Name

Byron Perry

Biography

Byron Perry 2013

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Byron has toured throughout Australia, Europe and America developing and performing roles with Douglas Wright, Leigh Warren, Nannette Hassall, Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move), Paul Selwyn Norton, Lucy Guerin Inc, Phillip Adams (BalletLab), Lloyd Newson (DV8 Physical Theatre), Kate Champion (Force Majeure), Antony Hamilton and Kate Denborough (Kage Physical Theatre). Byron’s work has been consistently recognised by the Australian Dance Awards and Greenroom Awards and in 2006 he received an Australian Dance Award for ‘outstanding performance by a male dancer’ and won ‘Best Male Dancer’ at the Greenroom Awards for his years’ work. In 2011 he was awarded the inaugural Harold Mitchell fellowship for professional development in direction and choreography. 

His choreographic work includes Punctuated Equilibrium and The Hayflick Limit for Chunky Move, Hest2 for the Victorian College of the Arts, Breaks of Asia for The Studio at the Sydney Opera House and Goggle Box for which he received a Green Room Award nomination in 2006. He has also choreographed and performed in various projects for television and music videos. For Tasdance, Byron has created A Volume Problem in 2006 for the Earth Beneath our Feet season and Light Entertainment for Luminous Flux in 2013.

Byron was commissioned by Chunky Move in 2009 to create I Like This with co-director Antony Hamilton, which toured nationally and internationally throughout 2011. In October 2011 he premiered Double Think in the Melbourne International Arts Festival. 2013 will see him commence work on 
a new dance film with long-time collaborator Antony Hamilton and he will begin his appointment as the Associate Director for Sydney based physical theatre company Force Majeure with plans to develop two new works, Obscura and The Truth About Dance with the company.