Elizabeth Ryan (BA Dance UWS Nepean) is a choreographer, performer, and founding member of The Fondue Set. Her solo works include I was Made for Loving You (2012) created with fashion designers Romance Was Born as part of the Oh! Wanna Dance with Somebody! Festival at The Campbelltown Arts Centre, and Aunt Hilda’s Brass Razoo (2009) also commissioned by The Campbelltown Arts Centre and further developed through a Performing Arts Residency at Fraser Studio’s. Selected works with The Fondue Set include a residency and showing of You are Gorgeous and I’m Coming created with New York artist Miguel Gutierrez at Carriageworks (2012), Retrospecatcle, Carriageworks (2011), and the Green Room Award Winning No Success Like Failure created in collaboration with UK director Wendy Houstoun premiering at The Studio, Sydney Opera House. Elizabeth has performed with Martin del Amo in Slow Dances for Fast Times, Force Majeure in Not in a Million Years, Dean Walsh in Back from Front, Version 1.0 in From a Distance, and with Restless Dance Theatre on the creative development of Second Nature, a new work choreographed in collaboration with Dean Walsh. She was a mentor for the first disability inclusive Beyond Technique Residency at Bundanon and will once again be on the team for the second residency to take place in July. Elizabeth is currently making a work on Sydney Dance Company’s pre-professional year students and has made works for the students of the University of New South Wales and the Australian College of Physical Education. This year she is working with Julie-Anne Long on her new project TROUBLE: A Place in Time, and will be joining with The Fondue Set for an outing at Microparks commissioned by the Performance Space in May.
Photo: Shane Carn