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Natasha Lee Rogers

Assistant/Film Maker

Natasha Rogers is an Independent artist that graduated from NAISDA Dance College in 2016 with a Diploma in Professional Dance Performance. She is a Noongar Women from the South West of Western Australia but has proudly grown up on Wonnarua Country in the Hunter Valley. During her time at NAISDA Natasha performed in four major productions at Carriage Works in Redfern, Sydney, whilst also having two of her own choreographed works performed. In Natasha’s last year at NAISDA she travelled to South Korea to perform in the Seoul Friendship Fair. Over the four years of training Natasha worked with many guest artists and choreographers including Francis Rings, Elma Kris, Craig Bary, Iquail Shaheed and Vicki Van Hout.

 

Since graduating from NAISDA Natasha has been involved in two residencies through Catapult Choreographic Hub alongside two other artists and also created a solo work for a showing in Newcastle and has also been involved many other performances throughout her first 2 years out of study. Natasha has developed an Aboriginal Dance Ensemble for High school aged students to create and perform, this is a side of dance that she is very passionate about and enjoys. Natasha strives to continue her work in the community, whilst continuing her passion for dance and she works regularly with Liz Lea.

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Liz Lea

Director/Choreographer 

Liz has worked internationally for 30 years and been commissioned in the UK, Europe, India, Africa, Singapore and Australia.

Liz was awarded a 2017 Australian Dance Award for her direction of Great Sport! at the National Museum of Australia. She was also named the 2017 was the ACT Artist of the Year and was the 2018 ACT Dance Artist of the Year. 

 

Liz directed Canberra Dance Theatre for 6 years and directs two Festivals - DANscienCE where dance and science meet and BOLD, which celebrates the legacy of dance across all identities. BOLD III is due to run in March 2021. Liz has extensive experience working with people with intellectual disabilities and sits on the National Portrait Gallery’s Access Advisory Group. Liz has presented two TEDx performance talks (2014 and 2018).

 

In 2019 she toured her one woman show RED, directed One Giant Leap, a cross community project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon landing and worked in Singapore as part of an Asialink Residency with Maya Dance Theatre and DADC, a company of dancers who live with Down Syndrome.

 

Liz worked for Ausdance ACT for 4 years, becoming the Creative Director in 2019. In 2020 she has toured RED to the UK and is Movement Director for a new production at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Centre. Liz is a member of the ACT Minister’s Creative Council and is represented by Karen Gallagher and Associates.