Name

Floeur Alder

Biography

Floeur Alder 2010

In 1998 Floeur Alder graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with an Advanced Diploma in Dance and in 2000 received a Creative Development Fellowship from ArtsWA to undertake a study tour of several of the top contemporary dance companies in Europe. Floeur completed her Bachelor in Performing Arts at WAAPA in 2003, where she compiled a solo show Divert working with five different choreographers. Floeur was voted Dancer to Watch in the 2003 and 2004 critic's survey of the Dance Australia Magazine. In 2004 Floeur choreographed a work on her parents, Rare Earth, for which she was awarded a WA Ausdance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography. This work was later developed into a dance film of the work.

Floeur received a Foot in the Door grant from the Australia Council in 2005, where she was able to perform with Leigh Warren and Dancers in Like No-one is Watching by Toni Rizzi and with Tasdance on their regional tour of Hard YAKKA choreographed by Fiona Reilly.

Floeur continued working with Tasdance from 2005 to 2010 performing in Tasdance’s seasons of Hard Yakka, Earth Beneath our Feet, One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, Mercy: A dance for the Forgotten, Parenthesis, Island Inspired, Identity and Heart Matters. Floeur received a Strut Residency to work with Reyes de Lara in 2010 resulting in a solo for herself and the development of a larger work of two additional solos and a duet. In May 2010, Floeur assisted Dame Lucette Aldous in the restaging of Don Quixote for the WA Ballet.