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Kristy Ayre

Kristy Ayre is a Melbourne based performer, producer, teacher and choreographer who graduated from the VCA in 2001.

From 2002-2012 Ayre collaborated and performed for renowned Melbourne dance company Chunky Move, performing in over a dozen of the company’s works mostly under the direction of founding Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek. During this time she also performed for Lucy Guerin Inc, Shelley Lasica, Frances D’ath, Itoh Kim (Japan), Prue Lang, Natalie Cursio, Luke George and Lee Serle.

Ayre co-created and performed rabbeat as part of Lucy Guerin Inc’s 2008 Pieces for Small Spaces and in 2010, premiered her first short dance film, in collaboration with Nick Roux, the palindromist as part of the Next Wave Festival. In 2011, the palindromist was selected to screen as part of Cinedans International Dance Film Festival in the Netherlands and was also included in the International touring program.  From July 2010, Ayre was Class Curator for Chunky Move’s Professional and Public dance programs and was the Senior Teacher and Facilitator for their 2011 Koori Engagement Program.

Arye was an Associate Producer for the 2012 Next Wave Festival, overseeing the projects of 10 of Australia’s finest young and emerging dance and theatre makers.

Class with Kristy

I design my class to be energetic, mentally and physically stimulating. A standard technique class for any skill level will move sequentially from simple warm up sequences through to more complex choreographic phrases, travelling sequences and jumps. I strongly appreciate the unique qualities if an individual and will always encourage interpretation of information through dance practices. Oh and I like loud pop, hip hop and folk music.