ARTIST BIO

A VISUAL JOURNEY

Profile:

Alice Topp is an Australian - based choreographer and dancer. She was recently appointed ‘Resident Choreographer’ with The Australian Ballet in 2018 and is also a Coryphée Dancer with the company. Alice has created several short works for the Australian Ballet as well as having choreographed a number of music videos and short films.

 

Experience:

DANCER, Royal New Zealand Ballet - 2003 - 2005 

DANCER, The Australian Ballet 2007 - Present

Promoted to Coryphée 2017

 

Key Repertoire:

Dyad 1929 – choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 2009 & 2013

Chroma – choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 2014

Petit Mort – choreographed by Jirí Kylián, 2014

In the Middle, Somewhat Elevated - choreographed by

William Forsythe, 2016

Infra – choreographed by Wayne McGregor, 2017

Filigree and Shadow – choreographed by Tim Harbour, 2015

Squander and Glory – choreographed by Tim Harbour, 2017

 

Choreographic Works: 

Trace – part of ‘Bodytorque a la mode’ season, The Australian Ballet, 2010

Scope – part of ‘Bodytorque Muses’ season, The Australian Ballet, 2011

Tinted Windows – part of ‘Bodytorque Technique’ season, The Australian Ballet, 2013

Same Vein – part of ‘Bodytorque DNA’ season, The Australian Ballet, 2014

Little Atlas - part of Symphony in C program, The Australian Ballet 2016

Warm Tears - part of Dance Dialogues, Queensland Ballet 2017

Aurum - ‘Verve’ Triple Bill program, The Australian Ballet, 2018

 

Awards

2010 - Australian Dance Awards Nomination: Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for ‘Trace’ (The Australian Ballet)

2015 - Australian Dance Awards Nomination: Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for ‘Same Vein’ (The Australian Ballet)

2015 - Lissa Black Scholarship, The Australian Ballet: a scholarship for professional development awarded to Alice to further develop her skills as an emerging choreographer. Alice spent 5 weeks in Europe and participated in the Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE). 

2018 – Green Room Award Nomination: Shirley McKechnie Award for Excellence in Choreography

2019 - Helpmann Award Winner: Best Ballet for 'Aurum' (The Australian Ballet)

 

Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia

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