The Australian Dance Festival is proud to work in conjunction with NRG Australia to present Australia's most exciting Choreography competition. 6 Contenders will be chosen to present their choreography at the 2021 Australian Dance Festival on Saturday 25th September at Sydney Olympic Park. The winner will win (compliments of NRG Australia):

  • A $5,000 grant to further their development as Choreographers

  • Mentoring by Marko Panzic, Rustin Matthew and Angela Lau on how to make the best use of the grant, and how the Australian Dance Festival, NRG Australia & The Dream Dance Co can help to achieve their dance dreams.

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2019 Contenders

 
Paris Cavanagh
Paris Cavanagh

Paris Cavanagh

Matthew Gode
Matthew Gode

Matthew Gode

Bec Condino
Bec Condino

Bec Condino

Lauren Elton
Lauren Elton

Lauren Elton

Nathan Isaac
Nathan Isaac

Nathan Isaac

Maikolo Fekitoa
Maikolo Fekitoa

Maikolo Fekitoa

 

2018 Winner, Neven Connolly

The quality of shows presented by the 2018 contenders was extremely high, and our judge had great difficulty in choosing a winner.  In the end, Neven Connolly won the award for his outstanding "out of the box" choreography which involved huge intricacies.

Alex Miedzinski was chosen as a runner up.

Neven's Choreography @ The 2018 Australian Dance Festival

"1-2-3" Neven's Video produced by NRG Australia

Alex's Choreography @ The 2018 Australian Dance Festival

Get to Know Alex

2018 Contenders

Alex Miedzinski
Alex Miedzinski
Cassandra Merwood
Cassandra Merwood
Cassie Bartho
Cassie Bartho
Eden Petrovski
Eden Petrovski
Jordan Grant
Jordan Grant
Neven Connolly
Neven Connolly
Shannon Hanrahan
Shannon Hanrahan
Sophie Holloway
Sophie Holloway

2017 Contenders

Click on each of the images to watch the choreography they produced for the 2017 Australian Dance Festival

Cat Santos
Cat Santos
Rob McLean
Rob McLean
Sarah Vai
Sarah Vai
Lucy Doherty
Lucy Doherty
Blake John Wood
Blake John Wood
Neale Whittaker
Neale Whittaker
Jordan Grant
Jordan Grant
Brandon Atoui
Brandon Atoui