Bec Jones

Bec Jones

Bec completed a Bachelor of Dance Performance degree at Adelaide College of the Arts, where she was fortunate to work with Leigh Warren, Larissa McGowan, Aidan Kane Munn and Jo Stone (Stone/Castro Productions – Portugal) across her three years full-time training.

In third year, Bec had her debut professional opportunity to travel to perform in the Holland Dance Festival with Leigh Warren and Dancers. Post graduation, Bec successfully received funding from the Helpmann Academy to finance a performative showcase, and was the 2009 recipient of the South Australian Rising Star Award for Excellence in the Arts presented by The Minter Ellison Law Firm.

Bec then went on to dance for Leigh Warren’s company for five years collaborating with artists including Prue Lang (Forsythe company), Frances Rings (Bangarra Dance Theatre) and perform in Jiří Kylián’s Dream Time – with assistance from Nederlands Dans Theatre rehearsal director Elke Schepers.

In 2011, Bec was nominated in the Australian Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards and was also a guest speaker for Leaps and Bounds for independent dance in Australia.

Throughout her time with Leigh Warren and Dancers, Bec toured with the company to perform in major international festivals including WOMADelaide, The Oz Asia Festival, The Adelaide and Brisbane Festivals in Australia, collaborated with the State Opera of South Australia and Victorian Opera on the wonderful Maria De Buenos Aires, and most recently, the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival.

At the closing of 2012, Bec was the winner of the Ausdance Outlet Award, and began working with choreographer, Larissa McGowan for her work Skeleton in the Adelaide Festival.

As a freelance artist in 2013, Bec collaborated with independent artist Felecia Hick, for an INspace development in a children’s theatre education production, Aidan Kane Munn, in a cross collaboration with Dance and Photography for Mainline Freight Company and The National Wine Centre of Australia, and performed again with Leigh Warren in his 20th year anniversary work for The Oz Asia Festival in collaboration with Dr Xiao Xiong Zhang (Taiwan) on his life journey.

Passionate for teaching and community based involvement Bec regularly lectures contemporary technique in some of Australia’s most highly regarded tertiary institutions, including Adelaide college of the Arts, (BA Dance) Gravity Dance (cert 5) and Queensland University of Technology.

Bec has also worked on large scale productions with Opera Australia and has choreographed two short works for Choreolab in Adelaide.

2014 has seen Bec perform in The Phillip Glass Trilogy production in August with Leigh Warren and Dancers and the State Opera of South Australia, and choreograph on The Australian Dance Theatre youth ensemble. Bec is currently living in Australia, training in circus arts and studying a Bachelor of Naturopathy.

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