Roslyn Warby

About

Ros Warby is one of Australia's leading dancer/choreographers and has been creating and performing solo dance work since 1990. Her award winning works have been presented in Australia, Europe and the USA at numerous festivals and venues including engagements of Monumental at the 2010 Venice Biennale, Dance Umbrella, Royal Opera House, London, Adelaide and Melbourne International Arts Festivals, and the Sydney Opera House. Warby has also performed with numerous companies and artists including Lucy Guerin Inc, the Deborah Hay Dance Company, Russell Dumas’ Dance Exchange and Danceworks.

Warby has been working with Deborah Hay since 1996 performing and touring in both Hay's solo and ensemble works. Most recently Warby worked with Deborah Hay on the William Forsythe Company’s Motion Bank Project between 2011 and 2013. Recognised for her unique performance work in all these contexts, Warby has received the Robert Helpmann Award for Best Female Dancer 2007, Greenroom Awards for Best female performer (2000 & 2007) and best Solo performer in 2001, an Australia Council Fellowship (2002 – 2004), and the 2007 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award.

Born in Sydney in 1967, Warby trained in Europe with Marika Besobrasova, Monte Carlo, Central School of Ballet, London, and the Royal Danish Ballet School, The European Dance Development Centre with Eva Karczag, Netherlands, and Lisa Nelson and Dana Reitz, USA. Influenced by her studies of the Alexander Technique since 1991, she became a certified teacher in 2001.

Expertise

Composition, advanced improvisation, Alexander technique.

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