Elise Drinkwarter

Elise graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dance. During this time, she received the Friends of VCA Beleura John Tallis Award for Excellence in 2009 and 2011.

 

Upon graduating, Elise seconded with Lucy Guerin Inc and choreographer Stephanie Lake. She has performed with 2nd Toe Dance Collective in Nat Cursio & Co’s ‘Private Dances’, ‘Grace note 2’ by video artist Keith Deverell and choreographic consultant Shelley Lasica presented at ‘Sugar Mountain festival’ and Opera Australia’s production of ‘The Ring Cycle’ choreographed by Kate Champion in 2013 and 2016.

 

In 2014, Elise received ArtStart, from the Australian Council for the Arts, which enabled her to take part in choreographic and improvisation workshops across Europe, an artist residency at The Performing Arts Forum (PAF) France as well as performing with Schall & Schnabel (GER) at the Berlin State Festival.

 

After returning to Australia Elise performed her first solo work ‘ON’ presented at ‘Platform Shorts’ as part of the Sydney Fringe festival 2015. Elise has over 10 years dance teaching experience and holds a Certificate IV Mat Pilates instruction through Polestar Pilates Australia.

 

Elise loves to share her passion for movement with her students and strives to encourage individuality and artistic expression.