Louise Deleur – Classical, Contemporary & Contemporary Repertoire
Louise graduated from the Australian Ballet School in 1985 and chose to work with West Australian Ballet Company before moving to Sydney to work with Sydney Dance Company. Both companies gave her the opportunity to dance soloist and principal role and work with choreographers and directors such as Graeme Murphy, Barry Morland, Chrissi Parrot, Ohad Naharin, Lambros Lambro, Gideon Obarzanek, Stephan Page, Kim Walker, Beryl Grey and Ralph Lemon. After seven years in a company environment Louise moved to work as a freelance dancer and choreographer with works including film, T.V. and theatre.
Louise embarked on several sabbaticals to America and Europe before returning to Australia to be guest artist with West Australian Ballet. Whilst in New York Louise was offered a guest teaching position at Taipei National University of the Arts as professor of Classical Ballet, which extended to two years. Louise now resides in Brisbane continuing to teach and choreograph in classical and contemporary styles. She has created works for and worked with, Sydney Dance Company, Queensland Theatre Company, Australian Opera, West Australian Academy Performing Arts, Taipei National University of Arts, Taipei International Summer school, Queensland Ballet Professional Years as well as a feature film, a collaborative work with Circa and three full length works with her company Lucid Dance Theatre. In 2006 Louise was nominated by François Klaus to choreograph a work for Dance Creation in Melbourne, in 2008 her short work Troon ii was l presented at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit and in 2009 Louise created three new works for Queensland Ballet Company including a main-stage work for their International Gala and in 2010 works for their Live Attitude and Soiree Classiques seasons. In 2011 Louise was awarded a Residency with the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts to collaborate with cellist Louise King to create a full-length work “Dancing with Bach”. This work was subsequently toured by the Gold Coast Arts Centre, Armidale Bach Festival and Noosa Long Weekend Festival as well as being presented as a main-stage season at the Judith Wright Centre of Performing Arts in 2013 and part of the 2014 Qld Arts Council Flood Relief tour of Gympie.
In 2015/16 two of Louise’s solo works were used, and she was invited to coach, in the contemporary choice of solos for the Prix de Lausanne Ballet competition.