The wait is finally over! Australia's Next Choreographer Competition is back, and it's bigger and better than ever at the 2023 Australian Dance Festival!
Brace yourselves as the Australian Dance Festival unveils an epic showcase featuring Australia's hottest up and coming choreographers. Get ready to be blown away as we unleash the immense talent of Australia's rising choreographic stars who will ignite the stage with their explosive moves and awe-inspiring creativity.
Remember the incredible winners who made history? Cat Santos (2017), Neven Connolly (2018), and Maikolo Fekitoa (2019) set the bar high, and now it's time for the next generation to rise! We're also proud to mention the extraordinary choreographers who have soared to new heights since their time in the competition. Paris Cavanagh, the visionary behind ICON Dream Dance Co, continues to amaze audiences worldwide. Mathew Gode, the creative force behind GODE Dream Dance Co, pushes boundaries like never before. And let's not forget the remarkable achievements of Sophie Holloway, Alex Miedzinski, Cassie Bartho, Eden Petrovski, and Blake John Wood, who have left an indelible mark on the dance industry
The stakes are higher than ever before, with a $5,000 cash prize that will launch the winner's career into the stratosphere.
The lucky victor will also be granted exclusive access to the profound expertise of none other than Marko Panzic and Angela Lau. These renowned mentors will guide the winner on an exhilarating adventure, revealing the secrets of transforming that grant into a masterpiece.
So, fellow dance enthusiasts, prepare to witness an extraordinary battle of talent, determination, and artistry. Get ready to be transported into a realm where dreams become reality, and where the next generation of dance legends will rise. Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and join us at the Australian Dance Festival for a mesmerizing spectacle that will leave you on the edge of your seat, craving to be a part of the magic.
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
Click on each of the images to watch the choreography they produced for the 2017 Australian Dance Festival