Floeur Alder

Floeur Alder has an Advanced Diploma in Dance (1998) and a BA in Performing Arts (2003) from WAAPA. In between her studies, she was awarded a Creative Development Fellowship from DCA to study with several of the leading contemporary dance companies in Europe.

Throughout her career she has danced with Leigh Warren and Dancers, Tasdance (working with over 20 choreographers), Strut dance, Ochre Contemporary Dance Company – inclusive of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous dancers and NT Dance Company.

Floeur, is now an Independent Artist and core member of NT dance company, creating her own work for Ochre, WA ballet, Link dance company and independently such as Beautiful Witness premiering at Government House (2015) and Perth Fringe Festival 2016, Same but Different; WA Ballet’s Genesis Season, Unbreakable Spirit, Kimberley Plains and Shen for Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, Knowing, Micromoves, 2019 Perth Fringe Festival.

Throughout 2021 Floeur has been touring a new collaborative solo work with Artist Virginia Ward, Djilba: (Spring)- A Moment in Time resulting from a residency at Vancouver arts centre in Albany, 2019. Djilba, premiered at the Eric Singleton Wetlands Bayswater, February 2021 and toured to Albany for the Relaunch of the  Town hall festival in April and again in November at All Saints College. Most recently Floeur performed in November 2022 as a memorial to her mother, Lucette Aldous AC at WAAPA.

Also, in 2022 Floeur was invited on a residency to Yirkalla, East Arnhem Land with NT Dance Company for two weeks. This flowed into two months of rehearsals in Darwin with Floeur in the lead role as ‘Spirit’ in the production, Wana, choreographed by Gary Lang. Wana was performed at the Darwin Entertainment Centre at the Darwin Festival and received critical acclaim.

Floeur was given the opportunity to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to choreograph and perform the first development of the Gondwana Land project with Chit Ambara inc.

On her return to Perth, Floeur went to work on the second development phase of the Sleeping Beauty project, a theatre version of her life by Dawn Jackson.

Floeur is a Churchill Fellow and has been voted Dancer to Watch and Most Interesting Independent Dancer (Dance Australia) Most Outstanding Achievement in Choreography Ausdance WA and nominated in the 2019 WA Performing Arts Awards for “Best Female for Beyond, solo by Chrissie Parrott.

Throughout her career, she has taught at WAAPA, Tasdance, Ochre, WA Ballet Company, NT Dance Company, and numerous full time Ballet Schools.

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