Gabrielle Nankivell —
As a performer and performance maker Gabrielle’s choreographic work has been widely presented across Australia, Europe and Asia. Recent commissions include Wildebeest for Sydney Dance Company, (2017 Helpmann Award nomination: ‘Best Choreography in a Ballet, Dance or Physical Theatre Production’), Order of Things and Focus for Frontier Danceland Singapore and Thorn for Tasdance. Split Second Heroes, her latest, independently produced full-length work, premiered at the Adelaide Festival Centre in July receiving a 2017 Adelaide Critics Circle nomination: ‘Individual Award’.
Gabrielle has been awarded several coveted international choreographic residencies and is the recipient of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, two Impulstanz Vienna DanceWEB Scholarships, the inaugural Keith Bain Choreographic Travel Fellowship and the 2015 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. Gabrielle was the 2017 Artist in Residence (Contemporary Dance) at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.
Gabrielle honed her dance career in Europe performing for Belgian artists Alexander Baervoets and Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus and collaborating with Jurij Konjar (Slovenia), Raul Maia (Portugal) and Thomas Steyaert (Belgium). She has also lived and worked in Germany and Denmark. Since re-connecting with Australia, Gabrielle has performed with Australian Dance Theatre, Branch Nebula, Chunky Move/Gideon Obarzanek, Gavin Webber, Regurgitator, The Farm and Torque Show amongst others.