Part of a national network, Ausdance ACT is the peak body for dance in the ACT, headed by Director Dr Cathy Adamek.
Ausdance ACT provides high quality, accessible and inclusive dance programs, from across all genres, which engage and inspire dance makers, performers, audiences, and other participants in the ACT and surrounds.
Our services include:- support for independent professional dancers; help with career pathways for emerging artists; professional development and performance opportunities; and promotion of dance and dance education. Ausdance ACT has special interests in the professional sector, youth, dance education and inclusive access to dance opportunities.
Ausdance ACT is proud to be supported by the ACT Government through Program Funding from artsACT.
Ausdance ACT is at Gorman Arts Centre, E Block/55 Ainslie Ave, Braddon ACT 2612.
Ausdance ACT Staff
DR. CATHY ADAMEK - Director
EMMA DYKES - Marketing Manager
DEBORA DI CENTA - Project Manager
NATSUKO YONEZAWA - Administration Officer
CHRIS DRAGISIC - Yuin Business Services Pty Ltd Bookkeeping & Accounting Services
Ausdance ACT Board
LISA CLARK - Interim President
KYM DEGENHART - Vice President
ELLE MORRIS - Secretary
JOSH DUKE - Treasurer
SARAH BERENSON - Board Member
ALEX DENNISON - Board Member
CHERYL DIGGINS - Board Member
JODI HAMMOND - Board Member
Ausdance represents the Australian dance profession. Ausdance is a network of organisations including Ausdance National, Ausdance ACT, Ausdance NSW, Ausdance QLD, Ausdance SA, Ausdance Victoria and Ausdance WA.
Ausdance National (AN) is Australia's peak body for dance. AN has a 42-year history of educating, inspiring and supporting the dance community to reach its potential as a dynamic force within local, national and international communities.
Over those decades Ausdance National established -
a unique place in the Australian dance landscape as a leader in dance advocacy and in bringing new resources and funding to the profession through partnerships and collaborations.
a strong international reputation, and is recognised as a leader in arts advocacy by other art forms.
designed and delivered accessible and sustainable services to support Australian dance professionals.
AN is part of a network of Ausdance organisations delivering integrated programs across the country, anticipating industry issues and providing innovative and inclusive responses.