Bernadette is a dance artist living on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar (Borloo/Perth) working across performance, choreography, improvisation, teaching and community engagement.
A WAAPA and LINK Dance graduate, she has performed in works by Tasdance, Anton, Frances Rings, Sue Peacock, Scott Elstermann, Jo Pollitt, Didier Théron, Natalie Allen, and in Maxine Doyle’s Perth Festival commission Sunset. In 2014 she was nominated for most outstanding female performer at the WA Dance Awards.
Her choreographic work includes new commissions by WAAPA, Black Swan State Theatre Company’s Oklahoma! and movement consultation for new theatre works by The Last Great Hunt and Riptide. Her first full length work, The Honeymoon Suite, was the recipient of the FRINGE WORLD Dance and Physical Theatre Award (2018). Since 2018 she has been producer and lead mentor of Hidden Movements, an experimental performance platform for young and emerging dancers based in the Borloo/Perth and Bindjareb/Peel regions.
Image by Jenni Large