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TCotA Forum (Inveresk) - Annie Greig


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

24 Sep 2015 12:30 pm

End Date

24 Sep 2015 1:30 pm


Lecture Theatre 1A181, Inveresk Campus

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Students and members of the public are welcome to attend.

Annie GreigMaking your way as an arts professional

Annie Greig, outgoing Artistic Director of Tasdance uses some of her career experience to outline how you can move your career forward and make breaks for yourself as an arts professional.

Having taught in the tertiary sector and within the industry for over nearly 40 years, Annie talks about her work in the US, both nationally and here in Tasmania.

Acknowledging that everyone is different and there are many pathways to explore, Annie teases out some of her own key career highlights that may shed light for others.

Since her appointment as Artistic Director in 1997, Annie has developed the company into a vital force in the cultural landscape of Tasmania and contributing to national arts practice. Under Annie's leadership, Tasdance has built a reputation for high quality main-stage presentations and innovative community and education programs.

With an extensive career in the arts industry, Annie was honoured to receive a Bicentennial Medal in 2003 for her services to dance, to be placed on the Honour Roll for Women in Tasmania 2010 and to receive the Services to Dance Award at the 2014 Australian Dance Awards held at the Opera House in Sydney.

Annie has worked in many capacities: Course Director with the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association; freelance teacher and video maker; lecturer at the University of Tasmania for the Bachelor of Performing Arts dance students and Performing Arts Program Officer with Arts Tasmania. She has served on the Tasmanian Cultural Industries Council, Advisory Committee for the Australian Choreographic Centre in Canberra, was President of Ausdance NSW and a former National Vice-President of Ausdance, the Australian Dance Council. On standing down she was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in recognition of her services to dance and to Ausdance. Annie is currently the Secretary for the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network.

Annie undertook an AsiaLink residency in 2001 to Korea and worked with Dr Sun Ock Lee and the Son Mu Ga Dance Company. This resulted in Tasdance being invited to perform at the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network in May 2002, in India in 2003 and at the Futures Dance Festival in 2006.

Annie began her dance training in Launceston, before studying contemporary dance in Adelaide with the Australian Dance Theatre under the direction of Elizabeth Dalman. Annie received a Fulbright scholarship in 1979, enabling her to complete a Master of Arts Degree in Dance at New York University. As well as extending her dance practice, Annie developed skills in dance video production and won awards in Experimental Dance Video at the American Dance Film and Video Festival (1981 & 1982). She benefited greatly from working with internationally acclaimed choreographers Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis.

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TCotA Forum is a series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk). Students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Lectures are presented by staff, visiting scholars from Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas, industry professionals and artists-in-residence.

Thursdays 12.30 - 1.30pm 

Lecture Theatre 1A181
Tasmanian College of the Arts (Inveresk)
Academy of the Arts
University of Tasmania
Inveresk Campus
Launceston 7250 AUSTRALIA