Natalie Allen

Natalie Allen graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2008 performing iconic repertoire works, ‘Bird Brain’ by Gary Stewart, Nacho Duato’s ‘Jardi Tancat’ and Sue Healey’s performative version within the series of ‘The Curiosities’. Natalie has worked with an array of leading Australian dance companies; Leigh Warren and Dancers, Sydney Dance Company (SDC) under the direction of Rafael Bonachela. SDC Guest Artists: Adam Linder, Emanuel Gat, Jacopo Godani, Larrisa McGowan and Alexander Ekman. Australian Dance Theatre – Garry Stewart’s ‘G’, Expressions Dance Company – Natalie Weir’s ‘The Red Shoes’, Daniel Jaber’s ‘Nought’ and ‘Shades’. Natalie worked and performed in the United Kingdom with Alexander Whitley Dance Company and Gwyn Emberton.

In 2013 she received a Green Room Award, for ‘Best Female Dancer’ in Sydney Dance Company’s, 2 One Another. Natalie created and self-produced ‘Sublime…. ‘for the Perth FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017 and performed in William Forysthe’s ‘One Flat Thing, Reproduced’ in the Courtyard of the Western Australian State Theatre Centre, commissioned by STRUT Dance. She also performed a solo ‘Climacteric’, co-created with Richard Cilli for the In Situ Season by STRUT Dance.

Natalie was nominated for a 2017 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer, for her performance in Ohad Naharin’s ‘Decadance’ commissioned by STRUT Dance for the 2016 MoveMe Festival, Perth. She was a recipient with Richard Cilli of a STRUT Dance Seed Residency, has collaborated with Sam Chester to create a new work on LINK Dance Company, ‘IM Spiegel’, and performed in Kynan Hughes, ‘Valentine’ at the Blue Room Theatre November 2017.

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