Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM

Liz2-forwebDr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman is the Founder and was the first Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, a dance company that celebrated 50 years in 2015.


  • 2011: PhD, University of Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 1994: Master of Creative Arts, Wollongong University, NSW, Australia

Recent choreographic productions and performances

  • 2016 – 2017: Dust on the Shortbread, AIVDT, Perth, Western Australia
  • 2016 – 2017: Actor/dancer with Michael Keegan Dolan’s award-winning Swan Lake/Loch na hEala production in Ireland, Denmark, the UK, Germany, Australia and Russia.
  • 2016: En Route, Film by Sue Healey, NSW, Australia

With Mirramu Dance Company in Australia

  • 2017:  Contours concept development and film shoot Weereewa/Lake George
    L  – Queanbeyan, NSW & Adelaide, South Australia
    Fortuity – Canberra, ACT
  • 2012 – 2013: Morning Star, a collaboration with Australian Indigenous elders from Arnhem Land, Northern Australia
  • 2011: Sapling to Silver, Canberra ACT
  • 2010: Moon-Lake-Walking – a site-specific work for the Weereewa Festival
  • 2009: River a collaboration with sculptor, Christine Simpson and cellist David Periera

International collaborations

  • 2010 – 2015: Appearances and commissioned choreographies, at TNUA and Tsai Jui Yueh International Dance Festivals, Taipei, Taiwan – This Train, Bride in the Desert, Homage, Voices from Chernobyl, Silk Moth, Heartquake, Morning Star, Rainbow, Anger of the Earth, Tango Lament, Tree Spirit.
  • 2014: Mirror Image, a cross-cultural collaboration with Dancecology, Taiwan, Damansara Performing Arts Centre, Malaysia and Mirramu Dance Company culminating in performances in Canberra, Australia, Taipei, Taiwan, and Damansara, Malaysia
  • 2002 – 2004: Crossing Tracks l, ll & lll with Grace Shiau Dance Theatre, Taiwan
  • 2003: Residency at the Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

Recent professional teaching positions

  • 2015 – 2016: Inernational Lecturer for four months at TNUA, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2013 & 2014: Lecturer in Dance at the Tanz Atelier Wien ChoreoLab in Austria
  • 2007 & 2011: Director, cross-cultural Choreographic Residency program, for TNUA Masters’ students at Mirramu Creative Arts Centre, NSW, Australia
  • 2006 & 2010: Lecturer in Choreography at the Taipei National University of the Arts
  • 2007 & 2011: Lecturer in Dance at L’Ecole des Sables, Senegal, West Africa
  • 2004 – 2006: Head of the Dance Department at the University of Western Sydney

Awards and distinctions

  • 2015: Canberra Artist of the Year
    Inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Dance Awards
  • 1990 – 2015: Five Canberra Critics’ Circle Awards for choreography and production
  • 2004:  artsACT Creative Artist Fellowship, Canberra, ACT
  • 1997:  National Dance Award for a Lifetime of Achievement in Dance
  • 1995 : OAM for contribution to Contemporary Dance in Australia
  • 1994: Australian Artists Creative Fellowship for five years

Back to Biographies