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Andrew Crawford

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Andrew Crawford grew up in Sydney and attended the Newtown High School of Performing Arts. He later studied at The Royal Ballet School in London (1996-2000) where he received his A-Levels in Dance and Music.  He has been the recipient of a number of scholarships including The Royal Ballet School, the Wall Scholarship, the Joffrey Ballet School, Margaret Chapple Fellowship and the Pearl Pollard Ballet Scholarship.

Andrew has performed with leading companies around the world including The Royal Ballet (London, 1998-2000) in productions of Romeo & Juliet, Cinderella, Manon, Swan Lake, La Fille Mal Gardée and The Sleeping Beauty; The Birmingham Royal Ballet (First Artist, 2000-2002) in Romeo & Juliet, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Coppelia and David Bintley’s Far From the Madding Crowd and Arthur Part I & II;  Les Ballets Des Monte-Carlo as a Soloist (2002 – 2006) in works by Jiri Kylian, Maurice Bejart, Paul Lightfoot/Sol Leon and Jean-Christophe Malliot; Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam (2006 – 2007) in a diverse repertoire of works by Krystof Pastor, Rudi Van Dantzig, William Forsythe, George Balanchine and Wayne Eagling.

In Australia, he appeared in the Bruce Beresford film Mao’s Last Dancer (2008) and in Graeme Murphy’s production of Aida with the West Australian Opera (2008). Most recently, Andrew performed with Christopher Wheeldon’s Morphoses, in New York and London.

Andrew joined Sydney Dance Company in January 2011. He has performed in Rafael Bonchela’s LANDforms (2011); we unfold (2011); The Land of Yes & The Land of No (2011); Jacopo Godani’s Raw Models (2011); 2 One Another (2012-2013); Stephanie Lake’s Dream Lucid as part of Contemporary Women (2012); Project Rameau (2012-2013); the acclaimed season of De Novo (2013), featuring works by Rafael Bonachela (Emergence) and Alexander Ekman (Cacti); and Les Illuminations (2013). Andrew was a part of the collaboration with Kaldor Public Art Projects for the contemporary art exhibition 13 Rooms where Sydney Dance Company featured in Allora and Calzadilla’s Revolving Door.

Andrew has toured with the company to New York, Barcelona and London and was also a part of the acclaimed international tour of 2 One Another in 2013 to North America, South America and Russia. This work won the ‘Best Ensemble’ Award in the 2012 Green Room Awards and the 2013 Australian Dance Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Choreography’ and ‘Outstanding Performance by a Company’.

In 2014, Andrew will be part of the triple bill Interplay, featuring choreography by Rafael Bonachela, Jacopo Godani and Gideon Obarzanek. Interplay will premiere at Sydney Theatre (15 March – 5 April) followed by Canberra Theatre Centre (10-12 April) and Southbank Theatre, Melbourne (30 April – 10 May).