Following his training at The Australian Ballet School, Jack Lister joined Queensland Ballet (QB) in 2014 and danced many featured roles in works choreographed by Christopher Bruce, Nils Christe, Jiri Kylian, Trey McIntyre and Natalie Weir.
After creating his first work for QB in 2015, Lister quickly established a name as a respected emerging maker, recognised in The Australian as “a young choreographer who is going places.” He has gone on to create and present works throughout Australia, United Kingdom, China and Germany.
Fonder Heart (2016) was long listed for an Australian Dance Award, while Lister’s mainstage works Rational/Animal (2017) and B-SIDES (2018) both received critical and audience acclaim.
In 2019, Lister was commissioned to create A Brief Nostalgia for The Birmingham Royal Ballet. Premiering in Birmingham and later performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, it was heralded as “entirely original” and “of exceptional maturity and depth”.
Lister has also collaborated with director, Ryan Renshaw, creating dance films which have been seen at film festivals worldwide. Their works, Happy Ending and Bubblegum, have been screened and received award recognition at the prestigious San Francisco Dance Film Festival and LA Dance Film Festival and their latest film creation, Still Life, is already garnering world-wide interest.
In January 2020, Lister joined Australasian Dance Collective as a company artist and was appointed Associate Choreographer with Queensland Ballet. In September 2020, he performed in ADC’s Brisbane Festival show, Arc.
In February 2021, Lister premiered his work, Aftermath, a co-creation with ADC Artistic Director, Amy Hollingsworth, and The Kite String Tangle’s, Danny Harley. The sold-out season was met with audience and critical acclaim, described by The Courier Mail as “one of the most compelling performances I have ever witnessed.”
Lister also performed alongside ADC’s Youth Ensemble in Succession at the Judith Wright Arts Centre in 2021, and appeared in Cass Mortimer Eipper’s dance film, Liminal.
Still Life, his first choreographic commission for ADC, was to have premiered at QPAC in April 2020 as part of THREE. It was finally unveiled in May 2021 at the Playhouse Theatre and was hailed as “exquisite, absorbing and poignant”.
We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).
In the spirit of reconciliation the Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their 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.
Click anywhere to continue