Natalie Weir

Advocating for Dance in Queensland

Natalie Weir

Natalie Weir is an established and acclaimed choreographer, known internationally for her highly physical partner work, her organic movement style and her touching insight into human nature. On her journey with EDC, Natalie continues to create work that balances artistic risk with accessibility and that speaks of humanity

Natalie Weir has created over 170 professional works in her 30+ year career. She was a founding member of Expressions Dance Company (EDC) and was offered her first choreographic commission by Maggi Sietsma at 18. Natalie has worked extensively throughout Australia, creating many works for most of the country’s major classical and contemporary dance companies including the Australian Ballet, West Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet, Expressions Dance Company, Australian Dance Theatre, Dance North and Tasdance. Natalie has choreographed works for The American Ballet Theatre (which included a season at The Metropolitan Opera House (‘The Met’)), Houston Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet theatre. Her Australian and internationally-created works have toured extensively, and have been seen across Metropolitan and Regional Australia, USA, Russia, Germany, Spain, England, China and Hong Kong.

Her works with EDC include Carmen Sweet, Don’t, The Host and her signature works where the heart is, R&J, When Time Stops, The Red Shoes and 7 Deadly Sins. Natalie’s 2010 piece where the heart is won Best Performance by a Company at the 2011 Australian Dance Awards and Best Choreography and Best Ballet or Dance Work at the 2011 Helpmann Awards.

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