Cheryl Stock AM has enjoyed a long career as a dancer, choreographer and director, creating over 50 works; the most recent focussing on multi-site promenade performances. She was Dance North’s founding Artistic Director following which she spent 20 years undertaking intercultural collaborations with Asia. As an educator and researcher, Cheryl has served as Head of Dance at Queensland University of Technology and Inaugural Head of Cultural Leadership and Director of Graduate Studies at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art). Her publications encompass Australian dance, intercultural, interdisciplinary, interactive, and site-specific performance, practice-led research and cultural leadership. Awards include
Lifetime Achievement at the Australian Dance Awards and Member of the Order of Australia.