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|HOBART - Annie Greig|
Annie Greig is the Artistic Director of Tas Dance. Since her appointment in 1997, Annie has developed the company into a vital force in the cultural landscape of Tasmania and contributing to national arts practice. Under Annie's leadership, Tasdance has built a reputation for high quality main-stage presentations and innovative community and education programs.
With an extensive career in the arts industry, Annie was honoured to receive a Bicentennial Medal in 2003 for her services to dance and placed on the Honour Roll for Women in Tasmania 2010.
Annie has worked in many capacities: Course Director with the National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association; freelance teacher and video maker; lecturer at the University of Tasmania for the Bachelor of Performing Arts dance students and Performing Arts Program Officer with Arts Tasmania. She has served on the Tasmanian Cultural Industries Council, Advisory Committee for the Australian Choreographic Centre in Canberra, was President of Ausdance NSW and a former National Vice-President of Ausdance, the Australian Dance Council. On standing down she was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in recognition of her services to dance and to Ausdance. Annie is currently the Secretary for the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network.
Annie undertook an AsiaLink residency in 2001 to Korea and worked with Dr Sun Ock Lee and the Son Mu Ga Dance Company. This resulted in Tasdance being invited to perform at the Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network in May 2002, in India in 2003 and at the Futures Dance Festival in 2006.
Annie began her dance training in Launceston, before studying contemporary dance in Adelaide with the Australian Dance Theatre under the direction of Elizabeth Dalman. Annie received a Fulbright scholarship in 1979, enabling her to complete a Master of Arts Degree in Dance at New York University. As well as extending her dance practice, Annie developed skills in dance video production and won awards in Experimental Dance Video at the American Dance Film and Video Festival (1981 & 1982). She benefited greatly from working with internationally acclaimed choreographers Alwin Nikolais and Murray Louis.