(b Townsville, Far North Queensland, 1967)
Australian dancer and choreographer. She studied locally and at the Kelvin Grove College, Brisbane, becoming a founder member of Expressions Dance Company in 1984. She created her first work The Players for that company, and in 1994 was appointed resident choreographer of Queensland Ballet, moving to Australian Ballet as resident choreographer in 2000. A prolific choreographer, her works draw on both modern and classical dance vocabularies and include Mirror, Mirror (2000) and Carmina Burana (Orff, 2001), both for Australian Ballet, Steppenwolf (2001) and The Host (mus. Elgar, 2004) for Houston, Harmonium (Adams, 2003) for American Ballet Theatre, Turandot (mus. Puccini, 2003) for Hong Kong Ballet, as well as Lacrimosa (mus. Mozart, 2009) for the West Australian Ballet. In 2009 she was appointed artistic director of the first company she worked with, Expressions.