Adam Wheeler


Adam Wheeler

Originally from Launceston, Adam currently holds two key positions within the contemporary dance industry. He is the Artistic Associate of Stompin, a dance company based in Tasmania, which specialises in making dance work with young people. In 2008 he was the inaugural recipient of the Stompin Fellowship and has made four works for the company This Dance Is Who We Are (2009), 23 (2009) Uncover This (2008) and Bone Dry and Green (2006). He also produced Tales From A Small City (2009), worked as Artistic Facilitator on WeTubeLIVE (2010) and the premiere of I Love Cars this year.

Adam is also the Artistic Director of 2ndToe Dance Collective, based in Melbourne. The collective is product of a thirst to create a platform that provides young and emerging artists the opportunity to make dance work with professional artists. The collective have made several works together including Something Blew (2010), ReelLIVE (2010), It Sounds Silly (Project Y 2010) and Adam Turns 26 (2007). In 2011 2ndToe will make the next Next Move project for Chunky Move and begin their new project Family.

Adam is a Stompin alumni and graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (2004). In his final year of study he joined Chunky Move. From 2004 to 2009 he performed and taught for the company nationally, across the USA, Canada and New Zealand. He has also danced for Circa Nica (2008), Jo Lloyd (2008) and for 2ndToe (2010). Adam's passion for the development of dance with young people has seen him work with Steps Youth Dance Company, Phoenix (Perth, 2010), Quantum Leap, Night Time and Toes on the Edge (Canberra 2010 & 2011), Australian Ballet on their Out There Program (2006), work as a choreographer and workshop leader at The Australian Youth Dance Festival (WA, 2009), choreograph for the AC Arts Graduation Showcase Season (Adelaide, 2008) and was the Artistic Director of the Dance Fusion Program, St Michaels Grammar School (Melbourne, 2003 to 2008). In 2011 Adam will make work with QL2, Stompin & Fling Physical Theatre.

Career credits include being shortlisted for two Australian Dance Awards in 2009 (Uncover This) and in 2003 he was the winner of the Most Outstanding Movement award, Melbourne Fringe Festival for 3 Day Growth. Other highlights include choreographing That Beep film clip for Architecture in Helsinki (2008). Adam regularly teaches for Chunky Move, Ballet Theatre Australia, Dance World, National Theatre Ballet School and schools across Victoria and Tasmania. Adam choreographed North for Tasdance's Artery season in 2011.