Aimee Smith Choreographer/ Performer
Aimee strives to be an artist, dancer, choreographer, lover, helper, fast runner, world changer, big smiler, sharp thinker, deep feeler and a good cook. Since graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Bachelor of Arts Honours 2004), dancing has been taking up most of her time.
As a choreographer Aimee is an active member of STRUT; has been commissioned to create works for BUZZ Dance Theatre (Refund Policy), and WAAPA (waiting for the revolution…, Alpha.Beta, A Lesson in Falling and Crease); has independently choreographed performance and installation works including Accidental Monsters of Meaning (2009), Courageously Heroic Gallantry (2007), fragments of a fracture (2007), Press Play (2006) and 53’ (2006); received the 2007 WA Dance Award for Emerging Artist; carried out a 2008 Asialink artist residency in India; and in 2010 will voyage to the Arctic Circle on an artist–scientist residency. As a performer Aimee has worked with international choreographers Paul Gazzola (Berlin/ Australia), Didier Theron (France), Gideon Obarzanek (Melbourne), Gerard Van Dyke (Melbourne), Phillip Adams (Melbourne), as well as local choreographers Sue Peacock, Deb Robertson, Bianca Martin and Sam Fox.
Aimee is interested in bringing dance back into the world, endeavouring to do this through her community arts practice. Aimee participated in the World Urban EARTH Festival (Canada, 2006), worked as Lead Artist for AWESOME Arts’ 2007 regional arts program, has undergone numerous artist residencies in regional WA communities, and most recently directed TranscenDANCE, a community dance festival in Esperance.