Liesel Zink is a Brisbane based choreographer influenced by research into psychology and social psychology. She graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) in 2008 and completed her QUT Honours Degree in 2009 at Expressions Dance Company (researching communication through everyday body language and contemporary dance).
She has created works for Expressions Dance Company (Synapse 2013 and It fell on the floor between them 2010), LINK Dance Company (The Miranda Warning 2014), Tasdance Education Program (Image 2012) and was commissioned to create two new Dance Theatre in works for Artslink QLD Schools Touring in 2014 and 2015 (Shift and No Way).
Independently, she creates large scale dance and sound works in public space. This includes The Stance, a duration work investigating the choreography of bodies in protest which premiered in King George Square, Brisbane (Slipstream Festival 2016), showcased at Australian Performing Arts Market (2016) and is currently being redeveloped on MADE for presentation at Junction Arts Festival (Launceston) and Mature Moves (Hobart) in September 2016. Her previous site-specific work Fifteen was presented in peak hour pedestrian traffic (Next Wave Festival 2012 and Brisbane Festival 2012) winning Melbourne’s Time Out Award for Best Small to Medium work (2012) and Queensland’s 2012 Round Up Award’s Best Dance Work.
Liesel is also a performer with Polytoxic Dance Theatre Company, collaborator with Phluxus2 Dance Collective and has been an associate artist of La Boite Theatre Company, Expressions Dance Company, and on the Advising Panel for Backbone Youth Arts.
Liesel first worked with Tasdance as a dancer for the community project Let's Get it Strait in 2009. Liesel returned to work for Tasdance as a co-choreographer with Jason Northam for the 2011 education project Image and in 2016 to choreograph Plain English for the Evolve.Revolve season.