Jesse Martin – Choreographer

“Jesse was one of the finalists in the 2014 Dance Creation Competition. He produced a marvelous indigenous themed work for the competition. Here is Jesse’s report on the experience…”

Australian Ballet School Secondment Report

It was a pleasure to work with their students and staff at the Australian Ballet School who are some of the nicest people I have ever worked with. I thought it was going to be difficult as a contemporary choreographer to step into the world of ballet and try to get the students to move like I do, but they surprised me with their ability to adapt and their overall willingness to go on the journey with me to find a common ground in the movement vocabulary for the work. Without the AICD and Marilyn Jones this opportunity would not have been possible, I would like to thank you for giving me the chance to work with an institution that without the help of Dance Creation 2014 never would have happened in my career as a choreographer.

Jesse Martin’s Dance Creation 2014 works

 Dance Creation is the AICD Choreographic Festival held periodically.  We are looking forward to running it again in 2018.