We have three key aspects to our mission
Create The Environment
Young people need to feel safe and comfortable to unleash their inner contemporary dancer. Too much mainstream media is giving young people a skewed perception of what it means to be a dancer and how to exist in current society. Regardless of age, gender, race or experience every company member is treated equally and given the opportunity to share how they feel about the world and the tools to express their views through dance.
Professional Dance Practice & Connection to Industry
Through rigorous technical training, development in improvisation and choreographic processes our dancers learn what it truly means to be a contemporary artist today. The company meets twice a week throughout most of the year to learn essential skills and develop major dance works. Yellow Wheel continually invites guest artists to share their knowledge and experience with the company and we collaborate with some of Australia’s most talented designers to produce leading contemporary dance works with young people.
Our voice, your voice
Young people are the future of our industry and the earlier they get to hone their craft the better. Yellow Wheel hosts two contemporary intensives a year with some of Australia’s leading dancers and makers and also annually facilitates SHOWROOM, our company choreographic season where our members have the chance to make their own works, mentored by Adam and Josh.
What We’ve Achieved
- Presented seven new major dance works
- Presented six SHOWROOM, company choreographic seasons
- Created LITTLE MAKERS for Antony Hamilton as part of Melbourne NOW
- Created WeTubeLIVE with Ben Speth as part of Dance Massive
- Performed in I Could Have Danced All Night, White Night (2015)
- Performed in the Winter NGV Teen Party (2016)
Artists Who Have Connected With Us
Antony Hamilton, Amber McCartney, Jo Lloyd, Steph Lake, Amber Haines, Nat Abbott, Prue Lang, Israel Aloni, Lee Brummer, Jake Kuzma, Alisdair Macindoe, Ben Hancock, James Batchelor, Bec Jensen, Duane Morrison, Lauren Langlois, JB Knibbs, Ben Speth, Frankie Snowdon, Madeleine Krenek, Alice Lee Holland, James Andrews, Andrew Treloar, YDance, Damian Meredith, Arabella Frahn Starkie, Gregory Lorenzutti, Phillip Adams, Lilian Steiner, Tara Samaya, Pip Samaya, Megafun.