Welcome to the inaugural Adelaide Dance Festival. Established by Adelaide’s own Australian Dance Theatre (ADT), the Adelaide Dance Festival includes a program of world-class performances, workshops, installations, discussions and masterclasses, inviting audiences to be moved, challenged and inspired.

The Adelaide Dance Festival is the first Adelaide festival dedicated solely to dance, sitting alongside the other festivals in Adelaide which are dedicated to the visual arts, cabaret and film. With a vision to be a national and international leader in dance and to push the boundaries of the art form through ambitious collaborations and interconnections, the Adelaide Dance Festival will create, support and promote new opportunities for dance in South Australia.

It is envisaged that the 2018 Adelaide Dance Festival will be the first step in the development of a major international dance festival. It will provide an unprecedented platform for showcasing South Australian-produced dance alongside national and international work of the highest calibre.

We invite you to join us on this epic journey of choreographic possibilities to be infinitely enriched.


Adelaide Dance Festival 2018

Artistic Director: Garry Stewart
Executive Producer: Shaun Comerford
Producer: Eira Swaine
Marketing Coordinator: Madison Thomas
Assistant Coordinator: Mikki Reichstein
Publicist: Georgina McGuinness
FLOW: Dance on Film Assistant Curator: Erin Fowler
Stage Manager & Assistant: Danielle Mullens

Australian Dance Theatre Board

David Stobbe (Chair)
Nathan Bennett
Chloé Benton
Anita Ewing
Amanda Harkness
Belinda Jefferys
Deborah Kingsbury
Jeff Meiners
Ruth Rentschler
Peter Seltsikas
Lorraine Sheppard
David Stobbe
Tricia Walton

Australian Dance Theatre

Artistic Director: Garry Stewart
Executive Director: Eira Swaine
Operations Manager: Paul Cowley
Associate Artistic Director: Sarah-Jayne Howard
Finance Manager & Company Secretary: Bev Majda
Development Manager: Rosie Riggir
Marketing Manager: Madison Thomas
Production Administrator: Lucie Balsamo
Venue & Program Coordinator: Tamara Wheeler
Technician: Lachlan Turner
Stage Manager: Françoise Piron
Odeon Venue Technician: Johnathon Edwards