Appointed in September 2014, founding Artistic Director of Co3, Raewyn Hill, brings national and international experience to the creation and performance of world-class repertoire, and is renowned for her development of exemplary dancers, the programming of visceral and powerful contemporary dance works, and the creation of transformative community and education programs.
Under Raewyn’s direction, Co3 comprises a main company of professional dancers, an Elite Training Squad and a Youth Ensemble, demonstrating a culture of excellence, collaboration and engagement.
Alongside her critically acclaimed main-stage work, Raewyn continues to develop innovative community and education dance programs that link dance companieswith local service providers enabling Co3 to deliver youth, education and outreach development programs that connect with metropolitan, regional and remote communities.
Prior to joining Co3, Raewyn was Artistic Director at Dancenorth where her achievements were significant; including a 2012 Helpmann Award nomination for Best Ballet or Dance Work for her creation MASS; a 2013 Australian Dance Awards nomination for Services to Education. Additionally, in August 2013, Raewyn was recognised in the Top 50 Most Influential people in North Queensland, and was made a Queensland Culture Champion by the Queensland Government.
She has held several prestigious positions in dance throughout the world, including Cite des Arts (Paris), BaryshnikovArts Centre (New York), Juilliard (New York), Bolshoi Ballet Academy (Moscow), Beijing Dance Academy (China), and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (China).
Raewyn’s work has been presented by festivals and venues worldwide, including New Zealand arts festivals – Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Taupo and Dunedin; in Australia at BrisbaneArts Festival, Brisbane Power House, Centre of Contemporary Arts (Cairns), Sydney Opera House, Ten Days on the Island (Tasmania), Perth International Arts Festival; and internationally at Hong Kong Arts Festival, Peter Sharpe Theatre (New York), Bolshoi Theatre (Russia), Baryshnikov Arts Centre (New York), and National Arts Centre (Tokyo).
In her first year at Co3 Raewyn initiated an on-going company in residency with Art Gallery Western Australia and has been awarded a prestigious twelve-week artistic residency at Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo in 2016. As well, in July 2016 Raewyn has been invited to teach masterclasses and workshops at Beijing Dance Festival.
January 2017 saw Raewyn return to Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Dance Department as a Visiting Artist. In February she will travel to Japan as a Delegate of Australia Council to attend Tokyo Performing Arts Market.