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Elizabeth Hill

Choreographer

Elizabeth was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her training in the performing arts was in the discipline of dance at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, under the guidance of Lucette Aldous and Alan Alder.

On completion of the course, Elizabeth was asked to join West Australian Ballet (WAB). She remained with WAB for 9 years. During this time she took on additional duties as rehearsal director and was commissioned to choreograph several works which still remain in the Company’s repertoire. She was awarded the Annual Travel Scholarship and used the opportunity to research a commissioned piece titled, Rendezvous with Rameau.

In 1995, Elizabeth left WAB to pursue a freelance career in choreography and direction. She choreographed works for West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the Victorian College of the Arts and West Australian Ballet. She assisted Lindy Hume and Barry Moreland on the West Australian Opera production of Fledermaus. In 1997 this production was restaged for Opera Australia and subsequently restaged and took over the choreography of the work for Opera Queenland, State Opera of South Australia and the 1999/2000 season for Opera Australia.

Choreographic credits for Opera include Samson et Dalila, Lakme’ and The Gypsy Princess. Recently, Elizabeth has choreographed for the Australian Ballet’s inaugural season of Bodytorque 2004, with a piece called Link. She also acted as Ballet Mistress for the Australian Ballet’s critically acclaimed work Wild Swans, choreographed by Meryl Tankard.

Elizabeth taught classical Ballet for the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School from 1999 through till 2003. A rewarding experience which has laid the basis for her style of management. She completed a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management from Melbourne University in 2002.

In 2005 Elizabeth worked with Opera Australia as the Company Manager and moonlighted as the Fledermaus revival director and choreographer for the HMS Pinafore and Trial By Jury season in Melbourne and Sydney. She also revived Wild Swans for the Australian Ballet for an overseas tour to Copenhagen.

Elizabeth became the Artistic Liaison Manager for Opera Australia in 2006 and worked as the choreographer on Opera Australia’s new productions of Lakme and Pirates of Penzance as well as the revivial of The Gondoliers.


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