I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land upon which I live and work, and pay respects to all first nations elders past present and future.

Contemporary Dance Performance and Choreography 

Current

Artist with The Farm - Under the artistic direction of Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood 

Performer on Hold Me Closer Tony Danza - The Farm (Gavin Webber), Keir Choreographic Award

Choreographic Collaborator on Fertile Ground - Expressions Dance Company and Ausdance QLD Four Walls Residency with Ashleigh Musk 

Choreographic Collaborator on Nothing to Something - STRUT Dance WA and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre SEED Residency with Yilin Kong

Creative Collaborator on Brumbies - Episodic Dance Film with Jack Ziesing and Robert Crispe 

Choreographic Collaborator on Place2Play - Sunshine Coast Council with Ashleigh Musk  

Performance Projects                                                                                                                                                     

2019

AWESOME - A state of Wonder and Fear: Liesel Zink 

La Boite Theatre and Mad Dance House residency, Brisbane, QLD

We and the Uncertain: Liesel Zink 

Rehearsal Director, Co-creator,  Zelyonka Festival, Kiev, Ukraine

Throttle: The Farm (Gavin Webber, Grayson Millwood)

Performer/Collaborator, Bleach Festival, Gold Coast QLD

                                                                                                                                             2018

INTER: Liesel Zink    

Performer/Collaborator, Flowstate - South Bank Corporation, Brisbane QLD 

The Ninth Wave: The Farm (Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood)

Performer/Collaborator, Bleach Festival and Festival 18, Gold Coast QLD 

Detective Kazuo: Cass Mortimer-Eipper           

Performer/Collaborator, Dance Film, Sydney NSW

In alphabetical order: Amalia Pica 

Performer/Collaborator, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane QLD 

Turbine: Collusion Music and Dance (Gareth Belling)

Performer/Collaborator, COCA- Cairns, Melt Festival Brisbane, Shanghai Dance Festival

Setting the Score: Vanessa Mafe-Keane 

Dancer, PhD research project (QUT), Brisbane QLD 

Balloons and Granite: Liesel Zink 

Performer/Collaborator, Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM), Supercell Dance Festival, Brisbane QLD

                                                                                                                                                              2017

King Roger: Opera Australia

Dancer/performer, Arts Centre, Melbourne VIC

One Land, Many Places: The Farm (Gavin Webber, Grayson Millwood, Kate Harman, Sarah Jane-Howard)

Dancer, conceptual development for 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 

Reef Up: Liz Lea

Performer/Collaborator, Queensland Music Festival regional touring program

                                                                                                                                                         2014-17

Desirelines: Collusion Music and Dance (Gareth Belling)

Performer/Collaborator, Brisbane Festival, Hawthorn Arts Center VIC

Nomination - Australian Dance Award: Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance 

                                                                                                                                                              2016

Deca Dance: Ohad Naharin

Dancer/performer, STRUT Dance, State Theatre Centre WA 

The GIF of Dance: Matt Cornell 

Dancer, Dirty Feet Residency, Sydney NSW

                                                                                                                                                         2015-16

The Stance: Liesel Zink 

Dancer, Metro Arts, Arts QLD, Dance Massive Open Studios 

Australian Dance Award winner: Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance 

                                                                                                                                                         2014-16

WOLF: Prying Eye Productions (Lizzie and Zaimon Vilmanis)

Dancer, Judith Wright Centre of Performing Arts, Dance Massive Open Studios 

Choreographic projects

                                                                                                                                                        2018-19

COWBOY: Solo, Contemporary Dance-Theatre 

Supported by The Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

- Development: The Angry Mime (Brisbane), South Bank Corporation's Flowstate (Brisbane), The Farm residency (Gold Coast)

- Performances: Dance Massive Site Responsive Showcase (Melbourne), TanzZiet (Berlin, Germany), AGITART Festival (Figures, Spain)

Brumbies: Dance Film 

Collaboration between Jack Ziesing, Robert Crispe and Michael Smith 

Nothing to Something: Contemporary Dance 

International collaboration between Guy Shomroni, Yaniv Abraham, Yilin Kong and Michael Smith.

- First stage development: Israel, Kibbutz Gaaton. 

- Second stage development: SEED residency, STRUT Dance - National Choreographic Centre, WA.

                                                                                                                                                         2014-18

Planets: New Media, Interactive performance art 

Collaboration between Andy Bates (Interactive Visual Artists) and Michael Smith.

- Development: QUT and Ars Electronica's Future Lab Academy. 

- Performances/exhibitions: Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, Austria), Japanese New Media Arts Festival (Jury Selection Award), Sunshine Coast New Media Arts Prize (Finalist), South Bank Corporation's 'Flowstate', Jungle Love Music Festival (Brisbane, QLD), QUT's Robotronica (Brisbane, QLD).

                                                                                                                                                             2016

Whelmed: Contemporary Dance 

Collaboration between Olympia Kotopolous and Michael Smith. 

- Developed through Phluxus2's IndepenDANCE.

Publications

                                                                                                                                                              2015

BODY, SPACE, TECHNOLOGY journal- Vol 14 

"Perceiving the Interactive Body in Dance: kinesthetic empathy through art objects".

Authors Michael Smith and Dr Jenny Roche

Artistic and Professional Development

                                                                                                                                               2019-20

Lord Mayors Fellowship for Young and Emerging Artists - Brisbane City Council

2015-16

ArtStart Recipient - Australia Council for The Arts

                                                                                                                                            

Training and Qualifications

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)- Honours First Class                                                                                                                    2014

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance)- Distinction                                                                                                          2011-13