Jack Lister

Jack Lister

Company Artist &
Creative Associate

Following his training at The Australian Ballet School, Jack Lister joined Queensland Ballet (QB) in 2014 and danced many featured roles in works 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 works for Queensland Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Australasian Dance Collective, presented throughout Australia, United Kingdom, 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. Since joining ADC, Lister has collaborated on new creations and performed in works by Hofesh Shechter, Melanie Lane, Amy Hollingsworth, Cass Mortimer Eipper, Kate Harman and Gabrielle Nankivell.

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, described by The Courier Mail as “one of the most compelling performances I have ever witnessed.” Still Life, his first solo mainstage commission for ADC, premiered at QPAC in 2021 and was hailed as “exquisite, absorbing and poignant”.

Lister has also collaborated with director, Ryan Renshaw, creating dance films which have screened at film festivals worldwide. Their works have received award recognition at San Francisco Dance Film Festival and LA Dance Film Festival with their latest creation, Still Life, winning both Best Australian Film and Best of the Fest at the Inspired Film Festival.

In January 2022, Lister was appointed Creative Associate of ADC.

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

In the spirit of reconciliation 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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