Graeme Watson


Graeme Watson 1991

As resident choreographer, principal dancer and teacher with The Dance Company NSW (later renamed Sydney Dance Company) Graeme worked under three Artistic Directors including Graeme Murphy before he embarked on a career as a freelance choreographer in 1980. Since this time he has choreographed for the Australian Dance Theatre, Sydney Dance Company, Dance North, Human Veins Dance Theatre, The One Extra Company, Tasdance, La Bouche and Expressions Dance Theatre.

In 1987 Graeme taught at the Brisbane College of Advanced Education at Kelvin Grove. In the same year he choreographed Bodyline for Nederlands Dans Theatre Junior Company. Due to the success of this work, Jiri Kylian, Artistic Director of Netherlands Dans Theatre, extended an invitation to Graeme to choreograph a work for the main company.

Graeme has earned a reputation both nationally and internationally as being a most prolific creator. His much acclaimed work has extended well beyond dance performance into the areas of fashion parades, video music clips, rock concerts and television commercials.

Graeme has choreographed 4 works for Tasmanian Dance Company (Tasdance), in 1981 he choreographed Fashion and Solo, followed by Private Life in 1983 and in 1984 Graeme choreographed Transformations. Private Life was also performed in 1991 to celebrate Tasdance's 10th birthday.