The Company

Celebrating 50 Years in 2015.

Under the directorship of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre creates dance that is an intelligent progression of the art form engaging audiences the world over.

Australian Dance Theatre is Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company and the longest running in the country. For 50 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has contributed to defining dance in this region.

Some of the most laudable names in Australian dance have been part of the company’s evolution. For the past 15 years, under the artistic direction of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre has engaged in unique collaborations with artists from a wide variety of fields. With the dancers of the company, Garry Stewart has developed a distinctive movement vocabulary that underpins the company’s unique identity.


Creating art is an intensive process requiring the resources, expertise and support of a network of individuals and organisations.

Australian Dance Theatre relies on the valuable support of its sponsors, stakeholders, members, friends and donors who share the company’s passionate commitment to furthering Australian culture and artists.

News & Media

The Beginning of Nature world premiere season - 15 March, 2016

Last night the company closed its season of The Beginning of Nature at WOMADelaide Festival 2016. Performing to audiences of more than 8,000, the response was incredible and we look forward to presenting full theatrical development of The Beginning of Nature in 2017. The beautifully mesmerising score by Brendan Woithe, was performed live by the Zephyr Quartet and… View Article

Habitus World Premiere season - 1 April, 2016

Adelaide’s ADT were thrilled to premiere Habitus at the 2016 Adelaide Festival of Arts, joining some incredible companies from across the world. This year’s Festival was a stunning achievement and we congratulate David Sefton and Karen Bryant on raising the bar once again. With a wonderful audience and critical response to Habitus the season was a huge success –… View Article

The Beginning of Nature in Virtual Reality – download the app - 11 March, 2016

To accompany the world premiere of The Beginning of Nature, ADT has collaborated with Adelaide technology companies Sandpit and Jumpgate to create a virtual reality experience. Viewed through an ingenious app, coupled with Google cardboard technology, allowing the user to experience the dancers performing choreography from The Beginning of Nature filmed in 3 stunning natural locations in South Australia in 360… View Article

ADT’s new Executive Director – Shaun Comerford - 21 October, 2015

We are proud to announce the appointment of Shaun Comerford as the company’s new Executive Director. Shaun will be relocating to Adelaide from Sydney where he had previously been working as General Manager, Production for the Michael Cassel Group. Shaun has previous experience in the Arts, Events and Music industries including event production, relationship management, financial management, contracting, fundraising,… View Article

MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua - 16 October, 2015

Thomas Fonua is not just an award winning professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. In 2015, Thomas founded the ‘Ia Manuia’ initiative, focussing on the slogan – ‘Pay. It. Forward.’ He has a strong vision to give back to his Pacific community, pushing to create opportunities for young members. His primary focus is on demonstrating the possibilities out… View Article

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