The Company

Celebrating 50 Years in 2015.

Under the directorship of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre creates dance that is an intelligent progression of the art form engaging audiences the world over.

Australian Dance Theatre is Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company and the longest running in the country. For almost 50 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has contributed to defining dance in this region.

Some of the most laudable names in Australian dance have been part of the company’s evolution. For the past 15 years, under the artistic direction of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre has engaged in unique collaborations with artists from a wide variety of fields. With the dancers of the company, Garry Stewart has developed a distinctive movement vocabulary that underpins the company’s unique identity.


Creating art is an intensive process requiring the resources, expertise and support of a network of individuals and organisations.

Australian Dance Theatre relies on the valuable support of its sponsors, stakeholders, members, friends and donors who share the company’s passionate commitment to furthering Australian culture and artists.

News & Media


ADT presents a raw and uncensored platform for South Australian dance and physical theatre artists, to show short works in early stages of development, at its next Rough Draft in October 2014.

Australian Dance Theatre auditions. - 25 July, 2014

Australian Dance Theatre is holding two open auditions in August 2014 for female dancers to join its professional ensemble.

Proximity returns to Adelaide for four shows only. - 18 July, 2014

Proximity will return to Adelaide for a season at the Dunstan Playhouse, 6-8 November 2014 to mark the start of the company’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015.  Since its world premiere at the 2012 Adelaide Festival, Proximity has toured Europe to rapturous audiences & sold-out shows, received a five-star review in Melbourne and won the 2014… View Article

Kimball Wong performs in SOLO Festival of Dance - 14 May, 2014

Reigning “Most Outstanding Male Dancer” in Australia, Kimball Wong of Australian Dance Theatre will perform a new solo work choreographed by Garry Stewart for the Expressions Dance Company’s SOLO Festival of Dance.

Garry Stewart heads up NIDA Creative Forum “Choreography is Everywhere” - 13 May, 2014

Award-winning choreographer and director Garry Stewart will be sharing his ideas and research around the idea that choreography can be found in many areas outside of the world of dance – in the theatre, technology and everyday life, next Monday 19 May.

News Archive

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013