Dance Panel


The Green Room Dance Panel is seeking new members to replace a number of recent departures. We want to maintain a diverse membership, with experience and literacy in a wide range of practices. We would welcome an EOI for consideration from practising dance artists, amongst others, committed to and affiliated with the field of dance.

Expression Of Interest Questions

1. Why do you want to join GRAA Dance Panel?
2. What skills and/or experience do you think you can contribute?
3. What new skills do you think you will learn?
4. What’s your relationship to dance? e.g. dancer/practitioner, choreographer, teacher, producer, designer, technician, presenter, critic, dramaturg, researcher/academic, other.
5. Would you see yourself as emerging, mid-career or established; BIPOC; LGBTIQ+; CALD; neuro or physically diverse?
6. Are you comfortable with being in a position that asks you to make critical assessments of your peers’ works?
7. Are you available to see shows on a regular basis?
Please send a short BIO and brief response to the EOI questions (above) to

Prospective members will be considered in relation to the following desirable qualities:

Sense of criticality

  • Experience or expertise in dance practices and processes
  • Experience and connection with diversity of dance forms, practices and genres (including non Western dance forms, urban practices)
  • Experience working in relation to First Nations cultural practices, disability dance and/or culturally diverse contexts
  • Knowledge of Australian dance ecology
  • Awareness of dance aesthetics and histories
  • Respect, integrity and confidentiality
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with diverse range of views and perspectives
  • Passion for dance and sense of humour Availability to see shows

      Many thanks,
      The Green Room Dance Panel

Philipa Rothfield - Panel Co-Chair

PHILIPA ROTHFIELD is Adjunct professor of Dance and Philosophy of the Body at the University of Southern Denmark, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Politics at La Trobe University. She is Creative Adviser at Dancehouse, and Co-editor of the Dancehouse Diary. She is co-author of Practising with Deleuze, Design, Dance, Art, Writing, Philosophy (2017, Edinburgh University Press) and co-editor of Choreography and Corporeality, with Thomas DeFrantz (2016, Palgrave). She is also co-convenor of the Choreography and Corporeality working group (International Federation of Theatre Research). She also reviewed dance for Realtime magazine over many years.

Angela Conquet

ANGELA CONQUET is a Melbourne-based independent curator and dance specialist working across and within a multiplicity of disciplines, contexts and territories, locally and globally. Her 20-year career spans two continents and brings artistic and executive expertise in performing arts, festivals, arts leadership, publishing, arts policy and advocacy. She is the former Artistic Director/CEO of Dancehouse Melbourne (2011-2020). Prior to relocating to Australia in 2011, she led the dance AIR programs of Mains d’Oeuvres, Paris’ largest independent arts centre. She is currently the Managing Editor of Dancehouse Diary, a free publication connecting the body to the social and the political. She is a member of AND+/Asian Network for Dance and a recent fellow of the Saison Foundation Japan. Educated in Public Administration and Arts Management at France’s most politically engaged university (Paris8), she considers art and culture as a socio-political practice to activate imagination, creativity and change.

Marco Cher-Gibard

MARCO CHER-GIBARD is an artist working with sound to explore contemporary culture and art. His practice foregrounds live process and often employs DIY approaches and custom software solutions to sound making process. He is a constant collaborator in performance contexts and an occasional performer. Marco currently teaches Studio Production for the School of Art at RMIT University, Melbourne.

Niklas Pajanti

NIKLAS PAJANTI is an award winning lighting designer working across a range of contemporary art and performance media. For Chunky Move, Pajanti has worked on 247 Days (2013), An Act of Now(2012), Black Marrow (2009), Singularity (2006), I Want to Dance Better at Parties (2005), Tense Dave and Three’s a Crowd (2003). Niklas is Lighting Designer for Complexity of Belonging – a project by Falk Richter and Anouk van Dijk that will premiere as part of the 2014 Melbourne Festival. His work has featured with companies including Melbourne Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Belvoir Street Theatre, The Eleventh Hour, BalletLab, Brink Productions, Dancehouse, Kage Physical Theatre, Not Yet It’s Difficult, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Adelaide Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Victoria Chiu

VICTORIA CHIU trained at the VCA, Melbourne, Australia. Chiu’s practice investigates physicalising concepts in relation to histories of self, peoples and place and she works at intersections of dance, screen and technology. Chiu’s work is culturally significant and will continue giving voice to diverse bodies as they contribute to today’s global movement landscape. Chiu has collaborated, performed and toured extensively with European, Australian, Singaporean, Chinese and New Zealand companies and artists including Cie Gilles Jobin, Micha Purucker, Cie Nomades, Jozsef Trefeli, Roland Cox, RDYSTDY, Rudi Van Der Merwe, Kristina Chan, Candy Bowers, Linda Sastradipradja, Fiona Malone, Amelia McQueen, Gabrielle Nankivell, Bernadette Walong, Australian Dance Theatre for Superstars of Dance, Liu Ya Nan, Arts Fission, Yinan Liu, Mindy Meng Wang, Nebahat Erpolat, Ma Haiping and Cate Consandine. Collectively her choreographic work including The Ballad of Herbie Cox, Floored, Do You Speak Chinese?, Fire Monkey, Grotto, Viral, What Happened In Shanghai, Genetrix and Soursweet have been presented in Europe, North America, China and Australia.

Hellen Sky

HELLEN SKY is a digital choreographer, performer, writer, researcher, and visual artist recognised internationally as a leader in the digital performance field. She is valued for her research and reflection on dance embodiment and human-computer interaction. Her work transcends the paradigms of investigating choreographic forms, giving dancers agency to shape sonic and visual elements as an expansion of artistic expression.

In her installation and performance projects, Hellen places equal value on the movement between all aspects of the work—sound, light, objects, body, texts, screen, textures—considering the potential of the site; and the potential of a gesture. Her projects are complex and multi-layered—articulated and refined over a number years and advanced through multidisciplinary collaborations.

Hellen Sky was the co-founder and artistic director of Dancehouse Melbourne; and the co-founder of internationally recognised new media performance company, Company in Space. With Hellen Sky & Collaborators, Hellen develops and presents her work in Australia and overseas.