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Chris Aubrey

Dancers

Originally from Sydney, Chris moved to Adelaide in 2001 and studied acting. Through movement classes he developed a strong interest in dance and began training in commercial dance and ballet at two of Adelaide’s best studios.

Diversifying his abilities, he competed in the national sport aerobic championships when he was 17 and 18. His interest in fitness continues and he also works as a Personal Trainer with a cert III and IV in Fitness.

Chris graduated from Adelaide Centre for the Arts in 2007 with a Bachelor of Dance Performance. During college he worked with Leanne Ringelstein, Leigh Warren, Aidan Kane Munn, Xiao-Xiong Zhang, Troy Mundy and Peter Sheedy. He also undertook a six month flamenco mentorship with Liana Vargas and performed in Fresh, Fast and Furious. He continues to train in international ballroom, latin and new vogue dancing when the time allows.

Chris joined Sydney Dance Company in 2012 and has performed in the world premiere of Rafael Bonachela’s 2 One Another (2012-2013); Larissa McGowan’s Fanatic as part of Contemporary Women (2012); and the acclaimed season of De Novo (2013), featuring works by Rafael Bonachela (Emergence), Larissa McGowan (Fanatic) and Alexander Ekman (Cacti).

Chris was recently named in the 2012 Dance Australia Critics Survey ‘Most Outstanding Dancer’ for his performance in The Land of Yes & The Land of No.

Chris 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.

In 2013, Chris was part of the acclaimed 2 One Another international tour 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, Chris 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).