Louise Deleur —


Louise graduated from the Australian Ballet School in 1985 and chose to work with West Australian Ballet Company before moving to Sydney to work with Sydney Dance Company.

Louise embarked on several sabbaticals to America and Europe before returning to Australia to be guest artist with West Australian Ballet. In 2000 Louise was offered a guest teaching position at Taipei National University of the Arts as professor of Classical Ballet, which extended to two years. Louise now resides in Brisbane continuing to teach and choreograph in classical and contemporary styles. She has created works for and worked with, Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Australian Opera, West Australian Academy Performing Arts, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei International Summer school, Queensland Ballet Professional Year and Queensland Ballet Pre-Professional Program as well as a feature film, a collaborative work with Circa and three full length works with her company Lucid Dance Theatre. In 2006 Louise was nominated by François Klaus to choreograph a work for Dance Creation in Melbourne, in 2008 her short work Troon ii was l presented at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit and in 2009 Louise created three new works for Queensland Ballet Company including works for their Live Attitude and Soiree Classiques seasons and a main-stage work for their International Gala where her work Linage was programed alongside works by Jiri Killian’s, Natalie Weir and Peter Martins.  In 2011 Louise was awarded a Residency with the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts to collaborate with cellist Louise King to create a full length work “Dancing with Bach”. This work was subsequently toured by the Gold Coast Arts Centre, Armidale Bach Festival, Cooroy and Noosa Long Weekend Festival as well as being presented as a main-stage season at the Judith Wright Centre of Performing Arts in 2013 and part of the 2014 Qld Arts Council Flood Relief tour of Gympie.

In 2015 Louise was invited to the prestigious Prix de Lausanne Competition where two of her solo works were presented alongside leading European choreographers Goyo Montano and Richard Wherelock as choices for the contemporary selection.

This year, 2015, Louise collaborated with composer Stuart Greenbaum and pianists Liam Viney and Anna Greenbaum to present the work “4 Hands 12 Feet”  with Queensland Ballet for their Dance Dialogues Season.

Louise continues to share her experience and knowledge of dance and is an associate teacher for Queensland Ballet’s Senior Program