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.
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Freya is a Melbourne based Producer working across art-forms. She has previously held key roles at Insite Arts, Melbourne Fringe and the UK’s largest documentary and factual forum, Sheffield Doc/Fest. She has worked internationally for the Edinburgh Fringe and London Film Festivals, and for pervasive games producer, Hide&Seek.
For Insite Arts she worked across the company’s independent and project-based activity, supporting the development, presentation and touring of their work in Australia and internationally. She was an Associate Producer of Hobart’s MONA FOMA in 2011 and 2012.
As an independent producer, she now works with choreographers Stephanie Lake and Antony Hamilton and performance-maker, Tamara Saulwick, along with a number of small-medium organisations.
Please contact Freya Waterson for more information about Stephanie Lake’s works
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