Name

Trisha Dunn

Biography

Trisha Dunn 2010

Trisha is originally from South Australia, she studied at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence and later gained a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the Victorian College of the Arts. During her course she had the opportunity to work with artists such as Sue Healey, Simone Clifford, Garry Stewart, Garth Welch, Sandra Parker, Anna Smith and a two week secondment with Chunky Move. Trisha has worked continuously in various roles as dancer, choreographer, rehearsal director and teacher for Tasdance over the past 13 years since she joined the company in May 1999.

Since arriving in Tasmania Trisha has also taught contemporary classes for Stompin Youth Dance Company and was appointed the youth representative on the Arts Events Panel for the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board. Trisha was a founding member of the Rub Collective, a group of local independent dance artists who presented their work in 2004.

During her time with Tasdance she has worked with over 30 Australian and international choreographers including works from Tanja Liedtke, Leigh Warren, Graeme Murphy, Sue Healey, Lucy Guerin and Natalie Weir. Trisha has performed extensively throughout Tasmania and Australia and has had the opportunity to tour with Tasdance to Seoul, Korea for the 4th Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network international Festival in 2002, Rishakesh, India for the 5th Asia Pacific Performing Arts Network international Festival in 2003 and China in 2006.

2008 saw Trisha travelling around the world and during this time she spent a 3 month residency in Italy through the Claudio Alcorso Foundation working with renowned dance theatre company Deja Donne and collaborating with festival Es.Terni. In 2009 Trisha spent several months in New Zealand working with Raewyn Hill and Dancers on a new work Finders Keepers performed at the Wanaka and Christchurch Arts Festivals.

Trisha was a performer in the dance videos created for the 2005 Ten Days on the Island festival with choreographers Sue Healey and Anna Smith. Trisha has also worked with Melbourne based Chunky Move on their Arcade season and with Sue Healey and dancers. Trisha continues to enjoy the diversity of challenges Tasdance offers her on all levels.