Floeur Alder is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with an Advanced Diploma in Dance. In 2000, she received a Creative Development Fellowship from Arts WA to undertake a study tour of several top contemporary dance companies in Europe. Floeur completed her Bachelor in Performing Arts at WAAPA in 2003, where she compiled a solo show Divert working with five different choreographers. Floeur was voted Dancer to Watch in the 2003/04 critic’s survey of the Dance Australia Magazine. In 2004, Floeur choreographed a work on her parents, Rare Earth, for which she was awarded an Ausdance WA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography.
Floeur received a Foot in the Door grant from The Australia Council in 2005, where she performed with Leigh Warren and Dancers in Like No-one is Watching by Toni Rizzi and with Tasdance on their tour of Hard Yakka choreographed by Fiona Reilly.
Floeur continued working with Tasdance from 2005 to 2010, performing in its seasons of Hard Yakka, Earth Beneath our Feet, One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, Mercy: A Dance for the Forgotten, Parenthesis, Island Inspired, Identity and Heart Matters. In 2010, Floeur assisted Dame Lucette Aldous in the restaging of Don Quixote for West Australian Ballet.Return to Teaching Artists