Kynan Hughes graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts with an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts in Dance in 2000. Since then he has worked with a range of companies around Australia including: Leigh Warren and Dancers, Dance North & Sydney Dance Company under Rafael Bonachela. During this time, he performed & toured a range of new & established works, both in Australia and overseas. Kynan has also choreographed a number of works & taught at various companies and institutions around Australia.

Since returning to Perth in 2012, Kynan has attained his Bachelor of Arts and performed in a wide range of productions for companies, independently and in the Perth Festival and Fringe. He was nominated as ‘Best Male Performer’ in the 2013 West Australian Dance Awards for Sue Peacock’s REFLECT. Hughes performed in two new works for the 2014 Fringe festival: RITES – dying to dance by Sally Richardson & THE MAN – a collaboration with Chrissie Parrott. THE MAN won the 2014 Fringe award for Performance & was nominated in the categories’ of best Choreography and Performance by a male dancer at the 2014 WA dance awards.

Kynan returned to Adelaide to work with Leigh Warren and Dancers & the State Opera South Australia for the world premiere of the Phillip Glass Trilogy in Einstein on the Beach. Major independent projects include; creating the exam materials for 2017/19 for the Education Department of WA, a 30 minute work for Beijing Normal University, co-curating In Situ: a program of site specific work for local independent artists with Emma Fishwick and his full-length works Valentine and Love/Less (nominated for 4 PAWA awards). He is currently a sessional lecturer at WAAPA and School officer for the dance department.

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