Jack Lister

Jack Lister

Associate Artistic Director &
Company Artist

Following his training at The Australian Ballet School, Jack Lister joined Queensland Ballet (QB) in 2014, performing and originating many featured roles in the vast classical ballet and contemporary repertoire.

After creating his first work for QB in 2015, Lister quickly established a name as a respected emerging maker, recognized in The Australian as “a young choreographer who is going places.” With an extensive portfolio of work made for Queensland Ballet and Australasian Dance Collective, Lister has also created internationally for the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet, presented throughout Australia, United Kingdom, USA, China and Germany to critical and audience acclaim.

In January 2020, Lister joined Australasian Dance Collective as a company artist and was appointed Associate Choreographer with Queensland Ballet, and subsequently in January 2022, Lister was appointed Creative Associate of ADC.
Since joining ADC, Lister has collaborated on new creations and performed in works by Hofesh Shechter, Maxine Doyle, Melanie Lane, Gabrielle Nankivell, Cass Mortimer Eipper, Kate Harman and Amy Hollingsworth. For ADC, Lister has choreographed 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 and went on to feature in three major festivals across Australia. Still Life, premiering in the first iteration of THREE at QPAC in 2021, was hailed as “exquisite, absorbing and poignant”, before touring nationally in 2022. Most recently, Lister created Halcyon, a multidisciplinary immersive dance-theatre work, lauded as “pushing contemporary dance into new areas” and “must been seen to be believed”.

Since 2018, Lister has also collaborated with director, Ryan Renshaw, creating dance films which have screened at film festivals globally. Their creations have gathered countless awards, nominations and screenings at prestigious film festivals and online platforms.

In January 2024, Lister was appointed as Associate Artistic Director of ADC.

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