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STEPHANIE LAKE

Choreographer and Director

Stephanie Lake has danced with most of our best contemporary dance-makers and now, only five years or so into her choreographic career, she’s making a very strong bid to join them at the top table.” 

Deborah Jones, The Australian

STEPHANIE LAKE is a multi award-winning Australian choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. Her major works including Double Blind, DUAL, A Small Prometheus, AORTA and Mix Tape have been presented by Melbourne International Arts Festival, Sydney Festival, Dance Massive, Arts House, Sydney Opera House, Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau (Germany), Dublin Dance Festival, Tramway (Glasgow), M1 Contact Festival (Singapore), Aarhus Festival (Denmark) and Hong Kong Arts Festival among others. In 2014 Stephanie was awarded both the Helpmann Award ( A Small Prometheus ) and Australian Dance Award (AORTA) for Outstanding Choreography. She also won the Green Room Award for Mix Tape in 2011. In 2013 Stephanie was appointed inaugural Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc, which included working as Guerin’s choreographic assistant at Lyon Opera Ballet. Stephanie received a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship in the same year and the Dame Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship in 2012.  

Described as A truly original voice, Stephanie Lake has developed her practice through the ranks and seminal work of Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin. Her gutsy physicality and kooky poetics allied to an intellectual rigour make Stephanie’s work a wonderful and varied choreographic landscape to investigate.” STRUT

Stephanie has been commissioned by Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move, Queensland Ballet, Dancenorth, Tasdance,  Stompin, Frontier Danceland (Singapore), Sydney Symphony and the Victorian College of the Arts. She collaborates across theatre, film and TV, visual art and music video and has directed several large-scale public works involving over 1000 participants. Her performance career spans fifteen years, touring and dancing extensively with Gideon Obarzanek’s Chunky Move and Lucy Guerin Inc as well as with choreographers Antony Hamilton & Byron Perry and Anouk Van Dijk. She was a founding dancer in Phillip Adams’ BalletLab. 

The Stephanie Lake Company was established in 2014 . 

Stephanie Lake’s work is generously supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Foundation.

MICHAELA COVENTRY, Sage Arts

Producer

Michaela Coventry has been working for the past 20 years in a variety of roles, which have seen her grow into a creative and dynamic figure in the arts community. Prior to joining Speak Percussion as Executive Producer in 2015, she was the General Manager of Megafun, where she produced such programs as the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now Dance Program and the Melbourne Town Hall WW1 Commemoration, directed by Andrew Bleby and Paul Grabowsky. From 2006 to 2012 Michaela was the Executive Producer of the world-renowned contemporary dance company Lucy Guerin Inc.

Other career highlights include being the Manager of Marrugeku and Stalker, the Project Coordinator of Performance Space in Sydney; as well as working with artists and companies including Genevieve Lacey,  MESS, Musica Viva, Lee Serle, Julie-Anne Long and Wendy Houston, Gail Priest, PACT Theatre, The Song Company, Zen Zen Zo, Urban Theatre Projects and Brink. She holds a BA Hons from Flinders University in South Australia.

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The Stephanie Lake Company Board consists of

Jerril Rechter (Chair), Vivia Hickman, Matthew Lutton, Robin Fox and Stephanie Lake 

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