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Why I'm studying... Honours in Performing Arts (Dance) at WAAPA

West Australian dancer Annmarie Clifton-James graduated from WAAPA in 2022, but chose to continue study with an Honours year. She…

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Exit interview: Li Cunxin, Queensland Ballet

Mao’s Last Dancer has had an enormous impact on the ballet world, not only in Queensland, but across Australia and…


Putting the science behind performers’ well-being

Caring for performers’ mental and physical well-being needs to be backed by evidence-based methods for maximum impact.

Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Choreographer

Freelance dancer and choreographer Eliza Cooper explores the multi-faceted aspects of her profession and the excitement of interdisciplinary practices.

Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Cruise Entertainer

As cruising returns, we talk with entertainer Neven Connelly about opportunities for this unique travelling gig.

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How to make the most of a Fringe festival

Three Fringe festival veterans on why they love Fringe and their advice for newcomers.


5 tips before touring: a holistic view

Australasian Dance Collective shares their top tips to navigate the many moving parts of touring.


From emerging to mid-career: Advice from artists

Building on the momentum is important, but so is being patient, developing self-worth and grounding your practice for a sustainable…

Career Advice

So you want my arts job: Producer, Perth Festival

If you're organised, a good listener, good humoured and comfortable sitting with fear, being a producer might be the job…

Career Advice

'Who am I if not a dancer?'

Many dancers face the end of their stage careers by their mid-30s. What options do they have when they retire…

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