
  • Administrative support from Ausdance NSW for the showing of work during residency (if required)
  • Promotion of artist/residency through Ausdance NSW e-news and social media
  • Feedback session post-residency with Ausdance NSW

Our DAIR 2018-2018 Triennial Report is now available online, to read about each artist in detail and their achievement you can read our report here


ACPE – Australian College of Physical Education


ACPE is Australia’s leading provider of specialist undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the related disciplines of sport, dance, and physical education. As an independent tertiary institution located in the centre of Sydney’s internationally renowned Olympic Park, ACPE attracts individuals from around Australia and the world who which to launch or further their careers in the sports sector and its related professions. ACPE offers both a Bachelor of Dance Education and Bachelor of Dance Practice.


Catapult dance choreographic hub, Newcastle is a contemporary dance and multi-arts organisation that cultivates, and champions mid-career and emerging professional dance choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, with strong programs with and for young people and the community. The organisation is a critical component of art-form development in NSW with strong cultural value in the Hunter region.

The Joan

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre was opened in 1990 with a community celebration and a Gala Concert performance by Dame Joan Sutherland accompanied by Richard Bonynge. The Centre initially housed the Penrith Conservatorium of Music, the Richard Bonynge Concert Hall and the Allan Mullins Studio but in 2005 it was upgraded to include the Q Theatre, extended Conservatorium facilities and a large atrium foyer.

Today The Joan presents the best in music, theatre and dance; with world class performances from artists acclaimed nationally and internationally on the same stages that host community festivals, shows and events. The Penrith Conservatorium of Music provides quality music education to students of all ages and abilities, and Q Theatre provides theatre training to young people aged 5 – 18, and people with a disability, as well as making innovative and community-focused performances, building on the substantial legacy of the Q Theatre Company.

ReadyMade Works

ReadyMade Works Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that provides programming and studio space support for the independent dance community in Sydney and is a multi-purpose rehearsal studio suitable for the performing arts with a focus on the independent dance and its development. The ReadyMade Studio in Ultimo has been made possible through the generous support of City of Sydney & Create NSW.

RAD – Royal Academy of Dance Australia

With over 14,000 members’ spread across 84 countries, The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world. The Academy’s patron is HM Queen Elizabeth II. RAD Membership supports the advancement of dance and includes professional dancers, students, teachers, benefactors and friends. There are currently over 1,000 students in full-time or part-time teacher training programmes with the Academy and each year, the examination syllabus is taught to more than a quarter of a million students worldwide.