Bernadette Lewis is a dance artist living on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar (Borloo/Perth) working across performance, choreography, improvisation, teaching and community engagement. A WAAPA and LINK Dance graduate, she is producer and lead mentor of Hidden Movements, an experimental performance platform for emerging dancers in WA.
In 2014 she was nominated for most outstanding female performer at the WA Dance Awards. Performance highlights include Maxine Doyle’s Sunset, Didier Théron’s Shanghai Bolero and Unearthly created and performed in collaboration with Natalie Allen for Perth Festival 2021. Choreographic highlights include several new commissions by WAAPA, BSSTC’s Oklahoma! and The Honeymoon Suite (winner Dance and Physical Theatre Award, FRINGE WORLD 2018).
Currently, Bernadette is collaborating with fellow freelancers on strategies that will transform vertical hierarchies in the arts into harmonious ecosystems of diversity and sustainability.