Liz Lea

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Dance & Artistic Advisor – Liz Lea is a performer and choreographer based in Canberra and NSW, directing Liz Lea Dance and Canberra Dance Theatre. Liz was based in Europe for 20 years and worked for the Royal Opera House, Ranjabati Sircar, Imlata, Sankalpam, English National Opera and English Bach Festival.

Liz Lea Dance projects include 120 Birds, In Flight, Magnificus Magnificus inspired by the red tailed black cockatoo for Indigenous dance artist Tammi Gissell, and Kapture, inspired by Ahmed Kathrada, imprisoned alongside Nelson Mandela for 26 years.

As the Director of the Canberra Dance Theatre Liz brings years of international experience to her work with the community by collaborating with major national institutions including the National Library, National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive.

Liz recently started working in the field of science and dance. In 2013 she was Choreographer in Residence at CSIRO Discovery and directed the first DANscienCE, a dance and science symposium. In 2015 the Festival ran at Queensland University of Technology, co-directed by Associate Professor Gene Moyle.

Mentoring and inspiring young emerging artists

Major Partners and Sponsors

  • Australian National University
  • The Street Theatre
  • Molonglo Group
  • Mundango Charitable Trust
  • Canberra Grammar School
  • Coordinate Agency