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Lisa Wilson - Full Biography
Lisa Wilson, Choreographer, 2011
Lisa Wilson is an independent artist, with a twenty-year international career, working as director, choreographer, performer and educator. She is currently focused on pursuing her own choreographic vision to create distinctive and original performance works which layer striking visual design, powerful yet intricate physicality and a subtle humour and overall sense of the human condition. In 2010 Lisa was awarded the Hephzibah Tintner Foundation Choreographic Fellowship which enabled her to work with The Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and Opera Australia in 2011. Her choreographic credits include works for The Australian Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Queensland Ballet, Dance North, The Place Theatre (UK) 'Resolution!' season, large scale site specific work for Rambert Dance Company's Education Department,
(c) Jamees Alcock 2009
Queensland University of Technology's graduate and post-graduate performance seasons, Ausdance Queensland's Belltower ll series, and the 2008 World Dance Alliance performative presentations. Lisa's first full length independent work Elbow Room premiered at Brisbane Powerhouse in 2010 and she was awarded a Brisbane City Council's Creative Sparks Grant, to develop a new dance-theatre work Lake.

Her twenty-year career has included work with renowned choreographers and companies in Australia and the United Kingdom including Dance North with works by Jane Pirani, Csaba Buday, Greame Watson, Leigh Warren, Sandra Parker and Sue Healey; Expressions Dance Company including works by Natalie Weir; UK-based Bunty Matthias & Dancers, Emily Burns, David Massingham Dance, Jeremy James, and Rambert Dance Company. Lisa has performed in Japan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Germany, Mexico, New Caledonia and the USA and has received numerous nominations for Dance Australia's Critics Choice Awards and the Australian Dance Awards.

Lisa instructs company and master classes for dance professionals and students throughout Australia and Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, China,Mexico and New Caledonia. She has given company classes for Sydney Dance Company, Expressions Dance Co, Dance North and Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Co. She has worked across all tiers of the education systems in Australia and the United Kingdom.