Name

Natalie Weir

Biography

Natalie Weir

Natalie was born in Australia, and has been choreographing professionally for more than 20 years, in that time she has created well over 150 works. She was trained at the Ann Roberts School of Dance in Townsville and completed an Associate Diploma in Performing Arts at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. She was a founding member of Expressions Dance Company and was offered her first choreographic commission at the age of 18. Natalie was appointed as the artistic director of Expressions Dance Company in January 2009.

Natalie has worked extensively throughout Australia, creating work for most of the country's major Classical and Contemporary Dance Companies, including the Australian Ballet, the West Australian Ballet Company, Expressions Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, Dance North and Tasdance. Natalie has also been Choreographer in Residence for the Queensland Ballet creating When Angels Weep, The Last Song and The Unspoken and for the Australian Ballet creating Dark Lullaby, Mirror Mirror and Carmina Burana. Natalie has also choreographed internationally several times including His Weeping and Bitter Moon for the American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company, Jabula and Harmonium have been performed by the American Ballet Theatre, In A Whisper and Steppenwolfe for the Houston Ballet, a version of Rite of Spring for the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, a full-length version of Turandot and Madame Butterfly for the Hong Kong Ballet, she also set Dark Lullaby on the Singapore Dance Theatre and set Jabula on the Royal Ballet School in London. She was one of four choreographers involved in the Harrison Project, Within You, Without You, a tribute to George Harrison from the Beatles.

Natalie first choreographed for Tasdance in 2001 when she choreographed Dirt for Tasdance's Treasured Island season. She returned in 2003 to choreograph the title work for Tasdance's Fair Game season. Her most recent work for Tasdance was In Her Footsteps in the 2008 season of Parenthesis.