Education and Training


2009  - Bachelor of Dance.

          Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts,

          Melbourne University


Awards & Recognition


2016  -Finalist. Keir Choreographic Award

2015  -Housemate XV Performance Residency 2015,


2014  - Finalist. Keir Choreographic Award

2013  - Kickstart Program, Next Wave

          - Ian Potter Cultural Trust Fund Travel Grant.

          - ArtStart. Australia Council for the Arts


Choreographic work


2016  - SARAH AIKEN (tools for personal expansion). Keir Choreographic Award. Dancehouse, Carriageworks

           - Underworld with Rebecca Jensen. Creative development residency. Arts House 4Walls

           - Crystal Grace Gabe Oonagh Tahlia Millie Rhys Sidney. With the students of VCA Dance 2nd year, Beyond the Line.

           - Our View with the students of Collingwood College. Rotary Youth Arts Participation project. Fitzroy Town Hall

           - GALAXY STOMP. Deep Soulful Sweats. Brisbane Festival, Theatre Republic.

2015   - SET. Dancehouse Housemate XV Performance residency

            - Three Short Dances. Les Plateaux de la Briqueterie. Paris

            - One Short dance. Future Future. Artshouse 10th Anniversary Party curated by Antony Hamilton

            - The Burning (Oogh Oogh). Upacara/Ritual with Rebecca Jensen. Dark Mofo. Hobart

            - Deep Soulful Sweats. Deep Sleep. Blacklist, Dark Mofo. Hobart

            - OVERWORLD with Rebecca Jensen. Artshouse, Dance Massive.

            - Underworld with Rebecca Jensen. Creative development residency. Metro Arts Brisbane

            - GL. In collaboration with Rebecca Jensen and GL. Meredith Music Festival


2014   - Three Short Dances. Keir Choreographic Award.

            Semi-finals- Dancehouse, Melbourne.

            Finals- Carraigeworks, Sydney

            - OVERWORLD, with Rebecca Jensen. Next Wave Festival 2014, The Substation

            - Deep Soulful Sweats, Peaks Of Phantasm. Next Wave Festival 2014, Northcote Town Hall.

            - Set. Expressions Dance Company  Solo Festival of Dance, QPAC 2014)

            - Death & Co. With Lara Thoms and Zoey Dawson. The Rabble: Deathly/Death/Dead.

            - Janine’s Theme. Music Video with Rebecca Jensen and Andrew Wilson (Andras Fox)

            - Deep Soulful Sweats. Rebirth. Faux Mo, Dark Mofo. Hobart

            - Mermaids4eva&eva. Next Wave Launch, Testing Grounds.


2013   - Set. Lucy Guerin Inc. Commission (Pieces for Small Spaces 2013,

            - Deep Soulful Sweats. Pulse Rejuvenation Module. Festival of Live Arts: Live Art Dance Party, Arts House.

            - Ah! with Rebecca Jensen and Natalie Abbott.

            Ian Potter Anniversary Gala, Melbourne Recital Centre

            Channels Festival Closing Event, Howler.

            - Running Back and Forth with Sticks. Rebecca Jensen and Natalie Abbott. Food Court Gallery Opening

            - Live Response. with Rebecca Jensen. Channel G, Sean Peoples. Westspace

            - Mermaids4eva. With Rebecca Jensen. Next Wave Social.


2012   - Jurassic Arc. Your Way! Melbourne Fringe Festival, Dancehouse

            - No Longer Than Arms. Part 1 & 2. Ponderosa Movement and Discovery. K77, Berlin

            - Now Something Really Final. Ponderosa Movement and Discovery. K77, Berlin

            - Head Back. With Rebecca Jensen. Faux Mo. MONA FOMA


2010   - Dancemusic. Solo Performance, Collaborator Daniel Arnott. Emerge, Dancehouse

            - Garage. Dance film.


2009   - Whites the Time Mr Wolf, (collaborative project) 180 Seconds in Disco Heaven or Hell. Dance Massive





2016   - Rebecca Jensen. Deep Sea Dances. Creative Development

            - Lee Serle. Multi-model. The Substation

            - Rebecca Jensen. Plastic Loaves Makes You Wet.

            - Atlanta Eke, Spring 1883, Room 301 performance program.

            - Rebecca Jensen, Spring 1883, Room 301 performance program.

            - Amanda Bethlehem, Speculative Subject, Metanioa

            - Rebecca Jensen. Pastoral Dances. Testing Grounds.

2015   - Limitless (in development). Natalie Abbott. Creative development, Artshouse.

            - Swell. Janenne Willis. Melbourne Music Week.

            - Ben Speth. The Iliad’s.


2014   - Maria Hassabi. Intermission. ACCA, Framed Movements, curated by Hannah Matthews

            - Supple Fox. Faux Mo. Dark MOFO, Hobart

            - Red Death Ball. Dark MOFO, Hobart


2013   - Natalie Abbott. PHYSICAL FRACTALS, Dance Massive

            - Natalie Abbott. Hannah Matthew’s Action Response, Dance Massive

            - Jo Lloyd. 24 HOUR NOISE, Chunky Move Studio.


2012   - Ben Speth. Affinity, Footscray Community Arts Centre

            - James Welsby. Tidefolk Fictions, Melbourne Aquarium

            - Shian Law. Body as Obscure Object, Next Wave Festival Opening & Greater Asia Co-prosperity Sphere

            - Gabbi Barton and Dirty Three. Rising Below. Film

            - Deanne Butterworth and Lucinda Tegg. Performance.

            - SuppleFox. Faux Mo. MONA FOMA, Hobart


2011   - Brooke Stamp and Aphids. Metaverse Makeover. L’Oreal Fashion Week.


2010   - Carlee Mellow. Expectation. Understudy

            - Melissa Rodis. Emerge for Emerge: An Evening of Short Works, Dancehouse

            - James Andrews. Deprivation Overload. Short Sweet + Dance.

            - Harriet Richie. Sports Club Project. Next Wave Festival

            - Emiline Forster. Guerrilla; Dance Card. Produced by Ausdance Victoria

            - Solon Ulbrich & Amelia McQueen. Soft Landing, The Dancer Lands. Professional Development


2009   - Carlee Mellow. Without Pretence, Dancehouse. Open Season.



Residencies and development


Underworld                     - Metro Arts, Brisbane

                 - Artshouse (four walls)


OVERWORLD                   - Lucy Guerin Inc

                                         - Maximized. Chunky Move

                                         - The Substation

                                         - Bluestone Church Arts Space


SET                                 - Dancehouse Housemate Performance Residency


Set                                  - Ponderosa Movement and Discovery. PORCH Choreographic Module.

                                        - Performing Arts Forum, St Erme, France.


Deep Soulful Sweats    - Maximized Chunky Move

                                        - Darebin Arts. Northcote Town Hall.





Sarah Aiken Choreographer dancer performer

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