Australian choreographer Natalie Weir is known internationally for her highly physical partner work, her organic movement style and her touching insight into humanity. Natalie completed an Associate Diploma of Performing Arts at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. She was a founding member of Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and was offered her first choreographic commission by Expressions Artistic Director Maggi Sietsma at the age of 18.
In her 30-plus year career, she has created major new works for world class companies such as Queensland Ballet, The Australian Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Dance North, Australian Dance Theatre, Houston Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Hong Kong Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. Natalie was resident choreographer for The Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet and was appointed Artistic Director of Expressions Dance Company in 2009, where she held that position until the end of 2018.
Natalie received the Choo San Goh Award for Steppenwolfe, created for the Houston Ballet in America, and was also the recipient of an Australia Council Fellowship.
Her works as Artistic Director of EDC received multiple Helpmann and Australian Dance nominations and awards.
Natalie was appointed resident choreographer of Queensland Ballet by Artistic Director Li Cunxin in 2020, and most recently created works for QB for the Synergy season, and Bespoke in 2021 with the Jette Parker Young Artists.