People

Kimball Wong – Dancer

Kimball Wong


Dancer

Kimball was born in New Zealand. He moved with his family to the UK when he was three years old, settling in Cambridge. He went on to study A levels in Performing Arts and Dance. Kimball continued his training at Millennium Dance 2000, completing a three year diploma in Performing Arts in 2001.

Since leaving college Kimball has performed with Michael Clark Co. for the production would, should, could, can, did, the tour of Oh My Goddess and the premiere season of I Do. He also worked with the English National Opera for a season of Eugene Onegin. He joined Phoenix Dance Theatre for two years, working with artistic directors Darshan Singh Bhuller and Javier de Frutos.

Kimball joined the Australian Dance Theatre ensemble in December 2007 and has performed in the world premieres & subsequent seasons of G (2008-09), Be Your Self (2010-12), Worldhood (2011), Proximity (2012-13), and in Garry Stewart’s dance film installation Collision Course. He has toured Europe performing in G (European tour – 2008; French tour – 2009), Be Your Self (2011) & Proximity (2013).

Kimball choreographed The Third Floor for Australian Dance Theatre’s Ignition 2008 and Arabesque for Ignition 2010. In 2009 he performed at the Sydney Festival’s First Night Movers & Shakers (choreographed by Garry Stewart) and in The Tighter You Squeeze by Australian Dance Theatre guest choreographer Lina Limosani.

Kimball performed in the Australian tour of G (May-July 2013), and will perform in Proximity at the Arts Centre Melbourne (August 2013), and the premiere of Daniel Jaber’s Nought (September 2013). Kimball won the 2013 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for his role in Proximity.

In 2015 Kimball performed in ADT’s European tour of Proximity and in the world premiere season of Multiverse (July 2014). He also performed in the 2014 return Adelaide season of Proximity. 

In 2015 he travelled with the company to France and Spain, performing in the European Premiere Tour of Multiverse. He joined the company on subsequent Mulitverse tours to Europe later in 2015 to France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. He also performed in the Australian National tour of Be Your Self. 

In 2016 Kimball performed in the world premiere seasons of Habitus at the Adelaide Festival of Arts and The Beginning of Nature at WOMADelaide. For his role in Habitus Kimball was announced the winner for the Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre. Later that year he performed in the Australian premiere season of Objekt and in ADT’s return season of Ignition.

In 2017 Kimball performed in Garry Stewart’s Doppelganger, a piece featured as part of the Art Gallery of South Australia’s exhibition Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time.

Works

construct by Tanja Liedtke
Be Your Self
Doppelganger
The Beginning of Nature
Choreography (NIDA)
Objekt
Habitus
Multiverse
Proximity
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
Worldhood
Ignition
Devolution
HELD
The Age of Unbeauty
Vocabulary
Nascent
Nothing
Birdbrain

What’s On

January 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

30 - 30 Jan ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Youth Ensemble audition more info

1 - 31 Jan Second Stage Development The Beginning of Nature

February 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 18 Feb ACMI Proximity Interactive - White Night Melbourne Free event

March 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

2 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

31 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia ADT Youth Ensemble - Teen Takeover Free event. Register via AGSA

April 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

26 - 26 Apr ADT Studios 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Rough Draft Entry by donation. Register your seats here.

June 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 - 17 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

18 Jun ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act - workshop Click here to book

August 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 19 Aug NORPA Be Your Self Click here to book

2 - 5 Aug The Sumner, Southbank Theatre Melbourne Be Your Self Southbank Theatre
03 8688 0800
24 - 24 Aug Empire Theatre Be Your Self Click here to book

30 - 30 Aug The Art House Be Your Self Click here to book

September 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 22 Sep ADT Studios, Adelaide Secondment Week Applications are now open
(08) 8373 7733
2 - 2 Sep Riverside Theatres Be Your Self Click here to book

8 - 8 Sep Frankston Arts Centre Be Your Self Click here to book

12 - 12 Sep Mildura Arts Centre Be Your Self Click here to book

October 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

20 - 21 Oct The Odeon Theatre The Odeon Garage Sale Click here for more detail

November 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

29 - 2 Dec Adelaide Festival Centre construct by Tanja Liedtke BASS
131 246
1 - 2 Nov Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Bogota Colombia The Beginning of Nature Click here to book

News & Media

Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act – workshop - 25 April, 2017

Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act. Workshop – Sunday 18 June 10.00am-4:30pm, held at ADT Studios 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn. Join Associate Professor Susan Hillier of the University of South Australia for a special workshop for anyone interested in body image – clinicians, dancers, actors, yoga teachers, students, or… View Article

A look back on 2016 - 23 December, 2016

As we reflect on what has been a huge and exciting year for the company, we sincerely thank all our valued sponsors and supporters for ensuring that we are able to continue to create and perform new work, play a leading role as a cultural ambassador for Australia, and provide opportunities for the future generation… View Article

Erin Fowler residency - 23 December, 2016

The company were pleased to invite local independent artist and Artistic Director of The Mill Adelaide, Erin Fowler to the studios for a week-long residency to further develop her work Epoch, on the dancers of ADT. Epoch first premiered in 2016 as part of ADT’s Ignition season. This week our dancers have been training in Erin’s distinctive… View Article

Gabrielle Nankivell ‘Split Second Heroes’ Studio Showing - 27 October, 2016

The company were thrilled to welcome former ADT dancer and celebrated independent choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell into the ADT studios for a week-long residency. Together with the ADT dancers and other independents in the sector she is further developing her piece Split Second Heroes in a research lab setting. Split Second Heroes is a technicolour action-adventure starring everyone’s favourite… View Article

Botis Seva residency - 24 October, 2016

In June 2016 Garry Stewart featured as a guest judge for the Hanover Ballet Society’s annual International Competition for Choreographers, supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. Tanja Liedtke was a former dancer with ADT in the late 90s and early 2000s, performing in various works for the company. Botis Seva, a London based choreographer, was awarded first… View Article


News Archive

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MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013