Chair at SAMAG, Australia
Adrian is an Arts Leader with extensive national and international experience, an award-winning choreographer and a leading Dance Artist. He joined the Australia Council for the Arts in 2011 and was appointed Director of Dance in 2015. Adrian’s art-form expertise and national overview has informed grant programs, strategic initiatives and policy outcomes at the Council.
After graduating from The Australian Ballet School, Adrian joined the Australian Ballet where he held prominent artistic roles including; Senior Artist, Resident Choreographer, Guest Teacher and Executive Producer. During this time, Adrian was also Guest Artist with Basel Ballet in Switzerland, The National Ballet of Canada and Scottish Ballet.
As a choreographer he has been commissioned to create over 20 new ballets including for; Dutch National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, The Australian Ballet, West Australian Ballet and Royal New Zealand Ballet.
Adrian has worked extensively as a guest ballet master with international companies including staging seminal works by Glen Tetley and Twyla Tharp for the Scottish Ballet’s season at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival.
In 2019 he joined the Australian Ballet School Board and is Chair of SAMAG (Sydney Arts Management Advisory Group).