Jacob Lehrer is an Australian dancer and choreographer of based in Perth Australia. He started dancing ballet in Canberra when he was 7 years old. "It was to win a bet with my father who told me that ballet dancers were tougher than footy players,"
He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Dance in the mid 90’s, emerging as a contemporary dancer with a strong interest in Contact Improvisation and Ideokinesis.
Jacob has been a CI practitioner since 1995. He is an organiser and facilitator of the Australian Contact Improvisation Convergence which hosts 70-75 dancers from around Australasia. He works nationally and internationally as a performer, director, choreographer and teacher.
Jacob's passion for improvised performance has taken him to New York with his dance partner David Corbet to perform at Movement Research Festival. He was also a member of State of Flux dance company which was active in Melbourne 1996-2006 and involved in research, teaching, performing, community building and curating.After a lengthy career as an international dancer and performer with companies such as DV8 and Strange Fruit, he set up State of Flux Dance Company. He now works closely with Ochre dance.