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Courtney Scheu

Dance Artist

Courtney Scheu is an independent dance artist predominately based on. Scheu completed a BFA Dance Performance at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) followed by Honours through research, exploring the construction and implementation of improvisation scores toward a performance outcome. Scheu is committed to contributing to conversations of dance, education and the cultural landscape of Australia. She has been invited to complete Gaga: the movement language of Ohad Naharin Teacher Training in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2019 supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Ian Potter Cultural Fund.


In 2019, Scheu was an artist in residence through AIRIE - Artist in Resident in Everglades in collaboration with visual artist Itamar Freed within the Everglades National Park Florida USA. She also presented a dance work created in collaboration with Freed in Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance INDEX Brisbane. In 2018, Scheu was a choreographic artist for Moorambilla Voices working with 350 students from regional NSW, performed Michael Smith’s Planets for Flowstate – South Bank Corporation and was a collaborator in the development of new work, The Raft, co-directed by Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber for Legs on the Wall. Scheu has been in London and Israel for professional development through out 2016-2018. In London, she presented work in the Emerge Festival 2017 by C-12 Dance Theatre and Resolution 2018 at The Place. Scheu also danced in the development of Dance and Digital by independent artist Jo Cork.


She performed and choreographed a solo in collaboration with musician Ariel Armoni for NOF: A celebration of landscape exhibition in Camden Markets, London. In 2011, Scheu performed with Tami Dance Company (Israel) in the improvisation work PeepDance during Brisbane Festival and in the 2012 Architecture Biennale (Venice) through the support of QUT. She choreographed for first year students for the QUT 2016 mid-year performance season. Scheu performed in the QLD tour of Flaunt by Claire Marshall, The Stance by Liesel Zink, angel-monster by Nerida Matthaei and Vincent: The Show by Melissa Lanham. She presented a work for the inaugural Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance Brisbane 2017. Scheu has been researching the relationship between dance and responsive technology with scenographer Tessa Rixon through Ausdance QLD.    

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