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AUSTI. Dance and Physical Theatre 

AUSTI. Dance and Physical Theatre (AUSTI.) is a developmental contemporary dance company, the first of its kind in the Illawarra. Helmed by Artistic Director, Michelle Maxwell, AUSTI. bridges the gap between full-time dance training, tertiary education and a professional career for young dancers trained in contemporary dance, ballet, physical theatre and improvisation. 

“uNCOILEd eXposed provides emerging artists from diverse styles and backgrounds the time and space to conceive a new dance piece and present it as part of a fully staged performance season. 

This annual season began as a tribute to former student and dear friend of the company, Nicole Fitzsimons who tragically passed away at the age of 24, and as a platform for company dancers to cut their choreographic teeth. uNCOILEd was proudly revamped in 2022, to include opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists as part of the Illawarra’s only outcome based contemporary dance residency. We hope to increase access and exposure to dance as an art form, through presenting diverse and abstract perspectives.” 

– Michelle Maxwell 

Read more about uNCOILEd eXposed and reserve your spot here.

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