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Christopher Hill - Marketing and Program Manager

Christopher Hill is an experienced creative artist whose career spans 20-years as a dancer, choreographer, composer, and arts manager.

Chris performed at an international level for 18 years as a soloist dancer with The Australian Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders Belgium, and West Australian Ballet. He has worked first-hand with many of our generation’s choreographic masters such as William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Wayne McGregor, David Dawson, and Edward Klug, Marcia Haydee, Natalie Weir, and Graeme Murphy.

As a choreographer, he has created 12 world-premiere works with notable appearances at the 2017 Austrade Indonesia-Australia Business week Jakarta; and the 2017 and 2018 Perth Festivals, with a nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography at the 2017 Ausdance awards for The Clearest Light. His works have been presented by The Royal Ballet of Flanders Belgium, Ballet.id Indonesia, and West Australian Ballet. Many of his works feature his own musical compositions and soundscapes, costume, and lighting designs.

Chris has choreographed for the independent dance films Finding Orpheus (2018) with Nik Babic (film maker), and Exaltation (2021) with Sam Asaert (film maker) which has been included in the official selections for several international dance film festivals. Additionally, he produces sound scapes, sound design, and edits music for stage performances, dance cinema, and choreographic projects.

Alongside his creative practice, Chris teaches extensively throughout Perth for adult dance programs and for dancers at the pre-professional and professional level, and as a guest teacher for WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts from Edith Cowan University / Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts; and a Master of Business, Arts, and Cultural Management from Deakin University; is commencing post-graduate studies in Project Management in 2022; and received a 2018 Churchill Fellowship which enabled him to travel the globe to  meet with leading choreographers and composers to research the unique creative relationship between artists  when creating new main-stage work for leading global dance companies.

Christopher can be reached at communications@strutdance.org.au