Chimene Steele-Prior

Chimene Steele-Prior

Company Artist

Originally from Darkinjung Country, Chimene completed her studies at the New Zealand School of Dance, before joining LINK Dance Company (WAAPA), and completing her Bachelor of performing Arts (Dance).

Chimene worked extensively with Opera Australia between 2011-2021, touring throughout Australia and China, performing in creations by Graeme Murphy, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Kate Champion and Chen Shi-Zheng.

Chimene has worked with artists including Sheridan Lang, Omer Backley-Astrachan, Lewis Major, Shian Law, Melissa Jones, and Luke George/Bec Reid (Stompin). Highlights include Reckless Sleepers (UK)/Natalie Cursio’s, A String Section, Stephanie Lake’s Multiply, Lauren Langlois’ 2047 and Jennifer Barry Knox’s, Eleo Pomare Retrospective.
In 2022 Chimene performed in Project Animo’s inaugural season at the Melbourne Arts Centre, in works by Alice Topp, Cass Mortimer-Eipper, Izzac Thomas and in solo work In Real Life by Kristina Chan.

Chimene’s choreographic work has been presented at the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Lawler Theatre, Dancehouse, Melbourne Fringe Festival Hub and the Winter in Banyule Festival. Her solo work IN FORMATION II was nominated for a Green Room Award for Concept and Realisation in 2015. Recently, Chimene has been exploring larger scale choreographies on students and has created Observed, Constellar, Onism (with Benjamin Sheen) and Ascend between 2020-2022.

Chimene joins Australasian Dance Collective in 2023 for their season of Lucie In the Sky.

We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).

Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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