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, as well as the remount season of the late Tanja Liedtke’s construct in Adelaide.

In 2018 Kimball performed in construct in Germany as part of the Tanzbiennale Heidelberg at Theater Heidelberg. For his performance in construct Kimball was nominated for a Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer. He also performed in the Australian national tour of The Beginning of Nature, across SA, NT, WA, NSW and TAS and international tour throughout Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Works

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

What’s On

January 2019

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31 Jan The Odeon Youth Ensemble audition Click here to receive an application form
08 8373 7733
22 - 24 Jan The Odeon School Holiday Workshops Click here to book
08 8373 7733

March 2019

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12 - 18 Mar Queen Elizabeth II (Cunard) The Beginning of Nature Cunard

April 2019

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4 - 5 Apr The Odeon, Norwood Anthology Click here to book
08 8373 7733

May 2019

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3 - 6 May Joyce Theater, New York (USA) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
212-242-0800

June 2019

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3 - 7 Jun The Odeon Secondment Week Click here for further info and to apply.
08 8373 7733
28 - 2 Aug The Odeon DanceFit/80's Click here to book.
08 8373 7733

July 2019

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17 - 12 Jul The Odeon, 57a Queen Street, Norwood Rough Draft Click here to book.
088373 7733

September 2019

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11 - 14 Sep Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre North/South BASS
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Education

Australian Dance Theatre offers a range of education opportunities for secondary & tertiary students, graduates & the general public.

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News & Media

Tanja Liedtke Fellowship closes 14 Dec 2018 - 13 December, 2018

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. The 2019 Fellowship is offered by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with Berlin’s ada Studio and Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography (ADT ICC). In 2019, the ADT ICC will be managing the Fellowship application process in partnership with the… View Article

Humanhood residency - 22 January, 2018

In January 2018 the company were pleased to have Rudi Cole and Julia Robert, founding co-artistic directors of Humanhood, with us in the studios. Humanhood were amongst the winners at the Ballet Gesellschaft International Choreographic Competition in Hanover, which included a three-week scholarship with the company thanks to the generous support of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. For… View Article

A look back on 2017 - 22 December, 2017

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

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 2018 - 14 December, 2018

As we reflect on what has been a huge and exciting year for the company, we sincerely thank all our valued audiences, 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… View Article


News Archive

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Erin Fowler residency

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Botis Seva residency

16 October, 2015
MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013