Claudia Alessi


Claudia comes from a diverse dance background interwoven with acrobatics, aerial work, physical theatre, puppetry and film. Along side her work as an independent she lectures at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts for Dance, Theatre & Musical Theatre Departments. She’s, choreographed, conducted master classes, directed and produced for various institutions, Theatre Companies, PIAF and high profile events throughout Australia including; Associate Producer Crossfire Artrage Northbridge Festivals 05,06. Director of STEPS Youth Dance Company, facilitator and choreographer for the Nth West program for Australian Theatre for Young People, Worn Art 08-‘11 Broome and Outreach circus program ’13, Freo Shuffle, Fremantle Festival’s street Dance project ‘09 & ‘10, and Artistic Director of the Australian Youth Dance Festival ‘09 nominated in Australian Dance Awards ’10 for Services to Youth and Community.

She has choreographed and rehearsal directed for Buzz Dance Theatre, movement director and choreographer for Barking Gecko Theatre Co, Black Swan State Theatre Co, HotBed Ensemble, Melbourne Theatre Co. and Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Theatre Inc PIAF season 2011.

Over the past 26 years she’s performed, toured extensively both nationally and internationally with dance and theatre companies including: Chrissie Parrott Dance Company, ‘skadada’, Sydney Theatre Company, West Australian Opera. In collaboration with Leigh Warren’s ADT & CPDC. Foundation Jean-Pierre Perrault of Canada, Fieldworks Performance Group, Shadow Industries Theatre, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Media Lab France with Motion Capture technology, Thwack Dance Company (Garry Stewart), Co Loaded, Legs On The Wall of Sydney, Steamworks Arts Production,Black Swan State Theatre Co and as guest artist for the European tour Age of Unbeauty ’06-07 with Australian Dance Theatre. Claudia has also worked with French Street Theatre Company Plasticien Volants working extensively with them for almost 2 years devising and performing work.She has also worked with independents Didier Theron of France, Sue Peacock, Sally Richardson & Chrissie Parrott.Three times nominated ‘Most Outstanding Female Performer’ for the Australian Dance Awards, she was joint winner of ‘Most Outstanding Female performer for the WA Dance Awards ‘06 for her roles in Sue Peacock’s Hoofers & Steamworks Drover’s Wives which toured to China.

As a dance independent Claudia has produced and performed in her solo work ‘Point of Entry’ forPIAF ’02, ‘4by2 A series of Encounters’  ’04 and Twisting the straight line ’10 for STRUT as part of the Tama Ma season. In 2012 Claudia launched her collective Company Complesso and produced her full-length work ‘In This’. Claudia has served as a member of the Dance Board for the Australia Council ’07-’10 and is currently Co Vice President for Ausdance National.


  • Photo by: Chris Herzfeld
  • Categories: Outreach, Outreach Beagle Bay 2013, Outreach Djarindjin/Lombadina 2013, Staircase, Theatre, Worn Art 2008, Worn Art 2009, Worn Art 2010, Worn Art 2011
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