Zachary Lopez is a contemporary dancer and emerging choreographer. In 2019, he has worked with co-director of Punchdrunk (UK) Maxine Doyle through STRUT Dance, intercultural dance theatre company Marrugeku, physical theatre company Legs on the Wall and first nations choreographer Amrita Hepi at the Art Gallery of NSW. Others include, Opera Australia, The Farm with Gavin Webber, Co3 Contemporary Dance with Raewyn Hill and as an associate artist at Sydney Dance Company with Rafael Bonachela, among others.
Choreographically, Zachary has been awarded grants from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Western Australia (DLGSC) and Create NSW for his ongoing research work ‘Dis-integrate’. He has staged his own work at Perth Fringe Festival 2018 with a Propel Youth Arts Yculture Grant and a creative development grant from DLGSC (2017). Zachary was commissioned by Sydney Dance Company and created ‘Like a Salmon in the Sahara’ on the Pre-Professional Years which performed at Carriageworks (2016). He has also been awarded an Australia Council Artstart Grant (2015) which allowed him to collaborate with Iván Perez and Marina Mascarell in The Hague (Netherlands) and Regensburg (Germany).
In 2019, he was awarded the Young Creative Leaders Fellowship (Create NSW).
Zachary trained on scholarship with Sydney Dance Company (PPY, 2014) and graduated from Queensland University of Technology (Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance Performance) in 2013.