Lisa Wilson Projects creates immersive, distinctive and challenging performance works. A focus on total environments for the work and integration of cross art form collaborations ensures the work is theatrically compelling and noted for being intellectually rigorous and artistically daring.
Lisa has a twenty-year international career, working as director, choreographer, producer, performer and educator. Her body of work moves across genres having created for theatre companies, opera, large-scale instillation work, poly-media performances, company commissions and full- length independent work.
Lisa’s choreographic credits include (amongst others): Wireless and Lake (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and national touring with Performing Lines), Elbow Room (Brisbane Powerhouse), Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Ballet, Queensland Ballet Company, Expressions Dance Company, Dancenorth, Queensland Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, The Place Theatre ‘Resolution!’ (UK), Rambert Dance Company with the English National Trust (UK), QUT’s Dance and Drama departments, Ausdance Qld’s Belltower ll series and the 2008 World Dance Alliance.
In 2011 Lisa was awarded the Hephzibah Tintner Choreographic Fellowship, to work with the Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company and Opera Australia. Lisa’s full-length work Lake, toured nationally as a Road Work tour through Performing Lines, was a finalist at The Australian Dance Awards and showcased at the Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). Lisa’s works have been nominated numerous times for critics choice awards and was a choreographer for EDC’s Mozart Airborne, a finalist at the Helpmann awards.
Lisa has also been a leading, professional contemporary dancer and from 1995-2012 collaborated and performed for prominent choreographers and companies throughout Australia and the United Kingdom, appearing in prestigious venues and Arts Festivals worldwide in Japan, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Singapore, China, Germany, Mexico, New Caledonia and the U.S.A.
As a prominent figure in the Australian dance sector Lisa has initiated programs such as Elevate, a pre-professional/emerging artist transition program, she lectures on faculty at QUT Dance, has been a peer assessor for The Australia Council for the Arts, founding board member of The Supercell Festival of Contemporary Dance and board member of Ausdance Qld, providing dance expertise and representing the interests of dance artists at a governance level.
Lisa has worked as an educator across all tiers of the education system in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has given company classes for Sydney Dance Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Expressions Dance Company, Dance North and Hong Kong City Contemporary Dance Co. and workshops and master classes across Australia, England and in Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, China, Mexico and New Caledonia.