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

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Matthew Gode
Matthew Gode

Matthew Gode

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Bec Condino
Bec Condino

Bec Condino

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Lauren Elton
Lauren Elton

Lauren Elton

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Nathan Isaac
Nathan Isaac

Nathan Isaac

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Maikolo Fekitoa
Maikolo Fekitoa

Maikolo Fekitoa

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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
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Cassandra Merwood
Cassandra Merwood
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Cassie Bartho
Cassie Bartho
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Eden Petrovski
Eden Petrovski
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Jordan Grant
Jordan Grant
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Neven Connolly
Neven Connolly
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Shannon Hanrahan
Shannon Hanrahan
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Sophie Holloway
Sophie Holloway
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2017 Contenders

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

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