CREATIVE TEAM - AYDF2019 International
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - AUSTRALIAN YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL 2019 - INTERNATIONAL
ALICE LEE HOLLAND
Alice is an Australian director, choreographer and dance animateur. Based in Melbourne, she is the Artistic Associate for Chunky Move and a lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Unafraid to think from zero, Alice is an ambitious artist committed to carving new paths. She has worked nationally and internationally across contemporary dance and circus, with diverse communities of people, trained and untrained, young and old.
Alice’s choreographic style is relentlessly physical: “…athletic and physically dramatic, it’s dance that makes the muscle fibres twitch… eminently watchable dance.” The West Australian. Credits include Tasdance, Buzz Dance Theatre, QL2 and WAAPA, and two self-produced works Preparing to be Beautiful (2008) and tiny little tragedies (2012).
In 2015 Alice was appointed Resident Director for the world-renowned Circa Contemporary Circus (Brisbane), during which time she toured ten different productions across nine countries and was involved with four new creations. Alice was part of the Circa team at the helm of Depart – a production commissioned by the London International Festival of Theatre for the Tower Hamlet Cemetery Park, which involved 150 performers across circus, dance and music.
As Artistic Director she led Western Australia’s STEPS Youth Dance Company (now Co3:Youth) through its pivotal final chapter. Highlights include; seven nominations for the Australian Dance Awards including the 2015 winner Fights & Flights, Trois Generations (Jean-Claude Gallotta) and A Midsummer Nights Dream (As You Like It) (Dmitry Krymov) for the 2013 and 2014 Perth Festivals, and presentations at the Dance and the Child International Congress (Taiwan 2012, Copenhagen 2015).
Alice is a graduate of the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/PROGRAM LEADER - AUSTRALIAN YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL 2019 - INTERNATIONAL
Adam is a Tasmanian born dance artist based in Melbourne. He began dancing with Stompin and Launceston Dance Centre before relocating to Melbourne to study at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Adam’s passion is in the development of youth and emerging dance practice. The future of a strong and vibrant Australian contemporary arts landscape is in our next generation of dance makers and thinkers. Throughout the last 15 years he has founded Yellow Wheel,is Head of Contemporary Development at Transit Dance and is the Artistic Associate of Stompin. Adam has also created and produced dance works with companies such as Chunky Move, Tasdance, 2NDTOE, Yellow Wheel, Stompin, Steps, QL2 and Fling Physical Theatre.
Other career highlights include performing in Opera Australia’s The Ring Cycle (2013), The Australian Ballet’s Out There Project, Festival directing The Australian Youth Dance Festival (2014 & 2017) and developing a Contemporary System of Training for The Australian Teachers of Dancing, which is now taught all over Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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Craig is an active member of the dance community in Australia and New Zealand. He has been a founding member of key organisations such as The New Zealand Dance Company and Garry Stewarts Australian Dance Theatre. Craig has worked with many different companies and choreographers, some of which include, Tasdance, KAGE, Leigh Warren and Dancers, Chunky Move, The Farm, Douglas Wright Dance, Footnote New Zealand Dance, Michael Parmenter’s Commotion Company, Raewyn Hill, Sue Healey, Shaun Parker Company, Legs on the Wall, Tanja Liedtke, Lisa Wilson Projects, and Sarah Foster-Sproull.
Craig has choreographed works on Sydney Dance Company, Footnote New Zealand Dance, and the iOU collective. He has also made works for key training institutions such as the New Zealand School of Dance, Unitec, UNSW, Link Dance Company, NAISDA, and the SDC Pre-Professional Year.
Craig is interested in creating work that comments on current social issues. His latest independent works ‘Straight Laced’ and ‘In Difference’ are a look into the lives of the LGBTQI community.
A passionate teacher, Craig regularly works with The New Zealand School of Dance and is currently the Unit Manager for Contemporary Dance and Physical Theatre at NAISDA Dance College on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
Over the past 18 years, Kristina Chan has performed throughout Australia, Canada, UK, USA, Asia, Israel and Europe working with; Force Majeure Australian Dance Theatre Garry Stewart, Chunky Move, Australian Ballet, Gideon Obarzanek, Lucy Guerin Inc, Stephanie Lake, Lisa Wilson, Sydney Theatre Company, Legs On The Wall, Tasdance, Narelle Benjamin, Anton, Tanja Liedtke, Victoria Chiu, Victoria Hunt and Martin del Amo.
Kristina premiered major solo work, A Faint Existence, produced by Force Majeure for Performance Space’s 2016 Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art. She choreographed Conform for Sydney Dance Company which premiered in Ludwigshafen Germany, followed by a season at Carrigeworks Sydney in 2015. She has made works for NAISDA dance college and Adelaide College of the Arts, and short solo works for Expressions Dance Company - Solo Festival of Dance and iOU Dance, a choreographic platform for NSW independent choreographers, which Kristina is the project manager.
Kristina has been awarded a Helpmann Award for her performance in Narelle Benjamin’s In Glass (2011) and two Australian Dance Awards for Tanja Liedtke’s Twelfth Floor (2006) and construct (2009).
Mariaa Randall is a Bundjalung and Yaegl woman from the North Coast of NSW. She resides in Bendigo and her work base is Melbourne. Mariaa is a Diploma in Dance graduate of NAISDA Dance College. She has also obtained a Graduate Research Certificate in Indigenous Arts Management, Graduate Diploma in Performance Creation and a Master in Animateuring (by Research) at the Victorian College of the Arts and Music (VCAM) in Melbourne.
Her most recent works include the premier of Divercity at Dance Massive 2017, HA LF a solo work, Poetry in Motion created in collaboration with 2nd year dance students at VCAM, Painting the dance; a danced installation and choreographing Jacob Boheme’s solo work Blood on the Dance Floor.
Mariaa has worked on Tanderrum as female choreographer and Artistic Director. Tanderrum is a welcoming festival of song, dance, trading and cultural exchange that opens the Melbourne Festival.
Mariaa continues to teach, dance and make movement with others as an independent artist.