Originally from Boorloo/Perth, Lilly King studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, leaving in 2017 with a Bachelor in Dance (Elite Performance).
As an independent, King has worked with a plethora of artists and choreographers. Lilly was a founding dancer of Brooke Leeder & Dancers and performed the works STRUCTURAL DEPENDENCY (2018 & 2021) and RADAR (2019). King was awarded the Best Newcomer (Dance) Award 2019 for her work in RADAR ( as well as Scott Elstermann & Shona Erskine’s BANG! BANG!) in the Performing Arts Awards WA (PAAWA).
Lilly was also a founding member of Syndicate Performance, co-creating shows Us, At the Moment (2018), The Kitchen Sync (2019) & SPEECH! (2020).
King also performed in Mitch Harvey, Rob Tinning & Brooke Leeder’s In Good Company (2021), Stephanie Lake’s COLOSSUS (Perth Festival 2020), Sally Richardson’s MUSE (2020), Scott Ewen’s Wasps At War (2019), Scott Elsterman and Shone Erskine’s BANG! BANG! (2019).
In January 2022 King joined Australasian Dance Collective, debuting in a regional tour of triple bill THREE 1.0 by Melanie Lane, Jack Lister and Hofesh Shechter. Since joining ADC she has performed Maxine Doyle’s Salamander (2023), Amy Hollingsworth’s Lucie in Sky (2023), Jack Lister’s Halcyon (2023) & Cass Mortimer-Eipper, Kate Harman & Gabrielle Nankivell’s triple bill, THREE 2.0.