Sue Hawksley

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Dr. Sue Hawksley is an independent dance artist, massage & bodywork therapist, academic, and environmental worker based in Adelaide, South Australia.

Sue trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, graduating in 1983 with the Teaching Diploma Dip.RBS(TTC). She has performed with major international companies including Rambert Dance Company, Mantis, Scottish Ballet and cie. Philippe Genty, working with choreographers such as Merce Cunningham, Trisha Brown, Siobhan Davies, Richard Alston, Ashley Page and Michael Clark.

Her choreographic practice is concerned primarily with movement and issues around identity, presence and territory, and she is particularly interested in interdisciplinary and collaborative practices.

Sue holds a PhD in Dance & Choreography from the University of Edinburgh. Research concerns and areas of expertise include choreographic and somatic practices; embodiment in the context of dance; improvisation in performance; dance and technology.

Sue has extensive teaching experience including at the University of Bedfordshire, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance.

Sue is a massage and bodywork therapist, currently working in Adelaide as part of the awesome team at Rub Massage.

When not in the studio or treatment room, Sue can be found outdoors doing bushcare on her own land, working with Minimal Disturbance Bushcare, or volunteering with Trees for Life and Morialta Biolink Landcare.

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