Past Student and Artistic Director of DanceNorth Australia, Kyle Page is returning to ADPI to run a workshop for our students on Contemporary dance followed by a Q & A session on working in the industry.
Kyle Page is an Australian director, choreographer and performer. Throughout his career he has performed in 17 countries and collaborated with renowned choreographers including Meryl Tankard, Garry Stewart, Lucy Guerin, Gideon Obarzanek, Gavin Webber, Ikuyo Kuroda, Antony Hamilton and Stephanie Lake.
At seventeen Kyle was already a professional dancer with Dancenorth Australia and just ten years later in December 2014 he returned to Townsville to assume the role of Artistic Director of the company. He has co-directed three full-length works for Dancenorth alongside his wife and long-time collaborator Amber Haines, including Syncing Feeling, Spectra and Rainbow Vomit. Kyle recently directed Tectonic, a large outdoor installation work presented as part of the 2017 Strand Ephemera.
In 2013 Kyle and Amber received an Asialink residency and spent three months in Varanasi, India. In 2015 the pair took part in the prestigious Arctic Circle Residency, sailing a barquentine tall ship around Svalbard for three weeks. In 2017 Kyle and Amber spent four weeks at the Aajuna Artist Residency in Qaqortoq, Greenland.
In 2015 Kyle was awarded the coveted Australian Institute of Management 30 under 30 and was listed as one of North Queensland’s top 50 most influential people. In 2016 he was chosen to participate in the Australia Council’s Arts Leaders Program, recognized as the AIM Emerging Leader of the Year for the North / Far North Queensland Region and was again listed as one of the top 50 most influential people in North Queensland.
Kyle was awarded a 2017 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship and has recently been announced as a member of the creative team working on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Kyle has been named as a Segment Director and will co-choreograph alongside Amber Haines.