Australian Dance Awards
14th September 2018

Harlequin Floors were delighted once again to be headline sponsors of the 21st annual Ausdance Awards held at the Brisbane Powerhouse on September 8th 2018.

The Awards recognise the talent and diversity of dance in Australia.  Mark Rasmussen, Head of Industry Relations for Harlequin Floors said, “Every year, the Australian Dance Awards act as a showcase for the amazing breadth of work produced in Australia from exquisitely produced classical to the most exciting experimental. Such work deserves to be celebrated and so it is with much pride that 2018 marks eight years that Harlequin Floors has supported its friends at Ausdance in the presentation of these awards, seven of those as its main sponsor.”

The Harlequin Floors Award for Most Outstanding Performance by a Company was presented to North Queensland contemporary dance company Dancenorth for its production of Attractor.

Board member Julie Dyson said: “We appreciate Harlequin’s commitment to the ADAs and to Australian dance and the contribution to the sustainability of the Awards.”

2018 Australian Dance Awards Winners:

Lifetime Achievement – Athol Willoughby

Services to Dance – Hilary Trotter

Services to Dance Education – Katrina Rank

Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance – Tracks Dance Company

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Dance – Co3

Outstanding Achievement in Choreography – Stephanie Lake

Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance – Martin del Amo

Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer  – Jana Castillo Australian Dance Theatre

Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer Beau Dean – Riley Bangarra Dance Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Dance, Musicals or Physical Theatre – Gravity & Other Myths

Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film or New Media – Sue Healey

Outstanding Performance by a Company – Dancenorth

Photocredit: Dancenorth