Gavin Webber is a choreographer, teacher and performer based in Coolangatta, Queensland and working between Australia and Europe.
Webber started dancing relatively late after many lost years spent hitch-hiking, skiing, writing, camping and studying. In 1993 he joined Meryl Tankard Australian Dance Theatre after training as a dancer for three years at the Centre for the Performing arts in his hometown, Adelaide, South Australia. He stayed with Meryl until 1998 when he left a tour in Europe to buy his first (but not last!) kombi van. After another lost period he joined Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez in Belgium.
Webber returned to Australia in 2001 where he started teaching and choreographing. He was Artistic Director of Dancenorth in Queensland for four years, creating and touring seven works in this time.
He was also co-founder of Splintergroup and Animal Farm Collective, based between Berlin and Australia and with these collectives created four international co-productions, lawn, roadkill, Food Chain and Good Little Soldier, which have toured extensively throughout the world. In 2010 lawn and roadkill received 6 Greenroom awards in Melbourne.
As a teacher Webber has worked with many international companies including Ultima Vez, Sasha Waltz and Guests, Jan Fabre, Chunky Move, Les Ballets C de la B, Australian Dance Theatre and every year as part of Impulstanz in Austria. He has also worked with Australian universities, especially QUT in Brisbane.
Gavin's classes range from contemporary technique to Yoga Chi-Gung and include many of the possibilities that are woven between.