About Elise May

Elise is a brisbane based dance artist, teacher and performer who completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Dance at QUT in 2002, and in 2003 worked with Expressions touring Dance in Education program. Elise represented Australia in the Asian Young Choreographer’s Project in Taiwan and performed in Churchill’s Black Dog by Clare Dyson in Brisbane and Canberra in 2005. Elise performed in Cheryl Stock’s Brisbane Festival work Accented Body in 2006 and was commissioned in 2007 to create End Up for Expressions ‘Core Borders’ season. She joined the company in April 2008. Elise has performed several works by Maggi Sietsma and Natalie Weir and has toured internationally with Expressions to China, the U.S, Korea and Switzerland.
Elise developed a solo performance installation called ‘Close Proximity’ which she presented in the Brisbane Festival Under the Radar program. Elise was the recipient of the Brisbane Front Residency in 2010 which gave her the opportunity to present her experimental Screen Dance Laboratory investigating video, sound, choreography, performance & installation in the Judith Wright Centre Shopfront. In 2011 Elise launched a creative development project entitled ‘101 Ways to Strip’ with Connor Dowling, a video and performance installation with interactive online participation component and is currently undertaking her Masters by Research at QUT in 2012. Elise continues to perform with EDC and was Nominated for an Australian Dance Award in 2011.