Acting Chair

Margrete is currently the Chair of the CDCWA Artistic Advisory Committee. With a career focused primarily on performance, Margrete’s experience also extends to advocacy, project management, audience and membership engagement, strategy and policy development in the arts.

Margrete danced with West Australian Ballet, Chrissie Parrott Dance Company (Perth) and Rambert Dance Company (London) and, with Stefan Karlsson, founded loaded and co.loaded. In 2005, she was awarded Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Dancer at the Australian Dance Awards. Margrete was named in the best individual performer category by Dance Australia Critic’s Choice in 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2005 and nominated for several Green Room Awards and Australian Dance Awards.

Other roles have included lecturing in both Contemporary and Classical Dance at WAAPA, Assistant Director at Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia and West Australian Opera, Director at West Australian Opera, Rehearsal Director at Buzz Dance Theatre (of which she became Patron), Associate Producer at Performing Lines WA, Project Manager at Nova Ensemble and the Future Moves Project Facilitator.

She has served on the Department of Culture and the Arts Development Panel, as Vice President of the Ausdance WA Board and panel member for the Australian Dance Awards. She is currently panel member for the Helpmann Awards and West Australian Dance Awards, a member of the MoveMe Round Table and on the Curatorial Panel of the National Dance Forum. Margrete holds Bachelor of Arts degrees from WAAPA at ECU and the University of Western Australia.

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