Austinmer Dance Theatre is an emerging professional company for elite contemporary dancers aged 17-25 years. The aim of the company is to bridge the gap between full-time dance training, tertiary education and a professional dance career.
Our mission for Austinmer Dance Theatre is to act as a stepping stone for all dancers looking to enter the professional dance industry. We build strong, confident dancers through passion and commitment giving them the physical and the inner strength required to achieve their dreams in an environment where training, technique, support and encouragement are the key to future success.
Our company aims to provide dancers with professional experience on a local, national and international scale without the need to commit to full-time international training programs. We aim to be geographically and financially available to all dancers who aspire to great things but are unable to to reach the opportunities that are vital to their professional career. Austi Dance offers these dancers performance opportunities and experience by providing paid work for them closer to home until they are able to venture further afield.
Through the endless support and passion for dance shown by our artistic director, Michelle Forte and our internationally renowned patron, Maurice Causey, Austinmer Dance Theatre has jumped from strength to strength since its establishment in 2011. As our company begins to grow, we look to extend our reach to regional and remote areas to provide that first step for many incredible dancers around Australia and the Pacific region. For more information on our generous sponsors and guest choreographers please explore out About Us section.