Louise Deleur

Louise Deleur

Academy Faculty

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 curated the season ‘Allsorts’ with Lucid Dance, the Judith Wright Centre and Independent artists to platform emerging choreographers as well as creating 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, Gympie and Noosa Long Weekend Festival as well as being presented as a main-stage season at the Judith Wright Centre of Performing Arts to sold out performances.

In 2015, Louise secured private funding to collaborate 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.

In 2015 and 2018 Louise was invited to the prestigious Prix de Lausanne Competition where two of her solo works were presented alongside leading European choreographers Goyo Montano, Jorma Elo, Wayne McGregor and Richard Wherelock as choices for the contemporary selection.

In 2016 Louise was invited to Coach and create on Houston Ballet Company II and in 2018 New Zealand School of Dance invited her to create a new male solo work. Her work Moving Portraits and T5+1 were also presented at Queensland Ballet’s Synergy and Aspire programs.

Louise continues to share her experience and knowledge of dance and is currently teacher and choreographer for Queensland Ballet Academy. Louise founded Brisbane International Contemporary Dance Prix in 2018 to educate, inspire and create pathways for emerging dancers into the professional industry of contemporary dance.