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Sue Healey



Sue is a choreographer and dance filmmaker who has achieved national and international acclaim.

Sue Healey moves seamlessly between dance, film and installation. She is an acknowledged pioneer of dance on screen. Her films are widely acclaimed and have won many awards, screening in over 30 countries.

Sue was a founding member of the seminal post-modern company Danceworks and in 1993 she created Vis-a-Vis Dance. Sue was also a member in the ground-breaking Australian Research Council project exploring choreographic cognition.

Sue’s large-scale investigations into cross cultural collaborations in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan have extended global understanding and appreciation for Australian contemporary dance.

Sue Healey is the 2021 recipient of the Australia Council Award for Dance.

Learn more about the 2021 Australia Council Awards.